Moscow, January 20 – More than half of Russians would like to buy a car this year, but only 7% of citizens have already decided to do so, according to a study by SberAvto and Rabota.ru, available to the News Agency.
Among those who are considering the possibility of buying a car this year, 39% of respondents are ready to spend up to 500 thousand rubles on a car, and 35% indicate an amount from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles. Every fifth respondent (19%) can spend from one to two million rubles to buy a car, 4% – from 2-3 million, 1% – from 3 to 4 million, 2% – more than five million rubles.
Roughly 6% of those planning to buy a car this year are ready for offers from abroad, and 17% of those surveyed said they would consider overseas offers if the price difference covered freight and fees. According to 28% of respondents, buying a car abroad is a very complicated process. About 5% of the study participants believe that the benefit from such a purchase is minimal, and 44% of the respondents are not at all ready to think about buying a car abroad.
Respondents called the new generation Lada Vesta the most anticipated novelty in the domestic auto industry – 14% of respondents are ready to buy. 10% of respondents expressed their willingness to buy “Moskvich 3”, and the same number of respondents said that they liked previous models of Russian cars. From 2% to 5% of respondents are ready to switch to electric or hybrid vehicles.
Of the foreign novelties of this year, the Chinese SUV Great Wall Tank 300 and the crossover Iran Khodro K112 were of greatest interest. Also, 9% of respondents are ready to buy a city SUV Geely Monjaro. The companies conducted a study in January 2023 on a representative sample of more than 5,000 economically active Russians over the age of 18 living in all regions of Russia.