Toyota will assemble RAV4 in Russia
According to the official statement of Toyota, the auto manufacturer plans to spend 135 million euros for the production of the RAV4 model in the plant in St. Petersburg (Russia).
The launching of the compact crossover is expected to start be 2016.
During the first half of a year, the selling of vehicles went down in Europe because of the economic crisis. However, sales of the Toyota RAV4 grew up 43 percent for eight months this year.
The auto manufacturer will produce its compact SUV at the plant, which launches the current Toyota Camry. This factory issues about 50,000 cars per a year.
The Japanese carmaker notices that demands of the RAV4 are increasing in Russian, that is why, owing to this model is the bestselling car in the Russian market, the Toyota brand hopes for the long-term outlook.
The government in Russia gives opportunities to the foreign carmakers to build their vehicles in the local market.
Toyota RAV4 SUVs takes the fourth place in Russia as the one of the bestselling crossovers after Lada 4x4, the Chevrolet Niva and Dacia's Duster. The Rav4 sales are the quarter part of total sales of the Japanese auto manufacturer in Russia.
The selling of the Toyota cars went down just 3 percent while sales of the other carmakers’ vehicles – to 7 percent in Russia.
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