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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%).
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.
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
Full August 2013 Top 240 Ranking Table below.