Car sales in Russia in 2019 decreased by 2.3%. The fall in demand was recorded for the first time after the crisis of 2013-2014.
Experts attribute the decline in sales to the fact that automakers can no longer offer discounts on the purchase of their products, and the state is cutting financial support and is not proposing new measures to increase demand. This was reported by the newspaper Kommersant.
The publication notes that since 2019, support has been provided only for cars cheaper than a million rubles, so cars from the domestic auto industry receive it.
Earlier NEWS.ru reported that the Opel automaker is going to increase the number of dealerships in Russia. The company intends to include in the program, in particular, Kazan, Krasnodar and Volgograd. This was told by vice president of Groupe PSA (Peugeot Societe Anonyme) Alexey Volodin. Now in the Russian Federation, Opel officially represents 11 dealers in eight cities.