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28.12.2017 / CNG vehicles will be included in the state support program

Manufacturers of LNG vehicles will share government subsidies with manufacturers producing vehicles on compressed natural gas (CNG). According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, amendments to the program of subsidizing of CNG vehicles have been already approved by the Russian Government.


28.12.2017 / Trucks with GVW of 16-24 tons account for half of the Russian truck market

According to Russian Automotive Market Research, in January-November 2017 the most significant growth in the new truck market was shown by a segment of vehicles with GVW of 16-24 tons – 83%. Sales of trucks with GVW exceeding 32 tons and 24-32 tons sharply increased as well – by 64% and 47%, respectively.


27.12.2017 / Bus sales and production fell in November 2017

The new bus market does not show high growth typical for markets of other vehicle types this year. According to Russian Automotive Market Research, in June and July 2017 new bus sales decreased by 33% and 30%, respectively, on the previous year. In November 2017 the market fell again ...


26.12.2017 / Volgabus bus plant opened in Vladimir

Bakulin Motors Group opened a new bus plant «Volgabas-Vladimir» in the Vladimir region. The volume of investments into the project in the first phase amounted to 3.5 billion rubles.
The plant will produce large CNG buses, as well as electric buses, which have been tested and are ready for serial production ...


25.12.2017 / Chinese trucks will be produced in the Novosibirsk region

The first Russian enterprise assembling Chinese trucks Beiben Trucks Group and the dealer center may be established in the Novosibirsk region. The project partner will be the state North Chinese industrial corporation Norinco G (CNGC), the distributor of which in Russia is «Skomi Auto». Now the company begins to certificate models, which will take about five months.


22.12.2017 / GAZ registered vehicle type approval for «GAZelle Next Electro»

GAZ Group registered the vehicle type approval for the electric version of «GAZelle Next» in Rosstandart base. The document includes two versions — С45R9Е and C46R9Е. Both versions are all-metal vans, but the first one has triple cabin and the second one – five-seat.


20.12.2017 / «Avtotor» began to export Hyundai trucks in Belarus

«Avtotor» plant in Kaliningrad began to deliver vehicles to Belarus. The first batch of chassis of Hyundai HD78 medium-duty commercial vehicles has been already shipped to the neighboring country. Importer on the Belarusian part became «RCM», which is a dealer of Hyundai commercial vehicles in Minsk.


19.12.2017 / The new truck market grew by 60% in November 2017

According to Russian Automotive Market Research, over eleven months of 2017 new truck sales in Russia made 68.9 thousand rubles, having increased by 53.1% on the similar period of 2016. In November 2017 8.5 thousand new trucks were sold (+60.4%).


19.12.2017 / New LCV sales increased by 16.7% in January-November 2017

According to Russian Automotive Market Research, in January-November 2017 the Russian market of new light commercial vehicles reached 103.4 thousand units, which is a 16.7% increase on January-November 2016. In November 2017 sales amounted to 11.5 thousand units (+13.9%).


15.12.2017 / Foton brings Auman EST A tractor unit to the Russian market

Foton Motor launched sales of Foton Auman EST A tractor unit in Russia. Prices for the new Foton long-haul tractor unit start from 4 759 thousand rubles. The vehicle has a curb weight of 7.7-8 tons and GVW of 18 tons (including the saddle load).