Sales of new passenger cars in Russia increased in January by 1.8%

sales of new passenger and commercial (LCV) in Russia grew in January 2020 by 1.8% compared to the same period of 2019 to 102.1 thousand units, informed the Committee of automakers Association of European businesses (AEB).

“a Good beginning of the new year, expectations were very pessimistic. The January sales are traditionally the lowest in the year, so we’ll have to wait and see what will be the trend in months with higher sales in February and especially in March,” — said the head of the AEB Joerg Schreiber.

starting In January, monthly data do not include AEB so that it now includes data on sales of BMW and Mini in connection with the decision of BMW to change the frequency of publication of data on sales from monthly to quarterly, the report says.

“For correct comparison by year data on sales of BMW and Mini in 2019 in this press release are not given. The AEB plans to regularly publish quarterly sales report that includes data on the sales of BMW and Mini since the April release of market results for the first quarter of 2020”, — noted in AEB.

the sale of the company “AVTOVAZ” in January increased by 1% to 21790 cars, Kia is decreased by 5% to 14955 cars Hyundai — grew by 5% to 11395 cars, Renault showed an increase of 6% to 8293 cars, Toyota has grown by 20% to 6405 cars. Close to the leaders of the top 5 is Volkswagen sold 6 269 vehicles (an increase of 1%).

in addition, it is noted that continued growth of sales of cars from China. The sales of Haval, which is in the middle of last year, launched a plant near Tula, grew by 244% to 1228 cars, Geely — 97%, to 778 cars, Changan — by 827%, to 241 cars and Chery by 12% to 417 vehicles, from the data AEB.