Ukraine: in September Geely boomed sales keeping third place, the best worldwide for a Chinese brand.

As reported by Ukrautoprom, the Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association, in September light passenger vehicles sold in Ukraine were 21.943, down 0.4%. Year to date sales were 165.397, down 12.8% from last year.

It is premature to talk about the possibility of restoring the position of the Ukrainian automotive industry on the Russian market after the decision of the Russian Federation from January 1, 2014 to cancel benefits in paying a vehicle recycling tax for its automakers, as the rise in prices of cars produced in Russia could be compensated for with subsidies to the car industry, the deputy board chairman for production at UkrAVTO Corporation, Oleh Papashev, has said.

Looking at top brands performance:

Hyundai recovered again headed the sales list after a period when it had to surrender the leading position to Zaz. September sales were 1.858 and share at 8.5%, up 1.9 from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 15.049 with a share of 8.8%, down 0.6 points from full year 2012. Hyundai top model was the Accent ranked 5th.

Zaz was outpaced by Hyundai and fell in second with 1.821 units, just 37 down from the Korean, and a share of 8.3%, up 0.7 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 13.279 with a share of 7.7%, up 0.3 points from 2012. Zaz Sens was again leader among models.

Geely surged in third place, the best place ever worldwide for a Chinese brand (outside of China). Sales were 1.693 with a share of 7.7%, up 1.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales Geely was fourth with 11.813 sales and 6.9% of share, up 1.8 points from last year. The phenomenal performance was supported by the Emgrand EC7 and Geely CK success, as these model ranked respectively second and third.

Ford was 4th selling 1.388 units with a share of 6.3%, down 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 8.895 with a share of 5.2%. The best-selling model was Fiesta ranked 8th.

Toyota fell in 5th, down 3 spots, selling 1.384 units with a share of 6.3%, down 0.6 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 11.371 with a share of 6.6%, up 0.4 points from 2012. Toyota held 4 models in the top 50, with the Corolla in 14th position.

In the table below, the Top 25 brands, ranked for year to date position:

Rank Sep

Rank Aug

Rank 2013

Brand

Sep

YTD Sep

FY 2012

I Half 2013

Aug 2013

Sep 2013

YTD 2013

1

3

1

Hyundai

1.858

15.049

9,4%

9,6%

6,6%

8,5%

8,8%

2

1

2

Zaz

1.821

13.279

7,4%

7,4%

7,6%

8,3%

7,7%

3

5

4

Geely

1.693

11.813

5,1%

6,8%

6,3%

7,7%

6,9%

4

4

9

Ford

1.388

8.895

4,4%

4,5%

6,6%

6,3%

5,2%

5

2

5

Toyota

1.384

11.371

6,2%

6,6%

6,9%

6,3%

6,6%

5

4

3

Volkswagen

1.384

12.258

7,6%

7,6%

6,6%

6,3%

7,1%

6

7

10

Skoda

1.167

8.801

5,6%

4,8%

5,8%

5,3%

5,1%

7

9

8

Nissan

1.148

8.933

4,9%

5,4%

4,6%

5,2%

5,2%

8

8

6

Kia

1.067

10.953

6,4%

7,0%

5,5%

4,9%

6,4%

9

6

7

Renault

936

9.142

6,3%

5,3%

6,1%

4,3%

5,3%

10

13

30

BAZ

737

1.381

0,0%

0,0%

2,7%

3,4%

0,8%

11

10

17

Bogdan

690

3.437

0,5%

1,2%

3,7%

3,1%

2,0%

12

12

13

Peugeot

586

4.141

1,9%

2,2%

2,7%

2,7%

2,4%

13

14

11

Lada

559

7.200

9,1%

5,2%

2,5%

2,5%

4,2%

14

17

15

Mitsubishi

528

3.965

2,2%

2,4%

2,0%

2,4%

2,3%

15

15

16

Citroen

445

3.784

1,6%

2,1%

2,3%

2,0%

2,2%

16

11

12

Fiat

434

4.161

1,9%

2,4%

2,7%

2,0%

2,4%

17

16

19

Honda

423

2.758

1,4%

1,3%

2,1%

1,9%

1,6%

18

19

14

Chevrolet

416

4.042

4,0%

2,7%

1,7%

1,9%

2,4%

19

20

18

Mercedes

378

2.821

1,4%

1,6%

1,5%

1,7%

1,6%

20

18

20

SsangYong

276

2.536

1,2%

1,4%

1,8%

1,3%

1,5%

21

26

24

Daewoo

234

1.724

1,8%

1,0%

0,8%

1,1%

1,0%

22

24

27

BYD

231

1.489

0,2%

0,9%

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

23

22

22

Audi

227

1.999

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

1,0%

1,2%

24

21

21

Mazda

220

2.078

0,7%

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

1,2%

25

23

34

Subaru

205

718

0,5%

0,2%

0,9%

0,9%

0,4%

Zaz Sens was back on top of the list with 593 sales and a share of 2.7%, down 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 5.195 with a share of 2.8%, up 0.2 points from last year.

