Opel Received Warm Welcome Back to Russian Markets

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has commented on Opel’s decision to resume car sales in Russia, which left the Russian market in 2015. 

“The market is large anyway, and it will remain that way,” Peskov said, commenting on Opel’s decision to resume car sales in Russia, which was announced on December 16.

“When demand for cars falls, sales fall. There are years when it all grows. But in general, those companies that are present here maintain relatively high sales volumes,” Peskov said according to TASS.

Peskov specified that there are companies in the Russian car market that have been present for a long time and have already become deeply rooted here by building their infrastructure. “Of course, they have certain competitive advantages,” the spokesman for the head of state commented. However, in his opinion, other manufacturers that have decided to change their strategy will be able to find a place for themselves.

On December 16, Opel, which left the Russian market in 2015, announced that it was resuming its car sales in Russia. The first models have already arrived in the showrooms in major Russian cities.

“We will gradually increase our commitment to the country in the coming years. This includes offering a wider range of products. In the coming years, there will be at least one major Opel launch every year. Like in every market, our top priority is to grow profitably with a high level of customer satisfaction,” said Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller.

Ru-Main, 18.12.019

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