The sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia during January-July 2022 dropped 60.5% year-on-year to make 368.9 thousand units.
In July alone, 32.4 thousand cars and light commercial vehicles were sold, down 74.9% year-on-year and up 16.8% month-on-month, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) has reported.
Lada remained the leader of the Russian car market in July 2022 with its sales down 67.8% year-on-year to 10.3 thousand units.
KIA rated the second with its sales declining 77.1% year-on-year to 3.9 thousand cars.
Hyundai stepped up to the third position with its sales making 3.4 thousand cars, down 74.6% year-on-year.
GAZ commercial vehicles moved one position down selling 2.8 thousand units in July, down 387% year-on-year.
Chinese brand Haval entered the Top 5 occupying the fifth position with some 2 thousand units sold, down 32.7% year-on-year.
Very few brands sold in the Russian market demonstrated positive dynamics in July, the only exceptions being China’s DFM (up 4-fold) and Changan (up 24%).