RUSSIAN NEW BUS MARKET GREW BY THIRTEEN PERCENT
According to Autostat data, the Russian new bus market (excluding LCVs) climbed to 11,700 vehicles in 2017, following a 13.4% year-on-year rise. Russian manufacturer PAZ has become the leader of the market, with more than 60% share of the total volume. Almost 7600 PAZ buses have been sold, indicating a 27.3% year-on-year growth.
All the top-5 most popular buses on the Russian market are domestic brands. LiAZ occupies the second spot with approximately 1500 units (-21%) and NEFAZ comes third .The top-5 is completed by KAvZ and Volgabus
Belarusian MAZ is the most popular foreign brand on the Russian market, occupying the sixth position in the general ranking. MAZ is followed by Chinese Yutong. Chinese Higer is the third most popular foreign brand
The medium-class, high-floor PAZ-3205 has become the best-sold model in the Russian bus market, with a sales figure of 3400 units. Second, third and fourth places are also occupied by products of Pavlovsk Car Factory: medium-class PAZ-3204, high-floor medium-class PAZ and small-class PAZ. Large-class, low-floor LiAZ-5292 completes the top-five.
Chinese 47-seater Yutong ZK6129h has become the most popular foreign bus model in 2017.