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Ukraine July 2014 (brands): ZAZ and Toyota above Geely

August 22nd, 2014 3 comments

ZAZ Forza Ukraine July 2014ZAZ Forza

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Due to the crisis currently affecting the country, new car sales data for Ukraine is understandably getting harder to obtain. This month unfortunately I can only share with you a brands ranking. The total market stands at 6,818 registrations, a 62% drop on July 2013, bringing the year-to-date total to 64,609 units, down 44% on 2013. Local manufacturer ZAZ is the most popular brand in Ukraine this month thanks to 654 units and 9.6%, distancing June’s leader Toyota by only 4 units.

Geely, #3 in July with 568 sales and 8.3%, keeps the lead year-to-date by far at 7,485 units and 11.6%, and should stay ahead even if it remains about 100 units off the top spot each month until the end of the year. Volkswagen lodges a very dynamic result at 7.4% share in 4th place, that’s two full percentage points above its year-to-date level, while Skoda is solid at #5 and Hyundai a little weak at #6. Notice also Kia up to #7 vs. #10 ytd, Bogdan back up 16 spots on June to #11 and Chery up 3 to #17 at 2.2% share vs. #23 and 1.2% ytd.

Previous month: Ukraine June 2014: ZAZ Vida and Skoda Rapid top market down 65%

One year ago: Ukraine July 2013: ZAZ Sens now leader year-to-date

Full July 2014 Top 54 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Ukraine June 2014: ZAZ Vida & Skoda Rapid top market down 65%

August 4th, 2014 1 comment

ZAZ Vida Ukraine June 2014ZAZ Vida

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The current Crimea conflict means there has been a bit of delay obtaining car sales figures for Ukraine, still down a tough 65% year-on-year in June to just 6,221 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 57,791 units, exactly half of what the market was one year ago. The good news is that Ukrainian car market is not at a complete standstill. Note there may be slight discrepancies with year-to-date totals compared to last month as the data source has changed. Toyota dominates the brands ranking this month with 645 sales and 10.4% share ahead of ZAZ at 8.6% however Chinese manufacturer Geely still reigns year-to-date at 6,917 units and a massive 12% share vs. 9.4% for Toyota and 9.1% for ZAZ.

Geely Emgrand 7 Ukraine June 2014. Picture courtesy of autosohu.comStill #1 year-to-date in Ukraine after 6 months: the Geely Emgrand 7.

2014 is indeed definitely the year of Geely in Ukraine: bolstered by a return on the podium this month (#3), the Geely Emgrand 7 reinforces its lead in the year-to-date ranking at 2,202 sales and 3.8% vs. 2,054 and 3.6% for the ZAZ Sens, leader over the Full Year 2013 but down to #7 this month. A change in methodology brings the Geely MK up to a fantastic third place year-to-date (MK-2/Cross included) at 1,525 sales and 2.6% while the Geely CK ranks 4th so far at 1,500 units. Yep, you read well, that’s 3 Geely models inside the Ukrainian 2014 year-to-date Top 4.

Range Rover Ukraine June 2014Very successful in Ukraine: the Range Rover.

The ZAZ Vida, a rebadged previous generation Chevrolet Aveo, is the most popular model in the country this month, however only one unit separates it from the Skoda Rapid, #1 in May and #2 in June… The Toyota Corolla gets a boost thanks to the new generation in 5th position, the VW Polo is up to #10, Range Rover models (no split available this month) add up to an incredible 108 sales and 1.7%, earning them at #12 spot combined, the Nissan Qashqai is back up to #18 and the Peugeot 2008 up to #50. Apart from the 3 Geelys mentioned above, as far as Chinese models we also find the Geely Emgrand X7 at #22, the Chery E5 at #32, Chery Tiggo at #35, Great Wall Haval at #62 and JAC J5 at #69.

Previous month: Ukraine May 2014: Skoda Rapid leads, SsangYong Korando #4

One year ago: Ukraine July 2013: ZAZ Sens now leader year-to-date

Full June 2014 Top 300 models and Top 50 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Ukraine May 2014: Skoda Rapid leads, SsangYong Korando #4

June 11th, 2014 2 comments

SsangYong Korando Ukraine May 2014SsangYong Korando

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After a few months hiatus, the Ukrainian models ranking returns to BSCB, and my how you have changed! Given the political instability Ukraine is currently experiencing, it’s no surprise its new car market continues to crash down: another abysmal -80% year-on-year in May from 16,345 to 3,260 registrations. Over the first 5 months of the year, sales are down a less daunting 43% to 50,420 units – only because January was not really affected. With much smaller volumes, the models ranking is turned upside down. #11 over the Full Year 2013, the Skoda Rapid leads the way in Ukraine in May with 119 sales and 3.7% ahead of the ZAZ Vida at 3.2%, ZAZ Sens at 3% and the SsangYong Korando at 2.3% vs. #25 in 2013…

