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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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Half of dealerships of Opel and Chevrolet may close

The leave of Opel and Chevrolet from the Russian market may lead to the closure of dealerships. It was stated by the head of the Association of Russian car dealers (ROAD), Vladimir Mozhenkov, according to which the GM dealer network includes 294 dealerships Opel and Chevrolet in Russia, "where Russian investors, small and medium-sized businesses have invested tens and tens of billions of rubles”. General Motors confirmed this information, but to name the exact number of centers that facing closure, could not, writes

In turn, the president of the group Favorit Motors, Vladimir Popov, believes that in the near future about half dealerships of Opel and Chevrolet can be closed. According to him, first of all, it will affect those dealers who work on leased sites.

According to "Prime" agency, the dealer network learned about the decision of the concern of the media, and, apparently, the Russian importer GM was not very aware of this decision, according to the source of the dealer network in St. Petersburg. It is not clear why the company decided to take this step now, by leaving its dealers actually have nothing, he says.

Dealers will suffer huge losses, says the top manager of one of Moscow's brand dealers. According to him, GM has very high requirements for registration of dealerships and their brands so it will be especially hard for the retailers, who had the only these brands in the portfolio. According to the top manager, the concern needs to pay at least 3-4 billion Rubles compensation to its dealers, but claims will be so much more.

"The consequences of this decision will be primarily for the owners of Opel and Chevrolet”, - assured the executive director of the agency "AUTOSTAT" Sergey Udalov. Despite the promise to provide service, problems will arise, dealers will refuse to perform the obligations, he said. "The second point – is that the residual value of the car will reduce, it will be harder to sell them at a lower price”, - says Mr.Udalov. GM itself will have a serious image losses – it will be harder to come back, he says.

Among automakers it will be redistributed of market shares between the rest market players, said the director of practice in providing services to companies of automotive industry PwC, Sergey Litvinenko. "An additional effect of GM's decision will affect the decline in production. The company is likely to try to alleviate the situation for its partners, it will attempt to assist in the migration to other brands, work with sewage and so on, "- said Mr.Litvinenko.

23.03.15 AA "AUTOSTAT"