AvtoVAZ revealed the sales data for Lada in April. According to the company, last month sold 24.7 thousand cars, which is 7.8% more than in the same period of the previous year. In April AVTOVAZ has demonstrated the relative sales growth for the first time in two years.
AvtoVAZ also notes that, according to preliminary data, in April the sales of Lada reached 20% of the market. This may mean that the overall market still shows a negative trend that began in 2013.
Based on data from AVTOVAZ, the total number sold in the Russian market of new passenger cars in April can be 123,2 thousand pieces is 6.9% less than in the same period last year.
According to General Director GK “Avtogermes” Dmitry Polunin, AVTOVAZ will come out with new models — Lada Vesta and Lada Xray, the demand for which is growing steadily. Thus, according to the automaker, sales of Vesta, which came on the market in late November last year, in April amounted to 4.8 thousand cars against 4,6 million in March. The second novelty of AVTOVAZ — Lada Xray (sold February) also increased its sales relative to the previous month — 1.5 thousand to 2.2 thousand.
AvtoVAZ also said that by the end of April, the Lada Granta, sales of which amounted to 9.9 thousand units (forecast to be minus 4.6%), regained its lost leadership in the top 25 best-selling car, ahead of Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio.