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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

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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

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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

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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

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

June 23rd, 2013 1 comment

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

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After having brilliantly gained 33% last month, Ukrainian new car sales are back down a painful 23% year-on-year in May to 16,345 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total into negative along the way at 87,742 units, down 2% on 2012… Following a trend we have also seen this month in Czech Republic, Italy and Romania, local carmaker ZAZ is reaping the benefits of a more nationalistic market: it ranks #1 brand with 10.5% share and places 3 models inside this month’s Top 5. For the first time since January 2012, the ZAZ Sens (aka Chevrolet Lanos) is back in pole position thanks to 627 sales and 3.8% share. It is now up to #2 year-to-date vs. #4 in 2012, below only the Hyundai Accent, down to #2 in May at 520 units and 3.2%. The VW Polo is also down one rank to #3 with 475 sales and 2.9%.

Skoda Rapid Ukraine May 2013b. Picture courtesy of zr.ruSkoda Rapid

The ZAZ Vida, a rebadged previous generation Chevrolet Aveo, remains at a record 4th place and improves its market share to a best-ever 2.8% thanks to 463 units sold, up 157% year-on-year. Finally the ZAZ Lanos is up 10 spots on last month to #5 with 451 sales and 2.8%. Other great May performers include the Toyota RAV4 up 2 further ranks and 189% year-on-year to #6 and the Skoda Rapid up a whopping 29 spots to break into the Ukrainian Top 10 for the very first time at #7 with 385 units and 2.4% and now by far Skoda’s best-seller in the country, hitting the Skoda Octavia full frontal (-81%). Notice also the Mercedes GL-Class up 34 ranks to #61.

Previous month: Ukraine April 2013: Hyundai Accent and VW Polo on top

One year ago: Ukraine May 2012: ZAZ Forza in Top 10, Geely Emgrand EC7 #20

Full May 2013 Top 150 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Ukraine April 2013: Hyundai Accent and VW Polo on top

May 15th, 2013 2 comments

VW Polo Ukraine April 2013. Picture by road2.ruVW Polo (Russian model shown)

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Ukrainian new car sales are flamboyantly back into positive territory in April, up a whopping 33% year-on-year to 25,884 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 67,512 units, up 5% on 2012. The Hyundai Accent seems to have found its calling: it is the most popular model in the country for the third month in a row thanks to 929 sales and 3.6% share, reinforcing its 2013 year-to-date pole position at 2,361 units and 3.5%. The VW Polo also excels this month, up 4 spots on March and 84% year-on-year to #2 with 872 sales and 3.4% and now #4 year-to-date. The Kia Rio remains in third place both in April and year-to-date at 794 units and 3.1% and 1,900 sales and 2.8% respectively. Notice the Geely CK holding onto its 2nd spot YTD in spite of dropping to #5 this month.

ZAZ Vida Ukraine April 2013. Picture by zr.ruZAZ Vida

After breaking into the Ukrainian Top 10 and Top 5 for the first time last month, the ZAZ Vida which is none other than a badge-engineered previous generation Chevrolet Aveo is up one further rank in April to #4 at 687 units and 2.7% and is now #7 YTD. Other great performers this month include the Toyota RAV4 up 219% to #8 thanks to the new generation, the Hyundai Elantra up 8 spots to #9, the Geely Emgrand EC7 extremely solid again at #12, up 414% year-on-year, the SsangYong Korando up 205% to #16 and the Renault Sandero up 111% to #19.

Chery E5 Ukraine April 2013Chery E5

Further down, notice the Skoda Rapid landing directly in 36th position with 235 sales, the Citroen C-Elysee at #38, the BYD F3 up 684% on April 2012 to #42, the Peugeot 301 breaking into the Ukrainian Top 50 for the first time at #47 with 183 units, the MG 350 up to #77, Lifan X60 up to #100 and the Chery E5/Elara up 420% to #118.

