Prices for Uzbekistan's Ravon cars may double in Russia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 29
A picture of a car carrier transporting several R2 hatchbacks, as well as R3 and R4 sedans to Russia's Ufa city appeared on social networks, Uzbek media reported.
As Russian media outlet Rossiyskaya Gazeta found out, these cars did arrive at Ufa's auto shows, but they are not offered to buyers yet.
However, even if sales start, there is no assurance that the previous level of demand will continue for the cars. The reason is that their price can almost double.
According to available information, the dealer intends to sell the full option R3 sedans for 1,000,050 Russian rubles, the full option R4 sedans for 1,089,000 rubles, whereas previously the cars cost 579,000 and 629,000 rubles, respectively.
In other words, Ravon cars will leave the budget category. Whether they will be interesting to buyers in this case is a big question. It is possible that some dealers will simply refuse to work with the Uzbek company, understanding the futility of such cooperation.
(1 USD = 65.6345 RUB on Oct. 29)