What used cars do Ukrainians buy during the war. TOP-20 models
During the first half of 2022, the Ukrainian passenger car market experienced many events: the full-scale invasion of Russia, the introduction and later the cancellation of "zero" customs clearance, we almost got out of the fuel crisis, a significant change in the exchange rate. Despite all the stress, since the beginning of the year, Ukrainians have purchased 285,500 used cars on the domestic market. Experts of the Institute of Car Market Research analyzed the statistics passenger car registrations and identified the top 20 most popular models that were bought in Ukraine from January to June.
The most popular brands in the domestic market
The first among car brands that were bought on the domestic market in January-June 2022, it turned out to be Volkswagen. Ukrainians bought 35,700 cars of this brand, which is 12.6% of the total number. In second place came the products of the Russian-Soviet VAZ (7.8%, 22.2 thousand units). However, the share of this brand, if compared with the previous year 2021, decreased (it was 10.1%). These cars are gradually being replaced by used cars of world brands. For example, the share of the same Volkswagen last year was smaller, at the level of 10.8%.
The third place was taken by Renault (6%, 17.1 thousand units), and the fourth place by Skoda (5.6%). Ford closes the top five with a share of 4.9% (13.9 thousand units). Toyota (4.8%), Opel (4.7%), Mercedes-Benz (4.6%), BMW (4.2%) and Hyundai (4.2%) also entered the TOP-10.
The most popular models in the domestic market
The list of the most popular models is always more interesting to consider, especially when significant changes are visible in it. In the first half, several such events took place. First, Daewoo Lanos lost the lead, moved to the second position and gave way to Volkswagen Passat. Thus, the national car of Ukrainians can be called the "Passat": from now on, it leads the rating of both "freshly driven" used cars from abroad, and the top of domestic resales.
The third, fourth and fifth places were occupied by the "old-timers" of the ratings — Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf and Renault Megane. Another pleasant change is that there are fewer and fewer VAZs of various types in the rating. Only one representative of "lad" remained in the top 20: "nine" (together with its modification 21099), which was placed in sixth position.
From the seventh to the tenth step, Ford Focus, Skoda Fabia, Opel Astra and Chevrolet Aveo, which were popular among Ukrainians, were also placed. More interesting changes took place in the second ten popular passenger cars of the first half of 2022. Compared to the 2021 rating, instead of three VAZs — 2107, 2110 and 2106, the list includes popular models of "freshly driven" cars: BMW 3 Series, Audi A6 and Renault Scenic.
Hyundai Sonata also "disappeared" from the rating — this is already a consequence of problems in the segment of cars from the USA and South Korea. This model was popular among Ukrainians, but due to the temporary shutdown of Ukrainian seaports and the resulting increase in delivery times and costs, the number of "Americans" and "Koreans" on the market has significantly decreased. This model, together with the Mitsubishi Lancer, which also dropped out of the top 20, was replaced by the "Europeans": Renault Scenic and Opel Zafira.
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