In May 2022, the demand for right-hand drive cars in Russia increased by 30-40% compared to the same period of the previous year, said Representatives of the “Drom” classification “socialbites.ca”. Thanks to the strengthening of the ruble, used cars from Japan became attractive to Russians again.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, which is in serious trouble at dealers and can no longer be bought in Russia for less than 5-6 million rubles, can be brought from Japan for 3 million rubles. The ruble has strengthened and the yen hasn’t been this cheap in a long time. Now it’s time to bring a car from Japan, ”said Maria Pogrebets, press secretary of the Drome automobile website, in an interview with socialbites.ca.
The 2018-2019 Land Cruiser Prado has been in special demand for the past two months. Aleksey, senior manager of Japan Life, which supplies vehicles and clears goods from Japan, says the number of Prado SUVs imported into Russia has increased tenfold.
“Exchange rates allow you to buy a more profitable car than last year. At the same time, most people order cars from Japan not for resale, but for themselves. People who have never driven a right-hand drive vehicle before are now actively using such cars.”
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