The Russian market is becoming a battleground for premium auto makers that in recent years have enjoyed significant salesgrowth in the country. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, sales of new cars priced at $50,000-$70,000 (RR1.58 million-RR2.21 million) in Russia increased more than 30% in 2011, while deliveries of cars costing at least $100,000 (RR3.16 million) more than doubled. The typical Russian buyer of a premium car has a monthly income of $4,000-$5,000 ...

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