Ford Transit remains the bestseller amongst the foreign brands in the LCV market

Ford Transit remains the bestseller amongst the foreign brands in the LCV market

Autostat – According to the figures of the first half of 2016, Ford Transit has become the leader amongst the foreign brands in the light commercial vehicles segment in Russia. 2299 Ford Transit vehicles have been sold in Russia within the first six months of 2016, which indicates a two-fold rise in the sales of the model, in comparison with the same period of the previous year. The sales of Ford Transit has increased by 92% in June, on the other hand, as stated by the press office of the company.

Ford Transit was one of the key models, contributing to the dynamic growth of the sales of Ford vehicles in Russia during the first six months – amounting up to 11% of the total sales of the company in the country by the end of the aforementioned period.

According to Autostat data, 7500 new light commercial vehicles (LCV) have been sold in Russia in June 2016, which is equivalent to an 18.3% year-on-year shrinkage.

Russian brand GAZ has kept its position as the leader of the market, with 40% share in total. The sales figure of the company is equivalent to 3300 units in quantitative terms, 11% below last year’s performance. Another home brand UAZ comes second, which sold 1400 vehicles in June (-45%). Yet another domestic manufacturer LADA completes the top-three (652, -16%), climbing up from the fourth place it occupied a month ago. German brands Mercedes-Benz (-17.5%) and Volkswagen (+102.3) have become fourth and fifth respectively.

The overall Russian LCV market has amounted to 40,000 vehicles by the end of the first half of 2016, which indicates a 7.7% year-on-year shrinkage.