St. Petersburg automotive industry up by 8% within the first half of 2018

St. Petersburg automotive industry up by 8% within the first half of 2018

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, the share of St. Petersburg automotive industry in Russian car production has reached 23,8% during the January-June period of 2018 (last year: 26,3%). Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota factories, established in St. Petersburg, have manufactured 183.200 automobiles during the aforementioned period, which is equivalent to a 8% year-on-year rise.

Car production amounted to 30.900 units in June 2018, indicating a 8% increase in comparison with the same period of the previous year.

9 models have been manufactured by St. Petersburg automotive industry in June 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-June figures: KIA Rio (best-selling foreign car model in Russia), Hyundai Solaris, Hyundai Creta (most popular SUV in Russia), Toyota RAV4, Toyota Camry, Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail.