Production of foreign car brands in Russia rose from 23.5 to 76.7 per cent in the period from 2006 to 2015. This was reported in a study published on Wednesday, June 8, the Agency “AUTOSTAT”.
It is reported that the most active trade developed in the second half of “zero” years. Before the crisis, in 2014 the share of foreign cars in the Russian automotive industry was a record 80 percent. To date, she dropped to 76.7 per cent. Thus, only every fifth car produced in the us is produced.
The rapid growth of the share of foreign cars in the market has led to the fact that of the traditional manufacturers of passenger cars in Russia was only “AVTOVAZ” and “UAZ”. GAZ stopped the production of “Volga” in 2011, a year earlier, was liquidated joint-stock company “the Muscovite”. Trademark the now-defunct Moscow plant AZLK in 2009, came under the control of the Volkswagen and was transferred into the category of “dormant” brands.
On 3 June it became known that the German concern Daimler carries on negotiations with the Ministry of industry on the localization of production of Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia. About the possible construction of the Mercedes-Benz plant in December 2014, announced the Minister of industry Denis Manturov, passed TASS. Localisation of production would allow the German company to participate in public procurement.
June 2, factory “Hand motors manufacturing Rus” in St. Petersburg was presented the new crossover Hyundai Creta. He should be the most affordable “SUV” of the Korean brand. The company expects that the target audience Creta will be the current owners of Hyundai Solaris.