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Ukraine July 2012: HISTORICAL – The Geely CK in pole position

Geely CK

* See the Top 250 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Igor *

A very round 22,000 new vehicles found a buyer in Ukraine in July, bringing the year-to-date total to 111,379 units. Now. This is big. Last month I brought your attention to the fine performance of Great Wall in Bulgaria where the Chinese company has started production, a first for a Chinese manufacturer in Europe. However this month it is Geely that is writing history:

For the first time ever, a Chinese model is the best-seller in any country outside China.

The Geely CK sells 723 units in Ukraine in July for a 3.3% market share, up a huge 19 spots on June, outstripping the Skoda Octavia at 2.8% and the Hyundai Accent, #1 in June, at 2.7%. The only precedent for a Chinese model overseas was the #1 spot of the Great Wall Wingle last November in New Caledonia which is actually a French territory. Time will tell whether this is just a one-off or the start of a long term prominence of Geely models in Ukraine…

Geely Emgrand EC7

Geely is on fire this month with most models in sharp increase compared to June: the Geely Emgrand EC7 is up 34 spots to #15 with 319 sales and 1.5%, the Geely MK is back up to #20 with 260 units and 1.2%, the Geely MK-2 is down 11 spots to a still brilliant #36 vs. #68 year-to-date and the Geely SL is up 37 to #81 with 73 sales.

Geely SL

Other great performers in Ukraine this month include the Hyundai Elantra up a massive 19 spots on June to #7, the ZAZ Forza holding itself within the Top 10 at #9, the Nissan Qashqai up to #12 vs. #20 year-to-date, the Honda CR-V up 20 spots to #22, the ZAZ Vida at #26, the Opel Astra up 23 to #31, the Peugeot 207 in run out mode and up 110 spots to #44 and the Mercedes ML-Class up 27 to #46.

Previous month: Ukraine June 2012: Hyundai Accent takes the lead

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

Full July 2012 Top 250 Ranking Table below.

Ukraine July 2012:

