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Volkswagen opens a new warehouse in Chekhov

RusAutoNews.Com – Volkswagen Group Rus opens a new spare parts and accessories warehouse in Chekhov, a town near Moscow. The warehouse was developed in partnership with PNK Group, one of the

Government

A reduction has been proposed in the growth pace of the localisation of foreign car production

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – The Ministry of Economic Development has issued a departmental draft order, which proposes to set the localisation rate of industrial assembly of automobiles to 45% for the

OEMs

The structure of Russian automotive in 2015

RusAutoNews.Com – Autostat has published the automobile production structure in Russia for 2015. The car factories in Russia have manufactured a total number of slightly more than 1.2 million passenger

Market

9117 new cars and LCVs have been sold in St. Petersburg in February

Vedomosti – 15,684 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St. Petersburg within the January-February period of 2016, which indicates a 12% year-on-year shrinkage, as published by

OEMs

The start of production at Kaliningrad automotive cluster has been postponed again – to 2019

Vedomosti – Car production may commence at Kaliningrad cluster Avtotor in 2019. The relevant statement has been made by a member of the company board of directors: Valery Gorbunov on

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101,000 automobiles have been manufactured in Russia in February

RusAutoNews.Com  – According to Rosstat data, Russian car production has fallen by 17.5% year-on-year in February 2016, to 101,000 vehicles. Truck production (except dump trucks), on the other hand, has

Market

The shrinkage in St. Petersburg car market has slowed down in February

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, 33,900 vehicles have been manufactured in St. Petersburg Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota plants during the January-February period of 2016, which is equivalent to a

OEMs

The assembly of Hyundai Creta crossovers has started in Russia

RBK – Hyundai Motor has started the test production of the new crossover Creta at its St. Petersburg plant. As stated by Hyundai press office, the serial assembly of the

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AVTOVAZ has almost doubled the production of Lada Vesta

Vedomosti – AVTOVAZ Group has increased Lada Vesta production to 230 vehicles per day at its Izhevsk factory, as told by one of the contractors and a source close to

Market

Secondhand car market has grown for the first time since December 2014

Autostat – February 2016 has become the first successful month for the Russian secondhand car market, since December 2014. The market volume has reached 370,000 vehicles, following a 10.9% year-on-year