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21,142 new cars were purchased in Ukraine in May, bringing the year-to-date total to 89,379. For the fourth consecutive month the Skoda Octavia is the best-selling model in the country with 760 sales and 3.6% share, reinforcing its 2012 year-to-date domination at 3,539 units and 4%. In fact May’s podium is identical to the year-to-date ranking with the Lada Samara #2 at 674 sales and 3.2% and the ZAZ Sens at #3 with 644 units and 3%.
#2 last month, the Hyundai Accent is down to a still respectable 4th place in May with 638 sales and 3%, followed by the VW Polo (+3), ZAZ Lanos (+1) and Kia Rio (-4). The best performer in the May Top 10 is the ZAZ Forza, in fact a badge-engineered Chery Fulwin 2 produced locally, up 5 spots to break into the Ukrainian Top 10 potentially for the first time ever at #10 with 360 units and 1.7% share.
Other great performers this month include the Geely MK, up 6 spots on April to become the best-selling Chinese model in Ukraine with 238 sales and 1.1% just above the Geely CK at #17 and the Geely Emgrand EC7 up a huge 54 ranks on last months to #20 at 225 units and 1.1%. The Ford Focus is up 26 ranks to #23 and the Lada Granta makes its first appearance in the Ukrainian ranking at #24 with 210 sales and 1%.
Further down, notice the ZAZ Vida, a rebadged previous generation Chevrolet Aveo, up 28 spots to break into the Ukrainian Top 50 for the first time at #32, the Kia Cerato up 34 to #34, the Honda CR-V up 20 to #43, the Hyundai i20 up 49 to #50, the Mazda CX-5 up 13 to #64, Geely MK-2 up 103 to #77, Skoda Yeti up 51 to #80, Porsche Cayenne up 26 to #84 and Citroen DS4 up 62 to #138.
Among newcomers in the Top 225 you will find the MG6 at #186 with 16 sales and the Peugeot 4008 at #217 with 10 units sold.
Previous month: Ukraine April 2012: Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Accent dominate
Full May 2012 Top 225 Ranking Table below.