30.11.2015 / Toyota offers discounts, which can be combined with benefit under trade-in

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Toyota announced discounts for new Land Cruiser 200, updated Land Cruiser Prado, Camry and new Hilux. A special offer will be valid from November 23 to December 15, 2015. Discounts are combined with benefits under the program Toyota Trade-in.

When buying Toyota Camry discount under a special offer will be 50 thousand rubles, discount under Trade-in - from 50 thousand to 100 thousand rubles (a total discount is up to 150 thousand rubles). Discount under a special offer for Toyota Land Cruiser Prado without delivery of used car will amount to 100 thousand rubles. An additional benefit under the program Toyota Trade-in for Land Cruiser Prado will be from 100 thousand to 150 thousand rubles.

When purchasing a new flagship Toyota Land Cruiser 200 total benefit, including discount under the program Toyota Trade-in and new special offer, will be up to 300 thousand rubles, and without participation in the program Toyota Trade-in – 100 thousand rubles.

27.11.2015 / Chery Finance offers new lending terms

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Chery extended terms of the program Chery Finance, developed in partnership with UniCredit Bank. In addition to programs Start from 0 (0% appreciation) and Gold Standard (the annual interest rate starts from 10% per annum), the company launched special offers, under which Tiggo FL crossover, Tiggo 5, Bonus 3 sedan or IndiS hatchback can be purchased on credit at the rate of 5.5% per annum.

Under terms of the new program Chery Finance the initial payment is from 30% of the car value, the loan term is from 12 to 60 months. The buyer of Chery car can choose one of two variants of the loan: without policy of the voluntary insurance of life and health of the borrower (the minimum rate will be 6.0%) or with it (the minimum rate will start from 5.5% per annum).

27.11.2015 / Kia opened a new dealer center in Penza

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KIA Motors Rus opened the new dealership, which is owned by the company Avtolocman-KM in Penza. This center has a total area of over 2300 square meters. In the service zone of the dealership there are 11 posts of mechanical repair area of 950 square meters, the body repair shop of 750 square meters and a warehouse of spare parts and accessories area of 300 square meters.

Currently in Russia there are 175 official KIA dealerships in 92 cities. Since the beginning of 2015 KIA dealer network included 10 new dealerships.

26.11.2015 / Launch of sales of LADA Vesta in Russia

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AVTOVAZ launched sales of the new flagship model – LADA Vesta. The car is offered in three versions with the possibility of equipping with optional packages.

The price for the model in a basic version Classic is 514 thousand rubles. The car is equipped with 1.6-liter VAZ engine (106 HP) and manual 5-speed gear box (for the basic version Classic). The version Classic can be expanded with the package of options Start value of 30 thousand rubles. Additional payment for automatic gear box is 25 thousand rubles.

The cost of the average version Comfort starts from 570 thousand rubles. The version Comfort is offered with the package of additional options Optima, its cost is 15 thousand rubles. The price for the top version Luxe starts from 609 thousand rubles, this version is available with packages of options Multimedia and XV Line (24 thousand and 29 thousand rubles, respectively). Versions Comfort and Luxe are also equipped with 1.6-liter engine and manual or automatic gear box.

25.11.2015 / Suzuki offers new terms for the purchase of Vitara

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Suzuki announced the launch of new special offers for the purchase of Vitara crossover under programs Suzuki Finance and Suzuki Trade-In.

Beginning November 1, 2015 the new flagship Vitara of the Japanese automaker can be purchased under a special lending program Suzuki Finance. The most favorable offer is valid for the crossover in basic versions (2WD MT GL and 2WD AT GL). In case of a loan for a period of 1 year with the initial payment of 50% the overpayment will be 0%. Special lending terms cover other Vitara configurations as well.

As for the program Trade-In, from November 14 to November 30, 2015 the customer receives a discount of 50 thousand rubles when exchanging the old car for the new Suzuki Vitara crossover under Trade-In.

24.11.2015 / KIA developed the program Promotion

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KIA Motors Rus in conjunction with the insurance company VSK offer a special hull insurance program KIA Promotion to customers, who purchase the car in cash or on credit. The program is valid from October 1 to December 31, 2015.

The program provides the client with opportunity to purchase the hull insurance policy at a special rate with a discount of up to 70% of its value. For buyers of KIA Rio and KIA cee'd the cost of the hull insurance policy is 18 thousand rubles regardless of the age, gender and driving experience.

Insurance policy under KIA Promotion program includes reimbursement of losses in case of theft or total loss of the car. Additionally, customers can extend the policy coverage with the risk «Damage» at competitive rates.

23.11.2015 / The Leningrad region supported its automakers by reducing the property tax

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Parliament of the Leningrad region approved a bill, which provides for tax privileges of 50% of the rate of property tax for car manufacturers in the region. The reason was the difficult economic situation in the automotive industry. Decrease in the rate of property tax by 50% will compensate for a part of expenses connected with the launch of the updated model line-up of cars. The exemption will be valid for a limited period, from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.

20.11.2015 / Production of cars in January-October 2015

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According to Federal State Statistics Service of Russia, over the first ten months of 2015 1.1 million cars rolled off the Russian production lines that is by 23.2% less than in the previous year. In October 2015, 140 thousands cars were produced, which is a 11.4% decrease on the similar period of the last year.

In October, Nissan plant in Saint-Petersburg launched the production of Qashqai crossover, but the company discontinued manufacture of Teana sedan. Avtotor in Kaliningrad started the assembly of Hyundai Elantra, as well as updated KIA Quoris and KIA cee'd and Ford Sollers plant in Yelabuga began the full cycle production of the new Ford Explorer.

19.11.2015 / Launch of sales of the new Hyundai Tucson in Russia

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Hyundai Motor CIS presented Tucson compact crossover of the new generation in the Russian market. The new Tucson is offered with three petrol and one diesel engines. 1.6-liter GDI engine capacity of 132 HP is available with front-wheel drive and works in combination with 6-speed manual gear box. 2.0-liter MPI capacity of 149.6 HP is available both with front and all-wheel drive and is offered in conjunction with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gear box. The third and the most powerful petrol unit (1.6-liter Turbo-GDI), developing 177 HP, is paired with 7-speed robotized gear box and available with all-wheel drive. R2.0 diesel engine capacity of 185 HP is also available with all-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic gear box.

The new Hyundai Tucson is available in four versions for Russian buyers and some of them are offered with several types of engine and different gear boxes. Thus, the buyer can choose the new Hyundai crossover from 16 basic versions. The price for the model varies from 1 million 099 thousand 900 rubles to 1 million 819 thousand 900 rubles depending on the version.

19.11.2015 / UAZ and «Rolf» announced their cooperation

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The group of companies «Rolf» and UAZ signed a protocol of intent to open UAZ dealer center. With time the company expects to become a leader in sales of UAZ SUVs.

UAZ became the first Russian brand in «Rolf» portfolio, which includes 17 automobile brands, namely Audi, Chrysler, Ford, Hyundai, Toyota, Skoda, Mazda, etc.

UAZ dealer center will open in January 2016 in the complex «Rolf Altufevo», which has been already presented by Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Jeep, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, and has the unit for sales of used cars Blue Fish. «Rolf» will be engaged in sales of cars, their service and sales of spare parts. UAZ center will have a separate entrance, the reconstruction has already begun.