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AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2019. Winter Car Tires: Car Owner Preferences (Third Wave)

AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2019. Winter Car Tires: Car Owner Preferences (Third Wave)

Exit date 12.12.2019

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Price 3500 eur.

The third autumn wave of the project is aimed at the consumer preferences in the purchase and operation of winter tires.

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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.

05 julymore info


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Suzuki can put off the launch of the factory in Russia and even refuse of its construction

Yesterday the government of St. Petersburg approved the increase of cost of construction of the automotive factory Suzuki in Shushary (+ 1, 2 bln rur). The extra investments are necessary for utilization of 2 mln tons of peat, found at place of building of the factory in the industrial zone of Shushary. So, now the building of the factory requires almost 4, 2 bln rur instead of planned 3 bln rur.
As the chairman of Committee on investments and strategic projects Maxim Sokolov reported for RBK daily, the government of St. - Petersburg is not planning to cooperate (financially) with Suzuki to solve the problem of peat. As he informs, the unexpected price increase of the project has not yet caused the refuse of the japanese company of building of the factory. However, these problems will lead to delay of launch of the factory on one year.
As the vice governor of Leningrad region Grigori Dvas reported, there are three ideal sites in his region, where there could be given 50 hectares for building of the factory. If Suzuki takes decision of replacement of its project onto one of these sites, it would save more than 1, 2 mln rur, necessary for removal of peat from Shushary and solve the problem of lack of employees.
One of the participants of the automotive market, who is well informed about sales of make Suzuki in Russia, reported about rumors about the refuse of the company of factorys building in St. Petersburg. When this decision was being taken, there was deficit of this make, now this shortage is gone after the development of logistic chains. The answer for question about the building of the factory is not obvious, - believes the expert. The managing director of the automotive center Suzuki Ozerki (group Laura) Sergej Shatohin said that there are big lines, waiting for the cars, until 2009; the demand on Suzuki is very high. On data of the Association of the European business, during the first half year of 2008 the volume of sales of the make grew by 56% (to 21, 3 thsd cars) against the last years period in Russia.
We remind you that according to the original plan, Suzuki intended to start exploitation of the factory in St. - Petersburg in the middle of 2010. On its first stage the factory will output cars Grand Vitara and probably SX4; in one year it may start production of updated versions of these models. The planned production capacity of the factory will be 30 thsd cars per year on the first stage, but in the nearest future it may be enlarged to 50 thsd cars.