Hyundai Sonata leads, breaks all records in market up 28% – Best Selling Cars Blog

The Hyundai Sonata is the best-selling vehicle in Kazakhstan in March.

New vehicle sales in Kazakhstan soar 28% year-on-year in March to 10,704 units, leading to a year-to-date off -7% to 22,370 due to social unrest at the start of the year which triggered a -53% fall in January. Hyundai (+69.5%) easily beats the market to remain ultra-dominant with 30.2% share and breaks its all-time volume record at 3,232. Chevrolet (-20%) rallies back up two spots on February to #2, ahead of Kia (+273.2%) and Lada (+348.7%) both in spectacular shape. Renault (+35.6%) and JAC (+31.5%) also outpace the market in the remainder of the Top 10 whereas Nissan (-3.8%) dips down. Notice newcomers Chery (+9) breaking into the Top 10 for the first time at #10 and Haval stable at #11.

Model-wise, the Hyundai Sonata (+431.9%) breaks its volume (1,085) and share (10.1%) records to lift to the pole position for the first time and is now also #1 year-to-date. The Chevrolet Cobalt (-6.3%) is back up three spots to #2 both for the month and YTD, it distances the Hyundai Accent (-2.9%) and Lada Granta (+2248%). The Hyundai Tucson (+919.2%) also displays surreal growth as do the Kia Cerato (+31800%) and Chevrolet Trailblazer (+800%). The VW Polo (+48.6%) and Hyundai Elantra (+35.6%) also beat the market in the remainder of the Top 10, as does the Lada Vesta (+54.7%) just below. The Chevrolet Equinox (#20) leads recent launches above the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 (#22), Kia Sorento (#23) and Chery Tiggo 8 (#24).

Previous month: Kazakhstan February 2022: Hyundai monopolises Top 4 in market up 3.8%

One year ago: Kazakhstan March 2021: Chevrolet reclaims control of market up 21.7%

Full March 2022 Top 35 All-brands and Top 165 All-models below.

Kazakhstan March 2022 – brands:

Pos Brand Mar-22 % /21 Feb 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Hyundai 3,232 30.2% 69.5% 1 6,874 30.7% 8.4% 1 2
2 Chevrolet 1,729 16.2% -20.0% 4 2,889 12.9% -53.9% 2 1
3 Kia 1,269 11.9% 273.2% 5 2,358 10.5% 181.4% 3 4
4 Lada 1,243 11.6% 348.7% 3 2,323 10.4% 58.2% 4 5
5 Toyota 693 6.5% -40.7% 2 2,144 9.6% -27.5% 5 3
6 Volkswagen 382 3.6% 9.1% 6 876 3.9% 10.7% 6 6
7 Renault 339 3.2% 35.6% 8 681 3.0% 4.0% 7 9
8 Nissan 304 2.8% -3.8% 7 676 3.0% -17.0% 8 8
9 JAC 259 2.4% 31.5% 9 556 2.5% -26.0% 9 10
10 Chery 234 2.2% new 19 306 1.4% new 13 38
11 Haval 186 1.7% new 11 440 2.0% new 10 16
12 Kamaz 165 1.5% 33.1% 13 333 1.5% 82.0% 11 13
13 BMW 144 1.3% 48.5% 12 307 1.4% 33.5% 12 14
14 Lexus 105 1.0% -57.0% 10 286 1.3% -38.6% 14 11
15 Hyundai Truck & Bus 47 0.4% 161.1% 18 141 0.6% 10.2% 19 18
16 Mitsubishi 40 0.4% -54.5% 16 148 0.7% -39.1% 17 15
17 Mercedes 38 0.4% 5.6% 23 80 0.4% -12.1% 21 21
18 UAZ 34 0.3% -49.3% 17 151 0.7% -35.5% 16 12
19 Subaru 31 0.3% -32.6% 20 80 0.4% 60.0% 20 17
20 GAZ 24 0.2% -93.3% 15 217 1.0% -68.7% 15 7
21 Porsche 24 0.2% 100.0% 29 32 0.1% 14.3% 26 27
22 Cadillac 22 0.2% 214.3% 28 32 0.1% 10.3% 25 26
23 Infiniti 21 0.2% -53.3% 14 146 0.7% 30.4% 18 19
24 Audi 20 0.2% 66.7% 31 31 0.1% 10.7% 27 31
25 Golden Dragon 20 0.2% -67.7%  – 20 0.1% -82.1% 32 25
26 Mercedes Trucks 15 0.1% 66.7% 30 20 0.1% -16.7% 31 36
27 Paz 13 0.1% -7.1% 26 32 0.1% -41.8% 24 22
28 Man 12 0.1% 200.0%  – 13 0.1% 225.0% 33 41
29 Mazda 11 0.1% -63.3% 21 48 0.2% -49.5% 22 20
30 Land Rover 10 0.1% -33.3% 25 32 0.1% -33.3% 23 24
31 Yutong 10 0.1% n/a 27 21 0.1% 5.0% 30 29
32 Isuzu 9 0.1% 12.5% 24 22 0.1% 15.8% 29 28
33 Hino 7 0.1% -61.1% 22 25 0.1% -32.4% 28 30
34 Volvo 4 0.0% 33.3% 35 8 0.0% 14.3% 34 40
35 Liaz 4 0.0% n/a  – 4 0.0% n/a 36 44
36 Ural 4 0.0% 100.0%  – 4 0.0% -33.3% 37 37

