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"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2020". Winter Car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2020". Winter Car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

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FAW plans to produce crossovers Besturn X80 and D60 at "Avtotor"


At the Kaliningrad plant "Autotor" for the Chinese FAW it was launched the lot of crossovers FAW Besturn X80 and FAW D60, also for the participation in the Moscow Motor Show - 2016. Now the carmaker is negotiating about the further assembly of these models to "Avtotor", the representative of FAW informed "Vedomosti". Potential production volumes were not disclosed by the production, with referring to the fact that the negotiations have just begun.

Now there are sold only sedans FAW in the Russian market of passenger cars - Oley, V5, Besturn B50: for the first seven months of 2016 it was sold 577 units. For comparison: the company of Lifan, which is the leader among the Chinese brands in the Russian market, has managed to sell 8952 cars in January - July, according to the AEB data. As previously reported "AUTOSTAT", the sales of Besturn X80 and D60 will begin in Russia at the end of 2016 – the beginning of 2017.

"Autotor" produces serially passenger cars by the orders of Hyundai, KIA, BMW, as well as commercial vehicles for Hyundai and Tata Daewoo. The plan of total production for 2016 – is about 92 thousand cars (at the level of 2015). At "Avtotor" there were also assembled cars for General Motors, but in 2015 the American carmaker has frozen production in Russia and now Kaliningrad automaker is looking for new partners.

FAW negotiated about the possibility of production also with "GAZ Group", "Irito" "Derways", said an employee of one of the Russian car plants. "The talks with these companies were a few years ago, none of us cannot tell you at what stage they are completed", - said the representative of the FAW.

Interest of FAW to the assembly in Russia of crossovers is clear - it is the second segment by capacity of the market, says one of the interlocutors of "Vedomosti". For the first seven months of 2016 the share of SUVs (crossovers and SUVs) was 37.3%, says the data of agency "AUTOSTAT". The market decreased by 15.3% (YOY), and the share of SUV grew by 1.7 p. p.

Earlier it was also known about another production project with participation of FAW. Group of companies "Sumotori” within the joint venture wants to organize in the city of Artyom of Primorsky Krai the assembly of FAW trucks. It is expected that in the 2017-2018 at the facilities of "Sumotri" it will be produced up to 2,000 heavy trucks per a year, then it will be built a plant and increased the localization, said the General Director of "Sumotori", Vitaly Verkeenko. According to him, the amount of investment has not been determined, but it is assumed that the most of the investments will be from the Chinese side.

23.08.16 AA "AUTOSTAT"
Source: www.autostat.ru