More than half (53%) of Russians have at least one car in their family, while only 22% of them use domestically produced cars, according to the results of a survey conducted by Sberstrakhovanie among residents of 37 cities with a population of more than 500,000 people.
Most of all Russian-made vehicles are owned by residents of Togliatti: 50% of citizens drive such vehicles. Ufa and Naberezhnye Chelny are also in the lead – 36% each, respectively, Ulyanovsk (35%) and Penza (34%).
The share of those who prefer foreign brands is 78%. At the same time, almost all residents of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk drive foreign cars – 98% and 97%, respectively. The indicator is noticeably higher than the national average, also noted in Irkutsk and Moscow – 91% each, respectively, and in St. Petersburg – 89%.
Of the Russian brands, Lada and VAZ are in the greatest demand: they account for 19% of cars on Russian roads. Toyota is the most popular among foreign cars – 9% of drivers have it. The top 5 also includes Kia, Renault and Nissan, which are driven by 6% of motorists each, and Ford with a 5% share.
The average age of a car in Russia, according to analysts, is 6.3 years. The oldest cars are used in Novosibirsk, where the figure is 7.8 years. The “youngest” vehicles in Kazan are 4.9 years old. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the average age of a car is 5.5 and 5.4 years, respectively.