JAC J5 Ukraine May 2014. Picture courtesy of JAC UkraineJAC J5

There are a lot more surprises further down the ranking, with a much stronger presence from Chinese manufacturers. The JAC J5 comes from nowhere (it ranks 87th year-to-date) to land in 7th place with 1.9% share. It is indeed now assembled locally in the Bogdan factory (see above). The BYD F3 is #10 at 1.7%, the Geely Emgrand 7 #11, Geely CK #12, Geely MK-2 #17, Chery E5 #21 and Chery Tiggo #27.

Geely Emgrand 7 Ukraine May 2014The Geely Emgrand 7 is in pole position in the Ukrainian year-to-date ranking!

The year-to-date models ranking is also strikingly different from last year. Ukraine may be on the verge of becoming the first European country to crown a Chinese model over a Full Year, which would be a very meaningful milestone. The Geely Emgrand 7 indeed tops the sales charts 5 months into the year with 1,999 units and 4%, granted with only a 79 unit-adantage over the ZAZ Sens, leader in 2013. The Geely CK in third place (like in 2013) at 1,413 units and 2.8% makes it 2 Chinese models on the Ukrainian podium so far this year.

Previous month: Ukraine (brands) April 2014: Geely leads in market down 70%

Previous models update: Ukraine Full Year 2013: ZAZ Sens new leader, Geely CK up to #3

One year ago: Ukraine May 2013: ZAZ places Sens, Vida and Lanos in Top 5

Full May 2014 All-brands, Top 287 and 5 months Top 390 All-models Ranking Tables below.

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Ukraine: 1970-2013 Historical Info now available

June 1st, 2014 No comments

1966 ZAZ 966

Historical info spanning the past five decades is now available for Ukraine on BSCB! For the 1970-1991 period, the data is for USSR which Lithuania belonged to then, and Lada models reigned supreme. Between 1992 and 2005 I do not have any models information at all about the Ukrainian new car market so if you do, please ensure you get in touch! From 2006 onwards, data starts to trickle down to become full-blown all-models data from 2011 on. In the past 8 years, local carmaker ZAZ which now assembles Daewoos and Cherys in the country has monopolised the Top spot 7 times: the Lanos was #1 for 6 consecutive years from 2006 to 2011 and the Sens (a Lanos twin) took the highest honours in 2013. The Skoda Octavia is the only import to have managed to top the sales charts: in 2012.

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

Ukraine 2002: Lada holds 47% share in market up 50%

Ukraine 2006-2007: ZAZ Lanos new leader

Ukraine 2008: ZAZ Lanos and Chevrolet Aveo best-sellers

Ukraine 2009: ZAZ Lanos in the lead

Ukraine 2010: ZAZ Lanos best-seller

Ukraine 2011: ZAZ Lanos leader, two Ladas on podium

Ukraine 2012: Skoda Octavia and Kia Rio shine

Ukraine 2013: ZAZ Sens new leader, Geely CK up to #3

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Ukraine (brands) April 2014: Geely leads in market down 70%

May 29th, 2014 3 comments

Geely MK Ukraine April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruGeely MK (Russian model shown)

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With the Crimean crisis still not resolved, the Ukrainian new car market falls deeper into recession: down a very depressing 70% year-on-year in April to just 7,765 registrations. That’s an annualised rate of less than 100,000 sales, to be compared to 623,253 sales in 2008 and a low of 162,291 in 2009 in the midst of the global financial crisis. For now the 2014 year-to-date figure is down 32% on 2013 to 45,781 units. Geely is clearly the winner in this gloomy environment, reclaiming the top spot it holds year-to-date thanks to 964 sales and 12.4% share, adding up to 5,990 and 13.1% so far in 2014.

Lifan X60 Ukraine April 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruChinese Lifan is among only 7 brands in the Top 30 to lose less than half their sales year-on-year.

This month two additional carmakers hold 10% of the Ukrainian market or more: Toyota is up to 2nd place with 913 sales and 11.8% and ZAZ at #3 with 775 units and 10%, down ‘only’ 44% year-on-year. In total and including ZAZ, only 7 brands in the Top 30 lose less than half their sales year-on-year: Bogdan down 11% to #11, Daewoo down 3% to #14, BMW down 48% to #19, Lexus down 32% to #22, Lifan down 17% to #25 and Great Wall down 34% to #27. That’s right: no brand in the Top 30 gained ground year-on-year in April. Depressing times indeed. On the other end of the scale, Citroen drops 89%, Hyundai is at -86%, Kia and Volkswagen at -85%, Chevrolet at -84% and Mitsubishi at -83%.