PosModelJul-12%Jun2012%Pos2011
1Geely CK7233.3%202,4632.2%1015
2Skoda Octavia6242.8%24,8154.3%14
3Hyundai Accent5922.7%13,8993.5%35
4ZAZ Sens5702.6%63,6673.3%48
5Lada Samara5692.6%43,9753.6%22
6Kia Rio5462.5%53,3703.0%634
7Hyundai Elantra5182.4%262,0121.8%1314
8ZAZ Lanos4762.2%73,3823.0%51
9ZAZ Forza4452.0%92,0981.9%1221
10VW Polo4091.9%83,1992.9%712
11Ford Fiesta3901.8%101,6931.5%1638
12Nissan Qashqai3631.7%161,4631.3%2017
13Lada Priora3491.6%122,5342.3%93
14Renault Logan3481.6%33,0452.7%87
15Geely Emgrand EC73191.5%491,2241.1%2880
16Daewoo Matiz2971.4%221,4871.3%1810
17Skoda Fabia2861.3%131,9071.7%1413
18Toyota Camry2841.3%111,6841.5%1736
19Kia Sportage2691.2%151,8771.7%1530
20Geely MK2601.2% –1,1241.0%3228
21Toyota Corolla2581.2%141,4821.3%1916
22Honda CR-V2581.2%428010.7%4746
23Chevrolet Nubira/Lacetti2531.2%211,4071.3%2125
24Fiat Doblo2471.1%291,2591.1%2635
25Ford Focus2381.1%191,1911.1%2911
26ZAZ Vida2371.1%247490.7%49 –
27Lada Granta2361.1%176960.6%54 –
28Hyundai Santa Fe2331.1%321,2291.1%2727
29Nissan Juke2281.0%271,3161.2%2466
30Renault Duster1970.9%231,3581.2%2331
31Opel Astra1970.9%548110.7%4574
32Toyota RAV41910.9%309310.8%4043
33Citroen C41790.8%379540.9%3893
34Ford Kuga1690.8%359910.9%3550
35Chevrolet Aveo1670.8%282,3122.1%116
36Geely MK-2/Cross1670.8%255770.5%68118
37Chevrolet Cruze1610.7%361,1561.0%3148
38Renault Sandero1600.7%479590.9%3747
39Kia Cerato/Koup1600.7%436890.6%5554
40VW Golf1540.7%311,1841.1%3040
41VW Passat1530.7%181,3071.2%2532
42Kia Soul1530.7%668930.8%4229
43Daewoo Nexia1460.7%458050.7%4624
44Peugeot 2071400.6%1543490.3%9383
45VW Touareg1390.6%349850.9%3663
46Mercedes ML-Class1380.6%736350.6%63109
47Nissan Almera Classic1370.6%617260.7%5357
48Toyota Avensis1370.6%526260.6%6461
49Nissan Note1350.6%517390.7%5256
50Kia Sorento1330.6%417530.7%4870
51Lada 4×41310.6%401,3771.2%2219
52VW Tiguan1300.6%381,0500.9%3453
53Suzuki SX41290.6%445490.5%7071
54Bogdan 21101280.6%596580.6%58108
55Nissan X-Trail1260.6%539420.8%3951
56Mitsubishi Outlander1230.6%646180.6%6644
57Bogdan 21111120.5%853910.4%87142
58Peugeot 3081110.5%676240.6%6562
59Hyundai ix351100.5%508960.8%4122
60GAZ 33021090.5%556670.6%5742
61Hyundai Tucson1070.5%391,1181.0%3337
62Toyota Land Cruiser Prado1060.5%338620.8%4352
63Fiat Linea1060.5%574740.4%78115
64Mitsubishi Lancer X1050.5%586440.6%6239
65Toyota Yaris1050.5%803940.4%86195
66SsangYong Korando1040.5%467440.7%5158
67Ford Mondeo1040.5%755890.5%6759
68Lada Kalina1010.5%795770.5%6926
69Toyota Land Cruiser940.4%565480.5%7178
70Toyota Highlander920.4%636730.6%5649
71Hyundai Sonata910.4%726580.6%5941
72Kia Optima/Magentis890.4%834470.4%79n/a
73Toyota Auris870.4%605250.5%7367
74Mitsubishi ASX830.4%487470.7%5033
75VW Caddy830.4%626490.6%6055
76Honda Civic820.4%703860.3%88128
77Lexus RX790.4%744350.4%8068
78Peugeot Partner780.4%813430.3%9491
79VW Transporter770.4%993170.3%10294
80Peugeot 107730.3%1125210.5%7490
81Geely SL730.3%1183000.3%107185
82Renault Fluence720.3%714030.4%8564
83Hyundai i20720.3%843610.3%9299
84Skoda Superb710.3%775000.4%7576
85Ford Fusion700.3%764820.4%7623
86Hyundai i10680.3%654800.4%7795
87BMW 5 Series680.3%913420.3%95139
88Peugeot Boxer670.3%1232160.2%129n/a
89BYD F3670.3%1531930.2%137n/a
90Porsche Cayenne650.3%863350.3%97112
91Mitsubishi Pajero Sport640.3%824300.4%8160
92Honda Accord620.3%944110.4%8369
93ZAZ Lanos Pick-up610.3%893800.3%9085
94Chery QQ600.3%884220.4%8277
95VW CC600.3%683680.3%91 –
96Citroen Berlingo580.3%933380.3%9673
