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Automotive market in Russia

Automotive market in Russia

Exit date 23.05.2019

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This is the seventeenth edition of our annual reference book «Automotive market in Russia», covering results of 2018. It contains statistics and analytics on production, sales and vehicle parc in our country.

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Russian dealers of Ford began sales of updated Mondeo

Ford Mondeo sedan has received a technological upgrade aimed at the safety improving of the car and improving of the intelligent driver assistance systems. People can order updated Ford Mondeo at all official Ford dealers in Russia.

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What winter tires do Russian car owners prefer?
  • 06.12.18 What winter tires do Russian car owners prefer?

    Experts of the analytic agency "AUTOSTAT" in the framework of the new research "AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS - 2018. Car tires: car owners' preferences" conducted a survey on the choice and operation of winter tires. The results of a survey that was conducted in November showed that 94.2% of respondents “change” their tires for the winter ones and only 5.8% do not have a second set of tires.



GM-AvtoVAZ is out of schedule of a new plant construction


GM-AvtoVAZ is out of schedule of construction of the new plant, because of which the launch of production of the new Chevrolet Niva, scheduled for mid-2016, may be delayed.

GM-AvtoVAZ is behind schedule of construction of an industrial complex in Togliatti for the production of Chevrolet Niva of new generation. According to the source "RBK", who is familiar with the details of the project, the backlog from the plan is up to three months. "There is a lag in terms of construction because of the economic situation," - said the press service of the joint venture and a representative of GM in Russia. The interlocutors did not specify the reasons for the delay and, they noted that the launch term of the model in production is not changed yet. Togliatti web site "Details" reports that currently it was stopped the funding of the project, but the representative of GM-AvtoVAZ denied this information.

The production of an updated Chevrolet Niva announced for mid-2016. The model made its debut at the Moscow Motor Show in September of the last year. For the new SUV in 2013 in Togliatti in the special economic zone it is held the construction of new pressing and body production. The stated capacity – is 120 thousand bodies. In addition, GM-AvtoVAZ together with AVTEC Ltd., which is a member of the Indian Birla Group, within a joint venture AZ Powertrain (50%) in 2014 started the construction of the engine plant. At the beginning of 2014, GM-AvtoVAZ has acquired a license to manufacture petrol unit PSA Peugeot Citroën EC8 with a capacity of 1.8 liters, which is planned to be installed on a new Chevrolet Niva. Construction of the industrial complex has not been stopped yet, said in the SEZ. The total cost of the project – is 209 million Dollars. The investment will be fully covered due to the funds of GM-AvtoVAZ, said a company spokesman, without specifying how much of this amount has already been disbursed.

GM-AvtoVAZ has postponement the terms of the start of production of the new Chevrolet Niva. Initially the production of SUV is expected in December of 2015. Delay of construction of a new production complex may be connected with the devaluation of the ruble and the fall in car sales, says Vladimir Bespalov from "VTB Capital." "Equipment is purchased for currency certainly. This affects the cost of the car and the payback period of the project”, - explains the analyst. – Perhaps, the manufacturer slowed down the project before the stabilization of the economic situation.

26.02.15 AA "AUTOSTAT"