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The import of passenger cars continues to grow. What did you manage to "drive" in March?

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Experts of the Institute of Car Market Research analyzed the statistics of the first registrations of passenger cars and identified the Top 20 most popular models that were "imported" from abroad in March 2024.

In March 2024 , 21,400 used cars imported from abroad were registered for the first time. This figure is significantly higher, by 35.5%, than it was in March 2023, and also higher than it was a month earlier — by 7.3%.

The most popular brands of imported cars with mileage

As in the domestic resale segment, the rating of "freshly driven" used cars in March was traditionally led by the Volkswagen brand, and once again with a clear margin from rivals in terms of quantity and market share. 3,300 such cars were registered, which was 15.6% of the total number.

Second place continues to be held by Audi, with the result of 1.8 thousand first registrations and a share of 8.4%. In third place is Nissan (8%, 1.7 thousand), followed by Renault with a result of 1.6 thousand and a share of 7.3%. Fifth place went to Ford ( 6.1%, 1.3 thousand units).

Top 20 most popular brands among imported passenger cars with mileage in March 2024

Top 20 most popular brands among imported passenger cars with mileage in March 2024:

  1. Volkswagen — 3333 pcs.
  2. Audi — 1795 pcs.
  3. Nissan — 1706 pcs.
  4. Renault — 1,559 pcs.
  5. Ford — 1311 pcs.
  6. BMW — 1249 pcs.
  7. Skoda — 1222 pcs.
  8. Tesla — 1072 pcs.
  9. Hyundai — 927 pcs.
  10. Jeep — 718 pcs.
  11. Mazda — 696 pcs.
  12. Opel — 616 pcs.
  13. KIA — 551 pcs.
  14. Mercedes-Benz — 517 pcs.
  15. Toyota — 476 pcs.
  16. Volvo — 379 pcs.
  17. Honda — 324 pcs.
  18. Peugeot — 321 pcs.
  19. Mitsubishi — 318 pcs.
  20. Chevrolet — 306 pcs.

The most popular models of used cars from abroad

Volkswagen Golf remained the leader of "freshly driven" used cars. In March , 1,019 of these were brought. It is helped by the presence of an electric version of the e-Golf, which we take into account in the total number, as it differs only in the type of power plant, and the models are not divided by the type of fuel in the ratings.

Skoda Octavia is in second place (760 units), Volkswagen Passat is in third place (636 units). The fourth on the list is Renault Megane, which was "caught up" and submitted for the first registration in the number of 562 cars. Voklswagen Tiguan closes the top five "freshly driven" passenger cars with a total of 550 units.

Top 20 most popular imported cars with mileage in March 2024.

In the March Top 20, as in several previous months, there are three electric cars: Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3 and another TeslaModel Y. In addition to them, the electric Volkswagen e-Golf, which added 245 cars to our fleet, is included in the total. We can also mention the electric Ford Focus, but only 11 of them arrived in March, so with such a number it does not have a significant impact on the market and the positioning of the mentioned model in the ratings. The import of electric cars is facilitated by the "zero" rate of customs clearance and the absence of a fee to the Pension Fund upon first registration. You can also add the fuel economy factor to this list, the prices of which are quite significant.

Hereʼs what the Top 20 most popular imported used cars look like in March:

  1. Volkswagen Golf — 1,019 pcs.
  2. Skoda Octavia — 760 pcs.
  3. Volkswagen Passat — 636 pcs.
  4. Renault Megane — 562 pcs.
  5. Volkswagen Tiguan — 550 pcs.
  6. Nissan Leaf — 530 pcs.
  7. Renault Scenic — 492 pcs.
  8. Audi Q5 — 470 pcs.
  9. Nissan Rogue — 468 pcs.
  10. Tesla Model 3 — 460 pcs.
  11. Audi A4 — 395 pcs.
  12. Nissan Qashqai — 381 pcs.
  13. Mazda CX-5 — 367 pcs.
  14. Tesla Model Y — 356 pcs.
  15. Volkswagen Touran — 329 pcs.
  16. BMW 3 Series — 306 pcs.
  17. Ford Kuga/Escape — 293 pcs.
  18. Ford Focus — 286 pcs.
  19. Jeep Compass — 256 pcs.
  20. Skoda Fabia — 241 pcs.

In March, more first registrations of passenger cars with mileage were recorded again than a month earlier — 21.4 thousand against 19.9 thousand , which is 7.3% more. So far, our fears about the slowdown of the import segment due to a number of factors, such as the strengthening of document checks of drivers on the Ukrainian side, and the return of "activist farmers" to block border roads on the part of certain European countries, have not come true. However, it should be taken into account that between customs clearance and the first registration, which are actually accounted for in this review, a certain amount of time elapses — from several days to several months (if, for example, a car from the USA needs repair). Therefore, the consequences of the above-mentioned factors may still manifest themselves over time.

However, the abolition of VAT on electric trucks has not had much of an impact on the volume of their imports so far. In March, 47 such items arrived, indeed somewhat more than, for example, there were in February (19 pcs.) and January (25 pcs.) of this year. However, last year, and without benefits, similar volumes were recorded — there were up to 39 newly arrived electric trucks per month.

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