Russian bus market has grown by 62% during the first quarter

Russian bus market has grown by 62% during the first quarter

Autostat – According to Autostat data, the Russian new bus market (excluding LCVs) has amounted to 2500 units by the end of the first quarter of 2017, following a 62% year-on-year growth.

PAZ has become the leader of the market with more than half of the share in total. PAZ has sold a little bit over 1400 vehicles, exceeding last year’s figure by 54%. Another home brand LiAZ occupies the second spot, with 525 units (+156%). Belarusian MAZ completes the top-three (160, +39%). Russian NEFAZ (135, -9%) and KAVZ (70, +27%) are the remaining brands of the top-five.

High-floor, small class PAZ 3205 has become the most popular model of the bus market, with a sales figure of 815 units during the first quarter of 2017 (+42%). Another product of Pavlovsk Automobile Factory: the small class  PAZ-3204 follows the leader (350, +105%). Low-floor, large-class LiAZ-5292 comes third in the rankings (245, +474%). Two domestic models complete the top-five: LiAZ-4292 (235, +287%) and PAZ-4234 (180, +82%).