Russian media said that according to data released by the European Enterprise Association, China's car sales growth in Russia in September was nearly double that of other brands.
According to the Russian satellite news agency Moscow on October 5, in September 2018, the Russian market sold a total of 3,007 Chinese cars, sales increased by 12% year-on-year. At the same time, the overall sales of the Russian new car market increased by 6.2% over the same period of 2017.
Data map: In Yekaterinburg, Russia, a visitor watches the interior of a Lifan car. (Xinhua News Agency)
According to reports, in the first nine months of this year, the sales volume of the Russian new car market reached 1,297,432, of which 2,057 were Chinese brands. In the same period, China's automobile sales increased by 15.8% year-on-year, and the overall market sales increased by 14.9%.
According to the report, in September 2018, Lifan (1310 vehicles) and Chery (434 vehicles) became the sales leaders of Chinese brands in the Russian automotive market. The annual sales of the two brands decreased by 8% and 14% respectively. The sales of other brands increased significantly. : Geely sales doubled (362 units), Zotye sales nearly doubled (263 units), and Harvard sales increased 37% (213 units).