Sales of Chinese cars in Russia fell by 55%
OREANDA-NEWS. For 9 months of 2015 in the Russian market it was sold 26,419 cars of Chinese brands. It is less by 55% less than in the same period of the last year (58,563 units), noted the analysts of "AUTOSTAT" in the monthly report. Recall that the whole Russian market in January-September of this year fell by 33%.
The leader among Chinese brands in the Russian market is still Lifan (8890 units), but it was almost caught up by Geely, which showed a very good result in September (1630 units) and a positive trend of 30%. The third place is occupied by Chery (3874 units), and Great Wall fell on the fourth place (2979 units), which has the highest negative trend (-75%).
The only Chinese brand, which is showing sales growth, was Brilliance (+ 97%), but its absolute volume is extremely small - only 760 cars for 9 months. By the way, the Russian office of "Brilliance Motor" at the end of September changed its management. Slightly more was sold by newcomer of Russian car market DongFeng (809 units) that has very big plans at Russia. Car sales of other Chinese brands are measured by several hundred units.
The most popular Chinese models in the Russian market are crossovers Lifan X60 and Chery Tiggo, as well as a sedan Geely Emgrand and crossover Geely Emgrand X7.