Mazda is changing the import procedure to Russia

Mazda is changing the import procedure to Russia

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Kommersant, the foreign automobile companies operating in Russia are changing their sales mechanisms. Mazda has become the pioneer, by deciding to supply the models for imports by order only. The clients of the brand will have to wait for four months for an automobile, from now on. The new procedure excludes the production of the company in Russia.

Mazda imports Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, CX-9 and MX-5 models to Russia. The company also makes the assembly production of CX-5 and Mazda6 models with Sollers in Vladivostok.

According to AEB data, CX-5 is the 25th best-sold automobile in Russia. 24,900 of these automobiles have been sold in Russia in 2014. The total sales figure for the brand is 50,700 (+17.5%). The market share of Mazda in Russia is 2%.

PwChas no doubt that all foreign brands operating in Russia will change the aforementioned mechanisms, during the forthcoming period. However, the representatives of PSA Peugeot Citroen, Toyota, Jaguar, Land Rover, Suzuki, Honda and Hyundai have told the newspaper that despite the current difficulties, there are no plans to alter the delivery mechanisms. A few dealers have informed that Hyundai is currently reviewing similar options though. It’s being predicted that in case the mechanisms change, the number of automobiles imported to the country will fall dramatically.

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