OREANDA-NEWS  Sales of Lada cars in Russia in April increased by almost 65% year-on-year, to 45.6 thousand units, breaking the monthly record of the brand over the past 12 years, AvtoVAZ said in a statement.

"By the end of April 2024, sales of commercial and passenger Lada cars in Russia amounted to 45,551 units, which is a new absolute maximum since 2012 and 64.8% higher than in April 2023," the company noted.

At the same time, in January-April of this year, brand sales also show positive dynamics: an increase of 49.2% year-on-year, to 137 thousand cars.

The best-selling Lada model traditionally remains the Granta, which this April reached the monthly peak in sales in its history: they increased by 7.7% year-on-year, to 21.4 thousand cars. In four months, 64 thousand units were sold, which corresponds to the level of the same period last year.

Lada Vesta also updated its maximum: 13.5 thousand cars were sold during April. In just 4 months, 36.8 thousand Lada Vesta of the new generation were sold. Niva Legend sold 4.8 thousand units in April (+42.1%), Niva Travel - 5.2 thousand SUVs (33.8%). Sales of Lada commercial vehicles in April 2024 amounted to 629 units (+111.8%).

AvtoVAZ owns production sites in Tolyatti and Izhevsk. In mid-May 2022, French Renault transferred its share in AvtoVAZ (67.69%) to the state ownership of the Russian Federation. Now the brand consists of four model families: Vesta, Largus, Granta and Niva. Sales of Lada cars in 2023 amounted to 352.6 thousand units (an increase of almost twice).