Previous month: Ukraine (brands) March 2014: Geely leader year-to-date in market down 51%

One year ago: Ukraine April 2013: Hyundai Accent and VW Polo on top

Full April 2013 Top 30 brands Ranking Table below.

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Ukraine (brands) March 2014: Geely leader YTD in market @ -51%

April 8th, 2014 No comments

Geely Emgrand 8 Ukraine March 2014. Picture courtesy of autocentre.uaGeely Emgrand 8

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The Crimea situation has had a clear impact on new car sales in Ukraine: down a horrendous 51% year-on-year in March to just 10,938 registrations which brings the First Quarter total to 38,016 units, down 14% on 2013. If ZAZ reclaims the brands top spot this month for just 12 units at 1,441 sales and 13.2% share, Geely is still by far the most popular carmaker in the country in the year-to-date ranking with 5,026 sales vs. 3,381 after selling more than double any other manufacturer in February (2,094 units). Toyota is back up 3 spots on last month to #3, Hyundai ranks 4th but is down 77% year-on-year and Volkswagen rounds up the Top 5 at -64%. Notice also Bodgan up 127% (!) to #9, Daewoo up 56% to #13 and Subaru up 42% to #16.

One year ago: Ukraine March 2013: Hyundai Accent and Geely CK in command

Full March 2014 Top 30 brands Ranking Table below.

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Ukraine Full Year 2013: ZAZ Sens new leader, Geely CK up to #3

February 13th, 2014 No comments

ZAZ Sens Ukraine 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe ZAZ Sens leads the Ukrainian car market for the first time this year.

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New car sales in Ukraine are down 10% year-on-year in 2013 to 213,322 registrations, and I can now share with you a models ranking for the Full Year 2013. For the first time ever, the ZAZ Sens is the most popular vehicle at home thanks to sales up 4% to 7,096 and 3.3% share. Note its twin the ZAZ Lanos was leader from 2006 to 2011 but only ranks #6 this year. In fact, it seems there is a curse associated with topping the annual sales charts in Ukraine: the Skoda Octavia, #1 in 2012, is down a harsh 57% to #12 this year… The Hyundai Accent is up one spot on 2012 but down 20% to #2 with 5,573 units and 2.6% share. But the biggest surprise comes in third position…

Geely CK Ukraine 2013The Geely CK is the third most popular vehicle in Ukraine in 2013.

The Geely CK is up a fantastic 6 spots to climb onto the podium in 2013 thanks to sales up 2% to 5,069 units and 2.4% share. Already #1 in July and December 2012, the CK reiterates this feat in January this year. But wait there’s more Geely great news: the Emgrand 7 is up a huge 70% on 2012 to land inside the annual Top 10 at #9 with 4,192 sales and 2%, peaking at #2 in September and #3 in both November and December. This means both the CK and Emgrand 7 are now posing themselves as serious candidates for the 2014 overall top spot. Add to this the Geely MK-2/Cross up 116% and 43 spots to #23 and the Geely MK up 4 ranks to #24 and you have a truly outstanding year in Ukraine for Geely, now #3 manufacturer in the country.

ZAZ Vida Ukraine 2013. Picture by zr.ruZAZ Vida

In other news, the ZAZ Vida – a badge-engineered previous generation Chevrolet Aveo – is up 129% to #4 with 4,923 sales for its first full year in market, the Renault Logan remains 5th but delivered an excellent 2nd place both in November and December, the Bogdan 110 (aka Lada 110) is up a massive 196% and 40 ranks on 2012 to slip inside the Top 10 at #10 and the Skoda Rapid lands directly at #11 with 3,674 sales, already the brand’s best-seller in the country just above the Octavia. Further down, notice the Ford Focus up 47% to #15, the Toyota RAV4 up 83% to #18 and the SsangYong Korando up 34% to #25.

Previous post: Ukraine (brands) January 2014: Geely most popular

Previous 2013 post: Ukraine (brands) Full Year 2013: Hyundai #1, Geely up 36% to #3

One year ago: Ukraine Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia and Kia Rio shine

December Top 10 and Full Year 2013 Top 479 All-models Ranking Tables below.

