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In the course of the study, we get the features of consumer behavior of car owners by the following themes: automotive antifreeze brand recognition (with and without options) and features of a car coolant choosing.

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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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St. Petersburg plant GM will cut a quarter of workers

General Motors plant in St. Petersburg in October goes to work in one shift, it reduces the volume of production and it intends to leave by mutual agreement with the part of the workers and office staff (500 people). The spokeswoman of "GM Auto", Victoria Tchouikina, informed about it the agency "ITAR-TASS". 

"Production in St. Petersburg will be translated into one-shift schedule from October 6th, until the recovery of the market, and the volume of production will be reduced," - said Victoria Tchouikina. According to her, the company on Oct. 1 will offer employees the compensation packages for program termination of the employment relationship by mutual agreement. It is about payment of 6 salaries, clarified the spokeswoman, by adding that "the standard procedure of dismissal of employees is less favorable to them than the compensation packages that will be offered." The period, to which the program of termination of employment will be completed, is not revealed by the company. Presumably, it is October 6th, 2014, when St. Petersburg Company will move to single-shift operation. 

Delays at St. Petersburg plant GM, about which it was announced previously, will also remain for 1.5 months from the end of August and until November of 2014. In this case, the representative of "GM Auto" reported that the localization process of suppliers in St. Petersburg will be accelerated. Previously GM in Russia planned to achieve localization in 60% by 2018. "Plans (for deferral and possible new suppliers - approx. ITAR-TASS) are not disclosed," - said Victoria Tchouikina. 

According to experts, in the first half of 2014 GM plant in St. Petersburg was loaded by two-thirds. "With the summer holidays, as well as the current downsizing and declared conveyor downtime until the end of the year, the workload of the enterprise will be about 25%," - said General Director of the analytical agency "Auto-Dealer-SPb", Mikhail Chaplygin. 

According to him, “GM, like Ford, was late with the updating of model range at its St. Petersburg plant, so 2014 for both companies turned a failure." "At the same time GM, according to our information, has a possibility to put the new models on the assembly line before the planned expansion of the company. But, for some unknown reason, it did not happened"- he concluded. 

As it was reported, GM is reviewing the terms of the plans for the expansion of the St. Petersburg plant, but it plans to continue the development of its brands Chevrolet, Opel and Cadillac in the Russian market and to grow in the long term. The reason was the decline in sales volumes of the market in general and in GM in particular, as well as the weakening of the Russian national currency (some automotive components are imported). Initially the carmaker planned in 2015 to complete the expansion of production capacities of St.Petersburg Company from 98 thousand to 230 thousand cars. 

The number of employees of the St. Petersburg GM plant is about 2 thousand people, with account of the office staff. The company currently produces Chevrolet Cruze and Opel Astra, and it assembles TrailBlazer by SKD. Plant went to work from three shifts to two six months ago, in the spring of 2014. In Russia, GM represented brands Opel, Chevrolet and Cadillac. Besides St.Petersburg, models are manufactured on-site of partners - plant "Autotor" in Kaliningrad and GAZ in Nizhny Novgorod. Chevrolet Niva is also manufactured at the joint venture GM-AvtoVAZ in Togliatti.

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