Ukraine October 2017: VW Golf & Audi A3 surprise leaders, market up 36%

The A3 helps lift Audi sales in Ukraine up 249% in October. 

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September sales are up 35.9% to 7.840 (the largest monthly volume since March 2014) and October is up 26% to 7.652 to lead to an Ukrainian year-to-date tally up 30.3% to 65.474 units. This is 82% above the same period in 2015 but 21% down on 2014 and 64% down on 2013. Brand leader Toyota evolves like the market at +26% in Ocrtover to 12.8% share, distancing Volkswagen up 174% to 10.4%, Renault down 13% to 8.7% and Skoda up 23% to 6.9%. Audi soars a monumental 249% to 6.3% share this month vs. 3.2% year-to-date, new brand Ravon is up 265%, Mazda up 46%, Peugeot up 83%, Citroen up 52%, Chery up 475%, Subaru up 96%, Honda up 55% and Fiat up 182%. Among smaller brands, Infiniti is up 277%, Geely up 147% and Seat up 144%.

First 10 months comparison – Ukraine 2013/2017:

UKR Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
2013 11,989 13,591 22,565 26,115 15,091 14,887 17,984 22,195 20,333 16,081
2014 11,875 15,215 10,964 7,754 5,675 6,209 6,818 6,402 5,788 5,891
2015 2,597 2,924 2,259 3,057 2,994 3,372 5,344 3,464 4,376 5,596
2016 3,183 4,201 4,902 5,697 4,447 4,781 5,548 5,629 5,771 6,073
2017 4,822 4,856 7,278 6,445 6,592 6,884 6,425 6,598 7,840 7,652

The VW Golf is the best-selling nameplate in Ukraine this month. 

Over in the models ranking, the VW Golf soars to pole position with 5.6% share vs. 1.4% year-to-date while the Audi A3 does even better in 2nd place at 4.4% vs. 0.8% so far in 2017. In fact, the Golf sells 47% of its YTD volume in October and the A3 sells 62% of its 2017 total so far just this month and 31% in September… The Toyota RAV4 holds strong in third place vs. #4 in 2017 ahead of the Toyota Camry and Skoda Octavia. The Renault Logan, #2 year-to-date, is down to #7 while the 2017 leader the Kia Sportage is down to #8 but remains by far in the lead thanks to deliveries up 51%. Notice also the Skoda Rapid up to #11, the Hyundai Accent up to #15 and the Ford Kuga up to #22. The Ravon R4 (#29) tops recent launches above the Skoda Kodiaq (#35) and Toyota C-HR (#41).

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Ukraine August 2017: RAV4 and Duster catch up on Sportage

The Toyota RAV4 is up 88% year-on-year in Ukraine in August. 

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The Ukrainian new car market is up 17.2% year-on-year in August to 6.598 registrations, returning the sales level to 2014 (6.402) and 90% above the August 2015 figure. Year-to-date, new car sales in Ukraine are up a round 30% on 2016 to 49.900 units, up 92% on 2015 but down 30% on 2014 and down 65% on 2013.

First 8 months comparison – Ukraine 2013/2017:

UKR Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
2013 11,989 13,591 22,565 26,115 15,091 14,887 17,984 22,195
2014 11,875 15,215 10,964 7,754 5,675 6,209 6,818 6,402
2015 2,597 2,924 2,259 3,057 2,994 3,372 5,344 3,464
2016 3,183 4,201 4,902 5,697 4,447 4,781 5,548 5,629
2017 4,822 4,856 7,278 6,445 6,592 6,884 6,425 6,598

VW Tiguan sales are up 14-fold on August 2016 in Ukraine thanks to the new model.

