AT interview with Kommersant Andrey Akifiev, Executive Director of Haval Motor Rus, said that the demand for Haval Jolion and Dargo crossovers in Russia is so high that local production is no longer enough. Because of this, you have to import cars from China and.
“Due to the sharp increase in demand for Jolion, the available equipment is washed out very much. But the company is making efforts to cover the deficit, including through imports,” Andrey Akifiev said.
It is difficult only for Jolion and Dargo crossovers. In those cases when local production in the Tula region no longer has time to cover demand, the representative office has to compensate for this pointwise with the supply of Chinese-assembled cars.
Answering a question about the expediency of “point” deliveries, he said that in fact it is much easier and faster than increasing production in Russia: “There is a long planning stage. For assembly and delivery of components [на завод в Тульской области] it is very large, so at a particular moment – yes, it’s easier [поставлять машины из Китая]”.
Earlier, Autonews of the Day reported that Haval became the only car brand in the Russian market that reduced and basically changed the prices for its cars in the first half of October. Three models have become more accessible – crossovers F7, F7x and Dargo, which have fallen in price by 50-200 thousand rubles.