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Toyota continues modernisation works at its St. Petersburg plant

Autostat – Toyota continues the modernisation of its St. Petersburg plant, where two new production shops commenced operations in November, alongside the start of the new Camry production. Toyota Motor


Ford Sollers starts Fiesta production in Naberezhnye Chelny

Autostat – Ford Sollers will start the production of Ford Fiesta sedan and hatchback models in Naberezhnye Chelny on 03.06.2015. The Fiestas will be put on the market from the


Johnson Controls is closing its St. Petersburg plants

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Vedomosti, American components manufacturer Johnson Controls has decided to close down two of its factories, established in St. Petersburg. The closures will take place in September.


St. Petersburg automotive has been on the decline for 12 months

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, St. Petersburg based Toyota, Nissan, GM and Hyundai factories have manufactured 10,700 automobiles within the January-April period (-26%). The total April production figure of the

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AvtoVAZ continues acquiring its suppliers

RusAutoNews.Com – AvtoVAZ press office has announced that the shares of one of the company’s biggest suppliers: AvtoVAZAgregat will be purchased. The company, based in Togliatti, manufactures seats, seat sealants,

Import Export

Automobile imports to Russia have fallen by 50% in January-April

Autostat – According to Autostat data, 112,700 automobiles have been imported to Russia during the first four months of the year (-50.8%). 51.3% of the aforementioned imports belong to Toyota


Sberbank and VTB have come to an agreement with GAZ Group on the restructuring of the debts

Finmarket – Sberbank vice president Maksim Poletayev has announced that Sberbank and VTB have reached an agreement with GAZ Group on the restructuring of the syndication loan. The Russian vice


Car production has shrunk by 21.9% in Russia in April

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by the Russian Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat data, 125,000 automobiles have been manufactured in the country in April (-21.9%). Thereby, the number of


Opel Mokka production starts in Belarus – Yunison has announced that the assembly production of Opel Mokka will start in the Belarussian capital Minsk. The components to be used in production will be brought from

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KAMAZ has introduced two new electric buses

Autostat – KAMAZ has launched two new electric buses at the ElectroTrans exhibition in Moscow. KAMAZ press office has stated that the buses have been developed in cooperation with Rus