In Russia in 2019, the Volkswagen Polo sedan became the most popular European car. In just 12 months, 56.1 thousand such cars were sold in the capital. This figure is 6% less than in the same period of 2018. This was reported by the analytical agency “Avtostat”.
At the moment, in Russia, the Volkswagen Polo sedan is equipped with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine. The power of the unit is 90 or 110 horsepower. In the first case, the motor works in conjunction with a five-speed manual gearbox. The senior unit is combined with a manual gearbox or a six-band “automatic”. In addition, the car is available with a 1.4-liter turbo engine that produces 125 forces. Transmissions – six-band “mechanics” or seven-speed “robot” with two clutches.
In second place is the Renault Duster crossover. For the year, Russians bought 39 thousand of these cars, which is 6% less than in 2018. At the moment, the first generation Renault Duster is being sold in Russia. The last time the model was updated in February last year, when it received a new steering wheel and multimedia. Among the engines: gasoline units of 1.6 and 2.0 liters capacity of 114 and 143 forces, respectively, as well as a 1.5-liter 109-horsepower diesel engine.
In fourth and fifth place are Renault Logan and Skoda Rapid. Over the year, 35.4 thousand (+ 17%) and 35.1 thousand (0%) of such machines were sold in Russia, respectively. The following are: Renault Sandero (30.5 thousand units; -3%), Skoda Octavia (27.2 thousand units; + 9%), Renault Kaptur (25.8 thousand units; -14%) , Skoda Kodiaq (25.1 thousand units; + 54%) and Renault Arkana (11.3 thousand units).