Yekaterinburg: Car sales drop 43%

30 October 2015 (09:23)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 30, 2015. Sales of new cars on Yekaterinburg market declined by 43% in the nine months of 2015, Auto-Dealer-Yekaterinburg reports.

32,268 new automobiles have been sold since the start of the year, including 3,712 cars sold in September (down 41% on a year earlier).

KIA and UAZ/Lada (both currently among the ten best-selling brands) improved their sales in September, with the Korean brand even becoming last month’s No.1. Still, Lada remains the market leader throughout January to September overall.

‘Despite a dramatic drop in sales, Lada is highly likely to remain Yekaterinburg market leader, given especially that a new make, Vesta, is getting launched in late November. As for foreign brands, state-supported Hyundai and KIA will have to face Toyota as their serious new rival, as this brand tends to sell much better in the second half of the year,’ says Auto-Dealer-Yekaterinburg Director Mikhail Chaplygin.

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