Russian Automotive Market Research
In January-May 2018 new bus sales amounted to 5.3 thousand buses which was a 15.2% growth on the same period of 2017. In May 2018 the market grew by 20% on May 2017 and made 1.2 thousand new buses.
PAZ accounted for 49% of new bus sales with 2.61 thousand buses sold and a 1.6 r% rise in sales.
LIAZ and NEFAZ came second and third with a 41% and a 76% growth in sales correspondingly.
Sales of foreign brands were 59.8% up whereas sales of Russian brands increased by 10.9%, which led to a decline in the share of Russian brands from 87% to 83%.
In the first half of 2018 the trailer and semi-trailers production in Russia decreased by 16.7% on the same period of 2016 and amounted to 58.0 thousand units. However, in January - June 2018 there was positive dynamics year-on-year - the production of trailers and semi-trailers grew by 0.03%.
In addition to Sandero hatchback, Stepway line-up for the Russian market included all-road modifications of Dokker van and Logan cross-sedan. The company will present new products at the end of August at the Moscow Motor Show 2018.
Stepway cars feature the modified radiator grill with chrome plates and front bumper. Renault Logan Stepway and Sandero Stepway received the plastic lower body protection, C-shape led daytime running lights, as well as road clearance increased to 195 mm.
Jeep announced the Russian prices and versions of the updated Wrangler.
The new Jeep Wrangler is available in Russia only with 2.0-liter petrol engine capacity of 272 HP in pair with 8-speed automatic gear box and permanent all-wheel drive.
In the coming months the Japanese Fujikura will close down the production of cables for cars in Cheboksary. This decision was made in connection with the jumps in the Euro-ruble exchange rates and decrease in the purchasing power in the automotive market.
AVTOVAZ will provide Renault Finance S.A, Renault Group subsidiary, with a loan of up to 10 billion rubles for a term till March 2023. The corresponding agreement was signed on August 15, 2018.
Currently, Renault is the controlling shareholder of Alliance Rostec Auto B. V. with a share of 61.09%...
Acceptance of orders for the novelty will start on November 1, 2018. Crossover prices will be announced later.
In the Russian market Lexus UX will be offered with a new 2.0-liter petrol engine capacity of 170 HP in pair with CVT. Moreover, the crossover has a version with a hybrid power plant consisting of the same engine ...
KAMAZ announced the creation of a subsidiary with 100% foreign capital in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The official importer PT. KAMAZ Trucks Indonesia will supply popular models of the Russian manufacturer to the Indonesian market. KAMAZ chose PT ...
Haval completed the construction of a plant in the industrial park «Uzlovaya» located in the Tula region. The total area of the enterprise is 2.16 million square meters. The production complex includes shops of stamping, welding, assembly, painting and production of components.
According to the results of the first half of 2018, FAW sold 257 trucks in Russia, which was a 171% rise year-on-year. FAW Jiefang J6P model is in the greatest demand in the market.
In 2018 FAW plans to sell 600 trucks. In the near future the company intends to reach the level of sales of 1000 trucks per year...
At the beginning of the week representatives of municipal and road services in the Sakhalin region received ten multifunctional vehicles on KAMAZ basis. Trucks were supplied to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Anivsky Poronaisky, Smirnykhovsky, Noglinsky ...