The market of used cars in Ukraine has been constantly growing for more than 10 years. From year to year, an increasing number of cars from the USA and Europe are imported from the country. The old fleet is being updated. Over time, Ukrainians change their preferences for imported vehicles. What are the most popular cars in Ukraine now?
Which countries are the best used cars
The conditions of its operation are important for the long life of the machine. And above all, the condition of the roads on which this car moves. European autobahns and local roads are in good condition, which increases the service life of the car.
In addition, European and American environmental requirements require high-quality fuel, and traffic regulations — regularity of service maintenance of vehicles.
Thanks to this, used vehicles sold in Europe and the USA are perfectly preserved and ready for further operation. They are massively brought to Ukraine for resale or own use.
They successfully competed with used cars that were previously operated in Ukraine, because they are in an uncommonly better condition. And gradually replaced them almost completely.
A feature of imported cars is high mileage (starting from 150 thousand km.), which is typical for Europeans and Americans who do not change their vehicles so often.
Purchase cars most often at the car market (real or online), auctions and from car dealers. You can find a good option for a used car by browsing private ads.
Auto from USA
The following cars imported from the USA are popular. At the same time, the peculiarity of these vehicles is that they can be produced anywhere in the world. There is a lot of transport from Europe.
So, the most popular cars from the USA:
- Nissan Rogue — this is a crossover produced for the American market, quite compact in size, with a 2.5 liter engine. Today, there are 3 generations of a car on the market, an analogue of the European Qashqai.
- Ford Escape — compact crossover, has 4 generations. Starting from the third, the manufacturer combined it with the European counterpart Kuga. Petrol engine — 1.6; 2; 2.5 and 3 liters. Automatic transmission
- Ford Focus— sedan with petrol or diesel 2-liter engine, automatic or manual transmission.
- BMW 3 — a popular car in Ukraine, and even the year of manufacture is not important, it is purchased in different price categories. However, the machine remains consistently high quality.
- Tesla Model 3 — electric car.
Auto from China
The most popular cars from China include such brands from China as Chery, Haval, FAW, </span >JAC.
However, to this day, the largest number of Chinese cars in Ukraine belongs to the brand Geely.
Auto from Europe
Cars from Europe are in great demand in Ukraine, of which the most popular brands in the secondary market are:
- Renault Megane — sedan and hatchback, rarely station wagon, with a gasoline engine.
- KIA Ceed — hatchback or wagon that was designed for the European market;
- Volkswagen Golf — front-wheel drive hatchback, one of the brand’s most popular models;
- Hyundai i30 — according to the characteristics of the car, it is almost identical to the KIA Ceed, one platform, hatchback or station wagon.;
- Mazda 3 and sometimes 6 — Japanese car, hatchback or sedan, platform Ford C
The most interesting specimens are brought from Germany and France. But from Eastern European countries, as a rule, cars are brought in poor condition.
Popular used cars in Ukraine
Now we have come to the overall rating of the most popular used cars in Ukraine, the best-selling of them are:
- Volkswagen Golf;
- Renault Megane;
- Volkswagen Passat;
- Skoda Octavia;
- Ford Focus.
They are all produced in European countries, they are in demand on the Ukrainian market, they have a fairly low, by European standards, second-hand cost.
Thanks to “zero customs clearance” in several months of 2022, significantly more vehicles were imported into the country than a year earlier. This affected both popular new and used cars from America and European cars.
Ukrainians could afford to buy more expensive vehicles and not spend money on customs clearance of cars. This affected, first of all, the year of manufacture of the vehicle and its condition. But the brands and brands of cars have not changed much. Therefore, the top used cars sold in Ukraine have changed slightly.