Media reported about the possible withdrawal of the Russian market of luxury brands


The government refused to support the idea to relieve the importers of small lots of luxury cars such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Ferrari and others, from the General requirements for installation of security systems ERA-GLONASS. It is reported Tuesday the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources familiar with the situation.

As writes the edition, the hope of making revisions to the technical regulations of the EEU, requiring the introduction of ERA-GLONASS for security purposes, from 2017, appeared in January, when the initiative came in the minutes of the meeting of Dmitry Medvedev. Then the Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of industry and trade to consider the need for exemptions for small lots of imported machines.

The main reason that worried importers of luxury cars, according to the newspaper, was that you need to check the crash tests of two vehicles (in front and side kicks). With the summer of 2015 the Association of European businesses and the Volkswagen Group (brand Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini) in the applications to the Ministry of industry and trade pointed out that because the unit sales cost of the system safety over profits from the cars sold.

The interlocutors of the newspaper told that after correspondence with the offices of the Ministry of industry and trade reported to the government that the exception may lead to a “mass” entering the Russian market of cars without security. Among other concerns of the Ministry that importers will pass on the confirmation of conformity of all cars of the ERA-GLONASS under the scheme of small parties. According to the Ministry of industry and trade, this may increase the mortality rate in road accident.

The publication writes that the importers are afraid that this will lead to mass departures of a number of expensive models and even brands to the Russian market. In particular, the newspaper quotes the comment of COO “Avilon” (the importer of Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bugatti with last year) luxury brands Vagif Bikulov, who believes that benefits from the presence in Russia will not only separate luxury brand would remain “for the sake of image”.

According to the Agency “AUTOSTAT”, in 2015 the market of cars in Russia amounted to 1157 car. 60% of sales were in the new Mercedes-Benz Maybach S Class. Rolls-Royce bought 143 pieces, Bentley — 208, Maserati — 77, Ferrari — 20, Lamborghini — 19, the Aston Martin is 3.