CarVertical, a car inspection company, analyzed the demand of Ukrainians for well-known car brands, and thus learned which were the most popular in Ukraine in 2020. The company’s specialists analyzed more than 500,000 reports, taking into account not only specific models, but also the year of production.
For this study, the histories of car models were analyzed, which were checked more often than others using the carVertical database in Ukraine in 2020. Of course, this does not mean that these models of cars were bought the most, but this may already indicate the established preferences of Ukrainian drivers.
The presented top list provides an analysis of more than half a million reports from January 2020 to December 2020. Volkswagen Passat and Skoda Octavia were the most interesting for motorists last year.
1. Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat accounts for the largest share of reports in the Ukrainian car market – 5.91%, and is available in three variations such as liftback, sedan and station wagon. Despite the fact that this model has been produced since the distant 1973, according to carVertical, the most popular releases among Ukrainians, fall on 2016, 2015 and 2013. This solid D-segment car is equipped with numerous driver assistance systems, so it is ideal for novice drivers.
2. Skoda Octavia
The second most popular car model, Skoda Octavia, is 3.32% of all carVertical reports on the Ukrainian car market. As for the most popular releases, they date back to 2012, 2016 and 2014. In the modern interpretation, the car has been produced since 1996 and is the best-selling Skoda model in history, produced in excess of 7 million units. The C-segment car, which is available in two versions- liftback and station wagon , is ideal for those who is looking for “something practical”.
3. Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf, a real miracle with world-renowned German quality, has been winning the hearts of Ukrainian car owners for several years now, accounting for 3.19% of all reports on Ukrainian cars on carVertical. The most popular releases of this model are from 2016, 2015 and 2011. This C-segment model has been available since 1974 and is available in hatchback, station wagon and convertible. By the way, in addition to petrol and diesel models, the Volkswagen plant has been supplying hybrid models, as well as models with electric drive since 2014.
4. Renault Mégane
The elegant Frenchman Renault Mégane also managed to catch the fancy of many Ukrainians and won a share of reports on carVertical of 2.55%. The most popular models were 2012, 2013 and 2011. Renault Mégane has been produced since 1995, in hatchback, sedan, station wagon, coupe and convertible bodies.
It may not be the most budget car of the C segment, but the owners easily forgive him this small drawback for a comfortable suspension and a well-thought-out spacious interior.
5. BMW 3 Series
And finally, German masterpiece, BMW 3 Series,completes our top with its 1.65% of all reports on requests for cars on carVertical. The most popular models are from 2013, 2014 and 2011. These are incredibly stylish D-segment cars, presented in sedan, station wagon, coupe and convertible bodies. The latest releases of the BMW 3 Series have been generously provided by the manufacturer with a variety of intelligent control systems that make them accessible to novice drivers.
Expectations in 2021
“According to statistics, there are 1.087 million cars in Ukraine in 2020. And this number continues to grow. This means that Ukrainians, despite the economic crisis, do not stop shopping in the niche of the automotive industry.
Judging by the above in the top cars, the Ukrainian consumer emphasizes practicality, preferring the fact that they can serve for decades and consume a minimum of fuel. In this regard, it is expected that Ukrainians will gradually move to newer models from the same manufacturers, while remaining loyal to the European car industry, ” carVertical said.
Transfer: Galchinyuk Maria