The Lada 2106 may have topped the Belorussian sales charts in the eighties.
Historical info going back to five decades ago is now available for Belarus on BSCB. For the 1970–1991 period, the data is for USSR which Belarus belonged to then, and Lada models reigned supreme. It’s only been since 2010 that we have specific sales data for Belarus, and over the period the market went from just 12,900 registrations to 34.600. A succession of different nameplates have held the annual pole position: the GAZ Gazelle in 2010, Renault Logan in 2011, Lada Priora in 2012 and VW Polo from 2013 onwards.
Belarus Historical Data:
USSR 1970-1979: Lada 2101-3 conquers the Soviet roads
USSR 1980-1986: Lada 2106 and Moskvich 2140 likely leaders
USSR 1987: Lada 2106 and Moskvich 2140 fight it off
USSR 1988: Lada 2106 leads, Samara on podium
USSR 1989-1991: VAZ (Lada) and Izh most popular brands
Belarus 2010: GAZ Gazelle and Daewoo Matiz dominate
Belarus 2011: Renault Logan takes the lead
Belarus 2012: Lada Priora now in pole position
Belarus 2013: VW Polo takes lead, 2 Renaults on podium
Belarus 2014: VW Polo and Renault Sandero on top
Belarus 2015: VW Polo resists Renault assault
Belarus 2016: VW Polo leads for 4th year, Renault Kaptur in Top 10
Belarus 2017: VW Polo #1 for 5th straight year, Geely up to #12