The production of passenger cars fell by 40% in January
OREANDA-NEWS. According to Rosstat, in January of 2016 the Russian assembly lines produced 48.4 thousand cars – it is less by 40.4% than a year before.
It is worth noting that in the last month, many Russian car plants extended winter vacation (AvtoVAZ "IzhAvto», GM-AVTOVAZ, Ford Sollers, St. Petersburg plant Nissan and Kaluga Volkswagen), the assembly line of company Hyundai was suspended in connection with the preparation of the production of new crossover Hyundai Creta, and the Ulyanovsk plant until the end of January had a corporate holiday.
Meanwhile, at the end of January AVTOVAZ transferred the production of the 5-door LADA 4x4 to the main production site. With regard to the assembly of foreign cars, Ford Sollers plant in Naberezhnye Chelny began the installation of engines of the Russian production on EcoSport crossovers.
Production of trucks in January was 2.4 thousand units, which is less by 11.1% than a year ago. Recall that the KAMAZ and "GAZ Group", the largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles in Russia, in connection with the corporate holiday started the production this year only in the last week of January.
We also add that bus production in Russia fell by 14.2% up to 684 units for the last month.