Production shrank by 8% in St. Petersburg car factories in 2014

Production shrank by 8% in St. Petersburg car factories in 2014

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, St. Petersburg based Toyota, GM, Nissan and Hyundai factories have manufactured 361,400 automobiles in 2014 (-8%). The December production figure is 31,600 (-8%).

66% of these automobiles have been manufactured at Hyundai factory. This ratio was 58% last year.

Nissan plant has started the production of Teana in March and X-Trail in December. Another model, the production of which started in 2014, is Pathfinder. Qashqai production will start in 2015.

Hyundai has been manufacturing the new Solaris model since June. Toyota, on the other hand, started the production of the new Camry in November. The models being manufactured by GM since last year are as follows: Cadillac ATS, CTS and SRX. It should be remembered that GM plant had suspended production for two months, due to insufficient demand.

Auto-Dealer-SPb predicts the city’s production to shrink between 10-15% in 2015.

The share of St. Petersburg in Russian automotive has risen to 21.3% in 2014, from 20.5% in 2013.

The models manufactured at the four factories are as follows: Chevrolet Cruze, Opel Astra, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac SRX, Nissan Teana, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Solaris and KIA Rio.