In the brands ranking, the podium frankly outpaces the market with both Toyota and Renault up 28% while Volkswagen is up 27% and overtakes Kia to land in third place year-to-date also. In fact, the Top 8 brands for August exactly replicate the YTD order, with Skoda delivering the largest gain in the Top 10 at +73% followed by Nissan up 46%. Ford, down a harsh 42% on August 2016, is the only carmaker in the Top 12 to lose ground. Notice also Honda (+70%), Mitsubishi (+81%), Citroen (+86%), Porsche (+105%), Great Wall (+129%), Chery (+133%), Infiniti (+156%) and Seat (+282%) all posting spectacular year-on-year gains.

Chery sales are up 133% this month in Ukraine.

Model-wise, the Kia Sportage resist on top but sees its sales only advance by a meagre 1% year-on-year. Ion contrast, the Toyota RAV4 surges 88% and the Renault Duster soars 95% on the podium. The Skoda Octavia (+78%) at #5, the VW Tiguan up 14-fold on August 2016 at #7 and the Mazda CX-5 up 94% to #8 also impress inside the Top 10 where the Ravon R2 breaks into at #9. The SUV wave is totally engulfing the Ukrainian market with the Nissan Qashqai (+91%), Juke (+162%), Toyota Prado (+110%), Mitsubishi Outlander (+178%), Peugeot 3008 (+590%), Chery Tiggo (+170%) and Lexus RX (+64%) signing some of the largest gains inside the Top 50

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Ukraine July 2017: Sportage cements domination in market up 32% YTD

The Kia Sportage is the best-selling vehicle in Ukraine both in July and YTD. 

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The Ukrainian new car market is back on BSCB, confirming it is on the mend with July sales up a solid 16% year-on-year to 6.425 registrations. This leads to a year-to-date total up a reassuring 32% to 43.302 units. This score is up 95% on the same period in 2015 but down 33% on 2014 and down 65% on 2013. See the Ukraine market evolution for the first 7 months of the year 2013 below.

Ukraine market evolution 2013-2017:

UKR Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
2013 11,989 13,591 22,565 26,115 15,091 14,887 17,984
2014 11,875 15,215 10,964 7,754 5,675 6,209 6,818
2015 2,597 2,924 2,259 3,057 2,994 3,372 5,344
2016 3,183 4,201 4,902 5,697 4,447 4,781 5,548
2017 4,822 4,856 7,278 6,445 6,592 6,884 6,425

Renault Duster sales are up 91% in Ukraine in July. Picture infocar.ua

In the brands ranking, Toyota confirms it is now the preferred manufacturer in Ukraine, up 30% in July to 11.3% share, distancing Renault up 55% to 10.1%. Skoda (+37%) and Kia (+51%) follow while Volkswagen freefalls 40% to #5 but ranks 4th year-to-date. Nissan (+41%) and Mazda (+52%) also impress inside the Top 10 while Ford (-26%) is in difficulty. Below, Audi (+34%), Suzuki (+38%), Mitsubishi (+63%), Fiat (+120%), Honda (+122%), Porsche (+143%) Seat (+200%), Infiniti (+200%) and Chery (+218%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 30 for the month. Ravon, replacing UZ-Daewoo, lands at #13 and places the R2 at #14 in July while the R4 ranks 25th.

The Mazda CX-5 is up 95% to 6th place thanks to the new model. Picture motormania.com.ua 

Model-wise, the Kia Sportage cements the overall leadership it snapped last year, even widening the gap with its followers by gaining 70% in July and 88% year-to-date. The Skoda Octavia (+28%) lands 2nd in July but ranks 3rd so far in 2017 below the Renault Logan (+47%), down to #4 this month. The Renault Duster shoots up 91% to #3 in July just as the 2nd generation is about to be unveiled. Other great performers in the July Top 10 include the VW Polo (+67%), Hyundai Tucson (+71%), Mazda CX-5 (+95%) and Nissan Qashqai (+127%). Outside, notice the Skoda Rapid up 83%, the Nissan X-Trail up 94% and the Suzuki SX4 up 328%: the largest July year-on-year gains in Ukraine are almost monopolised by SUVs. Below the two Ravon mentioned above, the Skoda Kodiaq is the best-selling newcomer in July at #32, distancing the Toyota C-HR (#44), Hyundai Creta (#54) and Kia Niro (#110). The Chery Tiggo (#27) is the only Chinese nameplate in the Top 100.

