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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

Full April 2013 Top 120 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full March 2013 Top 60 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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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

Full February 2013 Top 328 All-models Ranking Table below.

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

March 1st, 2013 5 comments

Geely CK 2013Geely CK

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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

Full January 2013 Top 304 All-models and Top 58 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Ukraine Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia and Kia Rio shine

January 25th, 2013 12 comments

Will the 2013 model enable the Skoda Octavia to stay #1 in Ukraine next year?

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New car sales in Ukraine are down 8% year-on-year in 2012 to 217,581 registrations, and the Top 10 best-selling models get completely reshuffled this year… The Skoda Octavia becomes the most popular vehicle in the country, thanks to sales up 21% to  7,924 units and 3.6%. The Lada Samara remains #2 with 7,378 sales and 3.4%, down 23%, while the Hyundai Accent is up 2 spots to round up the podium at 6,988 units and 3.2% and the ZAZ Sens is up 4 ranks and 19% to #4.

Kia Rio

Other great performers in the Top 10 include the Kia Rio up 28 spots and 192% to #6 thanks to the new model and the VW Polo  up 49% to #7. Special mention to the Geely CK, up 6 ranks and 59% to #9 and amazingly holding the monthly top spot twice: in July and December! Reversely the ZAZ Lanos, leader from 2006 to 2011, is down 51% to #8.

Geely CK

Further down, the Kia Sportage is up 18 spots and 59% to #12, the ZAZ Forza up 8 to #13, Toyota Camry up 20 to #16, Ford Fiesta up 21 to #17, Geely Emgrand EC7 up 55 ranks and 200% to #25, Nissan Juke up 40 to #26, ZAZ Vida (a rebadged previous gen Chevy Aveo) best-performing all-new model at #29, Ford Kuga up 19 to #31, Renault Sandero up 14 to #33, Citroen C4 up 53 to #40, VW Touareg up 22 to #41, Bogdan 2110 up 58 to #50, Mercedes ML-Class up 36 to #63, Geely MK-2/Cross up 52 to #66 and the Fiat Linea up 45 to #70.

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

Previous year: Ukraine Full Year 2011: ZAZ Lanos leader, two Ladas on podium

Full Year 2012 Top 290 Ranking Table below.

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

January 25th, 2013 No comments

Geely CK. Picture by photoscience, all rights reserved.

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The Ukrainian new car market is down 17% year-on-year in December to 20,580 registrations, bringing the Full Year 2012 total to 217,581 units, down 8% on 2011. We thought its July performance would be an exceptional one-off, but the Geely CK manages to climb to the Ukrainian models ranking pole position once again this month thanks to 907 sales and 4.4%, over one percentage point above the #2, the Skoda Octavia at 656 units and 3.2%. The ZAZ Sens rounds up the podium like last month with 650 sales and 3.1%.

Geely Emgrand EC7

The Hyundai Accent is up one spot on November to #4 at 615 units and 3%, last month’s leader the Renault Logan is down to #6 with 576 sales and 2.8% while the Lada 4×4 is up 8 ranks to #8. Geely has an exceptional month, with the Emgrand EC7 up a huge 52 ranks to a record #12 at 357 units and 1.7% and the MK-2/Cross up an even more impressive 124 spots to #19. Notice also the Ford Kuga up 7 to #14 and the Hyundai i30 up 12 to #15.

MG 350

Further down, the SsangYong Korando is up to #28, the Fiat Linea up 31 ranks to #37, the MG 350 up to a best-ever #113 with 37 sales, the Saipa Tiba up to #151, MG 6 up to #169 and the Samand Soren imported from Iran selling 6 units.

Previous month: Ukraine November 2012: Renault Logan takes the lead

One year ago: Ukraine December 2011: Geely in Top 10

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Ukraine November 2012: Renault Logan takes the lead

December 22nd, 2012 2 comments

Renault Logan

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New reporting system for this month in Urkraine and the year-to-date totals are not consistent with my figures so I am unable to share with you the exact November registrations. After 11 months, the Ukrainian new car market stands at a robust 211,604 units. For the first time this year and potentially due to the current generation being in runout mode, the Renault Logan takes the lead of the Ukrainian models ranking with a brilliant 770 sales, up 6 spots on October and adding up to 5,219 units (#5) year-to-date. The Lada Samara, leader over the last 2 months, is down to #2 with 679 sales, also its year-to-date ranking at 6,796 units below the Skoda Octavia, still #1 year-to-date so far in spite of a 4th place this month, at 7,268 sales.

Kia Sportage

The ZAZ Sens is down one to #3 and stays #4 year-to-date while the Hyundai Accent is down 2 to #5 but keeps its place on the YTD podium at #3 with 6,326 units. Notice also the VW Polo up 2 to #6, the Kia Sportage up 8 to an excellent 8th place, the Toyota Camry up 16 to #11 and the Hyundai Santa Fe up 17 to #14. The locally produced ZAZ Vida, a rebadged previous gen Chevrolet Aveo, maintains itself within the Top 20 at #18 while the Nissan X-Trail is up 15 to #19.

Peugeot 408

Further down, the Ford Kuga is up 9 ranks to #21, the Hyundai i30 up 14 to #27, the SsangYong Korando up 5 to #30 vs. #48 YTD, the Kia Cee’d stays at an exceptional #48 vs. #82 YTD, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is up 13 to #51 vs. #80 YTD, the Geely LC/Cross is up 112 spots to #90 with 51 sales for its second month in market, the Citroen C4 Aircross is up 25 to #184 and the Peugeot 4008 is up 15 to #185. Finally, the Peugeot 408 lands directly at #198 with 13 units sold in its first month.