Geely Emgrand EC7 soared in 2nd, up 11 spots, with 435 units and a share of 2.0%, down 0.1 points from the previous month. Year to date it was 10th with 2.586 sales and 1.4% of share.

Geely CK was third, up 5 spots, with 389 sales and 1.8% of share, down 0.6 points from the previous month. Year to date sales were 4.060 with 2.2% of share.

ZAZ Lanos was 4th with 357 units and a share of 1.6%, followed by Hyundai Accent in 5th with 349 sales and a share of 1.6%. The former market leader, Bogdan 110 was 6th with 335 sales, ahead of Zaz Vida, 7th with 290, and Ford Fiesta, 8th with 287.

Kia Rio was 9th with 275 and Nissan Qashqai was 10th, up 7 spots from August.

In the table below, the Top 50 best-selling models, ranked by last month position:

Rank Sep

Rank Aug

Rank 2013

Model

Sep

YTD Sep

FY   2012

I Half 2013

Aug 2013

Sep 2013

YTD 2013

1

2

1

ZAZ Sens

593

         5.195

2,6%

2,6%

3,0%

2,7%

2,8%

2

13

10

Geely Emgrand EC7

435

         2.586

0,9%

1,1%

2,1%

2,0%

1,4%

3

8

3

Geely CK

389

         4.060

1,9%

2,2%

2,3%

1,8%

2,2%

4

4

7

ZAZ Lanos

357

         3.338

2,0%

1,5%

2,4%

1,6%

1,8%

5

6

2

Hyundai Accent

349

         4.628

2,7%

2,8%

2,3%

1,6%

2,5%

6

1

8

Bogdan 110

335

         3.254

0,5%

1,0%

4,3%

1,5%

1,7%

7

14

6

ZAZ Vida

290

         3.653

0,8%

2,0%

2,0%

1,3%

2,0%

8

10

18

Ford Fiesta

287

         2.276

1,1%

1,0%

2,2%

1,3%

1,2%

9

9

5

Kia Rio

275

         3.824

2,2%

2,2%

2,3%

1,3%

2,1%

10

17

12

Nissan Qashqai

267

         2.506

1,2%

1,3%

1,6%

1,2%

1,3%

11

12

13

Skoda Rapid

266

         2.448

0,0%

1,0%

2,1%

1,2%

1,3%

12

3

4

Volkswagen Polo

242

         3.926

2,1%

2,2%

2,6%

1,1%

2,1%

13

18

16

Hyundai Elantra

223

         2.317

1,3%

1,2%

1,5%

1,0%

1,2%

14

11

22

Toyota Corolla

215

         1.984

1,0%

0,9%

2,2%

1,0%

1,1%

15

20

14

Skoda Octavia

211

         2.411

3,1%

1,4%

1,3%

1,0%

1,3%

15

23

20

Nissan Juke

211

         2.070

0,9%

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

16

31

34

Hyundai i30

176

         1.487

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

17

7

15

Ford Focus

162

        2.327

0,8%

1,0%

2,3%

0,7%

1,2%

18

27

30

Geely MK-2/Cross

155

         1.577

0,4%

0,8%

1,0%

0,7%

0,8%

19

24

43

Peugeot 301

150

         1.172

0,0%

0,4%

1,1%

0,7%

0,6%

20

35

32

Hyundai Santa Fe

146

         1.543

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

21

40

47

Daewoo Nexia

143

         1.122

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

21

80

74

Ford Mondeo

143

             615

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,7%

0,3%

22

28

31

Toyota Camry

141

         1.550

1,1%

0,8%

0,9%

0,6%

0,8%

23

16

11

Kia Sportage

139

         2.568

1,3%

1,5%

1,6%

0,6%

1,4%

24

25

21

Chevrolet Lacetti

136

         1.989

1,0%

1,2%

1,0%

0,6%

1,1%

25

45

17

Lada Samara

135

         2.284

2,8%

1,6%

0,6%

0,6%

1,2%

Note: models rank elaborated by focus2move.com on data sourced from: www.bestsellingcarsblog.com

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