28.08.2015 / AVTOVAZ presented pre-production model of Lada XRAY

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The premiere of a crossover took place in the framework of the exhibition Moscow Off-Road Show 2015. Serial production of the car will start on December 15, 2015.

The car will be offered to buyers with three different petrol engines. Standard versions of XRAY will receive 1.6-liter petrol engine capacity of 106 HP. The engine will be paired with JR5 manual gear box. 114-HP engine of the same displacement will be also available.

Top versions of XRAY will get 1.8-liter unit capacity of 123 HP. The engine will work in combination with automated manual gear box. The maximum speed will be 187 kilometers per hour.

27.08.2015 / Launch of sales of new Mitsubishi L200

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Mitsubishi announced the launch of sales of L200 pickup of the new generation in Russia. Prices for the car start from 1 349 000 rubles. In the Russian market a new Mitsubishi L200 pickup is available for the purchase with 2.4-liter turbo diesel engine, which is offered in two versions. Capacity of the engine in a standard version is 154 HP. A version of pickup with the engine capacity of 181 HP is also available. Units work in combination with 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic gear box.

In Russia pickup of the previous generation was equipped with 2.5-liter diesel engine with four cylinders. Depending on the version capacity of the unit was 136 or 178 HP. Prices for the model started from 1 059 000 rubles.

26.08.2015 / Rules for granting subsidies for transportation of cars, produced in the Far East, were changed

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The Russian government published a decree, which is designed to improve the efficiency of subsidizing of transportation of cars manufactured in the Far East in other Russian regions. Gratuitous funding now covers longer routes: cars, delivered to railway stations of Southern and North-Western Federal districts. Thus, the geography is extended and volumes of sales of cars manufactured in the Far Eastern Federal district increase.

26.08.2015 / The Russian Association of Motor Insurers fixed 40% growth of CMTPL insurance premiums

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According to the Russian Association of Motor Insurers, from the beginning of the year to July 31, 2015, 116.362 billion rubles of CMTPL insurance premiums were paid, which is a 49% increase on the similar period of 2014, when the amount of premiums made 78.305 billion rubles.

Over seven months the amount of CMTPL payments increased by 40% and made 66.737 billion rubles (according to the results of the similar period of 2014 – 47.702 billion rubles).

In January-July 2015, 1.509 million insured accidents were registered (CMTPL), insurers settled 1.514 million insured accidents. During the reporting period, insurance companies signed 22.8 million contracts, which came into force.

25.08.2015 / UAZ Patriot will receive the new version

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Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant will expand the line-up of UAZ Patriot due to a new modification 3170. SUV will retain the frame structure, four-wheel drive transmission and will receive rich equipment and original design.

There will not be the brand-new model, but UAZ 3170 will significantly differ from the usual Patriot both in exterior and equipment. The car will receive a completely new design of the front part. Even basic versions of the new model will have a rich set of equipment. UAZ 3170 can also get a new engine with improved performance and smaller displacement.

As the model 3170 will significantly differ from the current restyled Patriot in design and equipment, both cars will be simultaneously produced for different buyers. Currently facilities are prepared and the production is optimized for the model 3170.

21.08.2015 / Government will change the terms of preferential auto leasing

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Until the end of August, the Russian government will adopt a normative act to amend the program of preferential auto leasing. In particular, the matter concerns the increase of funding of the program from 2.5 to 3.5 billion rubles, and abolition of limitation of the amount of subsidy per company. At the moment, the lessee can count on a subsidy of up to 10 million rubles.

This year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, about 15 thousand cars have been already sold under the program of preferential auto leasing. According to the Ministry calculations, changes to the program will help to sell additional 6.4 thousand cars on preferential terms of the preferential auto leasing, both commercial vehicles and cars, including for individuals.

20.08.2015 / Additional discounts for Opel cars reach 800 thousand rubles

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Opel announced additional discounts for its cars remaining in warehouses of dealers. According to the official website of the company, the maximum discount of 800 thousand rubles is provided for the model Insignia. Astra GTС sports version can be purchased with a discount of up to 500 thousand rubles, and the price for Astra Family hatchbacks decreased by 325-355 thousand rubles in comparison with the previous cost. Antara and Mokka crossovers are offered with a discount of 450-460 thousand rubles, and the discount for Zafira and Meriva minivans is 275-535 thousand rubles.

19.08.2015 / Production of cars in January-July 2015

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According to Federal State Statistics Service of Russia, over the first seven months of 2015 774 thousand cars rolled off the Russian production lines that is by 26.1% less than in the previous year. Meanwhile, in July 2015, 95 thousands cars were produced, which is a 36.6% decrease on the similar period of the last year.

In July such Russian factories as Nissan, Hyundai, Ford, Volkswagen, AVTOVAZ, IzhAvto and GM-AVTOVAZ stopped their assembly lines for summer holidays. In addition, Volkswagen Group Rus suspended the assembly of Volkswagen and Skoda cars at GAZ facilities for two weeks because of the falling demand in the Russian market. Meanwhile, General Motors completely stopped the production at its plant in Saint Petersburg and began its closing-down. Beginning July GM-AVTOVAZ switched over to the four-day mode of operation, which will be valid until the end of 2015.

18.08.2015 / Toyota launched sales of updated Land Cruiser Prado in Russia

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Toyota dealers in Russia began to accept orders for the updated Land Cruiser Prado. Prices for SUV start from 1 million 999 thousand rubles. The model is produced at the Japanese Toyota plant in the city of Tahara (Aichi Prefecture), the production of SUVs in the Far Eastern joint venture Sollers-Bussan was discontinued.

The updated Land Cruiser Prado received a new 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine of GD series capacity of 177 HP. The car is equipped with a new 6-speed automatic gear box. This transmission can be combined with all engines available for Prado in Russia – petrol (including 2.7-liter one) and diesel.

In the Russian market the updated Land Cruiser Prado is available in six versions: Standard, Comfort, Elegance, Prestige, Lux (5 seats) and Lux (7 seats).

17.08.2015 / Hyundai extended discounts for the purchase of two models

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Hyundai Motor CIS announced the extension of a program of discounts for the purchase of its best-sellers until the end of August. Thus, under the program Drive Hyundai it is possible to buy Hyundai Solaris and Hyundai ix35 on special terms – discount of 40000 rubles for Hyundai Solaris and discount of 50000 rubles for Hyundai ix35 crossover. The offer covers all versions of models.

Also under the program Hyundai Finance clients can buy these models on credit for a term of 3 years at a special rate of 6.9% for Solaris and 9.9% for ix35. Solaris in a version Elegance can be purchased on credit for three years with 0% interest rate.