Kazakhstan March 2022 – models:

Pos Model Mar-22 % /21 Feb 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Hyundai Sonata 1,085 10.1% 431.9% 2 1,598 71.4% 145.8% 1 16
2 Chevrolet Cobalt 938 8.8% -6.3% 5 1,442 64.5% -51.1% 2 1
3 Hyundai Accent 741 6.9% -2.9% 1 1,434 64.1% -46.7% 3 3
4 Lada Granta 587 5.5% 2248.0% 8 913 40.8% 504.6% 6 15
5 Hyundai Tucson 530 5.0% 919.2% 3 1,222 54.6% 20.4% 4 12
6 Kia Rio 505 4.7% 91.3% 7 824 36.8% 13.2% 8 5
7 Hyundai Creta 423 4.0% -16.9% 12 895 40.0% -35.1% 7 7
8 VW Polo 321 3.0% 48.6% 13 628 28.1% 19.4% 10 11
9 Kia Cerato 319 3.0% 31800.0% 122 333 14.9% 1485.7% 18 43
10 Hyundai Elantra 274 2.6% 35.6% 4 1,187 53.1% 184.0% 5 8
11 Lada Vesta 266 2.5% 54.7% 9 669 29.9% 3.7% 9 10
12 Chevrolet Trailblazer 252 2.4% 800.0% 65 275 12.3% 343.5% 20 54
13 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 231 2.2% -31.0% 10 571 25.5% -22.8% 11 14
14 Lada Largus 200 1.9% 426.3% 17 419 18.7% 19.0% 16 13
15 Kia K5 175 1.6% 17400.0% 16 382 17.1% 4675.0% 17 36
16 Chevrolet Nexia 147 1.4% -83.2% 6 565 25.3% -78.9% 12 2
17 Toyota RAV4 144 1.3% -44.4% 11 526 23.5% -22.3% 14 9
18 Chevrolet Tracker 143 1.3% 16.3% 34 200 8.9% -19.7% 28 30
19 Renault Duster 139 1.3% 65.5% 25 278 12.4% 33.0% 19 22
20 Chevrolet Equinox  131 1.2% new 58 179 8.0% new 31 35
21 Nissan X-Trail 129 1.2% 19.4% 22 270 12.1% -10.6% 22 20
22 Toyota Land Cruiser 300 128 1.2% new 24 206 9.2% new 27 38
23 Kia Sorento 120 1.1% new 15 434 19.4% new 15 24
24 Chery Tiggo 8 110 1.0% new 51 159 7.1% new 34 167
25 Nissan Qashqai 108 1.0% -15.0% 19 252 11.3% -18.4% 23 19
26 Chery Tiggo 7Pro 108 1.0% new 59 129 5.8% new 40 140
27 Lada 4×4 104 1.0% 550.0% 27 186 8.3% -35.6% 30 21
28 Hyundai Palisade 84 0.8% new 20 211 9.4% new 26 59
29 JAC J7 81 0.8% 636.4% 42 191 8.5% 223.7% 29 28
30 Chevrolet Damas 77 0.7% 156.7% 33 143 6.4% 85.7% 37 33
31 Toyota Camry 75 0.7% -80.0% 14 552 24.7% -51.4% 13 4
32 Renault Arkana 74 0.7% 236.4% 49 161 7.2% 83.0% 33 34
33 Renault Kaptur 70 0.7% 233.3% 37 144 6.4% 182.4% 36 44
34 BMW X5 68 0.6% 78.9% 36 125 5.6% 71.2% 41 53
35 Kia Sportage 67 0.6% -9.5% 21 221 9.9% 183.3% 24 17
36 Nissan Terrano 65 0.6% -13.3% 48 143 6.4% -25.1% 38 23
37 Haval F7X 62 0.6% new 45 105 4.7% new 45 50
38 Haval Jolion 60 0.6% new 29 171 7.6% new 32 60
