According to the agency «Auto-Dealer-SPB", in January-February, 2013 St. Petersburg auto factories Toyota, GM, Nissan and Hyundai produced 65,800 cars, a 12% increase over the same period last year. In February of plants produced 34,400 vehicles — up 8.5% from a year earlier. Indicators of St. Petersburg auto industry could be higher, but it is hampered by periodic stopping the conveyor in the factory Nissan, which began in January.
"The positive dynamics of production vehicles will occur until September — the director of« Auto-Dealer-SPB "Mikhail Chaplygin. — Growth will help start the assembly at the factory General Motors SUV Chevrolet Trailblazer, as well as a return to a full working week of the plant Nissan. In the future we will see stagnation in the growth of production, since the autumn of last year's car plants of nearly reached the maximum of their capacity. "
The share of the automotive industry in St. Petersburg Russia's total production of passenger cars in the first two months of this year was 22.3%. The dynamics of the automotive cluster Petersburg exceeds all-Russian — in February, across the country the production of machinery fell by 0.1%, and for two months increased by 9%.
A total of four car factories of St. Petersburg produced 10 models of cars: Chevrolet Cruze, Opel Astra, Nissan Teana, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Murano, Infiniti FX, Infiniti M, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Solaris, Kia Rio. Five of them — Solaris, Rio, Cruze, Astra and Camry — in January-February 2013 entered the Top 25 best-selling car models in Russia.