According to RIA Novosti, referring to dealers, now deliveries are resumed only in part of Chinese and Korean brands. Chinese companies occupy a niche of European and Japanese manufacturers.
Most of all there are not enough sedans. So far, there are “significantly more” crossovers and SUVs, said Alexei Starikov, deputy head of the Avilon holding. Dealers are trying to meet demand through parallel imports, but such supplies are very limited.
In October this year, 45,228 new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles were sold, which is 62.8% less than the same period in 2021. Sales have also fallen in comparison with this September, when 46,698 cars were purchased. The monthly growth of the Russian car market, which began in June, has stopped.
In October, it was reported that Kia may close its business in Russia in the near future. Earlier, Hyundai, which has a partner plant with Kia in St. Petersburg, also announced a possible withdrawal from the Russian car market.