Over 150 thousand cars were sold last year.
Last year, St. Petersburg car dealers sold more than 150 thousand cars, 4% below the 2018 result, Regnum reports citing the statistics of Auto-Dealer-SPb.
The market leaders were KIA, Hyundai, and Lada. Hyundai saw its sales decrease by 8% year-on-year. Out of the Top 10 car brands, KIA, Lada, Renault, and Mercedes increased their sales, the rest demonstrated a decline.
Meanwhile, Japanese brands are gaining popularity in Russia. Thus, Suzuki expanded its sales by 23% year-on-year in 2019, every fifth car of the brand was sold in St. Petersburg.