The sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia during January-September 2022 dropped 59.8% year-on-year to make some 506.7 thousand units.
In September alone, 46.7 thousand cars and light commercial vehicles were sold, down 59.6% year-on-year, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) has reported.
Month-on-month, car sales grew, however, by 11.9%. September was the fourth month in a row that the Russian automotive market was demonstrating month-on-month growth.
Lada remained the leader of the Russian car market in September 2022 with its sales up 20% year-on-year to 20.1 thousand units.
Hyundai climbed up to the second position with some 3.9 thousand cars sold in September, down 71.5% year-on-year nut up 34.4% month-on-month.
GAZ commercial vehicles also moved up and rated the third selling some 3.9 thousand units, down 26.6% year-on-year.
Chinese brand Haval stepped down in the rating to the fourth position with some 3.4 thousand units sold, down 2.4% year-on-year.
Renault rated the fifth with 3.3 thousand cars sold, down 80.6% year-on-year.
Very few brands sold in the Russian market demonstrated positive dynamics in September, the few exceptions, apart from Lada, being China’s Changan (up 74%), DFM (+49%) and GAC (up 3%).