What kind of cars do people from Russian cities with a million population buy?
  • 05.10.18 What kind of cars do people from Russian cities with a million population buy?

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Analytic agency "AUTOSTAT" conducted a study of the cost of ownership of seven-seater vehicles in the middle price category of the SUV D segment - full-size crossovers and SUVs. The study covered the metropolitan regions: Moscow and St. Petersburg, including the Moscow and St. Petersburg regions.

The objects of the study were SUV D vehicles with a seven-seater saloon in the price category from 2.4-4.2 million rubles. They are full-size crossovers and SUVs, which are officially sold in the Russian market at present, with the exception of vehicles of premium brands.

According to the study, in terms of total cost of ownership in the “petrol” group, the best result was shown by Ford Explorer, which is offered for a sale with a 3.5-liter engine. This model in the XLT configuration turned out to be less costly by the ownership cost for 3 years, which was 1.58 million rubles. The second place is belonged to KIA Sorento Prime 3.5 (Prestige equipment), the owners of which should count on expenses in amount of 1.62 million rubles. The TOP-three of leaders is closed by Hyundai Grand Santa Fe 3.0 (Style), a three-year ownership of which will cost 2.02 million rubles. Both Toyota petrol vehicles turned out to be more expensive to own because of the higher sums spent on paying for KASKO insurance and servicing at authorized dealers' service centers.

In the “diesel” group, KIA Sorento Prime 2.2 (Prestige) became the leader, the total cost of ownership of which was 1.46 million rubles. This vehicle has become the most economical among all seven-seater SUVs. The second one was also a representative of the company KIA. It is a diesel KIA Mohave 3.0 in the Comfort package, the cost of which for 3 years will be 1.6 million rubles. The third place went to the Hyundai Grand Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi (Family), the owners of which will spend 1.65 million rubles for the maintenance of the vehicle for three years.

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