Uzbekistan to stop local production of several car models

Business Materials 7 January 2020 12:05 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan to stop local production of several car models

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 7

By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:

The production of Spark, Nexia, Cobalt and Gentra cars will be stopped in Uzbekistan in 2022-2023, as was stated by the head of the strategic planning, analytics and development department of Uzbekistan’s Uzavtosanoat car manufacturing company Rustam Kadyrov during a press conference in Tashkent, Trend reports citing the Uzbek media.

According to him, these models will be replaced by a new global platform, on the basis of which several models will be produced at once, among them - Chevrolet Onix.

He also added that the withdrawal of old models from production won't happen instantly.

The cost of Chevrolet Onix will vary from $10,000 to $15,000. Cheaper models will be presented up to $10,000 and the production of electric vehicles is also possible.

In addition, the head of the department for the development of sales, after-sales service and export of Uzavtosanoat components, Shukhrat Mirsamukov, said that four new UzAuto Motors crossovers - Chevrolet Tahoe, Traverse, Trailblazer and Equinox are manufactured abroad.

"Tahoe and Traverse are manufactured in the US, Trailblazer in Thailand, Equinox in China. This is an international practice when premium cars are imported, as it is obvious that there will be no mass demand for them," Mirsamukov said during a press conference in Tashkent.

According to him, these cars are imported into the country in test mode and in the future a decision may be made on their production in Uzbekistan.


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