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Ukraine May 2014: Skoda Rapid leads, SsangYong Korando #4

SsangYong Korando Ukraine May 2014SsangYong Korando

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After a few months hiatus, the Ukrainian models ranking returns to BSCB, and my how you have changed! Given the political instability Ukraine is currently experiencing, it’s no surprise its new car market continues to crash down: another abysmal -80% year-on-year in May from 16,345 to 3,260 registrations. Over the first 5 months of the year, sales are down a less daunting 43% to 50,420 units – only because January was not really affected. With much smaller volumes, the models ranking is turned upside down. #11 over the Full Year 2013, the Skoda Rapid leads the way in Ukraine in May with 119 sales and 3.7% ahead of the ZAZ Vida at 3.2%, ZAZ Sens at 3% and the SsangYong Korando at 2.3% vs. #25 in 2013…

JAC J5 Ukraine May 2014. Picture courtesy of JAC UkraineJAC J5

There are a lot more surprises further down the ranking, with a much stronger presence from Chinese manufacturers. The JAC J5 comes from nowhere (it ranks 87th year-to-date) to land in 7th place with 1.9% share. It is indeed now assembled locally in the Bogdan factory (see above). The BYD F3 is #10 at 1.7%, the Geely Emgrand 7 #11, Geely CK #12, Geely MK-2 #17, Chery E5 #21 and Chery Tiggo #27.

Geely Emgrand 7 Ukraine May 2014The Geely Emgrand 7 is in pole position in the Ukrainian year-to-date ranking!

The year-to-date models ranking is also strikingly different from last year. Ukraine may be on the verge of becoming the first European country to crown a Chinese model over a Full Year, which would be a very meaningful milestone. The Geely Emgrand 7 indeed tops the sales charts 5 months into the year with 1,999 units and 4%, granted with only a 79 unit-adantage over the ZAZ Sens, leader in 2013. The Geely CK in third place (like in 2013) at 1,413 units and 2.8% makes it 2 Chinese models on the Ukrainian podium so far this year.

Previous month: Ukraine (brands) April 2014: Geely leads in market down 70%

Previous models update: Ukraine Full Year 2013: ZAZ Sens new leader, Geely CK up to #3

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

Full May 2014 All-brands, Top 287 and 5 months Top 390 All-models Ranking Tables below.

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