Marina Gromyko's experience with her Chery Tiggo 7 Pro highlights a growing concern in Uzbekistan regarding the quality of Chinese-made cars. Despite purchasing a fully-loaded vehicle, Gromyko faced persistent issues with jerking and stalling, leading to a frustrating series of visits to official service centers

Slow and Inefficient Warranty Service

Gromyko's ordeal exposes a broader problem in the warranty service system for Chinese cars in Uzbekistan. Despite promises of a five-year service warranty, delays and inefficiencies in addressing critical issues leave customers stranded. The lack of timely repairs adversely affects the reputation of both dealerships and the overall Chinese car market in the country.

Impact on Sales and Image

The widely circulated story of Gromyko's stalled engine significantly impacted the image of Chinese car companies in Uzbekistan. Reports suggest a sharp decline in car sales, underlining the potential repercussions of unresolved quality and service issues. Such incidents not only affect individual consumers but also contribute to a negative perception of Chinese cars in the broader market.

Unadapted Chinese Cars and Market Dominance

Chinese cars, while dominating the Uzbek market due to competitive pricing and financing options, are often criticized for not adapting to local conditions.

Complaints range from lacking essential features like seat heating to difficulties with touchscreen sensitivity and voice recognition. Despite their popularity, these cars face criticism for not meeting the specific needs of Uzbekistan's diverse climate and customer preferences.

Growing Chinese Influence Amidst Economic Shifts

The increase in Chinese car exports to Uzbekistan coincides with shifts in the geopolitical and economic landscape. The Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine and subsequent Western sanctions against Russia have paved the way for Chinese car manufacturers to replace their Russian counterparts.

This influx, however, raises concerns about the long-term sustainability of relying on Chinese products and the need for Uzbekistan to diversify its automotive partnerships.


As Chinese cars continue to dominate Uzbekistan's auto market, concerns about quality, service, and adaptation to local conditions emerge as significant challenges. While the affordability of Chinese cars has contributed to their popularity, incidents like Gromyko's underscore the importance of evaluating the long-term implications of relying on Chinese products.

Experts argue for a more diversified approach, urging Uzbekistan to consider partnerships with the West, the European Union, Japan, and South Korea for better quality and sustainable development in its automotive industry.