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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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Ford in Russia: a story in numbers and facts
  • 04.04.19 Ford in Russia: a story in numbers and facts

    On March 27th, it became officially known that Ford was changing its presence strategy in the Russian market: it turned off the production in the passenger car segment, by reserving only the LCV assembly (with the transfer of the Russian company Sollers after reorganization).



AvtoVAZ has reduced sales forecast for 2013

Sales of Lada in Russia in 2013, as the market as a whole, may be reduced by approximately 10% in compare with the last year. The President of AvtoVAZ, Igor Komarov, informed about it the newspaper “Vedomosti” and he explained that it is connected with the overall decline in car sales in Russia (January - May - by 4% to 1.09 million passenger cars and LCV) and in some export markets (for example, in Ukraine), the correction of the production plan of partner - JV “GM-AvtoVAZ” that plans to produce less by 5,000 cars in 2013 in compare with the last year.

According to the Association of European Businesses (AEB), sales of Lada decreased by 7% to 537,625 Lada cars in Russia in 2012. Accordingly, there could be sold about 484,000 units in the country in 2013. Meanwhile, AvtoVAZ planned to increase sales in Russia by 2% to 550,000 vehicles at the beginning of 2013. However, Mr.Komarov warned in April that the forecast can be corrected because of the market situation.

In April - May, when car sales in Russia began to fall, AvtoVAZ was forced to reduce production to cut - more than by 20,000 vehicles - stocks of finished products, recalls Mr.Komarov. Now there are no excessive residues, he says. AvtoVAZ reported about the production schedule adjustments earlier: in particular, there will be introduced single-shift work on the second line of the main assembly line in July (where Priora and Samara are assembled), and the staff will take part in other sites, including the line where cars are assembled on the platform of alliance Renault- Nissan.

In May, car sales fell by 12% in Russia and sales of AvtoVAZ - by 18%. Because of the general demand decline, Russian car market is likely to decline by the end of the summer, supposes Mr.Komarov. Sellers of economy class cars suffer first of all from the lack of funds of potential buyers. So the sales decline in the public sector, which is mainly for AvtoVAZ, will be traditionally more prominent, said Mr.Komarov: “We hope that the stabilization of the market will be started in September”. The growing demand for new models will help AvtoVAZ, he adds: the plant increased the production of deficit Lada Largus in spring, Lada Kalina cars of a new generation was delivered to dealers in June. The demand for Lada Granta will provide the support of sales, which is a bestseller in Russia for nine months in a row, Mr.Komarov is sure. Planned financial results of AvtoVAZ for 2013 were not revealed by Mr.Komarov. “Our goal is to achieve positive financial results for the year”, - he said.

Meanwhile, sales of the Volkswagen Group in Russia are expected to be in the level of 2012, said its spokesman. VW, Renault and GM agree with the announced earlier forecast of AEB for the whole market: the reduction by 5% to 2.8 million units. Toyota believes that the Russian market will be reduced by 7% to 2.75 million units, while sales of the group in Russia, on the contrary, will increase - by about 8% to 165,000 of Toyota cars and by 2% to 16,000 of Lexus cars.

21.06.13 AA "AUTOSTAT"
Tags: avtovaz, sales