The Chinese FAW plans to produce crossovers Besturn X80 and D60 at the Kaliningrad plant "Autotor"
OREANDA-NEWS. At the Kaliningrad plant "Autotor" for the Chinese FAW it was launched the lot of crossovers FAW Besturn X80 and FAW D60, also for the participation in the Moscow Motor Show - 2016. Now the carmaker is negotiating about the further assembly of these models to "Avtotor", the representative of FAW informed "Vedomosti". Potential production volumes were not disclosed by the production, with referring to the fact that the negotiations have just begun.
Now there are sold only sedans FAW in the Russian market of passenger cars - Oley, V5, Besturn B50: for the first seven months of 2016 it was sold 577 units. For comparison: the company of Lifan, which is the leader among the Chinese brands in the Russian market, has managed to sell 8952 cars in January - July, according to the AEB data. As previously reported "AUTOSTAT", the sales of Besturn X80 and D60 will begin in Russia at the end of 2016 – the beginning of 2017.
"Autotor" produces serially passenger cars by the orders of Hyundai, KIA, BMW, as well as commercial vehicles for Hyundai and Tata Daewoo. The plan of total production for 2016 – is about 92 thousand cars (at the level of 2015). At "Avtotor" there were also assembled cars for General Motors, but in 2015 the American carmaker has frozen production in Russia and now Kaliningrad automaker is looking for new partners.
FAW negotiated about the possibility of production also with "GAZ Group", "Irito" "Derways", said an employee of one of the Russian car plants. "The talks with these companies were a few years ago, none of us cannot tell you at what stage they are completed", - said the representative of the FAW.