AVTOVAZ has almost doubled the production of Lada Vesta

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 the company. The production fell by approximately 100 vehicles during the January-February period, said another source. As a result, the production has almost doubled.

AVTOVAZ representative has confirmed the rise in Vesta production, however, not disclosed any figures. According to the representative, the factory operates five-days-a-week, in two daily shifts. For comparison: the main production site in Tolyatti has been operating four-days-a-week in two shifts since February – the plant has shifted to part-time regime for six months.

Vesta has been on the Russian market since last November, with price tags between 514,000 – 677,000 rubles. The current production rise is related to the demand for new products, as explained by the AVTOVAZ representative. According to AEB data, 1643 and 2955 Vesta have been manufactured in Russia, in January and February respectively. Vesta has become the second most popular Lada model after Granta, the sales figure of which reached 6335 vehicles in February. Vesta production may hit the 5000 vehicles mark in March, as told by one of the sources of Vedomosti.