China's GAC Motor started selling vehicles in Russia last week after suspending plans to enter the North American market last year over concerns of the trade dispute between China and the United States.
The first product launched in the Russian market is the GS8 seven-seat SUV, which has a starting price of 1.90 million rubles (212,162 yuan).
Russian buyers are eligible for a five-year or 150,000-kilometer warranty along with one year of free roadside assistant service, GAC said.
The vehicle is exported by train to Russia from China.
GAC will introduce more products including multi-purpose vehicles and crossovers in Russia, the state-owned company said.
GAC started producing passenger vehicles under the proprietary brand Trumpchi in China in 2008.
In addition to Russia, GAC also exports vehicles to emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa and South America.
GAC has a greater need to boost exports as China sales slow amid a broad market downturn.
In the first 11 months, GAC’s overall deliveries slumped 29 percent to 345,214. The company did not disclose export volume for the period.
GAC, based in the south China city of Guangzhou, also runs passenger vehicle joint ventures with Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in China.