The automaker General Motors is finally leaving Russia, according to Kommersant, citing its own verified sources.
The company sent a notice to dealers about the termination of deliveries of cars and spare parts and dismisses employees of the Russian office. Earlier, the company temporarily suspended its activities in Russia, but no final decision was made. Now General Motors will become the first foreign automaker to finally leave Russia after the start of a special operation in Ukraine.
In recent years, General Motors Corporation has collaborated with the Kaliningrad JSC Avtotor, where it produced cars under the Chevrolet and Cadillac brands. During the first three months, 266 Chevrolet cars and 162 Cadillac cars were sold in Russia. General Motors also owns Buick and GMC automobile brands. General Motors works closely with a number of companies, sharing markets and jointly developing vehicles and engines.
The reason for the departure of General Motors was a special operation on the territory of Ukraine, which began on February 24. On March 11, “luxury cars” from the United States came under a ban on imports to Russia.