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The biggest ten regional markets in Russia as of 2015

Autostat – According to Autostat data, 24% of automobile sales in Russia took place in Moscow city and region, during the first nine months of 2015. St. Petersburg city and

OEMs

Hyundai will spend $100 million on the modernisation of its St. Petersburg plant

Finmarket – St. Petersburg based Hyundai factory will start the production of the new generation of Hyundai Solaris from the end of 2016 onwards. The model is expected to be

Market

Only 7.5% of cars and 2% of commercial vehicles comply with Euro-5 in Russia

Autostat – According to Autostat survey, only 3.1 million out of the 41 million automobiles registered in Russia comply with the Euro-5 environmental standards (7.5%). 11.1 million automobiles meet Euro-4

Electric vehicles Market

The number of electric cars in Russia is below 500

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Autostat data, there are only 486 electric cars in Russia, as of mid-2015. Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the leader of the electric car park in the country with

OEMs

Avtotor has started the serial production of Ford Cargo

Autostat – Kaliningrad based Avtotor factory has started the serial production of Ford Cargo trucks. The relevant statement has been made by the Avtotor chairman Valery Draganov. As one may

OEMs

Volvo Kaluga factory has resumed production

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – Volvo has resumed production in its Kaluga factory, following an eight months break. As one may remember, the factory had suspended production due to market shrinkage in

Market

Car prices up by 24% in Russia within a year

Autostat – According to Autostat’s analysis of price changes in all automobile brands and models sold in Russia between September 2014 – October 2015, vehicle prices have increased by 24%

Industry OEMs Passenger cars

Renault will manufacture Captur crossover in Moscow

Vedomosti – Vedomosti newspaper has written that Renault Moscow factory will start the production of the Russian version of the Captur crossover in 2016. The serial production of the model

Government Market

No support for automotive in Russian government’s draft budget for 2016

RBK – The Russian government has scheduled the approval of the 2016 budget for 8 October. According to RBK’s own sources, there’s no mention of automotive support in the draft

OEMs

Car manufacturers are downsizing their model ranges in Russia

Autostat – According to Autostat analysis, the brand and model variety is on the decline in 2015, alongside the shrinkage in the market (34% in eight months). The statistics created