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Ukraine January 2022: Chery up to #3, Renault Duster and Koleos break records in market down -7.2%

The Renault Koleos is up to 6th place in Ukraine in January.

Despite the current war in Ukraine, our contact there still managed to find the time to share with us the latest car sales data, a testimony to the kindness, dedication and resilience of this people. In January the Ukrainian new car market dips -7.2% year-on-year to 5,323 units. Renault (+23.8%) swims upstream and repeats at #1 in the brands charts with 17% share vs. 13.1% over the Full Year 2021. Toyota (-39.4%) is hit hard and falls to 11.2% share vs. 14.8% over FY2021 while Chery (+134.8%) climbs up two spots on December to land on the third step of the podium, a new ranking record for the Chinese carmaker in Ukraine. Hyundai (+9.4%) is also very solid and gains two ranks on last month to #4 just as Skoda (-42.4%) freefalls to #5. Volkswagen (+58.2%), Peugeot (+36.3%) and Mitsubishi (+24.8%) also impress in the remainder if the Top 10. Below, Land Rover (+66.7%), Porsche (+61.5%), Opel (+57.8%), Audi (+54.1%) and Citroen (+42.7%) stand out.

Model-wise, the Renault Duster (+77.9%) flies off into the distance with a record 9.7% share, selling over three times more than any other nameplate in the market. The Top 7 best-sellers are all SUVs: the Toyota Prado (-11%) advances two spots on December to #2, the Toyota RAV4 (-64.4%) stays at #3, the Hyundai Tucson (stable) is up 11 ranks on last month to #4, the Nissan X-Trail (+34.4%) is up one to #5, the Renault Koleos (+6000%) is up 63 spots to a record #6 and the Skoda Kodiaq (+3.5%) is up one to #7. The Kia Rio X leaps up 8 spots to land at #8 ahead of the Peugeot 301 (+55.1%) and Chery Tiggo 4 (+165.8%) rounding out the Top 10. Below the Rio X, the best-selling recent launches in Ukraine are the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro (#20), Tiggo 7 Pro (#32) and Toyota Yaris Cross (#35).

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One year ago: Ukraine January 2021: Toyota and RAV4 easily top market down -18.9%

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