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30.03.2018 / Dealer networks of Japanese truck brands in Russia

Isuzu has the widest dealer network in Russia among Japanese truck brands. According to Russian Automotive Market Research, it consists of 50 auto centers. Isuzu sales network covers 30 Russian regions.
Dealer networks of Mitsubishi Fuso and Hino brands number 30 and 36 dealerships, respectively. Mitsubishi Fuso has auto centers in 20 Russian regions ...


30.03.2018 / Mercedes-Benz Vans will update the model line-up in Russia in 2018

Mercedes-Benz Vans will bring three new products to the Russian market in 2018. The first of them will be the updated Sprinter Classic. The van will receive a new 6-speed gear box and a number of additional systems.  Some of them will be offered as an option. Others, including new fog lights and seat heating, will be included in the basic version...


28.03.2018 / KAMAZ will develop new steel grades

KAMAZ and «Metalloinvest» agreed to increase the efficiency of cooperation in the SBQ supply (high-quality special purpose rolled metal products), including the creation of warehouse stocks of assortment demanded by KAMAZ and the transition to electronic document management.


27.03.2018 / Iveco set priorities in Russia for 2018

Iveco announced a development strategy in the Russian market. In 2018 the priority for Iveco will be heavy-duty range of vehicles. This year the company will present a special version of Stralis 4x2 with a high sleeper cabin.


27.03.2018 / WTO insisted on the abolition of anti-dumping duties on LCV

WTO appellate body confirmed the discrepancy to the requirements for the organization of anti-dumping duties imposed by Russia on import of light commercial vehicles (LCV) from Germany and Italy. The body confirmed the requirement of Russia on the cancellation of these duties.


26.03.2018 / The new Foton Auman EST received many technical improvements

«Fotob Motor» presented its new Foton Auman EST tractor unit of the Super Truck line-up. The model is a representative of the fifth generation of Foton trucks.
The truck is equipped with the new Cummins X12 engine capacity of 470 HP.


22.03.2018 / New recycling tax rates will come into force on April 1

New rates of the recycling tax for vehicles were approved. For trucks with GVW of up to 2.5 tons the tax will increase by 14.46% to 14.25 thousand rubles, from 2.5 to 3.5 tons – by 51.5% to 30 thousand rubles, from 3.5 to 5 tons – by 15% to 28.5 thousand rubles. For trucks with GVW from 5 to 8 tons the recycling tax will be 31.35 thousand rubles (+ 14.84%) ...


20.03.2018 / ТОР-5 European truck models in Russia

Sales of European trucks are continually breaking the record on the Russian market. In  Jan-Feb 2018 new European truck sales grew by 88% on the same period of 2017 to 3.4 thousand new trucks.
Their market share went up from 23% to 32%. The share of Russian brands, on the contrary, declined from 62% to 50%.


19.03.2018 / KAMAZ launched sales of vehicles in South Africa

KAMAZ together with its official distributor in Africa, Bell Equipment, announced the official start of sales of KAMAZ vehicles in South Africa. In January 2018, 54 dump trucks were delivered to the country. During the year at least 100 complete KAMAZ trucks will be supplied in South Africa; beginning 2019 the company plans to export at least 300 trucks a year.


16.03.2018 / KAMAZ received the net profit of 3 billion rubles in 2017

KAMAZ published its annual financial statements for 2017 under RAS: by the end of the year the company received the net profit of more than 3 billion rubles.
KAMAZ revenue amounted to 145 billion 217 million rubles, which is a 21% increase on 2016. The company sold 38.2 thousand trucks that is by 11% more than in the last year.