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The number “drunk” road accidents in Russia will soon grow

The number of accidents involving drunk drivers in Russia is reduced. According to traffic police statistics, in January-may 2018 total there were 999 of these 3 accidents, 1 of 122 incident occurred with motorists who refused to undergo medosvidetelstvovanie. Their total number decreased by 20.2% compared to January-may 2017.

In road accident with participation of drunk drivers and those who refused the test, from the beginning, died 941, injured 7 190 participants, i.e. a reduction in the accident rate in this category amounted to 36.3% and 18.0%, respectively.

The number of such accidents reduced over the past few years: for example, in comparison with January-may 2015, the figure fell by 33.1%, the mortality rate has fallen by 37.4%, while the number of wounded has decreased by 32.3%.

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Simultaneously with the number of “drunken accidents” is reduced and the proportion of such accidents in the total number of recorded traffic incidents: if during the first five months of 2017, she held 22.6 percent in January-may this year, it was 18.6%.

But soon as the number of such accidents and their share will grow in the statistics. The point is not that drivers abruptly become more likely to get behind the wheel drunk, and that to reveal them would be more: in early July of 2018 will become the norm, according to which to determine the state motorists can also blood.

If now the verification is performed using the breath of the motorist to a breathalyzer, then soon doctors will give the opportunity to use a blood test to determine intoxication. This will allow to bring to justice those who are unconscious (or pretending to be).

Intoxicated will be defined as those drivers which will detect the presence of absolute ethyl spirit in concentration of 0,3 and more grammes on one litre of blood. The corresponding draft law in early April 2018, was signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Russian police officers standing by the road in lime-colored uniform

The traffic police intend to continue the fight against drunk drivers. It’s not just about the standard preventative measures and raids of the inspectors on the roads, but also other more extreme methods. Thus, the Agency proposed to oblige drivers of the Russian Federation to use alcolocks. They are special devices, which do not allow to start the engine before the driver will not breathe in the phone and prove that sober.

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This initiative is one of many proposed by the Department to implement strategies to reduce accidents, which was adopted by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in January 2018. The document assumes that by 2024 the level of social risk (number of fatalities per 100 000 persons) must reach 4, whereas at the time of approval of the document the figure was 13.8. Zero deaths in road accidents is to be achieved by 2030. The task is ambitious: this result is not achieved, none of the countries.

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The first models of the factory of Great Wall in Russia will be crossovers Haval Haval H6 and F7

Priladozhie production will start at the Russian factory of Great Wall already this year and in the first quarter of 2019, the new H6 will begin to roll off the production line.

Great Wall Motors, which owns the trademark Haval became the first Chinese company opening its own plant in Russia, and not having specinvtehnica with the government of the Russian Federation! What does this mean? This means that if the list suddenly is not signed, the Great Wall will continue to deliver components from China without any hope for industrial subsidies (PS), which aimed at a partial compensation tax import duties. Now they account for 25%. This tax is paid by all importers of cars and the Russian representative office of Haval Motor Rus including.

However, Great Wall Motors has been a few years ago a resident of the Tula industrial Park “Uzlovaya”, where he built the hull of the new enterprise. This project is still in 2016, was included by the Ministry of industry in the list of recipients of Federal subsidies. Moreover, the state has invested in the power station “Node” (for it was even purchased transformers from Siemens) and the goal of this power plant to give electricity including the plant Great Wall. And if you remember that at the invitation Haval current Governor of Tula region Alexey Dyumin visited the motor show in Shanghai in 2017, Speke is possible not to worry. By the way, according to rumors, Dyumin was impressed by the cars of Haval.

Haval H6 второго поколения, версия для Австралии

Haval H6 of the second generation, version for Australia

So, what to expect from the run of the mill Great Wall in Russia? It may be that the prices of the models will fall – even in the winter in an interview with our publication it was stated by the Deputy Director-General “Haval Motor Rus” Mikhail Rockin. However, by far to say this is not necessary. The fact that the first two models Haval, which will be produced at the Tula plant is a compact crossover H6 of the second-generation mid-size crossover F7 we have not yet presented. Moreover, F7, and all will celebrate the world premiere in Russia – at the upcoming Moscow motor show!

Новейший среднеразмерный кроссовер Haval F7 уже на производстве

The newest mid-size crossover Haval F7 on the production

Note that Russia is likely to start production of H6 with a “red” type label. Recall that in China, the brand produces almost all models in four versions: normal and with the letter S, each of these “branches” can be executed in a “blue” label (youth, sport) or “red label” (family). Michael Rotkin winter told usthat while talking about the launch version with a blue signboard in Russia is not necessary. Note that all these versions of the same model differ in the design of the front and aft, trim, interior designs, and may even have “their” power units.

Ещё одно исполнение Haval H6, на сей раз для Китая - с "красным шильдиком"

Another performance of Haval H6, this time to China — with the “red label”

Interestingly, in contrast to the Belarusian plant BelGee, or rather, his platform in Zhodzina, the Great Wall plant will begin its work with the stamping of parts at a time, as all the stamping for Geely Atlas imported from China. In the first stage of body welding, stamping and molding items, interior and exterior, localization will amount to about 30%, and engines and transmissions will come to the “Hub” from China. Priladozhie production needs to finish this year and the first quarter of 2019 to release the first batch of the new H6.

