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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 30 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

Full Year 2013 Top 30 brands Ranking Table below.

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

November 21st, 2013 2 comments

ZAZ Vida Ukraine October 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruZAZ Vida

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New car sales in Ukraine are down a painful 22% year-on-year to just 16,640 registrations, reducing the year-to-date gain to 1% on 2012 at 174,260 units. The ZAZ Sens reinforces its year-to-date leadership by holding the top spot again this month thanks to 572 sales and 3.4% and local manufacturer ZAZ manages a 1-2 in October, with the Vida – a badge-engineered previous generation Chevrolet Aveo produced locally – up to a best-ever 2nd place at 479 units and 2.9%. The Skoda Rapid also shines only two units below, up 8 spots on last month to #3, its 2nd best-ever ranking in the country.

Geely Emgrand EC7 Ukraine October 2013Geely Emgrand EC7

The Lanos makes it 3 ZAZ inside the Top 5 this month, while the Renault Logan, boosted by the new model, is up a mammoth 41 spots to #6 and the Geely Emgrand EC7 down 5 to a still magnificent 7th place, its 2nd best-ever ranking here. The new generation brings the Toyota Corolla back inside the Top 10 for the first time in at least 2 years, the Renault Sandero is up 46 ranks to #15, the SsangYong Korando up 25 to #17 and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport up 48 to #25.

Geely Emgrand X7 Ukraine October 2013Geely Emgrand X7

The Chinese offensive in Ukraine is getting stronger and stronger: the Geely MK2/Cross up to #16 makes it 3 Geelys inside the Top 16, the BYD F3 is up one to #44, the Geely Emgrand X7 up 51 to #66 and Lifan X60 up 82 to #101. JAC launches no less than 3 models this month: the J5 at #106 with 36 sales, the J2 at #171 with 17 units and the J6 at #192 with 12 sales.

Previous month: Ukraine September 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 up to #2!

One year ago: Ukraine October 2012: Lada Samara and ZAZ Sens strong

Full October 2013 Top 210 models Ranking Table below.

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Ukraine September 2013: Geely Emgrand EC7 up to #2!

October 9th, 2013 No comments

Geely Emgrand EC7 Ukraine September 2013Geely Emgrand EC7 (South African version shown)

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As always the month of September is pretty weak in Ukraine at just 14,379 registrations, down 27% year-on-year and bringing the year-to-date total to 157,620 units, now up just 4% on 2012. While the ZAZ Sens logically reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date at 593 sales and 4.1% adding up to 5,195 and 3.3% so far in 2013, it’s the next two steps of the podium that are a surprise: the Geely Emgrand EC7 is up 11 spots on August to lodge an extravagant all-time high 2nd place thanks to 435 units and 3% share, and is followed by the Geely CK up 5 to #3 with 389 sales and 2.7% share, earning it a third position in the year-to-date ranking also, just below the Hyundai Accent…

Chery E5 Ukraine September 2013The Chery E5 is up to #108 this month.

The good news keep coming for Chinese manufacturers in Ukraine: the Geely MK2/Cross is up 11 ranks to #18, the Geely MK is up 3 to #31, BYD F3 up 18 to #45, Geely LC/Cross up 86 to #79, MG 350 up 37 to #90, FAW Besturn B50 up 10 to break into the Ukrainian Top 100 for the first time at #94, BYD S6 up 30 to #97 and Chery QQ up 31 to #98. In fact, the Great Wall Voleex C30, down 3 spots to #100, is the only Chinese model in the Top 100 not to gain ground this month! Notice also the Chery Tiggo up 34 to #105, Chery E5 up 53 to #108 and the MG3 Cross up 3 to #179.

Previous month: Ukraine August 2013: Bogdan 110 and Renault Logan shine

One year ago: Ukraine September 2012: Lada Samara leads, Geely CK up to #4

Full September 2013 Top 200 Ranking Table below.