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Ukraine Full Year 2016: Kia Sportage takes the lead in recovering market

The Kia Sportage is the best-selling vehicle in Ukraine in 2016.

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Hit full frontal by the impact of the Crimean crisis, the Ukrainian new car marker tumbled down 54% in 2014 and another 52% in 2015. The haemorrhage has stopped in 2016 with deliveries back up 41% to 65.731. The five best-selling brands frankly beat the market this year, led by Toyota up 56% to remain #1, Renault up 52%, Volkswagen up 118%, Skoda up 91% and Kia up 98%. Reversely, Ford (+38%), Nissan (+30%) and Hyundai (+33%) lose share while homegrown ZAZ drops 4% from #3 to #10. Luxury brands are having the time of their life: BMW surges 70% to break into the Top 10 at #9, Mercedes does even better at +102% to #1, Audi is up 74% to #14, Lexus up 141%, Volvo up 83% and Jaguar up 248%. Notice also Lada up 53%, Seat up 142%, Opel up 149% and MG up 537%. The big disappointment this year comes from Chinese Geely, going from #2 in 2014 to #12 in 2015 and now down an abysmal 71% to #24.

The VW Jetta leaps from #145 last year to #6 in Ukraine. 

The models ranking is turned upside down in Ukraine this year. Snapping the pole position for the first time is the Kia Sportage with sales up 3-fold on 2015 thanks to the new generation at 2.736, knocking last year’s leader, the Renault Logan, to #2. The Renault Duster (+119%) rounds up the podium ahead of the Skoda Octavia (+123%), Toyota RAV4 (+149%) and the VW Jetta up an incredible 32-fold on a year ago, going from 59 sales and #145 to 1.895 and 6th… The Toyota Corolla (+82%), Ford Fiesta (+87%) and VW Polo (+158%) also frankly beat the market inside eh Top 10. Uncontested leader at home no later than in 2014, the ZAZ Sens crumbles down 9 spots to #11 this year while its twin the Lanos is down 32 to #36. The Hyundai Tucson surges to #12 for its first full year of sales, the Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) is up 6 ranks to #13, the Suzuki Vitara up 228% to #16 and the Mercedes GLE up 312% to #17. The Mercedes GLS (#49), Renault Captur (#50), Ravon R2 (#65) and Renault Kadjar (#110) are the most popular all-new nameplates for 2016.

The Mercedes GLS is the best-selling all-new nameplate for 2016. 

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Ukraine 9 months 2016: Kia Sportage takes the lead

Kia Sportage Ukraine September 2016. Picture courtesy zavodi.uaThe Kia Sportage is now the best-selling vehicle in Ukraine so far in 2016. 

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The Ukrainian new car market has now bottomed out: July sals are up 4% year-on-year to 5.548, August up 63% to 5.629 and September up 32% to 5.771, a level equivalent to September 2014 (5.788). Year-to-date, new car sales in Ukraine now add up to 44.145 units, a 45% gain on the same period in 2015 but still down 42% on 2014 and 73% on 2013. The Top 5 best-selling carmakers all beat the market in 2016: Toyota (+55%) and Renault (+53%) lead the way above Volkswagen (+145%), Kia (+96%) and Skoda (+85%). Notice also BMW (+108%), Mercedes (+145%), Lada (+119%), Lexus (+151%), Volvo (+130%), Opel (+132%) and Jaguar (+256%) all more than doubling their sales year-on-year, whereas local brand ZAZ is down 2% to 10th overall.

