Car prices continue to rise: since the beginning of the year to mid-June, they increased on average by 3-7%. Interviewed by “Kommersant” the participants of the market expect continuation of growth of cost of cars due to the devaluation of the ruble and lower production. They note that interest in buying cars is still quite high: deprived of the opportunity to fly abroad citizens want in times of coronavirus having a personal car.The cost of vehicles for the six months increased on average by 3-7%, according to the dealer “Avilon”. The main reasons for the rising prices were exchange rate fluctuations, inflation, updating of the model year. Hyundai prices on average rose 2.5%, Volkswagen — by 4-5%, Mitsubishi — 3.5%, Fiat — 5-10%, Jeep at 3-4%, Mini — 3.5%, BMW — on 3-10%, Mercedes-Benz — 3-4%. Rolls-Royce-the growth rates amounted to 7% on selected models. Volvo cars has risen by 3-5%. Volvo say that the average cost of cars increased by 5.4% since the beginning of the year, and in March—June has not changed. Rising prices there explain the increase in utilsbora and currency fluctuations.In June, according to “AUTOSTAT”, updated price lists 18 brands. The increase has affected domestic brands: so, all versions of “UAZ” — “hunter”, “Patriot” and “Pickup truck” — became more expensive by 2.7 and 3.9% (30-45 thousand rubles). AvtoVAZ increased the price of Lada Vesta CNG with bi-fuel engine of 0.2–1.5% (3 to 15 thousand rubles), in addition to the basic configuration. Cars Subaru 2020 model year has risen by 3.4–7.3 per cent (80-270 thousand rubles). Genesis received an increase in price by 1.1 to 2.4% (50-100 thousand rubles).Cadillac Escalade, XT5 and ХТ6, according to the “Price of car” in June rose by 7.6–11% (340-646 RUB thousand), Chevrolet Tahoe and Traverse, 1.5 — 8.7% of (55-450 RUB thousand), LC500 and Lexus RX — 0,7–2,2% (43-87 RUB thousand), Toyota — 1.7–2.6 percent. Crossovers Geely went up 2-2. 9% (30-50 thousand rubles), the initial version of the Chery Tiggo Tiggo 4 and 7 — 0.8–1.1% (10 thousand rubles).Almost every model of Hyundai in June became more expensive on 0,4–0,9% (5-15 thousand RUB), while Kia has limited the price increases on 5 of the 16 models: Cerato, Optima, Seltos, Sportage and Sorento Prime has risen on 0,4–1,4% (5-20 thousand rubles). The Volkswagen in price by 1-2,5% added separate configuration Passat, Tiguan and Touareg. The increased price and the complete set of Skoda Kodiaq Active, Ambition and Style by 1.8% and 2.9% (44 thousand rubles).But the devaluation of the ruble fully in prices is not taken into account. This, in particular, say, Volvo Cars, noting that the incipient strengthening of the ruble improves the situation, but it is very likely further price increases in the second half of the year. Andrey Kamenskiy from AG “Avilon” says that now there is no clear understanding of how prices will rise because of the devaluation.Development Director “alarm-motors” Denis Tsepelev explains that plan year, manufacturers suppliers laid another exchange rate and with the revival of demand after the quarantine, the pricing will change. Two months of downtime dealerships will lead to the adjustment of business plans in the direction of reducing the volume, said the General Director GK “Avtospetstsentr” Den��with Petrunin, with the decline in price growth is inevitable. But if the dollar stabiliziruemost at the level of 70 rubles., the growth will not be as dramatic as previously predicted, he said.However, the ability to obtain more favorable terms when buying there. Renault told “Kommersant” that in March—June, the price of the machine brand increased by 3.6%, but thanks to power promotions the real increase is only about 1%. A variety of events are almost all brands, says Julia Ovchinnikova from “Rolf”, in particular, is special offers with preferential rates on the loan, as well as the trade-in programme. Denis Tsepelev notes that in some cases, in the context of state buying becomes more attractive than earlier in the year. In order to make up for lost sales, significant discounts are given and dealers, concludes Andrey Kamenskiy. “We are forced to sell some of the cars below cost,” he says.Pent-up demand continues to impact on sales. In addition, the surge of activity of buyers was observed due to the fact that those restricted in foreign travel and in General entertainment, says Sergey Novoselsky from KLA-RRT, the virus also stimulated the use of private cars. According to the assessment of Vladimir Bespalov from “VTB Capital”, at the end of the year prices will rise in the range of 5-10%, while car sales will decrease by 20%.Olga Nikitina; Yana Voitsekhovskaya, Saint Petersburg
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