Used LCV market in October: what did Ukrainians buy?
Small commercial vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tons ( LCV according to the international classification) is an important category of transport for small and medium business. Such vehicles are called "beads" and "pies". Due to low purchasing power (read poverty), Ukrainians buy most of the small commercial equipment used. In October, sales of LCV with mileage almost did not change — decreased by 5%, but quantitatively — it is only 284 cars less. We tell you which models were most in demand.
In general, in October 2021 on the secondary market Ukrainians bought 5,393 pieces. passenger commercial vehicles with a total weight of up to 3.5 tons (LCV). Of these, 3,883 units (72%) — domestic resale, 1,510 units. (28%) were brought from abroad.
Compared to the previous month ( September 2021 ), the share of domestic resale in the structure of the secondary market decreased from 73% to 72%, the share of imported cars increased from 27% to 28%.
Compared to October 2020, the total market volume decreased by 10%, and the share of domestic sales remained almost unchanged (71.9% in 2020 against 72% in 2021).
The majority of used LCVs in the domestic market were purchased by individuals (86.5%), legal entities purchased 13.5% of the total number of cars, respectively. Used small commercial equipment from abroad was also mostly bought by individuals (67.6%), but the number of legal entities in this segment is higher — 32.4%.
The most popular LCV in the domestic market
Compared to the previous month, the leader of the top 10 most popular LCVs among domestic resales remained Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (463 cars sold). In second place was also "Gazelle" (358 pcs.). Instead, Renault Master dropped from third to sixth position in the ranking; his place was taken by Ford Transit (+1 step in October).
Renault Kangoo moved from 6th to 4th place, and Mercedes-Benz Vito — from 10th to 8th.
Opel Vivaro and "retired" Mercedes-Benz T1/T2 left the rating, Fiat Doblo and Renault Traffic appeared in 9th and 10th places.
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — 463
- GAZ 3302 "Gazelle" — 358
- Ford Transit — 277
- Renault Kangoo — 221
- Volkswagen Transporter — 220
- Renault Master — 204
- Volkswagen Caddy — 133
- Mercedes-Benz Vito — 129
- Fiat Doblo — 127
- Renault Traffic — 123
The most popular models imported from abroad
Renault Master (307 imported cars) remains the most popular used LCV from abroad. The following items of the list remained unchanged — from 2 to 4.
The rest of the list, with slight changes in positions, is little different from the September top-10. No model dropped out and accordingly did not get into the rating.
- Renault Master — 307
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — 205
- Renault Kangoo — 143
- Renault Traffic — 107
- Ford Transit — 95
- Volkswagen Crafter — 79
- Opel Vivaro — 75
- Volkswagen Transporter — 61
- Opel Movano — 48
- Mercedes-Benz Vito — 45
OVERALL RATING OF LCV USED IN THE SECONDARY MARKET
Domestic resales together with imported used LCVs form the overall rating of used cars in Ukraine. It allows you to track the general interest of Ukrainians in specific models of cars with mileage.
The leader of the October top 10 used LCV remained Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Second place went to Renault Master, while Gazelle moved from 3rd to 5th position; her place was taken by Ford Transit.
Apart from small movements within the list, there were no major changes in the rating: the list of models is the same as in September.
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — 668
- Renault Master — 511
- Ford Transit — 372
- Renault Kangoo — 364
- GAZ 3302 "Gazelle" — 358
- Volkswagen Transporter — 281
- Renault Traffic — 230
- Opel Vivaro — 184
- Mercedes-Benz Vito — 174
- Volkswagen Caddy — 164
Read about the market for new LCVs and other categories of vehicles in the following publications of the Car Research Institute.