97Ford Connect580.3%1002700.2%113110
98Audi Q7560.3%1242590.2%116148
99Hyundai i30550.3%698600.8%4420
100Chery Tiggo550.3%1023130.3%10379
101Kia Cee’d500.2%1062810.3%109105
102VW Jetta490.2%1472240.2%124150
103Chevrolet Captiva480.2%1153220.3%101167
104Mitsubishi Pajero480.2%1331990.2%134102
105SsangYong Kyron470.2%873090.3%10586
106Peugeot 3008470.2%1223020.3%10688
107Chery Beat460.2%923300.3%99104
108GAZ 2705460.2%1133230.3%10098
109Skoda Yeti450.2%952810.3%110194
110Nissan Tiida430.2%965290.5%7265
111Chery M11410.2%983130.3%10472
112Mercedes E-Class410.2%1102560.2%117120
113Range Rover Evoque410.2%1192520.2%119n/a
114Opel Zafira410.2%1441360.1%166199
115Audi A6400.2%1052940.3%108125
116Chery Amulet400.2%1042630.2%11487
117Mazda CX-5390.2%1092810.3%111 –
118Great Wall Voleex C30390.2%1271500.1%158 –
119Renault Kangoo380.2%784070.4%84103
120Citroen C1370.2%1082180.2%127140
121SsangYong Actyon370.2%1971170.1%177124
122Chevrolet Niva360.2%973310.3%9875
123Kia Picanto350.2%1012360.2%120172
124BMW X3350.2%1721570.1%156176
125Opel Corsa350.2%1621470.1%160197
126Ford Transit340.2%1143810.3%8997
127Mazda3340.2%1202280.2%12284
128Mazda6330.2%1112260.2%12392
129Mercedes S-Class330.2%1261630.1%151141
130BMW X6330.2%1611500.1%159129
131Ford C-Max330.2%1641190.1%175208
132Lada 110320.1%906480.6%619
133BMW X1320.1%1361780.2%144164
134VW Touran310.1%1032550.2%118119
135BMW X5310.1%1292300.2%121113
136Great Wall Haval H3310.1%1391960.2%136n/a
137Fiat 500310.1%2201090.1%180216
138Subaru Outback300.1%1172750.2%112101
139Chery Kimo290.1%1372620.2%115117
140Fiat Grande Punto290.1%1582170.2%128130
141Mitsubishi L200290.1%1592130.2%13096
142Subaru Forester290.1%1322090.2%13389
143Chevrolet Orlando280.1%1301990.2%135215
144GAZ 33023280.1%1481930.2%138123
145Renault Master280.1%1871790.2%143157
146Opel Insignia270.1%1671400.1%162179
147Toyota Hilux270.1%1431370.1%164163
148Jaguar XF270.1%n/a510.0%224n/a
149Audi Q5260.1%1311680.2%148145
150VW Multivan250.1%1631330.1%167151
151Infiniti FX240.1%1801860.2%140154
152Audi A4240.1%176940.1%195169
153Citroen C3 Picasso230.1%1072130.2%131133
154Ruta 20/22/25230.1%2181370.1%165100
155SsangYong Rexton220.1%1601840.2%141121
156GAZ 32213220.1%1491710.2%146135
157Lexus LX220.1%1421610.1%152122
158Volvo XC90220.1%1501590.1%154160
159Audi A5220.1%1571260.1%172184
160Volvo XC60220.1%184970.1%189202
161Mercedes Vito220.1%192690.1%209n/a
162Chevrolet Malibu220.1%n/a350.0%n/a –
163Range Rover210.1%1382110.2%132111
164Renault Megane210.1%1161720.2%145127
165Renault Koleos210.1%1751200.1%174147
166Porsche Panamera210.1%1521180.1%176190
167Mercedes Viano210.1%185790.1%205n/a
168Peugeot 508210.1%198680.1%211 –
169Kia Venga200.1%1342220.2%125166
170MG 550200.1%1771280.1%170n/a
171VW Amarok190.1%1701580.1%155146
172Citroen DS4190.1%173950.1%192 –
173MG 6190.1%206480.0%230 –
174VW Crafter190.1%n/a450.0%240n/a
175Nissan Pathfinder180.1%1931690.2%147137
176Nissan Murano180.1%1551610.1%153177
177Toyota Venza180.1%1711440.1%16182
178Jeep Grand Cherokee180.1%2081030.1%182188
179Volvo S40180.1%1411000.1%186n/a
180Mercedes C-Class180.1%215810.1%202207
181BMW 3 Series180.1%210450.0%241210
182Kia Mohave170.1%1821290.1%169175
183Audi Q3170.1%1781100.1%179n/a
184Daihatsu Terios170.1%214850.1%198171
185Lancia Y170.1%191640.1%213 –
186Lexus GS170.1%199470.0%235 –
187Audi A1170.1%n/a350.0%n/an/a
188Renault Logan Van160.1%1282200.2%126132
189Audi A7160.1%1951030.1%183187
190Mazda CX-7160.1%1681030.1%184152
191Lifan 620160.1%146980.1%188158
