Initial registrations of new commercial vehicles (including trucks) in Ukraine in October increased by 11% compared to the same month of 2019 – up to 1,250 units, but compared to September this year they decreased by 7.4%, Ukrautoprom reports.
According to the association, more than a quarter of this segment of the car market in October was covered by the Renault brand, whose sales grew by almost 40% by October-209 – up to 353 cars. The second line of the ranking, as in October 2019, is occupied by Fiat with 135 registrations, which is 1.5% more than last year. Citroen has the third result (against the eighth a year earlier) with 105 registrations, or 69% more.
The fourth position of the rating is taken by two brands MAZ (-5%) and Peugeot (-11%) with 80 new cars each. Ford closes the top five with a 23% increase in sales – up to 79 new commercial vehicles.
Taking into account the October figures, 8,965 new commercial vehicles were registered in Ukraine in January-October 2020, which is 9% less than in the same period last year.
Sales of new commercial vehicles in Ukraine in January-April 2018 grew by almost 25% year-over-year, to 4,060, the Ukrautoprom association has reported. In April, 1,187 vehicles were sold (30% up on April 2017 and almost 20% more than in March 2018).
The association said that the leader of the April market was Citroen with 223 vehicles sold (8.6-fold rise compared with April 2017 and 65% up on March 2018). Another French brand Renault was second with 191 vehicles sold (12% up on April 2017). Ford is third with 161 vehicles sold (2.2 times more than in April 2017), Fiat is fourth with a 10% decline in sales year-over-year, to 97 vehicles. Volkswagen was fifth with 76 vehicles sold (65% up).
AUTO-Consulting Group said that in contrast with the passenger car market, the truck segment showed a good pace.
Ford Trucks was the leader with 28% of the Ukrainian market. Ford Trucks signed a deal with Automagistral-Yug to buy 122 Ford dump trucks.
MAZ occupied 58% of the medium truck market. Scania was third with the market share of 10%. MAN and Volvo followed the Swedish concern.
AIS group of companies, a large Ukrainian automobile holding, in April opened two dealer centers in Chernihiv in the existing complex AIS Autocenter Chernihiv: Peugeot AIS Chernihiv and Citroen AIS Chernihiv.
According to a company press release, each brand has a separate showroom, within the complex there is a service station and a sales department for spare parts. AIS Chernihiv is another new 3S complex (sales, service, spare parts) of the dealer network Peugeot Citroen Ukraine.
This is the sixth dealer center of Citroen and the second Peugeot one in the national trading network for AIS.
The press release says Peugeot and Citroen are one of the fastest growing brands in the Ukrainian car market with the sales growth dynamics exceeding the average market indicators. The expansion of geographical representation is part of the company’s development strategy.
As reported, PSA Group (Peugeot-Citroen) in Ukraine plans in 2018 to increase the share in the market of new cars and commercial vehicles to 6.2% against 4.63% in 2017, including 3.75%, as expected, will be the Peugeot brand, while the share of Citroen will be 2.45%.