39 Lada Niva 60 0.6% new 70 75 3.4% new 55 71
40 Toyota Hilux 58 0.5% 81.3% 35 150 6.7% 72.4% 35 32
41 JAC S5 56 0.5% 43.6% 50 87 3.9% -47.9% 51 39
42 BMW X7 53 0.5% 32.5% 47 94 4.2% -4.1% 50 48
43 Kia Seltos 51 0.5% n.a 62 76 3.4% 7500.0% 54 79
44 Hyundai Santa Fe 49 0.5% -72.2% 18 271 12.1% 41.1% 21 18
45 JAC T6 48 0.4% 700.0% 26 132 5.9% 169.4% 39 49
46 Hyundai Staria 45 0.4% new 85 55 2.5% new 64  –
47 KAMAZ 4311 42 0.4% n/a 32 107 4.8% n/a 44 52
48 Renault Sandero 37 0.3% -32.7% 68 56 2.5% -60.3% 63 41
49 Toyota Corolla 35 0.3% -47.0% 52 78 3.5% -14.3% 53 31
50 Lexus RX 33 0.3% -72.3% 23 111 5.0% -50.0% 43 26
51 Lexus LX 33 0.3% -40.0% 41 75 3.4% -22.7% 56 63
52 KAMAZ 6511 33 0.3% n/a 60 68 3.0% n/a 57 40
53 Haval H9 33 0.3% new 101 51 2.3% new 65 104
54 Haval F7 31 0.3% new 40 113 5.1% new 42 47
55 VW Taos 31 0.3% new 38 83 3.7% new 52 78
56 KAMAZ 4325 30 0.3% n/a 64 48 2.1% n/a 66 103
57 JAC N56 29 0.3% 38.1% 77 45 2.0% 2.3% 68 75
58 Hyundai EX9 27 0.3% 800.0% 75 41 1.8% 720.0% 72 110
59 Lada XRAY 26 0.2% 1200.0% 55 61 2.7% 1120.0% 59 65
60 Chevrolet Labo 26 0.2% 52.9% 71 56 2.5% 64.7% 61 73
61 GAZ Gazelle 24 0.2% -93.2% 28 217 9.7% -68.2% 25 6
62 Subaru Forester 24 0.2% -40.0% 66 43 1.9% -2.3% 70 46
63 KAMAZ 5490 21 0.2% 950.0% 83 32 1.4% 300.0% 76 146
64 VW Tiguan 20 0.2% -79.8% 31 101 4.5% -50.2% 47 25
65 Lexus NX 20 0.2% -33.3% 89 28 1.3% -37.8% 78 82
66 Kamaz 4514 20 0.2% n/a 104 24 1.1% n/a 82 77
67 Golden Dragon XML 20 0.2% -67.7%  – 20 0.9% -82.1% 93 72
68 Mitsubishi Outlander 19 0.2% -68.3% 44 95 4.2% -44.8% 49 29
69 Renault Logan 19 0.2% -70.8% 67 42 1.9% -73.8% 71 37
70 Cadillac Escalade 18 0.2% 350.0% 87 27 1.2% 22.7% 79 87
71 Kia Soul 16 0.1% n/a 56 56 2.5% 2700.0% 62 84
72 Kia Picanto 16 0.1% new 69 32 1.4% new 77 132
73 Chery Tiggo 4 16 0.1% new 138 18 0.8% new 96  –
74 UAZ Bukhanka 15 0.1% -59.5% 43 99 4.4% -18.9% 48 27
75 Toyota Highlander 15 0.1% 275.0% 53 47 2.1% 422.2% 67 58
76 Lexus ES 14 0.1% -44.0% 39 59 2.6% -24.4% 60 62
77 JAC N80 13 0.1% 0.0% 139 22 1.0% 15.8% 86 97
78 JAC S3 13 0.1% -81.2% 111 19 0.8% -90.5% 94 42
79 Porsche Cayenne 13 0.1% 333.3% 134 15 0.7% -6.3% 103 102
80 Mercedes S-Class 12 0.1% 140.0% 123 17 0.8% 183.3% 97 137
81 MAN TG 12 0.1% 200.0%  – 13 0.6% 225.0% 107 139
