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Volvo Group has opened a cabin factory in Kaluga

Autostat – Volvo Group has opened its Kaluga factory, which will carry out cabin welding and paint operations for Volvo and Renault trucks, yesterday. The general director of the company

OEMs

St. Petersburg automotive industry has shrunk by 23% in October

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, St. Petersburg based Toyota, GM, Nissan and Hyundai factories have manufactured 301,000 automobiles within the first ten months of the year (-7%). The October production

OEMs

Lifan will commence operations in Lipetsk SEZ in 2017

TASS – The Russian Ministry of Economic Development has approved Lifan’s application for a new passenger car assembly plant in Lipetsk Special Economic Zone. The project design of the facility

Market

Yekaterinburg automobile market has shrunk by 18% in October

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by Auto-Dealer-Yekaterinburg agency, 63,192 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in Yekaterinburg within the January-October period (-19%). The October sales figure

Market

St. Petersburg automobile market will shrink by 10% this year

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, 152,753 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St. Petersburg within the first ten months of the year (-9%). The October

OEMs

Renault has discontinued the production of the first generation Sandero

RusAutoNews.Com- According to the portal Za Rulyom, Moscow based Renault Russia factory has discontinued the production of the first generation Sandero hatchback. The model was being manufactured since the end of

OEMs Suppliers

AVTOVAZ has acquired VMZ machine building plant

RusAutoNews.Com – AVTOVAZ has acquired Volga Machine Building Plant (VMZ). The company president Bo Anderson has made the following statement: “The partnership of AVTOVAZ and VMZ has a strategic character. We

OEMs

GM will start the production of Escalade and Tahoe in St. Petersburg in 2015

AutoBusiness Review – General Motors Russia administration has announced that the production of Cadillac Escalade and the new generation Chevrolet Tahoe models will start at St. Petersburg factory from 2015

Market

Ernst & Young: “Russian automobile market will resume its growth in 2016”

Izvestiya – Ernst & Young predicts a 5%-6% growth in Russian automobile market for the year 2016. The company foresees a shrinkage between 7%-10% for the following year, on the

Park

Russian vehicle park is amongst the top-five in the world

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Avtostat data, Russia hosts the fifth biggest vehicle park in the world, with 45.6 licenced vehicles. USA is at the top of the list with 251,5 million