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Ukraine June 2014: ZAZ Vida & Skoda Rapid top market down 65%

ZAZ Vida Ukraine June 2014ZAZ Vida

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The current Crimea conflict means there has been a bit of delay obtaining car sales figures for Ukraine, still down a tough 65% year-on-year in June to just 6,221 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 57,791 units, exactly half of what the market was one year ago. The good news is that Ukrainian car market is not at a complete standstill. Note there may be slight discrepancies with year-to-date totals compared to last month as the data source has changed. Toyota dominates the brands ranking this month with 645 sales and 10.4% share ahead of ZAZ at 8.6% however Chinese manufacturer Geely still reigns year-to-date at 6,917 units and a massive 12% share vs. 9.4% for Toyota and 9.1% for ZAZ.

Geely Emgrand 7 Ukraine June 2014. Picture courtesy of autosohu.comStill #1 year-to-date in Ukraine after 6 months: the Geely Emgrand 7.

2014 is indeed definitely the year of Geely in Ukraine: bolstered by a return on the podium this month (#3), the Geely Emgrand 7 reinforces its lead in the year-to-date ranking at 2,202 sales and 3.8% vs. 2,054 and 3.6% for the ZAZ Sens, leader over the Full Year 2013 but down to #7 this month. A change in methodology brings the Geely MK up to a fantastic third place year-to-date (MK-2/Cross included) at 1,525 sales and 2.6% while the Geely CK ranks 4th so far at 1,500 units. Yep, you read well, that’s 3 Geely models inside the Ukrainian 2014 year-to-date Top 4.

Range Rover Ukraine June 2014Very successful in Ukraine: the Range Rover.

The ZAZ Vida, a rebadged previous generation Chevrolet Aveo, is the most popular model in the country this month, however only one unit separates it from the Skoda Rapid, #1 in May and #2 in June… The Toyota Corolla gets a boost thanks to the new generation in 5th position, the VW Polo is up to #10, Range Rover models (no split available this month) add up to an incredible 108 sales and 1.7%, earning them at #12 spot combined, the Nissan Qashqai is back up to #18 and the Peugeot 2008 up to #50. Apart from the 3 Geelys mentioned above, as far as Chinese models we also find the Geely Emgrand X7 at #22, the Chery E5 at #32, Chery Tiggo at #35, Great Wall Haval at #62 and JAC J5 at #69.

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

One year ago: Ukraine July 2013: ZAZ Sens now leader year-to-date

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