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The fact that the Chinese brand, part of the Geely holding, but not officially represented on our market, prohibited dealers from selling cars in Russia, was reported the day before by the media with reference to the founder of Sergei Pigolkin. However, sellers hastened to reassure Russian customers: Zikrs will not disappear from sale, they will continue to be carried through individuals. This was reported by Kommersant with reference to dealers selling Zeekr models.

Today, almost the entire Zeekr model range can be found on sale in Russia. For example, Avilon offers electric cars 001 (from 6.56 million rubles) and X (from 4.15 million rubles), as well as the minivan 009 (from 11.64 million rubles). In addition to the listed models, Boriskhof also has 007 (from 5.9 million rubles). Ziirki are so loved by Russians that the brand has been leading the ranking of the most popular electric cars in the country for several months now. According to Avtostat statistics, from January to May of this year, four thousand Zeekr cars were sold in Russia, and in 2023 – 3.7 thousand.

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In a conversation with Kommersant, the publication’s interlocutors suggested that the possible ban on Zeekr was dictated by the desire to show that the company is determined to develop the brand in global markets. The fact is that in addition to China, the brand is officially represented in Europe. But in Russia, Zeekr is unlikely to open an official representative office, which, however, does not mean that “similar products under a different brand will be unavailable to us,” according to Favorit Motors.

Avilon even stated that there was no information about the ban from Zeekr. Nikolai Ivanov, director of the sales department for new Rolf cars, in turn, recalled that now electric cars can only be imported into Russia by individuals. And in this case, it is not clear how the right of the Chinese to buy a car from a dealer and resell it to someone else can be limited.

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