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AvtoVAZ plans to develop two new C-class Lada models

RBK – Russian car manufacturer AvtoVAZ plans to extend its product range with two new C-class models, one large sedan and one crossover. According to Avtosreda, the company has already started

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Nissan St. Petersburg plant will start Qashqai production at the end of the year

AutoSreda – St. Petersburg Nissan factory has announced that the production of Qashqai will start during the fourth quarter of the year. Qashqai, the price tag of which starts from

Market

Russian new car and LCV market has shrunk by 41.5% in April

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Association of European Businesses data, 132,456 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in Russia in April. This is equivalent to a 41.5% year-on-year

OEMs

Russia has postponed the customs-free FIAT imports from Serbia

AutoSreda. – The negotiations on the customs-free imports of FIAT automobiles manufactured in Serbia to Russia have been postponed. According to Serbian news broadcaster Beta, a delegation led by the

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GAZ Group will start manufacturing new bus models in 2015

Zr.ru – GAZ Group has launched its new models: Vector-3 and the medium class LiAZ-4292, during the Bus World Fair 2015 (Mir Avtobusov). Both vehicles have been designed for routes

Commercial vehicles Market

The decline in commercial vehicle sales continues in Russia

Kommersant. – The decline in truck and LCV sales is gaining momentum in Russia. According to Autostat data, the decline in LCV sales has risen to 43% in April, from

Park

Russians spent 10.64 trillion rubles on vehicles in 2014

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Autostat’s survey, there are 40.8 million cars, 3.9 million light commercial vehicles, 3.7 million trucks, 2.5 million motorcycles and 400,000 buses registered in Russia, as of

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BMW has postponed its plans to establish a factory in Russia

Kommersant. – The chairman of the German car manufacturer BMW: Norbert Reithofer has announced postponement to plans to establish a factory in Russia. Reithofer has stated that the economic crisis

OEMs

Toyota St. Petersburg plant will lay off staff

Zr.ru – Toyota Motor St. Petersburg plant is getting ready to terminate the contracts of its temporary staff, as from 1 June. As emphasised by the company, the decision has

Government

Russian government will offer protection to foreign car manufacturers against the exchange rate fluctuations

Kommersant – According to Kommersant newspaper via sectoral sources, the Russian government is getting ready to take measures, towards supporting the foreign car manufacturers making production in the country. Officials