The most popular cars of the class
The Russian car market in 2010 demonstrated the double-digit growth in 2013 slowed sharply. According to estimates of PricewaterhouseCoopers, in the past year, sales of new cars declined by 5, 5%, and dealers have lost 3% in terms of money, gain by selling for a year at $ 69 billion. Slightly better situation was in the premium segment, which is forecast to be sold about 200 000 vehicles - 6% more than in 2012.
In 2014, sales could be much worse. This will contribute to the fall of the ruble exchange rate and the decline in oil prices, and for the premium segment - and even the introduction on January 1, the tax on luxury. The only "island of stability" will be a representative class, in which consumers are not used to save money. Forbes made a rating of the best-selling car in 2013 this venerable family.
Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse with sales of 1198 units * to keep the lead in the rankings. The average price for the model year when it dropped significantly. If in 2012 the cars were sold on average for $ 249,437, but last year - almost $ 50,000 cheaper.
Here and below - the data for the 11 months of 2013.
BMW 7 series
BMW 7 for the year, on average risen renewed in 2012 for $ 5,000 to $ 152,952 per car. With sales in 1173 of car for a year "Seven" has shifted from the second position of Audi A8.
The new generation Audi A8 was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the autumn of 2013, sales only began in Russia in the winter. Most likely, with the long-awaited update and associated relatively low performance A8 sales in the past year. With an average price of $ 133,900 per car in Russia it was sold all 741 model A8.
The second generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-Klasse, presented to the public three years ago, is still in service, and in spite of the honorable age, the machine is in demand. At an average cost of $ 139,000 apiece in 2013, more than 740 cars of this model were sold in Russia.
Sales of Hyundai Equus in Russia began in 2012 and for the second consecutive year, the first ever Korean car class occupies the fifth place in our ranking. During the year it sold 578 cars Hyundai Equus at an average price of $ 100,000 apiece.
In 2012, the Lexus LS was the eighth most popular executive cars. The new generation flagship sedan from the Japanese manufacturers have begun to be sold only in Russia at the end of 2012, and to improve the position of the model was only in the last year. In just one year it sold 423 Lexus LS, with an average price of $ 161,798.
Modern Jaguar XJ has not been updated since 2009. Several months ago, Jaguar introduced the XJ 2014 model year, but it is virtually indistinguishable from its predecessor. Only at the end of last year came the first spy pictures of the new version is really "British cat" executive class. Last year, it sold a total of four hundred Jaguar XJ at an average price of $ 157,000.
Porsche Panamera for the year fell by almost $ 10,000, but it was not possible to stabilize the demand for the car. At an average price of $ 215 000 of its customers found a total of 300 executive cars by Porsche (in 2012, 450 cars of this model were sold in Russia).
Mercedes-Benz CL-Klasse - the most expensive member of our rating (the average price in 2013 - $ 271,281). Created in coupe based on the flagship S-Klasse car in the executive class can be attributed only a stretch, but did little quirks of rich people - someone who likes to "hotter" and travels on business for CL-Klasse. Such buyers last scored more than 80.
With annual sales of 29 units closes rated Gran Turismo from a British company - Jaguar XK (in 2012 the car took the 9th place). The average price for the car was $ 197 614. In the crisis year of 2009, for example, Jaguar XK was sold for $ 176,180, then it was sold for the year 10 cars of this model.