Previous month: Ukraine March 2013: Hyundai Accent and Geely CK in command

One year ago: Ukraine April 2012: Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Accent dominate

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Ukraine March 2013: Hyundai Accent and Geely CK in command

April 11th, 2013 3 comments

Hyundai Accent Ukraine March 2013. Picture courtesy of themotorreport.com.auHyundai Accent

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The new car market in Ukraine stabilises in March at 20,254 registrations, down just o.4% on March 2012. However the year-to-date total is still down 7% on 2012 to 44,174 units. The Ukrainian models and brands ranking has been going through a fundamental transformation over the last 18 months. Formerly dominated by local brand ZAZ and Russian Lada, leaders up to 2011, the brands ranking is now totally reshuffled: Hyundai is #1 in March with 9% share, up 6% year-on-year, followed by Geely at 7.5% share (+56%) and Kia at 7.3% (+12%)…

Geely CK Ukraine March 2013The Geely CK is #2 so far in 2013 in Ukraine

The models ranking reflects this evolution, with the Hyundai Accent being the most popular car in the country for the 2nd month running in March thanks to 719 sales and 3.5% share. The Geely CK is flamboyant once again, up 2 spots on February to #2 at 576 units and 2.8%. It is the 8th time in the last 12 months the CK has managed to rank within the Ukrainian Top 6, even holding the pole position last July, December and January. The CK is #2 so far in 2012 with 1,325 sales and 3%. The Kia Rio rounds up the podium at 524 units and 2.6%, its first time on the podium in at least 18 months.

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

ZAZ’s salvation could come in the form of the ZAZ Vida, a badge-engineered previous generation Chevrolet Aveo which brilliantly breaks into the Ukrainian Top 10 and Top 5 for the first time this month at #5 with 495 sales and 2.4% and now ranks #9 year-to-date. Other great performers this month in Ukraine include the Geely Emgrand EC7 up to a best-ever #9 and its 2nd time in the Top 10 in the last 3 months, the Nissan Juke up 5 ranks to #11, the Toyota RAV4 up 74 to #13, Geely MK-2/Cross up 66 to #15, Nissan X-Trail up 8 to #18, SsangYong Korando up 14 to #20 and the Citroen C-Elysee up 41 to #35.

Previous month: Ukraine February 2013: Hyundai Accent in pole position

One year ago: Ukraine March 2012: Skoda Octavia and Geely CK shine again

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Ukraine February 2013: Hyundai Accent in pole position

March 30th, 2013 No comments

Hyundai Accent Ukraine February 2013Hyundai Accent

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Ukrainian new car sales are down 6% year-on-year in February to 12,750 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 23,920 units. For the first time since last June, the Hyundai Accent takes the lead of the Ukrainian models ranking with 364 sales and 2.9% share, but is only two units ahead of the Lada Samara and 8 ahead of the ZAZ Sens. This means the Geely CK, down to a still extremely respectable 4th place after leading the way in January, is still #1 year-to-date with 749 units and 3.1% share.

Other great performers this month include Nissan Qashqai at #8 vs. #15 over the Full Year 2012, the Bogdan 110 (the Lada 110 manufactured locally) at #10, the ZAZ Vida up to #13 and the Ford Kuga at #15 vs. #31 in 2012.

Previous month: Ukraine January 2013: Geely CK in the lead once again!

One year ago: Ukraine February 2012: Skoda Octavia new #1, Geely CK in Top 10

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Ukraine January 2013: Geely CK in the lead once again! UPDATED

March 1st, 2013 5 comments

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It’s a shy start of the year in Ukraine with just 11,170 new vehicles finding a buyer in January. Surprise on top: the Geely CK manages to lead the models ranking for the 2nd month in a row and the third time ever after last July thanks to 418 sales and 3.7%! This is becoming a habit now… could a Chinese model lead the ranking of a major European country over a Full Year in 2013? That would be a first… The locally-produced ZAZ Sens is back up to #2 at 365 units and 3.3% with the Hyundai Accent rounding up the podium like over the Full Year 2012 with 349 sales and 3.1%, equal with the Lada Samara.

Geely MK Cross Ukraine January 2013Geely MK Cross

Leader in 2012, the Skoda Octavia is down to 5th place this month at 303 units and 2.7% while the Lada 4×4 (aka Niva) lodges another excellent month at #6 with 280 sales and 2.5% vs. #20 in 2012. Other great performers this month include the Nissan Qashqai up to #9 vs. #15 in 2012, the Geely Emgrand EC7 breaking into the Ukrainian Top 10 for the first time at #10 vs. #25 in 2012, Nissan Juke up to #12 vs. 26 and Ford Kuga up to #13 vs. #31. Notice also the ZAZ Vida up to #17 vs. #29 and the Geely MK-2/Cross staying at a fantastic #19 spot vs. #66 in 2012, making it 3 Geelys in the Top 20 this month!

In fact, Geely is up to #2 brand in January only 8 units below Hyundai at 940 sales and 8.4%, and above Lada at 850 and 7.6%…

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

Previous month: Ukraine December 2012: Geely CK leads for the second time ever

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