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Ukraine (brands) January 2014: Geely most popular

February 11th, 2014 No comments

Geely MK Cross Ukraine January 2014. Picture courtesy of drive2.ruGeely MK Cross

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The Ukrainian market is down 1% year-on-year in January to 11,874 registrations. The big event is the pole position of Chinese manufacturer Geely in the brands ranking thanks to sales up 33% on January 2013 to 1,503 units, potentially making Ukraine the only country in the world (including China!) where a Chinese carmaker tops the sales charts! Geely is followed this month by Toyota up a whopping 97% to 1,352 sales, local carmaker ZAZ up 19% to 920 units and Ford up 58% to 914 sales. Traditional leader Hyundai is down a harsh 43% on January 2013 to rank 7th this month, while Renault (+39%), Peugeot (+69%) and Mazda (+174%) all shine. Finally, notice Chinese MG breaking into the Top 30 this month at #26 with sales up 150% year-on-year.

Previous post: Ukraine (brands) Full Year 2013: Hyundai #1, Geely up 36% to #3

One year ago: Ukraine January 2013: Geely CK in the lead once again!

Full January 2014 Top 30 brands Ranking Table below.

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Ukraine (brands) Full Year 2013: Hyundai #1, Geely up 36% to #3

February 11th, 2014 2 comments

Geely CK Ukraine 2013Geely CK. Geely is now the third most popular brand in Ukraine…

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New car sales in Ukraine are down 10% year-on-year in 2013 to 213,322 registrations, and for now I can only share with you a Top 30 ranking by brands, hopefully models will follow shortly. If the best-selling carmaker in the country, Hyundai, remains unchanged compared to 2012 in spite of sales down a harsh 21% to 18,001 and 8.4% share, the rest of the ranking is completely reshuffled in 2013, with two very big surprises. Firstly, neighbour Lada completely crumbles down, losing more than half its sales year-on-year (-54%) and going from #2 and 8.3% share in 2012 to #11 and 4.3% in 2013…

Hyundai Accent Ukraine 2013Hyundai remains the most popular brand in Ukraine in 2013.

Secondly, Chinese manufacturer Geely shoots up 7 spots to land at a world-best third place thanks to sales up 36% to 16,436 and 7.7% share, even ranked #1 brand a few times in 2013! An exceptional performance indeed for the only Chinese brand in the Top 20, the next two being Chery (#25) and BYD (#27). In other news, thanks to sales declining less than the market (-3%), local carmaker ZAZ is up one spot to #2 and 8.3% share, Toyota is down 2% but up two ranks to #4, while Kia (-18%), Volkswagen (-19%), Skoda (-12%), Nissan (-10%) and Renault (-17%) all lose significant ground. Finally, notice Peugeot (+28%), Citroen (+29%), Bogdan (+86%) and Mazda (+54%) in great shape.

Previous post: Ukraine November 2013: Renault Logan up to #2

Previous year: Ukraine Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia and Kia Rio shine

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Ukraine November 2013: Renault Logan up to #2

December 28th, 2013 1 comment

Renault Logan Ukraine November 2013. Picture courtesy of 4.bp.blogspot.comRenault Logan

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New car sales in Ukraine are down a harsh 17% year-on-year in November to 16,282 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 190,542 units, now down 1% on 2012. The locally-produced ZAZ Sens remains in the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to 581 sales and 3.6% but the best performer this month is the Renault Logan, decidedly in shape in November after leading the overall ranking last year, with the new generation pushing the model up to #2 with 558 units and 3.4%. Another outstanding performer is the Geely Emgrand 7, back up 4 spots on October to #3 with 524 sales and 3.2% after ranking #2 in September. The Emgrand 7 now ranks #10 year-to-date, making it two Geely in the 2013 Top 10 along with the CK in third place.

Geely Emgrand 7 Ukraine November 2013. Picture courtesy of auto.sohu.comThe Geely Emgrand 7 is on the Ukrainian podium for the 2nd time in 3 months.

The Toyota Prius is up to #5 with 383 sales and 2.4%, however this corresponds to 87% of its year-to-date sales and in the absence of a new model and any history of hybrid ‘taste’ in the Ukrainian car market I suspect this is the typo from the manufacturer. I will confirm this next month. The Kia Sportage for its part is back up to #6 with 2.2% share vs. #13 and 1.5% year-to-date, the Toyota Corolla remains inside the Top 10 at #10, the Geely MK-2/Cross is up a further  two spots to #14 vs. #24 so far in 2013, the Peugeot Boxer is up 36 to #16 vs. #124, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado up 42 to #20 vs. #48 and the Renault Dokker up a further 6 to #28 vs. #101.

Previous month: Ukraine October 2013: ZAZ Vida up to #2, Skoda Rapid on podium

One year ago: Ukraine November 2012: Renault Logan takes the lead

Full November 2013 Top 200 models Ranking Table below.

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