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Ukraine November 2018: Renault, Nissan, Kia shine in third consecutive market decline

The Qashqai (+214%) helps Nissan up 108% in Ukraine in November.

The Ukrainian new light vehicle market seems to have hit a plateau, with November marking its third consecutive month of year-on-year decline at -4.4% to 7.337 registrations. The year-to-date tally remains in positive at +2.4% to 74.842 units but is still 62% below the pre-Crimea crisis levels of 2013 (196.275 units in 11 months). Renault soars 15% to snap the brands pole position for the third time in the past 5 months at 11.8% share vs. 10.6% year-to-date, distancing the YTD leader Toyota (-10%) at 10.3% vs. 12.4%. But it’s Nissan (+108%) that’s the most impressive in the Top 10 (and Top 30), managing to double its sales year-on-year. Kia (+29%) and Mitsubishi (+18%) also shine but Volkswagen (-34%), Mazda (-28%) and Mercedes (-23%) struggle. Further down, notice Tesla (+210%), JAC (+133%), Porsche (+76%), Honda (+64%), Chery (+56%), Jaguar (+53%), Seat (+48%), Fiat (+45%), Infiniti (+26%) and Subaru (+24%) all posting spectacular gains.

Ukraine monthly volumes January-November 2013-2018:


Model-wise, the Kia Sportage (+29%) signs a 5th win in the past 6 months but remains at #2 year-to-date below the Renault Duster (+12%) at #2 this month while the Nissan Qashqai surges 214% to land on the third step of the podium. The Renault Logan (+38%) and Toyota RAV4 (-30%) round up the Top 5 with the Skoda Rapid (+137%), Nissan X-Trail (+102%), Renault Sandero (+58%) and Hyundai Tucson (+20%) also in excellent shape in the remainder of the Top 10. The Chery Tiggo 2 (#30) leads all recent launches above the Audi Q8 (#37) once again very impressive and the Chery Tiggo 7 (#43).

Previous month: Ukraine October 2018: Nissan Qashqai and Audi Q8 impress, 5th market decline in past 12 months

One year ago: Ukraine November 2017: Kia Sportage #1, Mazda CX-5 up to #5

Full November 2018 Top 50 All-brands and Top 265 All-models below.

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