The Stellantis group in Ukraine (Peugeot, Citroёn, Opel, DS Automobiles) sold 4,689 cars in January-June of this year, which is 35.17% more than in the same period of 2020, increasing its share in the Ukrainian market of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to 8.35% from 8.29% a year earlier, the press service of the group told Interfax-Ukraine.
At the same time, the press service of the company states that in general, sales in the car market during this period also increased by more than a third – by 34.2%, to 53,800 units.
“The automobile market of Ukraine in 2021 shows a constant growth in sales. The deferred demand from 2020, the opening of car dealerships after the lockdowns, the debut of numerous new products, and the development of corporate sales had a positive effect,” the group said in a press release.
At the same time, passenger cars accounted for about 90% of sales on the market (or 48,600 units), commercial – almost 10% (or 5,200 vehicles). Private buyers bought 64% of cars, corporate clients – almost 36% of total sales.
According to Stellantis in Ukraine, while maintaining the current dynamics of market growth, 2021 may end at a milestone: more than 100,000 cars. The company’s success in selling its brands is associated with an active marketing and advertising policy, participation in exhibitions, the constant introduction of new models, the development of corporate sales and related services.
Primary registrations of new commercial vehicles in Ukraine (including heavy trucks) in January 2021 grew by 6% compared to the same month in 2020, to 901 units, despite sales restrictions due to a two-week lockdown, according to the Ukrautoprom association.
At the same time, as in the previous year, Renault vehicles were leaders with sales growth of almost 36%, to 202 units and a market share of 22% (versus 17.5% in January 2020).
Peugeot was in the second position in the ranking (climbing from the third in January 2020) with registration of 97 vehicles (8% more), and Fiat was third (second a year earlier), which registrations fell by 36%, to 90 units.
Belarusian MAZ trucks increased sales by 22% compared to January last year, to 89 units, and this allowed them to improve their position in the ranking from fifth to fourth, and Ford was also in the top five of the month, with sales January 2020 amounting to 84 units.
According to the association’s statistics, sales of Chinese HOWO trucks rose significantly in January to 40 units compared to eight, and a significant drop was demonstrated by MAN trucks – 7 units versus 51 a year earlier.
In January, Russian brands were registered in Ukraine – GAZ (25 units), UAZ (8 units), KAMAZ (7 units), while Ukrainian KrAZs were not on the list.
The association also cites statistics on bus sales (including minibuses) in Ukraine in January: they grew by 7.1%, to 181 units.
The leader in this segment, as in January last year, was Citroen buses with a 3% increase in sales, to 67 units. Ukrainian Etalon buses with registration of 30 vehicles versus 21 units climbed to the second position in January 2020. At the same time, Ataman buses (manufactured by the Cherkasy Bus Plant), which ranked second a year earlier, dropped to the seventh line of the rating, with registrations falling by 67%, to 8 units.
The initial registrations of Belarusian MAZ buses increased 3.7 times, to 22 units, which allowed the brand to enter the top three, and ZAZ buses with 18 cars (three times more) were fourth.
Volkswagen was also in the top five leaders of the bus market (10 units), which in January 2020 did not register its buses.
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%.