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Ukraine August 2013: Bogdan 110 and Renault Logan shine

September 11th, 2013 3 comments

Bogdan 110 Ukraine August 2013Bogdan 110

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New car sales in Ukraine are up a whopping 42% year-on-year in August to 27,850 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 143,421 units, up 9% on 2012. Big surprise atop the models ranking: after delivering an outstanding 2nd spot last month, the Bogdan 110, a locally produced Lada 110 obsolete in the rest of the world, is by far the most popular vehicle in the country thanks to 1,124 sales and 4% share, over one percentage share above all the other models in the market! The 110 is now #9 year-to-date at 2,910 units and 2%. The ZAZ Sens, leader in July and year-to-date, is down to #2 this month with 774 sales and 2.8%, followed by the VW Polo (2.5%) and ZAZ Lanos (2.2%).

Renault Logan Ukraine 2013. Picture courtesy of auto.am copyRenault Logan

The other great performer in Ukraine this month is the Renault Logan, boosted by the new generation of the model, up one further spot on July to #5 at 611 units and 2.2%, just above the Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus and Geely CK. Notice also the Toyota Corolla up a massive 24 spots to #11, the Skoda Fabia up 6 to #15, Honda CR-V at #20 vs. #37 year-to-date, the SsangYong Korando up 5 to #22, Peugeot 301 at #26 vs. #46 year-to-date, VW Touareg up 4 to #28, Ford B-Max up 12 to #67, Renault Lodgy breaking into the Ukrainian Top 100 for the first time at #93 and the Renault Dokker making its first appearance in the ranking at #177.

MG 5 Urkaine August 2013. Picture courtesy of tfauto.netThe MG 5 makes its first appearance in the Ukrainian ranking at #147 this month.

Ukraine is arguably the European country where Chinese manufacturers have had the most success to date. This month confirms this trend, with the Geely Emgrand EC7 stable at an excellent 13th place with 2% share, the Geely Emgrand X7 up 63 ranks to #80, FAW Besturn B50 up 27 to #104, Great Wall Haval M4 up 8 to #115, the MG 5 landing at #147 and the MG 3 Cross at #182.

Previous month: Ukraine July 2013: ZAZ Sens now leader year-to-date

One year ago: Ukraine August 2012: Skoda Octavia and Lada Samara back on top

Full August 2013 Top 240 Ranking Table below.

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

August 11th, 2013 No comments

ZAZ Sens Ukraine July 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruZAZ Sens

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The Ukrainian new car market is down a painful 13% year-on-year in July to 17,913 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 115,552 units, down 6% on 2012. Thanks to a third consecutive month in pole position at 736 sales and 4.1% share, the locally-produced ZAZ Sens takes the lead year-to-date with 3,828 units and 3.3%, passing the Hyundai Accent, down to #10 this month, at 3,672 sales and 3.2%. In second place in July we find another Ukrainian specificity: the Bogdan 110, a rebadged Lada 110 whose Russian production ended years ago, manufactured in Ukraine in the Cherkasy factory owned by the Bogdan group. The 110 sells 569 units for a 3.2% market share and now ranks #13 year-to-date in 2013 vs. #50 in 2012…

Bogdan 110 Ukraine July 2013. Picture courtesy of autocentre.uaBogdan 110

Below the ZAZ Lanos stable at #3, the Skoda Rapid confirms it is now the brand’s blockbuster in Ukraine, down just two spot on a fantastic month of June to rank #4 with 474 sales and 2.6%. The Geely CK is back up 6 ranks to #5 and passes the VW Polo to rank third year-to-date at 3,068 units and 2.7%. Other great performers include the Ford Focus and Honda CR-V both up 9 spots to #8 and #15 respectively, the Peugeot 301 up 12 to #20, Citroen C-Elysee up 9 to #22 and the Toyota Venza up 37 to #39 vs. #113 year-to-date.

