US bans the exports of luxury cars to Russia

US bans the exports of luxury cars to Russia


RusAutoNews.- As part of an additional package of economic sanctions against Russia, the United States has banned the supply of luxury cars to the country, as reported by RBK.

President Biden will soon sign an order that will stop the export of various luxury goods to the Russian elite. For things like expensive watches, jewelry, alcohol, clothes, and luxury cars,” the White House said in a statement.

At the same time, it is not specified by which criteria it will be determined whether a car is considered as luxury or not.

Before the start of the conflict in Ukraine on 24 February, only a small number of luxury models were supplied to Russia from USA, such as Cadillac Escalade and Chevrolet Tahoe SUV, some Jeep models, and a number of US-built BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

In addition, a number of third-party companies import Tesla electric vehicles into the country. Finally, a new generation of Nissan Pathfinder crossovers was imported to Russia from the United States for a short time, but in early March, the company has announced the suspension of the deliveries.