First 9 months comparison – Ukraine 2013/2016:

UKR Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
2013 11,989 13,591 22,565 26,115 15,091 14,887 17,984 22,195 20,333
2014 11,875 15,215 10,964 7,754 5,675 6,209 6,818 6,402 5,788
2015 2,597 2,924 2,259 3,057 2,994 3,372 5,344 3,464 4,376
2016 3,183 4,201 4,902 5,697 4,447 4,781 5,548 5,629 5,771

vw-jetta-ukraine-september-2016The VW Jetta was the best-seller in Ukraine in July and now ranks #2 year-to-date. 

Model-wise, the Kia Sportage snaps the year-to-date pole position off the Renault Logan with 1.762 sales and 4% while the VW Jetta soars to 2nd place thanks to a mammoth July score (609 units), knocking the Logan down to #3. The Toyota RAV4 and Corolla round up the Top 5, with the Renault Duster, Lada 4×4 (aka Niva), BMW X5 and Suzuki Vitara the other SUVs in the Top 15. The Hyundai Tucson (#16), Mercedes GLE (#17), Audi Q7 (#24), Lexus RX (#38) and Mercedes GLS (#49) also shine.

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Ukraine First Half 2016: Logan and Sportage top recovering market

Renault Logan Ukraine October 2015. Picture couertesy autocentre.uaThe Renault Logan is the best-selling vehicle in Ukraine so far in 2016. Picture autocentre.ua

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The Ukrainian new car market confirms it is on the mend over the First Half of 2016 with deliveries up 58% to 27.211 units. This is however still way below the corresponding periods in 2014 (57.692) and 2013 (104.238) – see monthly detail for the past four years below. It is unclear whether new car sales in the contested Crimea region are accounted for in official Ukrainian statistics.

UKR Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
2013 11,989 13,591 22,565 26,115 15,091 14,887
2014 11,875 15,215 10,964 7,754 5,675 6,209
2015 2,597 2,924 2,259 3,057 2,994 3,372
2016 3,183 4,201 4,902 5,697 4,447 4,781

Toyota remains the most popular carmaker, outpacing the market with sales up 83% to 3.114 and 11.4% share ahead of Renault (+77%), Volkswagen (+129%), Skoda (+102%), Kia (+111%) and BMW (+154%) all drastically improving their market share. In contrast, Nissan (+23%), Hyundai (+30%), Mazda (+20%) and local manufacturer ZAZ (+10%) all underperform. Notice also Mercedes (+163%), Lada (+126%), Audi (+115%), Lexus (+213%) and Volvo (+281%) taking off, highlighting the particularly good health of premium brands in Ukraine.

Kia Sportage Ukraine June 2016. Picture courtesy zavodi.uaKia Sportage. Picture zavodi.ua 

Model-wise, after slipping to #2 for just 4 sales over Q1, the Renault Logan reclaims the pole position it held over the Full Year 2015 thanks to 978 sales, but the Kia Sportage is catching up fast in 2nd place thanks to a market-leading 2nd Quarter adding up to 972 units in 6 months. It ranked #7 in 2015. The Toyota RAV4 rounds out the podium, knocking the Corolla out of it while the VW Jetta suddenly shoots up to #5 when it only ranked #1981 in Q1 and #145 over FY15. Lastly, let’s salute the outstanding performance of the BMW X5 at #11.

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Ukraine Q1 2016: Lada 4×4 shoots up to #1 in market up 58% on ’15 but down 68% on ’14 (BSCB Exclusive)

Lada 4x4 Urban Ukraine March 2016. Picture courtesy zr.ruThe Lada 4×4 is the best-selling nameplate in Ukraine so far in 2016.

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It would appear that the Ukrainian new passenger car market, brought to a standstill by the Crimean crisis, has now bottomed up. January sales are up 22% to 3.183, February up 44% and March up 117%, leading to first Quarter volumes up 58% to 12.286. Before rushing to the champagne glasses, let’s point out this result roughly corresponds to January 2014 sales (11.875) and represents a 68% drop on the same period in 2014 – see below for more detail. Toyota leads the brands ranking with 10.2% share, edging past Renault (9.8%) in March with Nissan (6.7%) and Volkswagen (5.6%) following. Russian make Lada returns to the top of the charts at #5 with 5.4% share vs. #16 over FY15 while reversely, homegrown ZAZ plunges from #3 and 6.2% share in FY15 to #13 and 3.6% in Q1 of this year.

UKR Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
2013 11,989 13,591 22,565 26,115 15,091 14,887
2014 11,875 15,215 10,964 7,754 5,675 6,209
2015 2,597 2,924 2,259 3,057 2,994 3,372
2016 3,183 4,201 4,902

Toyota RAV4 Ukraine March 2016. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comToyota is the #1 manufacturer in Ukraine and the RAV4 was #1 in January. 

The models ranking is reshuffled by what could be described as a “Back to basics” trend that potentially has its roots in military equipment. The Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) leads by just two units with 418 sales, knocking 2015’s leader, the Renault Logan, down to #2 even though it hasn’t ranked #1 in any month so far. The Toyota RAV4 led sales charts in January and the Toyota Corolla did so in February and March: they respectively rank 3rd and 4th year-to-date. It is unclear whether new car sales in Russia-occupied parts of Ukraine are accounted for in official Ukrainian statistics. Other improving nameplates include the Renault Duster up to #5, the Nissan X-Trail up to #9, Mercedes GLE up to a fantastic 11th place, Suzuki Vitara up to #12, Audi Q7 up to #19 and Hyundai Tucson up to #20.

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Ukraine Full Year 2015: Renault Logan triumphs, market down 52%

Renault Logan Ukraine 2015. Picture courtesy autocentre.uaThe Renault Logan is the best-selling car in Ukraine in 2015. 

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Brought to a standstill by the Crimean crisis, the Ukrainian new car market falls further into oblivion in 2015 at -52% to just 46.546 registrations, less than the sales lodged during the last Quarter of 2013 (48.572)… Toyota evolves exactly like the market (-52%) to remain the most popular manufacturer in the country at 10.5% share, while Renault leaps four spots on 2014 to land in 2nd place thanks to sales down just 20% to 4.215 for a 9.1% share vs. 5.4% a year ago. ZAZ (-64%) stays in third position above Nissan (-44%) and Ford (-42%) while Hyundai (-54%) and Volkswagen (-58%) both drop two spots to #6 and #7 respectively. #2 overall last year, Chinese carmaker Geely implodes in 2015 at -83% to crumble to a paltry 12th place.

UKR Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2013 11,989 13,591 22,565 26,115 15,091 14,887 17,984 22,195 20,333 16,081 15,444 17,047
2014 11,875 15,215 10,964 7,754 5,675 6,209 6,818 6,402 5,788 5,891 6,802 7,629
2015 2,597 2,924 2,259 3,057 2,994 3,372 5,344 3,464 4,376 5,596 5,144 5,419

BMW X5 Ukraine July 2015. Picture courtesy bit.uaBMW sales are up 43% in Ukraine this year…

BMW delivers by very far the best performance of any manufacturer in Ukraine in 2015 with sales up an incredible 43% to go from #24 and 1.3% share in 2014 to #11 and 3.9% this year. Notice also Mazda (-7%), Chevrolet (-7%), Suzuki (-10%) and Volvo (+17%) all going against the grain. On the other side of the scale, Lada (-60%), Mitsubishi (-64%), SsangYong (-71%) and Daewoo (-81%) all but disappear.

Mazda CX-5 Ukraine 2015The Mazda CX-5 ranks 5th in Ukraine this year. 

