OREANDA-NEWS  The company sold 27,398 new cars and assembly sets on foreign markets in the first 9 months of 2018. This figure exceeds the figures for the same period last year by 65%. According to the press service of the Russian company, since the beginning of this year, sales of Lada cars started in two new countries.

Thus, Lada car sales started in Tunisia and in two cities in Chile – Santiago, and Punta arenas. By the end of 2018, the company is going to open 35 dealerships in 11 countries.

In some countries, the level of sales allowed the company to regain a leading position in the rankings. This allowed the new service centers to start operating to new standards.

In Kazakhstan, during the reporting period AutoVAZ took first place in sales with a market share of 22.9%. At the same time, the growth was 5.2 percentage points compared to the same period last year. In addition, in the first 9 months of 2018 AutoVAZ was able to take second place in sales in the Republic of Belarus. Modern dealerships were opened in Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev, Pinsk, Vitebsk, Grodno.

At the moment Lada cars are supplied to 30 countries of the world. Last year, about 24 thousand cars of the Russian brand were exported.

As for Russia, according to the Association of European business (AEB), in September this year in Russia the most popular cars were sold under the brand Lada — 31 173 units. This is 10% more than in 2017 (28 263 pieces). At the same time, Lada Granta became the most popular model on the Russian market. Just last month, AutoVAZ sold 9,936 new "Grants" in Russia, which is 838 cars more than a year earlier. In the second position is another model of the Volga automobile-Lada Vesta-with an indicator of 9 053 units (+2 192 units).

At the moment, it is planned to release a new model of Lada Xray Cross. According to representatives of the company, in 2021 will be completely redesigned the entire range of products.