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GM is closing its Russia factory

RusAutoNews.Com – GM chairman Dan Ammann has announced the planned closure of the St. Petersburg factory in mid-2015. The company will also discontinue the contracted production at Nizhni-Novgorod GAZ facilities.


St. Petersburg automobile market has shrunk at a record rate in February

RusAutoNews.Com  – St. Petersburg automobile market has shrunk at a record rate in February. According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, 17.875 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St.


OEM executives have declared their predictions at the Russian Automotive Forum

RusAutoNews.Com – Executives from several OEMs participating in the Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow have announced their plans and predictions for the upcoming period. The general director of Kaluga PSMA


Nissan St. Petersburg plant has suspended production for two weeks

TASS. – St. Petersburg Nissan factory has suspended production between 16 – 31 March. The company representation has told TASS news agency that the operations are being carried out at

Import Export

Automobile imports to Russia have fallen by 42% in January

Finmarket – According to Russian Federal Customs Service (FTS) data, 26,700 automobiles have been imported to Russia during the first month of the year (-42%). The monetary value of the


Buses sell better than cars in Russia

Autostat – 1600 new buses have been sold in Russia within the January-February 2015 period. The sales have only shrunk by 5% year-on-year. According to Autostat data, the shrinkage rate


IzhAvto has started the production of Nissan Tiida – Izhevsk Automobile Factory (IzhAvto) has started the production of the new C-class hatchback automobile, specially designed by Nissan for Russian climate and road conditions, today. The new Nissan


Volkswagen Kaluga has discontinued the production of three Audi models

RBK – Kaluga Volkswagen factory has announced the discontinuation of the assembly of A7, Q5 and Q7 models. The press office of the factory has made the following statement: “The decision

Commercial vehicles OEMs

KAMAZ and Palfinger have established two facilities in Russia

Prime – Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ and Austrian crane manufacturer Palfinger AG have established two facilities in Russia. According to the statement made by KAMAZ, the first facility will operate

Import Export

Korean automobile exports to Russia have declined by 71.5% in January

TASS – According to figures published by the Korean Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAA), the exports of Korean brands to Russia have shrunk by 71.5% in January 2015. 3100 automobiles have