The Renault Logan finished last year just ahead of the Ford Focus in the race to be Russia's top-selling foreign car. The low-cost Logan outsold the Focus 53,869 to 52,108 in 2009, according to data from the Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation.
The Logan's sales were 27 percent below 2008 and the Focus's volume slipped 44 percent.
The Logan finished No. 5 overall behind the Lada Priora, Samara, 2105/2107 and Kalina from Russia's No. 1 automaker AvtoVAZ. (Click on Russia Top 10 table, below right)
Led by the Lacetti, Chevrolet finished 2009 as Russia's best-selling foreign brand and No. 2 overall. The General Motors Co. subsidiary's sales were down 56 percent last year to 104,398 units. The Lacetti accounted for 28 percent of those sales. Chevrolet was followed by Ford, Hyundai and Renault to round out the top five.
AvtoVAZ was the country's No. 1 brand despite a 44 percent decline to 349,490. (Click on Russia sales table, above right)