The French PSA Group announced the launch of Russian production of two new models — Peugeot Traveller and Citroen SpaceTourer commercial vans. The full cycle production of these vehicles is organized at the enterprise in Kaluga.
Vehicles have been already available for order in versions Feel/Active. Prices for novelties start from 1 999.9 thousand rubles.
Buses of foreign brands make a relatively small part of the Russian new bus market. According to Russian Automotive Market Research, in the first quarter of 2018 they accounted for only 12% or 366 units. The share of foreign brands is larger in the used bus market (28% or 1444 units).
In the first quarter of 2018 KAMAZ received the net loss of 214.9 million rubles under RAS against 34.4 million rubles of net profit in the first quarter of 2017. The revenue amounted to 27.3 billion rubles – by 3.4% more than in the previous year. At the same time, the cost value increased by 9.7% to 24.8 billion rubles. As a result, the gross profit fell by 34.9% to 2.4 billion rubles.
GAZ opened a new dealer center in Tver. «AvtocenterGAZ Tverskoy» launched sales of the entire line-up of products of Gorky automobile plant: GAZelle Next light commercial vehicles and minibuses, Gazon Next and Sadko medium-duty trucks, as well as GAZelle Business and Sobol Business vehicles.
Five truck brands of Big-7 manufacture their trucks in Russia. These are Iveco, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, MAN and Scania. In the first quarter of 2018 all of them increased their production, except Scania, which, on the contrary, reduced its truck production at Scania-Piter plant by 24%.
In the first quarter of 2018 the number of vehicles with petrol and diesel engines became equal in the Russian new LCV market. According to Russian Automotive Market Research, market shares of light commercial vehicles with each of these engine types were 45%, LCV with hybrid engines accounted for another 10% of the market.
The Russian government announced the dates for entry into force of new rules for the organized transportation of children. Beginning July 1, 2018 it will be prohibited to operate buses older than 10 years, which depart or arrive in Moscow, the Moscow region, Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad region for transportation of children. This limitation covers buses with GVW of up to 5 tons.
Gorky Automobile Plant and «Rostelecom» signed an agreement on strategic partnership. The agreement provides for mutual use of competencies and technologies of partner companies for business development.
GAZ will apply information and communication technologies of «Rostelecom» to increase the level of automation of business processes ...
In the first quarter of 2018 new truck sales amounted to 17.9 thousand vehicles which was a 34% growth on the same period of 2017. Used truck sales, on the contrary, declined by 9% to 58.2 thousand vehicles.
The regional new truck markets with the largest growth were Udmurtia Republic (+300%), Altai Republic (+267%) ...
According to the Federal Customs Service of Russia, import of trucks to Russia in January-February 2018 decreased by 4.3% and made 2.3 thousand units on 287.9 million dollars. In February 2018 1.5 thousand trucks on 168 million dollars were imported in Russia (+88.7%).