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Automotive Market in CIS

20.01.2015 / The plant Asia Auto launched the production of new Kia Sorento

Russian Automotive Market Research

The production of updated crossover Kia Sorento was launched at the assembly plant Asia Auto in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan). The car received the new wheelbase and increased luggage compartment.

The car will be available in 5 versions; sales of the updated model will be launched until the end of January. Cars, assembled in Kazakhstan, can be freely sold within the Customs Union.

Asia Auto produces cars under the brand Kia since 2010. The company's partners are VW, GM and AVTOVAZ. The plant assembles cars under the brands Skoda, Chevrolet, Lada and Kia.


13.01.2015 / Sales of cars in Ukraine decreased more than 2-fold in 2014

Russian Automotive Market Research

According to Association of car makers of Ukraine «Ukravtoprom», in 2014 sales of new cars decreased almost 2.2-fold and made 97020 units in Ukraine.

In 2014 Toyota was the leader in the Ukrainian market, it sold 10296 cars (-3%). The second place was occupied by Chinese Geely with a figure of 9365 sold cars (-43%), of which more than 7 thousand units were assembled in Ukraine. The third result was shown by the local brand ZAZ - 7908 sold cars (-55%), which is 8% of total sales. Hyundai, which was a leader in the Ukrainian market in the previous few years, moved down to the fourth place in 2014 - cars of the Korean brand were chosen by 5511 Ukrainians (-69%). Volkswagen rounds out the top five, its dealers sold 5419 cars (-58%).