82 Mazda CX-5 11 0.1% -15.4% 61 37 1.7% -32.7% 73 61
83 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 11 0.1% 0.0% 90 22 1.0% -37.1% 88 95
84 Chevrolet Spark 11 0.1% 450.0% 124 15 0.7% 650.0% 102 57
85 Paz 3203 11 0.1% n/a  – 11 0.5% n/a 112  –
86 Infiniti QX80 10 0.1% -71.4% 30 103 4.6% 14.4% 46 55
87 Hyundai H350 10 0.1% 42.9% 109 36 1.6% -48.6% 75 80
88 Yutong ZK-Series 10 0.1% n/a 78 21 0.9% 5.0% 91 83
89 Hyundai EX8 9 0.1% 350.0% 46 62 2.8% 588.9% 58 92
90 BMW X6 9 0.1% 200.0% 57 43 1.9% 87.0% 69 66
91 UAZ Cargo 9 0.1% 125.0% 80 23 1.0% 76.9% 85 117
92 Audi Q8 9 0.1% 350.0%  – 12 0.5% 71.4% 108 142
93 Mercedes V-Class 9 0.1% 200.0% 127 12 0.5% 20.0% 109 152
94 KAMAZ 53605 8 0.1% -50.0% 156 9 0.4% -43.8% 116 107
95 Subaru Outback 7 0.1% n/a 54 37 1.7% n/a 74 70
96 Hino 300 7 0.1% -61.1% 63 25 1.1% -26.5% 80 86
97 Infiniti QX50 7 0.1% -22.2% 74 23 1.0% 21.1% 83 88
98 Mercedes GLE 7 0.1% -46.2% 92 21 0.9% -47.5% 89 81
99 BMW 5 Series 7 0.1% -22.2% 82 18 0.8% 5.9% 95 106
100 UAZ Hunter (3151) 7 0.1% n/a 141 14 0.6% -6.7% 105 94
101 JAC S7 6 0.1% -68.4% 79 25 1.1% -54.5% 81 67
102 Mercedes G-Class 6 0.1% 50.0% 98 14 0.6% 7.7% 104 116
103 Isuzu NMR 6 0.1% n/a 116 9 0.4% 50.0% 114 145
104 JAC N120 6 0.1% -14.3% 148 8 0.4% 14.3% 124 127
105 JAC Sunray 5 0.0% 66.7% 88 23 1.0% -83.8% 84 56
106 Mitsubishi ASX 5 0.0% 0.0% 84 16 0.7% 0.0% 98 90
107 Lexus GX 5 0.0% -61.5% 94 13 0.6% -40.9% 106 98
108 Toyota C-HR 5 0.0% -54.5% 106 9 0.4% -60.9% 120 100
109 Porsche Macan 5 0.0% 150.0% 147 8 0.4% 60.0% 126 159
110 Mercedes Actros 5 0.0% 0.0% 157 6 0.3% -33.3% 131 151
111 Audi A6 5 0.0% -16.7%  – 5 0.2% -50.0% 142 160
112 KAMAZ 53504 5 0.0% n/a  – 5 0.2% n/a 143 193
113 Land Rover Discovery Sport 5 0.0% n/a  – 5 0.2% n/a 144 186
114 Infiniti QX55 4 0.0% new 76 20 0.9% new 92 175
115 Mitsubishi L200 4 0.0% -66.7% 102 10 0.4% -50.0% 113 93
116 Mercedes E-Class 4 0.0% 0.0% 142 9 0.4% 28.6% 117 163
117 Mercedes GLS 4 0.0% -42.9% 143 9 0.4% -57.1% 118 101
118 Audi E-Tron 4 0.0% 100.0% 114 8 0.4% 300.0% 122 169
119 Mercedes GLC 4 0.0% 100.0% 146 7 0.3% 133.3% 127 165
120 Ural АЦ5,0-40 4 0.0% new  – 4 0.2% new 153  –
121 LIAZ 529265 4 0.0% new  – 4 0.2% new 154  –
122 VW Teramont 3 0.0% n/a 73 21 0.9% n/a 90 135
