Friday, August 18, 2017

Kia leads foreign car sales in Yekaterinburg

Auto-Dealer-Yekaterinburg agency recently reported that 5,500 new passengers cars and light commercial vehicles were sold in Yekaterinburg in January, marking a three percent increase over those sold in the same month in 2012.

Russia's Lada is still the most popular make of car in Yekaterinburg after the first month of sales, though it did suffer a dip of 10 percent, selling 711 units, Autostat reports.

The leader among foreign cars changed, with sales of Korea's Kia rising 29 percent to 470 units. Chevrolet was fifth among foreign cars, selling 358 units, a decrease of 15 percent. Among the two other Korean brands, Hyundai rose 26 percent and Daewoo rose 48 percent, selling 435 units and 368 units respectively. Hyundai was third among foreign cars and Daewoo was fourth. Second in foreign cars was Toyota, which sold 287 units, dropping 33 percent, placing it 10th in the total range.

"It may be noted the encouraging strong demand for low-cost models, which allows the market to be in a small plus," Drector of Auto-Dealer-Yekaterinburg Mikhail Chaplygin said, Autostat reports. "However, it is possible a decline in sales on the basis of individual months during the year. The appearance of updated models Lada as well as low-cost foreign cars - Nissan Almera and Chevrolet Cobalt - will impact positively on the market dynamics."