Model-wise, the Renault Logan is up two spots to end two consecutive years of ZAZ Sens domination thanks to sales down just 34% to 1.639 vs. 1.147 (-63%) for the Sens. The Toyota Camry is up 12 ranks to land in third place with 1.125 units, edging past the ZAZ Lanos (-44%) at 1.124. The Mazda CX-5 is another excellent performer with sales actually up 5% to surge from #24 a year ago to #5 in 2015. The Renault Duster is up 55% to #8, the BMW X5 up 92% to #9, the Renault Sandero up 17 spots to #11 and the Ford Kuga up 19 to #15.

Chery Tiggo Ukraine 2015. Picture courtesy olx.uaThe Chery Tiggo is the most popular Chinese nameplate in Ukraine.

The Chery Tiggo (-7%) is the best-selling Chinse nameplate at #25 above the Geely Emgrand 7 down a devastating 86% and going from #2 overall in 2014 to #31 this year. The Suzuki Vitara is the best-selling newcomer, landing at #41, above the Mercedes GLE (#62).

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Ukraine October 2015: Renault takes control in market down just 5%

Renault Logan Ukraine October 2015. Picture couertesy autocentre.uaRenault dislodges Toyota to become Ukraine’s #1 carmaker in October. Picture autocentre.ua

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In our last Ukrainian update dating from July, we stressed the fact that the local new car market was ‘recovering’ with sales down 21% year-on-year. The situation got a lot darker since – with August volumes down 46% and September down 24% – before getting a lot better: October deliveries are down just 5% year-on-year to 5.596 units, the strongest month of 2015 so far. Keep in mind we are still evolving at just one-third of the sales levels of just two years ago, before the Ukrainian market got obliterated by the Crimea crisis. In fact, sales recorded over the past four months (18.780) are only marginally better than October 2013 alone (16.081)…

ZAZ Sens Ukraine 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruThe ZAZ Sens, #1 in 2014, is back to pole position at home in September.

H2 monthly sales 2013-2015 – Ukraine:

UKR Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2013 17,984 22,195 20,333 16,081 15,444 17,047
2014 6,818 6,402 5,788 5,891 6,802 7,629
2015 5,344 3,464 4,376 5,596

BMW X5 Ukraine July 2015. Picture courtesy bit.uaThe BMW X5 is up to #12 overall in Ukraine in September…

A lot is changing in Ukraine in these exceptional times. Toyota had established itself as the #1 manufacturer in the country in 2014 and so far in 2015. Geely was #2 last year but has sunk to #12 in 2015. Yet in October Renault well and truly takes control thanks to sales evolving at a very fast pace: +46% to 578 units for a 10.3% market share, the first time in recent memory that the French carmaker manages to cross the symbolic 10% mark. Renault’s success is solely due to its “access” range: the Logan (#1 year-to-date), Duster (#9) and Sandero (#11) account for 83% of its sales so far this year. Toyota (-26%) is knocked down to #2 while Ford is up a smashing 47% to third place and 7.3% share edging past ZAZ (-10%), Skoda (-11%) and Nissan (-14%). Other brands helping the market stabilise this month include Kia (+52%), BMW (+71%) up to #8 vs. #26 in FY2014, Chevrolet (+173%), Mercedes (+67%) and Chery (+73%).

Audi Q7 Ukraine October 2015…while the Audi Q7 breaks into the Top 20.

The models ranking is available with one month delay, so we will analyse September data. If the Logan stays on top year-to-date, remaining the only nameplate to sell over 1.000 units at 1.090 and 3.6% share, in September ZAZ aggressively monopolises the Top 2 spots with its twins the Sens (#1) and Lanos (#2) adding up to 308 units and 7% market share. The Skoda Rapid and Ford Fiesta both jump 9 spots on August to #4 and #5 respectively, the BMW X5 is up a further 3 ranks to reach an incredible 12th spot, the Toyota Prius ranks #15 and the Audi Q7 breaks into the Ukrainian Top 20.

