In the first quarter of 2019, Russia recorded a record 4-year export volume of passenger cars - 22.7 thousand units, which is 43% more than a year earlier. The absolute record for the last 10 years falls on 2013, when 32.7 thousand cars were sent abroad. It is reported by Prime agency.
In monetary terms, export volumes since the beginning of the year have reached $ 307 million, which is 37.5% more than last year.
The total volume of passenger car exports in 2018 was $ 1.288 billion. Among the brands that supply cars abroad are Citroen, Chevrolet, Datsun, Hyundai, Kia, Lada, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Skoda, Toyot and Volkswagen. The main sales markets are Azerbaijan, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Cuba, Latvia, the Republic of Belarus, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, the Czech Republic.
In April 2019, Lad started selling on the Mongolian market. At the start, the VestCross sedan, VestSW Cross and a three-door 4x4 SUV are announced. Later they will be joined by the XRAY Cross and a five-door 4x4, as well as cars from the Grant and Largus families.
UAZ resumed deliveries to Cuba in the first quarter of 2019. According to the manufacturer's plans, sales will amount to several hundred vehicles per year. In addition, in 2019, the plant began selling hunters in Chile, and after the completion of certification, Loafs, Patriots and commercial vehicles of the UAZ "Profi" line will be added to them.