192Honda Pilot160.1%188950.1%193196
193Renault Trafic160.1%166840.1%199201
194Hyundai Veloster160.1%n/a500.0%225 –
195Suzuki Grand Vitara150.1%1561530.1%157106
196Subaru XV150.1%202830.1%200 –
197Honda Jazz150.1%190680.1%212173
198Citroen C3150.1%205490.0%228168
199Hyundai H1140.1%1251660.1%149144
200Nissan Teana140.1%1741300.1%168153
201Mercedes GL-Class140.1%2191070.1%181143
202Audi A8140.1%165970.1%190212
203Jeep Compass140.1%n/a810.1%203211
204Mercedes GLK-Class140.1%n/a500.0%226213
205Hyundai Grandeur140.1%186460.0%238223
206Lifan 320130.1%1941010.1%185n/a
207UAZ 31519130.1%213910.1%196186
208Skoda Roomster130.1%203770.1%206174
209Fiat Qubo130.1%169560.1%218 –
210Renault Symbol120.1%1451920.2%139107
211Bogdan 2310120.1%222970.1%191170
212Renault Scenic120.1%183950.1%194149
213Peugeot Bipper120.1%n/a560.1%219n/a
214Mercedes CLS-Class120.1%224410.0%247n/a
215Mercedes Sprinter120.1%211370.0%249n/a
216Fiat Sedici120.1%n/a170.0%n/an/a
217Renault Latitude110.1%1511120.1%178191
218Seat Leon110.1%1791000.1%187138
219VW Caravelle110.1%201810.1%204181
220BYD G3110.1%217430.0%244n/a
221Mercedes B-Class110.1%n/a210.0%n/an/a
222Lifan X60110.1%n/a160.0%n/a –
223Range Rover Sport100.0%1351810.2%142162
224Seat Ibiza100.0%n/a690.1%210114
225Volvo S60100.0%n/a430.0%245n/a
226Seat Altea100.0%n/a370.0%250178
227Lexus GX90.0%1811280.1%171131
228Great Wall Haval H590.0%189730.1%207 –
229Peugeot RCZ90.0%221620.1%217n/a
230FAW CA103190.0%n/a440.0%243n/a
231Subaru Legacy90.0%n/a270.0%n/a203
232Citroen C4 Aircross90.0%200220.0%n/a –
233UAZ 390980.0%2071640.1%150134
234VW Scirocco80.0%216550.0%220214
235Suzuki Splash80.0%n/a470.0%236183
236Chery E5/Elara80.0%n/a410.0%248165
237Chery Eastar80.0%n/a300.0%n/a209
238Suzuki Jimny80.0%n/a290.0%n/an/a
239Land Rover Freelander70.0%121730.1%208205
240IZH 2717570.0%204640.1%214189
241Subaru Impreza70.0%225630.1%215192
242Honda CrossTour70.0%n/a520.0%221n/a
243Citroen Nemo70.0%n/a480.0%231n/a
244Infiniti M70.0%n/a480.0%232n/a
245Mini70.0%n/a350.0%n/an/a
246Mini Countryman70.0%n/a330.0%n/an/a
247GAZ 275270.0%n/a260.0%n/an/a
248BYD F670.0%n/a220.0%n/an/a
249Daihatsu Sirion70.0%n/a190.0%n/an/a
250Lifan 52070.0%n/a150.0%n/a222

Source: Manufacturers, many thanks to Igor for sharing the data!

This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. Wow, it’s so interesting to read about my country on other sites. Thank you author for your job, keep going 🙂

    As for Geely CK – Yes, it’s the most accessible car on market – prices start from 6800 USD. And our bestseller Lada 2107 stopped sales a few months ago. Also as the marketing director Sergei Borovyk states, it’s not the result of one month, but a long time struggle. Besides, some cars could not be registered in june, so they waited for july. http://www.autoconsulting.ua/article.php?sid=24686

  2. Ukraine has its own ZAZ auto company. How is it possible that the car is the best seller is from Chinese “copy” car company?

  3. This is interesting. Clearly, Ukrainians aren’t brand- snobs and are willing to invest in such cars from China/Asia. I have a feeling that Malaysia’s Proton would do well in this market, considering that their latest offerings are excellent value for money and are ahead of the average Chinese car. Too bad Proton isn’t interested. Yet.

    P.S Thanks for all your articles Matt, I have been visiting your site on a regular basis now. Keep up the good work. :]

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