“In principle, all the plans announced by Sokolov are realistic (we are talking about the production of 10,000 cars in the northern capital by the end of the year – note” RG “). At the first stage, as much as the market needs, already that many cars will be brought.
And how things will go with localization, with an increase in the number of assemblies as you move from a large center, is completely incomprehensible. After a while, the market risks becoming oversaturated with Chinese cars. Moreover, the cars are almost the same – they are all sensory inside, with narrow headlights, modern, but weak in terms of technical characteristics.
It seems to me that somewhere in the middle of 2023 or at the end of the year there will be such satiety with the Chinese auto industry. And the buyer will want other cars; because of this, there will be some kind of exit.
Right now I don’t see a market for as many Chinese cars as there is. A car is still an expensive, status purchase, where the image of the brand is important. And cars that do not have any image cannot be sold indefinitely,” the expert told Rossiyskaya Gazeta.