Commercial Vehicles

30.09.2015 / The Kemerovo region will receive new buses

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Kuzbass will receive 20 passenger buses from Sberbank Leasing - a batch of new PAZ-32054 will be supplied to the Department of transport and communications of the Kemerovo region. The state contract of finance lease of buses was concluded by results of auction held by the regional administration. The project cost is 37 million rubles. The agreement provides for a leasing period of 2 years.

The transaction was implemented by the Kemerovo branch of Sberbank Leasing (Siberian regional branch). Funding was provided by Kemerovo GOSB (Siberian Bank of Sberbank JSC). The project was implemented in the framework of partnership between Sberbank Leasing and Russian buses – GAZ Group.

In the near future buses will be transferred to the lessee. The vehicle park will be used on urban and suburban routes.

28.09.2015 / «Avtotor» will produce four models of Ford trucks

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Ford Trucks will be produced at «Avtotor» plant in Kaliningrad as documented in the Memorandum signed in the end of 2014 by the Russian holding company and American-Turkish joint venture Ford Otosan. «Avtotor» has already prepared four most in – demand models for the production – tractor units, road and construction trucks with different axle arrangement.

Investment and shares of parties in this project are not disclosed. Sales of vehicles, including in CIS countries, will be carried out by specialized division Ford Heavy Trucks Russia, a part of Ford Sollers joint venture.

Actual production will be determined by the market state, as well as monetary and inflationary processes directly affecting it. In general, capacities of the Kaliningrad plant enable to produce up to 15 thousand commercial vehicles. Currently, in addition to BMW, KIA and Hyundai cars it has already produced Hyundai and Tata Daewoo commercial vehicles.

25.09.2015 / Launch of the program of assistance to vehicle owners Isuzu-Assistance

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Auto finance company Europlan together with ISUZU developed a comprehensive program of roadside assistance to vehicle owners. When purchasing ISUZU vehicle from a warehouse of Sollers-Isuzu JSC from September 7 to September 30, 2015, every customer receives a unique card of roadside assistance and becomes a participant in Isuzu-Assistance program.

Under the program, owners of ISUZU vehicles will be able to get professional assistance in case of possible emergencies on the road 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The complex of services includes: evacuation of the vehicle in a technical center; start of the engine from an external source; shutdown of alarm and interlock systems; emergency repair of electrical equipment; pumping of wheels, replacement of the wheel; opening of doors, hood and trunk; refueling of the vehicle; legal consultations on cooperation with the traffic police, law enforcement authorities and insurance companies; protection of rights during service, repair, purchase and sale of the vehicle; consultations on maintenance and repair.

24.09.2015 / MAN and Scania will produce trucks at one site

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Scania intends to move its facilities to the territory of MAN plant in Saint Petersburg. Both companies are located in the industrial zone Shushari. The merger will be completed in September 2016. Changes will be made to reduce production costs. Capacities of both plants are insufficiently loaded against the background of a sharp decline in sales of commercial vehicles in 2015 in Russia.

Ino Muberg, director of Scania-Piter plant, will head the new company. Its name and ownership structure are not defined yet. Currently the capacity of Scania-Piter is 7.5 thousand trucks per year (investment into the project amounted to 10 million Euros), MAN – 6 thousand units (investment - 25 million Euros). Vehicles are assembled by SKD method.

24.09.2015 / BAW-RUS Motor Corporation developed a new truck model

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BAW-RUS Motor Corporation launches the production of a new high-sided truck BAW 33462-102 Fenix with ZMZ gas and petrol engine and Lovato gas equipment in Ulyanovsk. The vehicle with lifting capacity of 1700 kg was developed with participation of Russian engineers; the localization level reaches 60%.

The company expects to reach the production volume of 2.5 thousand trucks per year and occupy up to 5% of the Russian market of light commercial vehicles (LCV). In general, BAW production capacity in Ulyanovsk is 25 thousand vehicles a year.

23.09.2015 / 126 LIAZ buses were supplied to the Moscow region

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GAZ Group delivered 126 LIAZ-529260 buses to GUP MO Mostransavto. Buses will be operated on the routes of 23 municipalities of the Moscow region.

LIAZ-529260 low-floor city bus is designed to be operated on the routes with intense passenger flows and can carry 114 people, including 28 seats and a specially equipped area for low-mobility passengers. The vehicle is equipped with diesel YaMZ-536 Euro-4 engine capacity of 275 HP. The bus features a mechanical ramp designed for entry/exit of wheeled chairs and a kneeling system (adjustable 7° tilt of the bus to the door side).

18.09.2015 / «KAMAZ-LEASING» developed a special offer for the purchase of KAMAZ-5490-014 truck tractor

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«KAMAZ-LEASING» presented a special offer, under which customers will be able to purchase KAMAZ-5490-014 truck tractor at a reduced price on attractive lease terms. The truck can be leased for a term of five years, the advance payment – 10%, motor hull insurance – 1.09%. A special offer can be combined with other current actions. For example, the customer can use the program «Preferential leasing from «KAMAZ» (provides for a discount on advance payment of 10% of the cost of purchased vehicle), «Leasing+Trade-in» (a discount of 400 thousand rubles when exchanging the old vehicle for a new one), «Scrappage+Leasing» (provides for the opportunity to buy new KAMAZ with a discount of 450 thousand rubles when delivering the old vehicle for scrappage). This special offer is valid until the end of September 2015.

17.09.2015 / Peugeot and Citroen vehicles are available under the program of crediting of small and medium-sized businesses

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Bank PSA Finance Rus launched a new program of crediting of small and medium-sized businesses, aimed to support sales of commercial vehicles of the group of companies PSA Peugeot Citroen. The target audience of the program will be legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, who will be able to take the loan in the amount from 300 thousand rubles to 5 million rubles at a rate from 17.5% per annum, the lowest possible initial payment – 10%.

Terms of application consideration is up to two days, for a preliminary decision questionnaire and accounts for the preceding 5 quarters are required from the borrower. Legal entities must also provide a guarantee from the founder, general director or shareholder. In turn, the guarantee for the individual entrepreneur can be any person.

16.09.2015 / Production of commercial vehicles in January-August 2015

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According to Federal State Statistics Service of Russia, in January-August 2015, 77.2 thousand trucks were produced that is by 22.4% less than in the previous year. In August, 8.9 thousand trucks rolled off the Russian production lines, which is a 30.3% decrease on the last year.

Production of buses in Russia over the first eight months of 2015 decreased by 13.5% and made 22.4 thousand units. In August, bus plants produced 3.1 thousand vehicles – by 14.2% less than in the previous year.

15.09.2015 / Fiat will launch new models to the Russian market

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In 2016 Fiat Professional plans to update almost the whole model line-up in Russia: to present a new van, a passenger version of Fiat Doblo and new Fiat Scudo. In the same year, the company plans to launch the new vehicle – pick-up, developed jointly with Mitsubishi.

At last 15-th international specialized exhibition «Commercial vehicles» Fiat Professional presented a new line-up of Fiat Doblo commercial vehicles and new Fiat Ducato 4x4 produced by Dangel.