Specialists of the portal “PRICE-AVTO” conducted a study of the prices of new passenger cars, which covered all automakers officially represented on the Russian market. According to the study, in the second half of October * 15 automakers changed the prices of their cars.
Immediately 8 KIA models added in price from 15 to 35 thousand rubles. So, Ceed, Picanto, Rio X-Line hatchbacks and Rio sedan became more expensive by 15 thousand rubles, and Soul compact van – by 20 thousand rubles. Optima sedan and Sorento crossover went up by 25 thousand rubles, and KIA Sorento Prime crossover rose by a maximum of 35 thousand rubles.
The company Skoda the entire range has risen in price for the second time in a month. The increase amounted to the amount of 7 to 44 thousand rubles. We also note the fastback of the Porsche Panamera, which increased in price from 25 to 246 thousand rubles.
For a number of brands, price increases occurred as a result of updated models or the emergence of new configurations. For example, BMW announced prices for the 3-Series sedan of the new generation, in connection with which the minimum price for this model increased by 33%, while the maximum price decreased by 10%.
At the same time, Russian Subaru dealers began taking orders for the 2018 Forester updated crossover model year. Relative to the previous generation, its price has increased by 3 – 5%.
* For the period from October 16 to October 31, 2018.
This review does not pretend to the completeness and inclusiveness of the market; however, it makes it possible to evaluate the main trends in the pricing policy of Russian representative offices of companies.