Audi and BMW will suspend the delivery of some models to Russia due to ERA-GLONASS

Audi and BMW will suspend the delivery of some models to Russia due to ERA-GLONASS

Autonews.ru – Audi will temporarily stop the supply of six models to the Russian market, due to the ERA-GLONASS system. The relevant statement has been made by a representative of the brand to Autonews.ru. According to the source, the aforementioned models are: A3 and A5 cabriolets, A1 hatchback, TT and R8 coupes, as well as the flagship model of the brand A8 sedan.

“A8, R8 and TT won’t disappear from the market. A sufficient number of vehicles has been imported in 2016, in order to meet the demand in 2017” – said the representative of the Russian quarters of Audi.

Another German company, BMW, has also decided to discontinue the sales of cabriolets in the Russian market, due to ERA-GLONASS. As told by a representative of the Russian office of BMW, the Bavarian manufacturer will sell 2016 production cabriolets in the country in 2017.

It’s compulsory for all automobiles in Russian market to be equipped with emergency response systems, as of 01.01.2017. In order to obtain certification, the models have to pass a series of crash tests, including front and side collisions.

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