According to the Russian Association of Motor Insurers (RAMI), in 2016 the average MTPL payment increased by 40% and amounted to 69024 rubles and the average premium grew by 9% to 6032 rubles. For comparison, the average payment in January-December 2015 was 49422 rubles, the average premium – 5531 rubles.
In 2016 Avtotor plant in Kaliningrad produced 94354 cars, which is a 2.3% increase on the previous year (92221 units). The largest share in the production volume in 2016 belonged to KIA cars - 59%, Hyundai cars and trucks accounted for 22%, BMW brand - the remaining 19%.
SsangYong dealers in Russia launched sales of the new SsangYong Tivoli crossover. Prices for the new model start from 999 thousand rubles.
Tivoli crossover is available in two versions: standard and extended (XLV). SsangYong Tivoli is equipped with six airbags and such active safety systems like ESP, ASR, HBA, ARP, ESS.
According to the National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBCH), in 2016 in Russia the number of issued loans grew by 13.8%. Over 12 months the amount of cars sold on credit was 552.4 thousand units, in 2015 485.3 thousand loans were issued.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation supported to provide state guarantees to the joint venture of General Motors and AVTOVAZ for the organization of production of Chevrolet Niva of the new generation. The possible creditor of SP may be Sberbank.
Skoda began to accept orders for the updated line-up of Octavia cars. The car is available in the body liftback and station wagon. Prices for novelties start from 940 000 and 1 207 000 rubles, respectively. Three versions of the model are available for purchase: Ambition, Ambition, Active. In Russia the novelty is available with three different petrol engines.
Beginning 2017 model year KIA Sorento Prime is available in Russia with three engine variants. In addition to the previously offered diesel 2.2 CRDi (200 HP) and petrol V6 3.3 MPI (250 HP) engines, now it can be equipped with petrol engine with direct fuel injection 2.4 GDI capacity of 188 HP.
Subaru Motor announced prices for all-wheel drive Forester and Outback of 2017 model year. The starting recommended price for Subaru Forester decreased and starts from 1 million 699 thousand rubles. The maximum cost of Subaru Forester remained unchanged: 2 million 599 thousand 900 rubles.
This year the Chinese Chery will present a new B-class crossover, which, according to the company, will be in demand in the Russian market. The matter concerns B-SUV, which is designated as Tiggo X on the official website of the brand. In China model is sold as Tiggo 3x, but in Russia the car may receive the name Tiggo 2.
AVTOVAZ plans to launch sales of a serial version of Lada Vesta SW station wagon in the second half of 2017. In addition, during this period off-road wagon version, which will be called Lada Vesta Cross, will become available for the purchase to customers.