St. Petersburg automotive industry has grown by 9% in May 2018

St. Petersburg automotive industry has grown by 9% in May 2018

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, the share of St. Petersburg automotive industry in Russian car production has reached 24,1% during the January-May period of 2018 (last year: 26,7%). Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota factories, established in St. Petersburg, have manufactured 152.300 automobiles during the aforementioned period, which is equivalent to a 8% year-on-year rise.

Car production amounted to 31.700 units in May 2017, indicating a 9% increase in comparison with the same period of the previous year.

9 models have been manufactured by St. Petersburg automotive industry in February 2018 – Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Murano,  Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Solaris, Hyundai Creta, Kia Rio and KIA Rio X-Line.

7 models manufactured in the city are amongst the top-25 most popular cars in Russia, according to January-May figures: KIA Rio (best-selling foreign car model in Russia), Hyundai Solaris, Hyundai Creta (most popular SUV), Toyota RAV4, Toyota Camry, Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail.