Ukraine February 2012: Skoda Octavia new #1, Geely CK in Top 10
Geely CK. Picture by photoscience, all rights reserved.
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* NOW UPDATED with January and Year-to-date 2012 data! *
Thanks to Igor I am now able to share with you for the first time on Best Selling Cars Blog a monthly Top 200 models ranking for Ukraine! Very exciting times, as Ukraine’s best-sellers are a mix of Russian, Eastern+Western European, Korean and Chinese influences… And February brought its lot of surprises: whereas the ZAZ Lanos is usually the standout best-seller in the country, this month it is passed by the Skoda Octavia, leader with 558 sales and 4.1% share vs. 434 and 3.2% for the Lanos. The VW Polo rounds up the podium with 395 units and 2.9%, just one unit above the Renault Logan at #4.
Based on the Chevrolet Lanos while the ZAZ Lanos is a rebadged Daewoo Lanos (it’s all in the details), the ZAZ Sens ranks 5th with 389 sales and 2.8%, ahead of this month’s best-selling Russian model, the Lada Samara, #6 at 363 units. In 10th position we find Ukraine’s favourite Chinese model: the Geely CK with 264 sales and 1.9%. Geely also places the Emgrand EC7 at #34, the MK at #38, the MK-2 at #61 and the SL at #99.
While it has only been on sale for a few months, the Renault Duster is an instant hit in Ukraine, already ranking #12 with 192 sales and 1.4%. The third best-selling ZAZ, the Forza, could be mistaken as the #2 Chinese car in the country as it is none other than a badge-engineered Chery Fulwin 2. It delivers 137 units at #28 this month for a solid 1% market share.
Further down the ranking, notice the Ford Kuga at #30, the VW Touareg at #36, Mercedes ML-Class at #73, Lexus RX at #79, BMW 5 Series at #81 and Infiniti FX at #82. Apart from all Geely, Chery is the other successful Chinese manufacturer in Ukraine, placing the QQ at #88, the Beat at #98, Kimo at #104, M11 at #117, Tiggo at #123 and Amulet at #135. The BYD F3 ranks 137th, the Great Wall Haval H3 is #169 and the Lifan 320 is #172.
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