NUR-SULTAN – KazAvtoProm, the Kazakh Union of Automotive Enterprises, sold 24,700 new passenger and light commercial vehicles in the country from January-May, a 19.9-percent increase year-on-year.
More than half of the cars, or 13,745 vehicles, were assembled domestically. The share increased from 47.1 in 2018 to 55.6 percent this year, reported ranking.kz.
The number of imported cars increased only 0.6 percent to 10,971, a yearly decline in share from 52.9 percent to 44.4 percent.
LADA continues as the leader in new passenger car sales. The company has sold 6,013 vehicles since the beginning of the year, a 28.1-percent increase.
Toyota sales rose 30.1 percent with 5,413 cars, followed by Hyundai with 4,647 cars, a 76.2-percent hike. The top three brands account for 65 percent of all sold cars in the last five months.
LADA is also the leader for new cars assembled in the country. The company sold 5,925 domestically-produced vehicles, a 30.6-percent increase year-on-year. LADA Granta (2,119) and 4×4 (1,358) were the most popular made in Kazakhstan models. Its Vesta (1,225), Largus (889) and XRAY (331) also made the top ten list.
Hyundai supplied 4,598 domestically-produced cars to the market, an 87.4-percent increase year-on-year. Kazakh plants mostly produce the Hyundai Tucson (1,616), although the top ten also includes its Accent (1,072), Creta (776) and Elantra (765).
KIA sold 1,560 domestically-assembled cars, an annual growth of 54.9 percent.
Nine out of ten domestically-produced models sold were either LADA and Hyundai.