How does the car market feel in August?



* In August, Kazakhstanis spent 51 billion tenge ($144 million) on new cars, trucks and buses.
​​​​​* Sales increased by 2017% compared to August 13,4

According to Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business (AKAB), sales of new cars in August increased compared to July by 6% (+13,4% compared to August 2017). In Kazakhstan dealers sold 5223 cars and light commercial vehicles, and 303 units of trucks, special equipment and buses. Sales since the beginning of the year have risen to 37 922 units, for 30,1% more than the same period last year.

The top ten best-selling new passenger cars in August again tops Toyota 1264 car (+ 9 % to the previous month). The attention of Kazakh buyers is still riveted to the new generation of Camry. Second place for Lada (1210 units; -2,4%). In September, sales of the updated Lada Granta will begin, despite the changed prices, it will spur demand for cars of this Russian brand.

Third position Hyundai – cars of Kostanay production continue to be in stable demand – 739 cars (+ 5,1%)... Cars Nissan in fourth position239 units; +13,3%). In fifth place Renault — 193 cars sold (-1,5%). Crossovers JAC ended August on a digital 181 (+ 79,2 %). TOP-10 best-selling close: Kia (167 units; -13,9%)Lexus (124 units; -3,9%), Skoda (93 units; -5,1%) and Lifan (92 units; +84%).


How does the car market feel in August? - AKAB


Fourth consecutive month Toyota Camry 70 holds the lead in the standings of models - 406sedans (-4,5% against July). Second place at the already pre-styling Lada granta 356 auto (-5,8%). Hyundai Tucson, becomes the most popular crossover for several months in a row - 322 cars sold (+25,8%). Toyota RAV4 shows an unprecedented growth in August - 270 sold cars (+50,8%). Ust-Kamenogorsk Lada Vestacloses the top five 244 cars. Next on the list: Lada 4×4 (227 units), Lada Largus (210 units), Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (171 units), Hyundai Creta (161 units) and Toyota Corolla (160 units). 

Rating of car models for eight months of 2018 formed as follows: Toyota Camry (2981 units), Lada Granta (2429 units), Lada 4 × 4 (1972 units), Hyundai Tucson (1603 units), Lada Vesta (1563 units), Toyota Land Cruiser Prado ( 1249 units), Lada Largus (1225 units), Hyundai Accent (1218 units), Toyota Rav4 (1122 units) and Ravon R3 Nexia (1041 units).


How does the car market feel in August? - AKAB


Vice President of AKAB:

“The August growth was largely dictated by the depreciation of the tenge — currency fluctuations activated spontaneous purchases and stimulated pent-up demand. People who planned to buy a car at the end of the year, realizing that it could rise in price in the near future, came to dealers now. The change in the exchange rate will ultimately lead to a revision of prices by Kazakh dealers, who work primarily with imports.”

Date: 13.09.2018