What do you think is the most fashionable four-wheel drive car? "Niva"? "Lada 4 × 4"? Not at all, veterans of all-wheel drive this year have finally lost their leading position to the newcomer - Renault-Duster. For five months of this year in our country sold 33.2 thousand of such crossovers. Thanks to Duster, Renault’s share of the SUV market in Russia has grown six and a half times over the year (in the first quarter of 2013). She overtook many companies traditionally specializing in the production of off-road vehicles, including Toyota and Mitsubishi. Ahead of “Renault” only “Nissan” with such strong players as “Qashqai”, “X-Trail” and “Dzhuk”.
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The Japanese company has 12.5% of our market, it is in the first place, although it slightly reduced its share compared to the first quarter of 2012.
The third and fourth places among SUVs with an equal share of 7.4% were shared by two Japanese brands - Toyota and Mitsubishi. Closes the first five Chevrolet with a share of 7.1%. But the VAZ “Lada 4 × 4” slid from the first position to eighth place.
Already very close to the top ten is approaching the Chinese Great Wall. He overtakes such well-deserved brands as the Land Rover, Subaru and Suzuki.
According to the results of the first quarter of 2013, the share of off-road vehicles in the total market of passenger cars is 34.5% (two years ago it was 25.4%). In total, for the first quarter of 2013, 560 thousand were sold in the Russian Federation. SUVs and crossovers.