OREANDA-NEWS. Lifan Motors Company began official sales of cars in Turkmenistan. Local buyers could buy the same range as in Russia. The main emphasis is on the crossovers Lifan X50 and Lifan X60, and sedan Lifan Solano, says Lifan Motors Rus press service.

As noted, the start of sales of cars in Turkmenistan - is the next step in the global development strategy of Lifan worldwide. CIS market today is one of the most promising and the Russian representation of Lifan plans to strengthen its influence there. In new foreign markets it will be supplied Lifan cars, assembled in Russia, which will increase the loading. Also, car exports will contribute to the development of the dealer network and the creation of new jobs.

The volume of Turkmen car market is small, last year there were sold only 426 cars of all brands. At the same time, the domestic market has a high potential, given that the population is more than 5 million people. Earlier, the demand was met mainly due to the second-hand cars, but recently it began to grow the sales of new equipment, the market volume increased by 18% in 2015. Bestsellers in Turkmenistan are - Korean and Japanese automakers. In the first place it is Hyundai, which takes about a quarter of the local market, the second - Nissan, the third - Toyota. This niche of cheap cars, what are the Lifan cars, until recently, was empty.