45,000 automobiles and LCVs have been sold in St. Petersburg within the first quarter

45,000 automobiles and LCVs have been sold in St. Petersburg within the first quarter

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb agency data, 45,205 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St. Petersburg within the first quarter of the year. Thereby, the sales figure reached during the same period of the previous year has been repeated. The March sales figure is 18,968, on the other hand.

The first quarter car and LCV sales figure in St. Petersburg is equivalent to 7.5% of the countrywide market. This ratio was 7.3% by the end of the same period of 2013.

Renault has become the best-sold brand in the city during the first quarter. The French brand is followed by Volkswagen and KIA.

The General Director of Auto-Dealer-SPb: Mihail Chapligin states that there is a direct proportion between the development of the market and the increase in exchange rates. The General Director has also predicted a shrinkage in the market for the second quarter. In case the Russian government starts a new credit programme in July, the consumers may postpone their purchase plans to the second half of the year.