2014 Car Sales in Russia
This six-page report from the Moscow-based Assn. of European Businesses describes in detail the 10% decline to 2.49 million in deliveries of passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles in Russia in 2014.
Seven of Russia's top 10 brands posted lower sales in 2014: Lada (-15% to 387,300 units), Kia (-1% to 195,700), Renault (-7% to 194,500), Hyundai (-1% to 179,600), Volkswagen (-18% to 128,100), Chevrolet (-29% to 123,200) and Ford (-38% to 66,000).
Three brands reported gains in 2014: Nissan (+11% to 162,000 units), Toyota (+5% to 162,000) and Mitsubishi (+2% to 80,100).
AEB expects the Russian economy to fall into recession in 2015, resulting in a 24% drop in car sales to 1.89 million units.
It’s the fifth generation of a vehicle that has been increasing in sales year after year since its introduction in 1997.
To know that 3,000 cars have been delivered since October 2015 would undoubtedly result in a shrug: in 2017 Toyota delivered 387,081 Camrys, so that 3,000 is less than one percent, and this is in one year, not just over two.
Outside of a pickup truck, there is no vehicle that’s sold in greater units than the Toyota RAV4. So when they developed the new generation, they had a whole lot to consider.