FAW Besturn B50 Ukraine July 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruFAW Besturn B50

Chinese models are back to their shiny self after a lukewarm June: the Geely Emgrand EC7 is back up 90 ranks to #13, the Geely MK-2/Cross up 22 to #25, BYD F3 up 26 to #70, Geely LC/Cross up 30 to #84, Lifan X60 up 8 to #128 and the Great Wall Haval H5 back inside the Top 150 at #142. Most strikingly, we welcome 3 all-new models inside the Ukrainian Top 150 this month, and all of them are Chinese: the Great Wall Haval M4 lands at #123, the FAW Besturn B50 at #131 and the Geely Emgrand X7 at #143.

Previous month: Ukraine June 2013: ZAZ Sens leads again, Skoda Rapid up to #2

One year ago: Ukraine July 2012: Historical! Geely CK in pole position

Full July 2013 Top 175 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Ukraine June 2013: ZAZ Sens leads again, Skoda Rapid up to #2

July 14th, 2013 2 comments

Skoda Rapid Ukraine June 2013. Picture courtesy of autokult.plSkoda Rapid

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As in neighbour Russia, new car sales in Ukraine hit the brakes in June: down 18% year-on-year to 16,534 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 104,276 units, down 5% on 2012. Whereas before last month it had not led the Ukrainian models charts since January 2012, the ZAZ Sens is in pole position for the 2nd time running in June, even improving its market share from 3.8% to 4.4% thanks to 732 sales. It is however still #2 year-to-date at 3,092 units and 3% vs. 3,315 and 3.2% for the Hyundai Accent, down to #6 this month. In fact, like in May, local manufacturer ZAZ manages to place 3 models inside the Ukrainian June Top 5: the Lanos is up 2 spots to #3 at 3% and the Vida, a rebadged previous generation Chevrolet Aveo, is down one to #4.

ZAZ Sens Ukraine June 2013. Picture courtesy of www.zr.ruZAZ Sens

But the big event in this month Ukrainian models ranking is the 2nd position held by the Skoda Rapid, up 5 ranks on May to a fantastic 520 sales and 3.1% share. Whereas in most countries (including Czech Republic), Rapid sales are still lagging behind both the Fabia and Octavia in-between which it slots in the Skoda range, in Ukraine the Rapid is the brand’s runaway success, selling over twice as much as the Fabia this month (#22, 191 sales) and completely annihilating the Octavia: leader in 2012, it is down to #11 so far in 2013 and to #83 in June with just 50 units sold!

Renault Logan Ukraine June 2013. Picture courtesy of autocentre.uaRenault Logan

Another interesting evolution is the Renault Logan up 5 spots to #4 at 492 units and 3%, Ukraine being one of the first countries in the world to launch the new generation Logan under the Renault brand (Russia doesn’t have it yet), it is in fact a Renault Symbol. Further down, notice the Fiat Doblo up 2 further ranks to #9 vs. #18 year-to-date, the Bogdan 110 (aka Lada 110) up 11 to #10, the Ford Fiesta up 6 to #12, Lada Priora up 15 to #16, Daewoo Nexia up 58 to #20 and the Honda CR-V up a huge 80 ranks on May to #24.

Great Wall Voleex C30 Ukraine June 2013. Picture courtesy of infocar.uaGreat Wall Voleex C30

How are the Chinese faring in Ukraine this month? Actually not so well. There are still 19 of them in the Top 150 though, but the Geely CK is down 3 spots to #11 (now #4 year-to-date), the Geely MK down 9 to #25, ZAZ Forza (aka Chery Fulwin 2) down 7 to #36, Geely MK-2/Cross down 8 to #47, BYD F3 down 25 to #96 and the Geely Emgrand EC7 down 81 (!) to #103. On the other hand, the Great Wall Voleex C30 is up 35 to #73, and the Lifan X60 (#136), Chery Beat (#140), BYD S6 (#142), Chery Kimo (#143), MG 6 (#146) and FAW CA1031 (#150) are all back inside the Top 150…

Previous month: Ukraine May 2013: ZAZ places Sens, Vida and Lanos in Top 5

One year ago: Ukraine June 2012: Hyundai Accent takes the lead

Full June 2013 Top 150 Ranking Table below.

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