Automotive Market in CIS

17.07.2014 / Sales of cars in Kazakhstan increased by 11% in January-June 2014

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According to Association of the Kazakhstan Car Business, sales of cars and LCVs increased by 2.2% to 13730 units in June 2014. Thus, after the May drop the Kazakhstan car market began to increase again. Following the results of six months of 2014, the automotive market of Kazakhstan increased by 11.2% and amounted to 70622 cars.

The absolute leader in the Kazakhstan market is a brand Lada, which share last month was 29.9% of sales of cars in Kazakhstan – 4098 cars (-18.2%). KIA, which sales increased by 39.6% and made 1717 cars, remains on the second place. The third result was showed by Hyundai - 1212 cars that by 0.9% exceeds a figure of year prescription.

Toyota with a figure of 1089 sold cars (+2.7%) is on the fourth place. Chevrolet rounds out the top five – cars of the American brand were sold in number of 1039 units (+29.6%).

15.07.2014 / Terms of free vehicle movement on the CES territory were defined

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Cars with the level of localization at least 30%, as well as cars produced by the Belarusian-Chinese JV Belgee will have the right of free movement within the single economic space.

The decision will come into force in August. Cars with the localization degree of 30% will freely move within the single economic space, those with the localization degree of 50% -beginning July 1, 2018. All productions, which will be opened in three countries, shall meet this requirement. The only exception was made for the company Belgee, which has to reach the level of localization of 30% within two years, and 50% - by 2018.

11.07.2014 / GM Uzbekistan will begin to install «ERA Glonass» in its cars

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Since autumn 2014 GM Uzbekistan will start to install the system ERA GLONASS in its cars. Installation of navigation terminals of State Automated Information System ERA GLONASS is carried out under requirements of the basic countries-exporters of GM Uzbekistan products.

Currently the company GM Uzbekistan produces ten models of cars: Nexia, Gentra, Matiz, Cobalt, Lacetti, Malibu, Spark, Captiva, Orlando and Damas minibus.

Since January 1, 2015 all vehicles in the CU countries, which undergo the procedure of approval for the first time, shall be equipped with on-board devices that support information system of Emergency response in case of accidents GLONASS. Beginning January 1, 2017, this requirement will cover all new vehicles, sold in the CU countries.

09.07.2014 / Kazakhstan plant Asia Auto mastered the production of Skoda Rapid new version

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The model line-up, produced at the plant Asia Auto in Ust-Kamenogorsk, was replenished with the hatchback-station wagon Skoda Rapid Spaceback. Launch of sales in Kazakhstan is scheduled for August, the approximate price will start from 15300 US dollars. Sales of this Rapid version in Russia, where the production of Skoda Rapid in a body liftback has been recently organized, are open to question.

In Kazakhstan Skoda Rapid Spaceback will be offered with two petrol engines capacity of 105 and 122 HP, manual gear box, automatic transmission and 7-speed DSG.

08.07.2014 / The Ukrainian car market declined by 45% over the first six months of 2014

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In June 2014 sales of new cars in Ukraine decreased in more than 2.4 times and made 6221 units. According to Association of car makers of Ukraine «Ukravtoprom», over six months of 2014, in Ukraine, 57791 cars were sold - by 45% less than in the previous year. In conditions of the continuing market stagnation long term agreements on delivery of cars, including for the state needs, are important, notes the Association.

According to «Ukravtoprom», in June Toyota remains the leader in the Ukrainian market, its sales fell by 39.9% and made 645 cars. The local brand ZAZ with a figure of 533 sold cars (-65%) is on the second place. The third line is occupied by Geely - cars of the Chinese brand were sold in number of 525 units (-23.7%). The fourth result was showed by Volkswagen, which sales made 476 units (-42.9%). Skoda rounds out the top five - dealers of the Czech brand sold 417 cars (-53.8%).