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Ukraine July 2015: Renault Logan tops recovering market (-21%)

Renault Logan Ukraine July 2015. Picture courtesy of autocentre.com.uaThe Renault Logan is the best-selling model in Ukraine so far this year.

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After a year-long absence, the monthly Ukrainian brands ranking comes back to BSCB. Even though new car sales in Ukraine are down 21% year-on-year in July to 5.344 registrations, it is accurate to speak about recovery. Annihilated by the Crimea crisis, the Ukrainian new car market finished 2014 down 54% to just 97,020 registrations. The start of 2015 was disastrous: January (-78%), February (-81%), March (-79%), April (-61%), May (-47%) and June (-46%) scores were the testimony of a market stopped to an almost standstill. Sales seem to have bottomed up since the 2.259 deliveries of March though, and this July is the first month above 5.000 units since December 2014. Year-to-date, Ukrainian new car sales are down 65% on 2014 and down 80% on 2013 to just 22.547 registrations after 7 months, the equivalent to the March 2013 score alone…

First 7 months monthly registrations 2013-2015 – Ukraine:

UKR Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
2013 11,989 13,591 22,565 26,115 15,091 14,887 17,984
2014 11,875 15,215 10,964 7,754 5,675 6,209 6,818
2015 2,597 2,924 2,259 3,057 2,994 3,372 5,344

Mazda CX-5 and Mazda6 Ukraine July 2015. Picture courtesy autocentre.com.uaMazda is up 9 spots to #6 so far this year thanks to the CX-5 up to #3 overall.

The brands ranking is once again turned upside down except for the pole position still held by Toyota, improving its market share to 10.3% thanks to sales down ‘just’ 62%. Renault (-36%) gains 5 spots on a year ago to land in 2nd place overall above Nissan (-51%) whereas local manufacturer ZAZ tumbles down 77% in 4th place and Hyundai (-65%) rounds up the Top 5. The most striking implosion comes from Chinese carmaker Geely: down 88% from #1 with 7,485 sales and 11.6% share a year ago to #11 at 862 units and 3.8% now. Bucking the general trend with all their might in the Top 35 are Mazda down just 3% year-on-year and up 9 spots to #6, BMW up 4% and tripling its market share to 3.3% at #12 and Suzuki down 10% to #13.

Suzuki SX4 Ukraine July 2015. Picture courtesy autoconsultant.com.uaSuzuki leaps up to #13 overall thanks to the SX4 and Vitara.

Over in the models ranking, the Renault Logan frankly overtakes the perennial Ukrainian leader the ZAZ Sens to brilliantly snap the overall pole position, up from #3 over the Full Year 2014, while the Mazda CX-5 surges from #24 in 2014 to third overall, the Toyota Camry is up from #15 to #4 and the Skoda Octavia up from #11 to #4. The Kia Sportage, Renault Duster and Nissan X-Trail also manage to climb into the Ukrainian Top 10. Notice also the Renault Sandero (#14), Suzuki SX4 (#15), Mazda3 (#18), BMW X5 (#25) and BMW X6 (#45) lodging much-improved rankings.

BMW X5 Ukraine July 2015. Picture courtesy bit.uaBMW improves its market share 3-fold year-on-year in Ukraine.

The Geely Emgrand 7 freefalls from #2 to #26 but still leads Chinese models above the Chery Tiggo (#32), Geely MK (#40), Geely GC6 (#47), Geely CK (#51) and BYD F3 (#60). The Geely GC7 is the best-selling newcomer for 2015 at #87, followed by the Ford Ecosport (#121), Suzuki Vitara (#132), Land Rover Discovery Sport (#152) and Citroen C4 Cactus (#167).

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Two years ago: Ukraine July 2013: ZAZ Sens now #1 year-to-date

Full July and 7 months 2015 Top 55 All-brands vs. Full 7 months 2014 data below.

Full 7 months 2015 Top 316 All-models Ranking Table below.

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