In the first stage power plant will be 80,000 cars per year. It is clear that this volume of the Russian market simply does not digest, so as the export destinations considering the CIS countries. On the supply of “Russian” cars “far abroad”. And, of course, at full capacity will depend on demand.

It may well be that with the launch of the plant for model Haval will be increased and the service interval, which is now the traditional Chinese Toyota 10 thousand miles. It was Mikhail Rodin also mentioned in an interview with Kolesa.ru.

Интерьер китайской версии Haval H6

The interior of the Chinese version of Haval H6

By the way, along with mid-sized Haval F7 MIAS 2018 should bring one of the concept cars created by Pierre Leclerc, the author of the BMW X6. We will remind, in he August 2017 Leclerc left Haval in Kia. Apparently we are talking about HB-02, which became the prototype not only for Haval F7, but for the entire line F, the first model which – with index F5 will go on sale to Chinese dealers Haval in the near future.

Interestingly, the Chinese decided to abandon the demonstration in Russia is very extravagant, not to say controversial concept WEY XEV Streamed SUV, which was first shown to the public in Frankfurt last year. But the appearance on the stands of “Crocus” is one of serial crossovers brand WEY very likely: there are persistent rumors about the launch of this luxury brand Great Wall in Russia.

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The market of used cars: July was the third month of growth

In July of the current year in the Russian market of used cars was more than 468 thousand transactions of resale, that exceeds the result of last year by 3.1%, informs analytical Agency “AUTOSTAT“. That is, the sales of used cars increases starting in may for the third month in a row.

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More than 70% of the market is accounted for ten marks – retains leadership of Lada, the share of which in July amounted to about 25%, which is nearly 120 thousand units in quantitative terms. By the way, compared to July 2017 is 1.6% less.

TOP 10 brands of the secondary market of Russia in July of 2018:

Place Brand Sales in July 2018 (thousand units) Sales in January-July 2018 (thousand units) The difference with July 2017 The difference with January-July 2017
1 Lada 119,8 780,3 1.6 million% -3,2%
2 Toyota 52,1 338,6 +2,0% -2,6%
3 Nissan 26,0 166,9 +5,1% +5,4%
4 Hyundai 23,6 148,0 +12.9 percent +12,2%
5 Kia 20,9 Of 130.7 +22,0% +20.7 per cent
6 Chevrolet 20,1 132,1 +3,7% +4,2%
7 Ford 19,1 118,9 +6,2% +3,0%
8 Volkswagen 18,6 To 117.8 +4.9 per cent +5.8 percent
9 Renault 16,2 106,2 +8,2% +10,1%
10 Mitsubishi 14,0 Of 90.9 +4,0% +2,2%
Only in Russia 468,1 3 009,9 +3,1% +2,2%

The TOP 10 popular brands of Russian secondary market shows a negative trend only Lada, while the rest of the brands sales are rising. For example, a couple Korean brands in July showed two-digit growth – Hyundai 12.9% (to 23.6 thousand cars), and Kia by 22% (to 20.9 cars). However, they still failed to enter the top three – “the Koreans” is located on the fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Market of second hand used cars in Kaunas city

TOP 10 models of the secondary market of Russia in July of 2018:

Place Model Sales in July 2018 (thousand units) Sales in January-July 2018 (thousand units) The difference with July 2017 The difference with January-July 2017
1 Lada 2114 12,4 83,0 -5,6% -4,8%
2 Ford Focus 12,3 75,5 +7,1% +3,0%
3 Lada 2107 11,3 73,1 -5,7% -8,9%
4 Lada 2170 9,8 61,4 +10,8% +6,1%
5 Lada 2110 9,4 61,5 -6,4% -8,3%
6 Toyota Corolla 9,2 58.9 per +0,8% +2,0%
7 Hyundai Solaris 8,5 52,6 +21,6% +23,7%
8 Kia Rio 7,4 46,5 +23.6% of +29,8%
9 Lada 4×4 7,1 51,2 -5,3% -4,7%
10 Toyota Camry 7,1 44,4 +8,8% +6.7 percent

The second place keeps Toyota from 52.1 thousand copies sold and a 2 percent growth, and closes the top three of Nissan, whose sales rose 5.1%, to 26 thousand cars.

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The most popular model of the secondary market remains Lada 2114 – 12,4 thousand machines have replaced their respective owners. Most popular car remains the Ford Focus, which became the subject of 12.3 thousand transactions.

We will remind, the most popular model on the Russian market of new passenger cars, which in July rose 10.8%, is the Lada Vesta.

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Ford recalls Focus and Kuga in Russia because of the threat of fire from under the hood

Federal Agency on technical regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) and OOO “Ford Sollers holding” has agreed on a programme of review of the Ford Focus, C-Max, Mondeo and Kuga. The campaign has touched 3 968 cars that were sold in Russia in the period from 2011 to 2016. A list of VIN numbers of cars that fall under a new review on the website of the Department.

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