• Dealers predicted the rise in price of cars in early 2017

  • The prices of new cars in Russia can re-grow from the beginning of the next year at five to seven percent, "Kommersant" writes, citing data from the dealers.

    The reasons for the increase in the cost of the sources referred to the effect of the devaluation of the ruble, which the sellers of the car are yet to be fully compensated, and the implementation of the system ERA-GLONASS. "The hope was that the ruble stabiliziruemost in the positive, but this did not happen, so you need to continue to play," said one of the sources.

    The cost of ERA-GLONASS will vary, even within the same brand due to different installation methods. One of the sources of "Kommersant" cited the amount of six million rubles for the model, but could not estimate how increase the final price of the machine.

    A representative of one of the largest dealers said that concerns with the new year laying the increase of average prices by 10-15 percent, but the company "will adjust to the market and to roll back the prices by special offers, if need be." "Avtospetstsentr" are preparing to increase prices by an average of five to seven percent. According to PwC, in the publication, in 2014 the average cost of a new car in Russia increased by 44 percent, to 1.4 million rubles.

    According to the newspaper, with the beginning of the year new cars on the Russian market rose by an average of seven percent. More likely the increased value of the Japanese Mazda (10 percent) and Toyota (11%), Skoda (10 percent), Ford (nine percent).

    In July "AUTOSTAT" predict that in the second half of 2016 the growth of prices for cars in Russia will continue. According to the Agency, from September 2014 to June 2016 the price of new cars in Russia increased by 38 percent mainly due to the growth of the dollar and the Euro against the ruble.

    The demand for new cars in Russia falls for the fourth consecutive year. A situation exacerbated by the devaluation of the national currency in late 2014 and early 2015. Against this background, the automakers have to improve the price cut introduced in Russia range correct their production plans.


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