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Ukraine July 2012: HISTORICAL – The Geely CK in pole position

Geely CK

* See the Top 250 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Igor *

A very round 22,000 new vehicles found a buyer in Ukraine in July, bringing the year-to-date total to 111,379 units. Now. This is big. Last month I brought your attention to the fine performance of Great Wall in Bulgaria where the Chinese company has started production, a first for a Chinese manufacturer in Europe. However this month it is Geely that is writing history:

For the first time ever, a Chinese model is the best-seller in any country outside China.

The Geely CK sells 723 units in Ukraine in July for a 3.3% market share, up a huge 19 spots on June, outstripping the Skoda Octavia at 2.8% and the Hyundai Accent, #1 in June, at 2.7%. The only precedent for a Chinese model overseas was the #1 spot of the Great Wall Wingle last November in New Caledonia which is actually a French territory. Time will tell whether this is just a one-off or the start of a long term prominence of Geely models in Ukraine...

Geely Emgrand EC7

Geely is on fire this month with most models in sharp increase compared to June: the Geely Emgrand EC7 is up 34 spots to #15 with 319 sales and 1.5%, the Geely MK is back up to #20 with 260 units and 1.2%, the Geely MK-2 is down 11 spots to a still brilliant #36 vs. #68 year-to-date and the Geely SL is up 37 to #81 with 73 sales.

Geely SL

Other great performers in Ukraine this month include the Hyundai Elantra up a massive 19 spots on June to #7, the ZAZ Forza holding itself within the Top 10 at #9, the Nissan Qashqai up to #12 vs. #20 year-to-date, the Honda CR-V up 20 spots to #22, the ZAZ Vida at #26, the Opel Astra up 23 to #31, the Peugeot 207 in run out mode and up 110 spots to #44 and the Mercedes ML-Class up 27 to #46.

Previous month: Ukraine June 2012: Hyundai Accent takes the lead

Previous year: Ukraine Full Year 2011: ZAZ Lanos leader, two Ladas on podium

Full July 2012 Top 250 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Roman
    August 24th, 2012 at 01:00 | #1

    zaz sens from 7859 USD
    ZAZ Lanos from 8967 USD
    ZAZ forza from 10086 USD

    Geely CK from 6868 USD
    Geely MK from 9620 USD
    Geely MK-2 from 9871 USD

    Compare Zaz sens and Geely CK for the same price 7859 vs 7994 USD
    See below trims. ZAZ is empty!

    Have I answered your question?

  2. Roman
    August 24th, 2012 at 00:56 | #2

    Wow, it’s so interesting to read about my country on other sites. Thank you author for your job, keep going :)

    As for Geely CK – Yes, it’s the most accessible car on market – prices start from 6800 USD. And our bestseller Lada 2107 stopped sales a few months ago. Also as the marketing director Sergei Borovyk states, it’s not the result of one month, but a long time struggle. Besides, some cars could not be registered in june, so they waited for july. http://www.autoconsulting.ua/article.php?sid=24686

  3. Dll.exe
    August 11th, 2012 at 02:42 | #3

    Ukraine has its own ZAZ auto company. How is it possible that the car is the best seller is from Chinese “copy” car company?

  4. coolcat
    August 10th, 2012 at 19:07 | #4

    The Chinese offerings look at least 20 years out of date! I pity the poor buyers come resale time…..

  5. Igor
    August 10th, 2012 at 16:04 | #5

    They invest because those cars are much cheaper than European or Japanese and Korean.

  6. August 10th, 2012 at 05:15 | #6

    This is interesting. Clearly, Ukrainians aren’t brand- snobs and are willing to invest in such cars from China/Asia. I have a feeling that Malaysia’s Proton would do well in this market, considering that their latest offerings are excellent value for money and are ahead of the average Chinese car. Too bad Proton isn’t interested. Yet.

    P.S Thanks for all your articles Matt, I have been visiting your site on a regular basis now. Keep up the good work. :]

    • matgasnier
      August 10th, 2012 at 10:15 | #7

      No worries Aero I’m glad you are enjoying the site!

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