Russian car market has decreased by 23% in September 2021

Russian car market has decreased by 23% in September 2021

RusAutoNews.- As announced by the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee, the Russian car market has decreased by 22.6%, or by 34,924 units year-on-year in September 2021, amounted to 119,485 vehicles.

Within the January – September period of this year 1,260,111 cars were sold in total, 165,306 units or 15.1% more than last year’s figure. Among them 91,505 units LCVs (7.3%), 587,176 units SUVs (46.6%), 7,159 units pick-ups (0.6%) and 797 units electric vehicles.

Thomas Staertzel, Chairman of the committee has commented: “In September 2021 only 119,485 new cars and LCVs were sold which demonstrates the market decrease at the level of -22.6%. As expected, the negative trend continues, although 3 quarters 2021 result still shows a 15.1% versus same period 2020 with 1,260,111 sold new cars and LCVs. The known strong car deficit in the market, linked to production shortage and the worldwide semi-conductor problem as well as other new disturbing influencers like energy crisis in China and Great Britain, rise of raw material cost and others will support the negative trend also during the next months. The market situation is very uncertain at the moment, but the Committee will try to revise its market forecast 2021 in November.”

Lada was still the most popular brand of the Russian car market in September with 17,189 units sold, although the sales of the brand has dropped 51%. Second and third spots are occupied by the Korean brands Kia with 17,277 units and Hyundai with 14,106 units. Lada Vesta was the most popular car model in September with 8,724 units sold.

Top 10 best-selling car brands in September 2021:

1-Lada. 2-Kia. 3-Hyundai. 4-Toyota. 5-Volkswagen. 6-Renault. 7-Skoda. 8-GAZ LCV. 9-Nissan. 10-Haval.

Top 10 best-selling car models in September 2021:

1-Lada Vesta. 2-Kia Rio. 3-Hyundai Solaris. 4-Volkswagen Polo. 5-Skoda Rapid. 6-Lada Granta. 7-Hyundai Creta. 8-Toyota RAV4. 9-Toyota Camry. 10-Renault Duster.

All 10 models are manufactured in Russia.

Please see the AEB Press-Release for detailed Russian car market figures.