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Lifan will start the construction of Lipetsk car factory in Spring

Autostat. – Chinese manufacturer Lifan will start the construction of the automobile factory it’s preparing to establish in Lipetsk region in Spring 2015. Approximately $300 million will be invested in

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St. Petersburg GM has suspended production for two months

Kommersant – St. Petersburg GM factory has decided to suspend production for two months, due to stagnant demand. According to the dealers and experts, however, GM suffers from a relatively

Import Export

Russian car imports have declined by 21.4% within the January-November 2014 period

Autostat – According to data published by the Russian Federal Tariff Service (FTS), 650,600 automobiles have been imported to the country within the January-November period of 2014 (-21.4%). The monetary

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Avtovaz will lay off 1100 experts and directors

Vedomosti. – Avtovaz has informed the trade union about the layoff of 1100 experts and directors on 14.01.2015. In Russia, the employers have the obligation to give notice for layoffs

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Dongfeng automobiles will be manufactured in Tatarstan

Autostat – Alabuga Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Experts Council has approved the business plan presented by the SEZ resident: Alabuga Motors. The business plan of Alabuga Motors proposes the assembly

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Automobile production has shrunk by 9.7% in Russia in 2014

Autostat – According to Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat data, 1.7 million automobiles have been manufactured in Russia in 2014 (-9.7%). The leader of Russian automotive: AVTOVAZ has manufactured 575,100

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Renault-Nissan aims to speed up localisation in Russia

TASS – Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has stated that due to the devaluation of the rouble, the company intends to speed up localisation in Russia and halt the projects of

Commercial vehicles Market

LCV sales have fallen by 15.4% in Russia in 2014

Kommersant – According to Avtostat data, new light commercial vehicle sales have fallen by 15.4% in Russia last year. 139,600 vehicles have been sold. As one may remember, according to

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AVTOVAZ has started the production of the second Datsun model

Vedomost. – As informed by sources close to AVTOVAZ, the test production of the mi-Do model has started in Tolyatti. Russia director of Datsun: Jerome Saigot has told that the

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IzhAvto has started the production of the new Nissan Tiida hatchback

RusAutoNews.Com- Izhevsk Car Factory (IzhAvto) has started the production of the new Nissan Tiida hatchback, designed on the basis of Nissan Sentra sedan. The automobile is equipped with 117 hp