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Newsletter RusAutoNews.Com (Nr.112 - September 17-29.2017)



The Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce will support the indexification of car utilisation fees

29.09.2017 / RNS – The Ministry of Industry and Commerce will support the indexification of the car utilisation fees at 15% from 2018 onwards, as told by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Denis Manturov to journalists. The draft federal budget prepared by the Ministry of Finance for 2018-2020 proposes the indexification of the utilisation charges for wheeled and self-propelled vehicles manufactured in Russia or imported from abroad at 15%. The total revenues in the federal budget should increase by 58.4 billion rubles to 223.4 billion rubles in 2018, to 259.8 billion rubles in 2019 and to 267.9 billion rubles in 2020 ...more

Renault expects the Russian automobile market to reach 2 million vehicles in 2020

28.09.2017 / TASS – Car sales in Russia will amount to 1.6 million units in 2017 and to 2 million in 2020. The forecast has been published in Los Echos newspaper on Tuesday, citing the representatives of Renault. According to the publication, the Russian automobile market has started recovering from the shrinkage experienced last year. The 2012 sales figure of 2.9 million vehicles has plummeted to 1.4 million in 2016. “The directors of Renault expect the volume of the automobile market to reach 1.6 million units by the end of this year and hit the 2 million mark in 2020” – as written in ...more

New record: The share of Russian assembly automobiles has risen to 82%

28.09.2017 / Autostat – According to Autostat data, the share of locally assembled vehicles in Russia has reached 82.2% within the first 8 months of 2017. This is the highest level in the history of the Russian automobile market. The share has risen by almost 2.5 percentage points in comparison with 2016 (up from 79.8%). Russian assembly automobiles formed less than two-thirds of the market five years ago (64.1% in 2012) and less than half of the market 10 years ago (44.3% in 2008) ...more

UAZ has developed a new minibus

27.09.2017 / RusAutoNews.Com – Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant UAZ has presented the experimental passenger models, based on the new commercial vehicle UAZ PROFI. The new UAZ school bus, designed for the transport of children. The C-class ambulance is intended for the provision of medical emergency services ...more

Russian LCV market has kept the sixth place in Europe in August 2017

26.09.2017 / Autostat – According to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association data, the sales of light commercial vehicles in Europe has increased by 0,3% in August, to 129.869 vehicles. France has become the leader of the continent in LCV sales, where the segment rose by 16,1% to 23,241 units...more

St. Petersburg automotive industry has grown by 8% in August 2017

26.09.2017 / RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota factories, established in St. Petersburg, have manufactured 221.800 automobiles during the January-August period of 2017, which is equivalent to a 27% year-on-year rise. The share of St. Petersburg in Russian car production has reached 26,1% during the aforementioned period (up from last year’s 24,8%).Car production amounted to 30.600 units in August 2017, indicating a 8% increase in comparison with the same period of the previous year...more

Hyundai production will increase by 15% in St. Petersburg in 2017

23.09.2017 / RNS – 128,000 Hyundai automobiles are planned to be manufactured at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus factory in St. Petersburg this year, which is equivalent to a 15% year-on-year rise, according to the press office of the company.“128,000 Hyundai automobiles will be manufactured in 2017; 65,500 Solaris and 62,500 Creta. 2016 production figure was 111,000; 88,000 Solaris and 23,000 Creta”,  as stated by the company...more

The Russian government has decided on subsidies to the automotive industry for 2018-2020

22.09.2017 / Finmarket – The draft federal budget for 2018 and the planned 2019-2020 period provides for the preservation of the main government support measures for the enterprises of Russian automotive industry, at a level of minimum 134 billion rubles. Funds in the amount of 138.051 billion rubles have been allocated to the development of car production for 2018, 134.455 billion rubles for 2019 and 134.095 billion rubles for 2020, as stated ...more

NISSAN is not a shareholder of AVTOVAZ anymore

21.09.2017 / Kommersant – French car manufacturer Renault has bought 9.15% of AVTOVAZ shares from Japanese auto maker Nissan in the joint venture of Alliance Rostec Auto B.V. (controls 64.6% of PJSC AVTOVAZ shares). The deal has amounted to €45 million. Renault held 73.3% shares of Alliance Rostec Auto B.V. at the end of 2016, the state corporation Rostec 17.55% and Nissan International Holding B.V. 9.15%. Thereby, Nissan has withdrawn from its shareholder position in AVTOVAZ, as written ...more

Toyota has doubled production in Russia and increased exports by 70%

21.09.2017 / Vedomosti – Car production of Toyota has more than doubled in Russia within the January-August period of 2017, reaching 44,493 vehicles, as told by a company representative. The growth is mainly due to the appearance of the second crossover model: Toyota RAV4 on the conveyor of the St. Petersburg plant in August, the representative said. 23,017 RAV4 and 21,476 Toyota Camry have been manufactured within the first eight months of 2017. The sales of the aforementioned models have amounted to 59,785 units during the eight months period, according to ...more

Lifan will launch the sales of two new models in Russia in 2018

20.09.2017 / RNS – Chinese car manufacturer Lifan will start the sales of the new 7-seater MPV (minivan) – as known under the name of Xuanlang in China – alongside the second generation of the X60 crossover in Russia during the first half of 2018, as told by the Executive Director of Lifan International ...more

Russian truck market up by 65% in August 2017

19.009.2017 / Autostat –  According to Autostat data, 7754 new trucks have been sold in Russia in August 2017, following an increase of 65,3% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Russian truck market has amounted to 45,942 units by the end of the first eight months of 2017, following a 47,0% year-on-year growth. Top-10 truck brands and models in Russia and more...

Russian LCV market has grown by 22% in August 2017

19.09.2017 / Autostat – According to Autostat data, the Russian new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market has amounted to 8500 units in August, following an 21,5% year-on-year growth. The Russian new LCV market has reached 66,964 units by the end of the first eight months of the year, indicating a 22,3% year-on-year increase ...more

Russian used car market has risen by 6,5% in August 2017

19.09.2017 / RusAutoNews.Com – 480,600 used vehicles have been sold in Russia in August 2017, as stated by the analytical agency Autostat. The figure indicates a 6,5% year-on-year increase. The used cars market has amounted to approximately 3,43 million units in Russia within the first eight months of 2017, following a 1,6% growth ...more

LADA sales up by 29% in EU within the January-August 2017 period

18.09.2017 / Autostat – A total number of 3,3 thousand new LADA automobiles have been sold in EU countries within the January-August 2017 period. The sales figure indicates a 29% year-on-year rise. 411 LADA cars, manufactured in AVTOVAZ, have been sold in the EU in August, which is equivalent to a 22,3% year-on-year growth.

Vehicle production has increased by 19% in Russia within the January-July 2017 period

17.09.2017 / RusAutoNews.Com – According to ASM Holding data, 834.713 transport vehicles (passenger cars, commercial vehicles, buses) have been manufactured in Russia within the January-July 2017 period, which is equivalent to a 18,8% year-on-year rise. As stated by Rosstat, Industrial production has risen 1,9% year-on-year in Russia within the January-August 2017 period, compared to the same period of 2016. Industrial production has risen by 1,9% year-on-year in Russia in August 2017 and by 2% in comparison with July 2017...more

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