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Alexei Rakhmanov has left the automotive scene

Kommersant – As reported by Kommersant, one of the leading figures in Russian automotive: Alexei Rakhmanov will not be taking part in the automobile industry anymore. The Vice Minister in charge

OEMs

AvtoVAZ has started the production of Renault Sandero

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Russkiy Avtomobil Portal,

OEMs

Great Wall will manufacture Haval in Tula

Avtostat – Chinese Great Wall and Tula regional administration have signed an agreement in Shanghai on 20.05.2014.In accordance with the agreement, the factory will establish a factory in the region,

OEMs

GM-AvtoVAZ has resumed production, following the price agreement with AvtoVAZ

RusAutoNews.Com – GM-AvtoVAZ has resumed production on 21.05.2014, following a one-month break. As reported by Reuters, via sources close to the company, GM has accepted the price rise implemented by AvtoVAZ,

Market

St. Petersburg automobile market has grown by 2% in April

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, 63,335 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St. Petersburg within the January-April period (+1%). The April-only sales figure is 18,122 (+2%).

OEMs

Truck and bus productions continue to decline in Russia

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by Russian Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat, 613,000 automobiles have been manufactured in the country within the first four months of the year (-2.9%).

OEMs

IzhAvto will manufacture Nissan Sentra and Renault Logan

RusAutoNews.Com – Izhevsk Car Factory (IzhAvto) has announced that the production of a Nissan sedan model will start in August, to be followed by the hatchback version of the same model

Commercial vehicles Market

Russian LCV market has shrunk by 10.8% in April

Avtostat – The sales of new light commercial vehicles have declined by 10.8% in Russia in April, with 13,025 vehicles. The number of vehicles sold during the first four months of