Previous month: Ukraine October 2012: Lada Samara and ZAZ Sens strong

Previous year: Ukraine Full Year 2011: ZAZ Lanos leader, two Ladas on podium

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Ukraine October 2012: Lada Samara and ZAZ Sens strong

November 10th, 2012 8 comments

The Geely LC Cross was just launched in Ukraine in October.

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21,297 new vehicles found a buyer in Ukraine in October, bringing the year-to-date total to 172,040 units. Like last month, the Lada Samara leads the models ranking thanks to 751 sales and 3.5% but stays #2 year-to-date at 6,117 units and 3.6%. The ZAZ Sens is up one spot to #2 with 690 sales and 3.2% and ranks #4 year-to-date. The Hyundai Accent and Skoda Octavia share the third spot at 630 units and 3% both, with the Octavia keeping the YTD lead at 6,692 sales and 3.9% while the Accent is #3 at 5,753 units and 3.3%.

Lifan X60

Notice the Geely CK again extremely robust at #6 with 487 sales and 2.3% vs. #9 YTD. Other great performers this month in Ukraine include the Skoda Fabia up 7 spots to #10, the Renault Duster up 20 to #13, the ZAZ Vida at #14 vs. #31 YTD, the Honda CR-V at #22 vs. #37, the SsangYong Korando at #35 vs. #48, the Skoda Superb at #37 vs. #70, Geely MK-2/Cross at #42 vs. #63, Kia Cee’d at #48 vs. #85 and BYD F3 at #74 vs. #123.

Finally, the Lifan X60 is up 12 ranks to #182, the MG 6 is up 2 to #191, the Saipa Tiba up 33 to #198 with 13 sales, the Peugeot 4008 up 48 to #200 and the Geely LC/Cross landing at #202 with 12 units sold for its first month in Ukraine.

Previous month: Ukraine September 2012: Lada Samara leads, Geely CK up to #4

Previous year: Ukraine Full Year 2011: ZAZ Lanos leader, two Ladas on podium

Full October 2012 Top 220 Ranking Table below.

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

October 10th, 2012 5 comments

Lada Samara (VAZ 2115) 

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19,725 new vehicles were sold in Ukraine in September, bringing the year-to-date total to 150,743. Once again the models ranking gets a complete overhaul and this time it’s the 19 year-old Lada Samara, sold as the VAZ 2113-15 locally, that holds the top spot in the country for the first time in 2012 thanks to 730 sales and 3.7% share. This is in fact only slightly above its 2012 year-to-date level where it is #2 with 3.6% of the market vs. 4% in 2011, but the Skoda Octavia has made it easier by falling from #1 and 3.8% in August to #6 and 2.6% this month…

Geely CK

In 2nd place we find the Hyundai Accent at 646 units and 3.3% compared to #3 and 3.4% year-to-date, ahead of the ZAZ Sens stable with 573 sales and 2.9%. World superstar in July thanks to its pole position here, the Geely CK had dropped to #6 last month but is now back to an excellent 4th place with 547 units and 2.8%, followed by the Kia Rio up an outstanding 7 spots on August to #5 at 543 sales and 2.8% also.

Geely MK

In fact, this month most Geely models are in frank progression over August. The Geely Emgrand EC7 is up 6 ranks to a record #14 with 299 units and 1.5%, beating the #15 spot it reached in July, the Geely MK is also up 6 to #19 with 239 sales and 1.2%, the Geely MK-2/Cross is up 26 to #55 and the Geely SL is up 16 to #69. Other great performers near the top of the ranking include the ZAZ Vida – a rebadged, locally produced previous generation Chevrolet Aveo – breaking into the Ukrainian Top 10 for the first time at #10 and 336 units, and the Ford Kuga up 26 spots to #20.

SsangYong Korando

Further down, notice the Honda CR-V in runout mode before the arrival of the new model at #23 vs. #39 year-to-date, the Ford Transit up a huge 72 ranks on August to #27, the SsangYong Korando up 12 to #35, the Lada Kalina up 16 to #40, the Skoda Superb up 38 to #48, the Renault Symbol up 44 to #78, the GAZ 2705 up 76 to #87, the Range Rover up 36 to #108 and the Citroen C4 Aircross up 14 to #200.

BYD S6

Apart from Geely, there are a few other Chinese brands present in Ukraine, but only Chery manages to place models in the Top 100 this month: the QQ at #80 and the Tiggo at #82 as the Beat is down 31 spots to #109. Launched on 26 October 2011 in Ukraine, BYD is gaining ground fast, with the F3 up 67 ranks this month to #103, the S6 breaking into the Top 200 for the first time at #177 and the F6 up 12 to #222. The MG6 climbs back into the Top 200 at #193 while the Lifan X60 makes its first appearance in it at #194.

Saipa Tiba

Finally, notice also the Saipa Tiba imported from Iran at 7 sales and 15 year-to-date, the first Saipa dealership in the country, located in Kiev, opened on 23 September (see above). In the meantime the Renault Twizy registered its very first Ukrainian sale this month.

Previous month: Ukraine August 2012: Skoda Octavia and Lada Samara back on top

Previous year: Ukraine Full Year 2011: ZAZ Lanos leader, two Ladas on podium

Full September 2012 Top 200 Ranking Table below.

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