Russian car market has decreased by 6% in March 2021

Russian car market has decreased by 6% in March 2021

RusAutoNewsCom. – As announced by the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee, Russian car market has decreased by 5.7%, or by 9,062 units year-on-year in March 2021, and amounted to 148,676 vehicles.

Within the January – March period of this year 387,322 cars were sold in total, 11,196 units or 2.8% less then last year’s figure.

Among them
LCVs: 21 263 units or 5,5%,
SUVs: 183 266 units or 47,3%,
Pick-ups: 1 784 units or 0,5%,
BEV (Battery Electric vehicles): 204 units.

Dr Thomas Staertzel, Chairman of the committee has commented about the Russian car market:

“In March 2021, 148,676 cars were sold, which is 5.7% less than in March 2020. However, it is worth mentioning that March 2020 was the best month last year before the lockdown in April. In Q1 this year, 387,322 cars were sold that is 2.8% less than last year. It is obvious that the next couple of months will remedy the situation and the market will demonstrate growth, because we will compare results of the nearest months with the worst ever months in the automobile industry linked with business limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic. In general, the market situation is of no surprise. Purchase interest slightly decreases while prices increase, in some cases there is still a deficit in offer of certain models. Uncertainty with the disposal fee increase does not help the market either. The mass segment is slowing down most of all.

From now on, the AEB press release provides additional information on sales of SUVs, LCVs, Pick-ups and BEVs. The data shows that SUVs build close to a half of the market as the most favorite car type of Russian customers.”

Lada was the most popular brand of the Russian car market in March with 33,779 units sold, followed by KIA with 20,057 units and Hyundai with 15,332 units. Lada Granta was the most popular car model in March with 12,686 units sold.

Top 10 best-selling car brands in March 2021:

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

Top 10 best-selling car models in March 2021:

1-Lada Granta. 2-Lada Vesta. 3-Kia Rio. 4-Hyundai Creta. 5-Lada Niva (4×4). 6-Hyundai Solaris. 7-Toyota RAV4. 8-Volkswagen Polo. 9-Skoda Rapid PA II. 10-Volkswagen Tiguan.

All 10 models are manufactured in Russia.

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