Michael Rotkin, Deputy. CEO "Haveyl Motor Rus" (a subsidiary of Great Wall Motor) in an interview Autostat reported that Great Wall brand will remain in Russia.
Given the economic challenges and, as a consequence, the fall of the automotive market, the Chinese side will make a strategic change in the development of the Great Wall brand in Russia.
The details of what exactly will be the changes should appear in the near future. It is expected that the company will change the distribution system, refused to cooperate with his Irito importer. At the end of 2015 there is information about the "cooling" of relations between the partners. Perhaps, Great Wall will create its own distribution network.
Note that in Russia now sold sub-brand cars Great Wall – Haval. The Chinese brought their own brand on the Russian market. Today, dealers are working in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tyumen, Saratov, is expected to open dealerships in Krasnodar and Nizhny Novgorod.
Let's remind, in the first six months of 2016 the most popular Chinese brand in Russia proved Lifan. Russians bought 7,565 units, up 63% more than the same period last year.