In December, Ukrainians purchased and registered a record number of new passenger cars for 2020 - 9801 units. As a result, the December market grew by 7 percent compared to last year. In total, over the past year, Ukrainian license plates received 85.5 thousand new passenger cars, which is 3% less than in 2019, Ukravtoprom reports. At the same time, in 2020, six out of twelve months showed positive dynamics on an annualized basis: January (+ 34% ), February (+ 21%), June (+ 12%), July (+ 10%), September (+ 6%), December (+7%). The negative result was formed in March (-15%), April ( -47%), May (-15%), August (-16%), October (-6%), November (-17%).
Compared to other European markets, the fall in car sales in Ukraine does not look so dramatic. However, the reason for this is the extremely low consumer activity in the new car market, which developed even before the COVID-19 pandemic, caused both by the fall in the purchasing power of the population focused on the segment of inexpensive cars, and by the policy of liberalizing the import of used cars, which radically changed the structure of demand in the Ukrainian car market. .
At the end of the year, RENAULT won the first place in the rating of brands in the new passenger car market - 14360 cars of which received their first registration numbers, which is 2% less than in 2019. The best-selling model of this French brand was Renault Duster - 5534 registrations in twelve months.
TOYOTA ranks second, with car sales up 6% year on year to 13,315 units. The most popular car of the brand was the compact crossover Toyota RAV-4 with 5689 registrations.
Kia has the third result - 6089 units. (-20% by 2019) The Sportage became the volume-forming model in Kia's sales, chosen by 5,043 buyers.
The fourth place was given by Ukrainians to SKODA having acquired 5061 cars of this brand, which is 19% less than in the previous year. The best selling in the Skoda lineup was the Octavia - 1,855 units.
HYUNDAI closes the top five - 4031 registrations (-21%). The leader in sales of the Tucson crossover brand - 2280 units.
Also in the TOP-10 of the market in 2020 got:
- NISSAN - 3834 pcs. (-28%);
- VOLKSWAGEN - 3690 pcs. (-21%);
- PEUGEOT - 3037 pcs. (+ 28%);
- SUZUKI - 2966 pcs. (+ 13%);
- MAZDA - 2844 pcs. (+ 15%).
Toyota RAV-4 became the bestseller of the year with 5689 registrations.