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Russian car factories are taking summer holidays

RusAutoNews.Com – Russian automotive factories are taking summer holidays. While Kaluga Volkswagen stops operations between 27 July and 24 August, GAZ, the contract manufacturer for the German company in Nizhny-Novgorod,


Volkswagen will open its Kaluga engine factory in Autumn

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Volkswagen will start engine production in Kaluga in September 2015. The newspaper has based the news on the statement made by the German ambassador


MMK has become the biggest metal supplier of Russian automotive

Vedomosti – Magnitogorsk Metal Combine (MMK) has increased its supply to Russian automotive factories to 215,000 tonnes, following a 20% rise, within the first six months of the year. Thereby,


Production has fallen by 6.7% at St. Petersburg Toyota factory, by the end of the first six months

Autostat – St. Petersburg Toyota factory has manufactured 17,845 Camry model automobiles, within the January-June period (-6.7%). According to the statement made by the company executives to Autostat agency, the


Russian government has brought clarity to the concept of “Russian made”

RusAutoNews.Com – Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev has signed the Enactment number 719, which clarifies the criteria about the classification of an industrial product, as an industrial product which lacks the


Car production has fallen by 21% in St. Petersburg during the first six months

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, St. Petersburg based Hyundai, Toyota, Nissan and GM factories have manufactured 153,200 vehicles within the first six months of the year (-21%). The total June


AVTOVAZ has scaled down its 2015 production plan

Kommersant – AVTOVAZ has cut its 2015 production plan by 6.5%, to 538,000 automobiles. The company president Bo Andersson has announced that 250,000 automobiles will be manufactured within the July-December


Alexander Morozov has been appointed to the vice presidency of industry and commerce

Kommersant. – Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev has appointed Alexander Morozov as the new vice minister of industry and commerce, in replacement for Andrei Dutov. Morozov’s area of responsibility has


St. Petersburg vehicle market has shrunk by 30% in June

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, 59,240 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St. Petersburg within the first half of the year (-38%). 10,965 vehicles have been


Foreign brand body parts repair market is five times larger than the domestic brand market in Russia

Autostat – According to Autostat survey, the magnitude of body parts repair market for automobiles has reached 4.63 million units in Russia in 2014. 60% of this amount belongs to