Auto show in Moscow, the craze for SUVs ...
At the 11th edition of the International Auto Show in Moscow, we then had overdrafts a new image of Russia, capitalism or experiencing a meteoric rise, and therefore the word 'wealth', is now part of the everyday life of these people who go cheerfully in 'consumption' and it has the speed of lightning.
The first edition of the Auto Show in Moscow was held in 1992 and since 2006 he stands inside the Crocus Expo Exhibition Center in Moscow. World-class, this place allows us to offer nothing less than 120,000 square meters of available space. It is an event which is held annually and attracts over a million and a half visitors each time.
A new window on the world
With nearly two million vehicles sold annually and local production which believes in order to eye, reaching the million and a half units, it is clear that the holding of this event represents a window on the world, design us demonstrate the expertise of these as local producers, not to mention the fact that every year, new manufacturers come to make on the spot reserved for models in European countries. Among these we find the names of Volkswagen / Audi, PSA Peugeot / Citroen, Mitsubishi and Renault to name but it.
Sales of several foreign manufacturers have progressed by more than 40% in recent years, and everything seems to suggest that the Russian economic bubble is always abuzz. The small downside remains from local manufacturers stagnant, especially in sales, although they remain very important. Speaking local builders, there is in reality a large industrial group called AvtoVAZ, which includes among others the Lada brand. Although the latter is already associated with General Motors, he has signed a surprise agreement with Nissan / Infiniti design jointly design and produce significantly more modern and better adapted to the markets of Eastern Europe country vehicles. .
A true international exhibition
This year, the International Auto Show in Moscow is up nine world premieres, surrounded by hundreds of vehicles of all kinds, including a range of SUV medium and large formats, very taken by customers wishing to demonstrate his wealth, even his social success. Quite a contrast to the American side, or SUVs and large trucks are plummeting, especially due to montees in oil prices, while there, we just discovers the immense benefits of being a major supplier of black gold ...
At these disclosures are in addition several premieres from European manufacturers, the French and the Germans or their products sell very well. On the side of the Japanese manufacturers, they are bolder in order to better compete face to korean who have already taken a lot of space in this corner of the globe and especially facing the arrival of Chinese manufacturers, who wish well to compete tips to impose on these very promising markets. Fiat, benefits of holding the event to promote the resurrection of its iconic model '500 ', a small car that possesses what it takes to know a real success throughout Europe.
GM and Ford Americans produce more and more vehicles in Russia and see a new loan march welcome, while Chrysler binds friendship with local manufacturers, so that they can make licensed products of brand, including Gaz Siber, a Chrysler Sebring previous generation, manufactured by this manufacturer. Living in Moscow, the latter have mainly vehicles produced in their european factories, under the names of Ford, Opel and Vauxhall, available in Russia.
Here are a few photos, the top 12 discoveries of the Salon International de l'Auto Moscow, 2008 edition.
Audi A6/RS6 A world first worthy of mention
Small car Citroen C4 economic, become large
Gaz Siber Old Chrysler Sebring, made the low-
Great Wall Hover Limo An idea of magnitude Chinese
Kia Mohave home, we called Borrego
Auto Lada C-Cross The unchallenged star of this Show
Lexus LS460 AWD sedan most impressive in the world
Mazda Kazamai A more extensive range of Mazda3 looks
The Mitsubishi Pajero SUV known for european fighters
UAZ Patriot Russian compact SUV that comes into town
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