123 VW Touareg 3 0.0% n/a 86 16 0.7% n/a 100 109
124 UAZ Patriot 3 0.0% -88.0% 140 11 0.5% -86.7% 111 45
125 Volvo XC60 3 0.0% 200.0% 145 7 0.3% 133.3% 128 161
126 KAMAZ 43502 3 0.0% n/a 118 6 0.3% n/a 130 196
127 Cadillac XT5 3 0.0% n/a 151 4 0.2% 100.0% 147 162
128 KAMAZ 6520 2 0.0% -86.7% 72 22 1.0% 4.8% 87 85
129 BMW X3 2 0.0% n/a 81 15 0.7% 150.0% 101 129
130 Nissan Murano 2 0.0% -66.7% 93 11 0.5% -8.3% 110 118
131 VW Caravelle 2 0.0% -33.3% 91 9 0.4% -25.0% 121 130
132 Chevrolet Malibu 2 0.0% -92.3% 99 8 0.4% -89.5% 123 51
133 Isuzu D-Max 2 0.0% -71.4% 103 6 0.3% -33.3% 129 111
134 Chevrolet Traverse 2 0.0% n/a 125 5 0.2% -16.7% 135 123
135 Range Rover Evoque 2 0.0% n/a 128 5 0.2% n/a 140 192
137 Toyota Hiace 2 0.0% -83.3% 119 5 0.2% -77.3% 141 121
138 BMW X4 2 0.0% n/a 130 4 0.2% 0.0% 146 144
139 Porsche Taycan 2 0.0% -50.0% 135 4 0.2% 0.0% 149 149
140 Porsche Panamera 2 0.0% 100.0%  – 3 0.1% 200.0% 157 178
141 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 0.0% 0.0%  – 2 0.1% 0.0% 172 210
142 Range Rover 1 0.0% -90.0% 97 16 0.7% -33.3% 99 99
143 PAZ 3204 1 0.0% n/a 100 6 0.3% n/a 132 89
144 PAZ 4234 1 0.0% n/a 113 6 0.3% n/a 133 153
145 Land Rover Defender 1 0.0% -50.0% 105 5 0.2% -72.2% 137 120
146 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1 0.0% new 144 5 0.2% new 139 156
147 BMW 7 Series 1 0.0% -50.0% 115 4 0.2% 0.0% 145 180
148 VW Crafter 1 0.0% -66.7% 120 4 0.2% -42.9% 151 164
149 VW Multivan 1 0.0% -66.7% 121 4 0.2% -20.0% 152 147
150 Audi Q5 1 0.0% n/a  – 2 0.1% 0.0% 159 189
151 Hyundai QV 1 0.0% 0.0% 154 2 0.1% -83.3% 162 154
152 JAC N35 1 0.0% -88.9% 155 2 0.1% -80.0% 164 148
153 JAC S4 1 0.0% new 159 2 0.1% new 165  –
154 Mercedes Sprinter 1 0.0% 0.0% 158 2 0.1% -60.0% 168 177
155 Audi S8 1 0.0% n/a  – 1 0.0% n/a 177 243
156 BMW X1 1 0.0% n/a  – 1 0.0% n/a 178 172
157 Cadillac XT6 1 0.0% -66.7%  – 1 0.0% -80.0% 179 150
158 Isuzu NQR 1 0.0% n/a  – 1 0.0% 0.0% 180 227
159 KAMAZ 65225 1 0.0% n/a  – 1 0.0% n/a 181 223
160 Mercedes GLA 1 0.0% n/a  – 1 0.0% n/a 182 238
161 Range Rover Sport 1 0.0% -66.7%  – 1 0.0% -83.3% 183 138
162 Volvo S90 1 0.0% n/a  – 1 0.0% n/a 184 213
163 Hyundai Genesis 1 0.0% n/a  – 1 0.0% n/a 185  –
164 BMW iX 1 0.0% new  – 1 0.0% new 186  –

Source: AKAB