31.01.2018 / MTPL: 2017 year statistics

According to the Russian Association of Motor Insurers, the average MTPL payment in 2017 grew by 10% and amounted to 75.763 thousand rubles, while the average premium declined by 4% to 5.819 thousand rubles.
According to the RAMI, these data indicate an imbalance in the MTPL system.

31.01.2018 / The new Peugeot 5008 will be available in Russia at the price from 1 899 thousand rubles

Peugeot announced prices for 5008 of the new generation, which is now positioned as a crossover, but not minivan. Prices for a novelty start from 1 899 thousand rubles.
Peugeot 5008 will be available with two engines and in three versions: Active, Allure and GT Line. 

30.01.2018 / KIA opened a new center in Kazan

KIA Motors Rus opened a new KIA dealership in Kazan, which belongs to TransTechService holding.  The two-story dealership has a total area of 2150 square meters. The showroom area of 920 square meters can accommodate the entire model line-up of the brand.

30.01.2018 / Toyota announced novelties of 2018

In 2018 Toyota will bring several new products to the Russian market. So, in Russia it will launch sales of C-HR compact crossover. In addition, Toyota will start Russian sales of Camry sedan of the tenth generation.
Camry engine range includes 3.5-liter V6 engine, derated to 249 HP in order to reduce the transport tax, as well as 2.5-liter engine capacity of 184 HP. 

30.01.2018 / Liberalization of MTPL tariffs will be carried out in two stages

The Russian Finance Ministry, Central Bank and insurers agreed to carry out the reform aimed to liberalize MTPL tariffs in two stages.
The first stage of price reform could begin in 2018 and take 1.5-3 years. The Bank of Russia adheres to a conservative duration of the first stage (2-3 years), while insurers believe that 1.5 years will be the best term for the first stage.

29.01.2018 / Renault localizes one more model in Russia

In 2019 «Renault Russia» plant in Moscow will launch the production of the new Renault crossover. SUV, which will be based on Duster platform, will receive the body coupe.
According to the preliminary data, the presentation of the new crossover will take place in August 2018 at the Moscow international Motor Show. The model name is kept secret.

29.01.2018 / AVTOTOR launched the production of the updated KIA Sorento Prime

AVTOTOR launched the production of the updated KIA Sorento Prime crossover. The car is serially equipped with 3.5-liter petrol MPI V6 engines (249 HP) or 2.4-liter GDI (188 HP), as well as diesel 2.2-liter CRDI (200 HP). KIA Sorento Prime is equipped only with automatic gear boxes – the upgraded six-speed or the new eight-speed.

26.01.2018 / The cost of the car under «First car» and «Family car» programs will not be indexed in 2018

About 7.5 billion rubles will be allocated from the budget for the implementation of «First car» and «Family car» programs in 2018. Taking into account the limited funding and great demand for these programs last year, it was decided to abandon the indexation of the maximum car value in 2018.

25.01.2018 / Sales of cars of Cortege project will start at the end of 2018

Sollers Group and FSUE NAMI will establish a joint venture to implement Cortege project in the first quarter of 2018.
Currently Sollers Group is in the process of setting up a JV with NAMI. It is planned that the new distribution company will start operations in the first quarter 2018 and will develop the program aimed to launch new car models  ...


25.01.2018 / Lifan will replace X60 with a new crossover

Lifan announced its intention to launch a new X70 crossover to the Russian market. Start of sales of the car, which will replace X60 model in the line-up of the Chinese brand, is scheduled for spring of 2018.
The overall length of the crossover is 4390 mm, width – 1820 mm, height — 1715 mm. The wheelbase is 2620 mm. ...