Lada expands the model range of its assembly production in Kazakhstan

Lada expands the model range of its assembly production in Kazakhstan

RusAutoNews.Com – The first serial assemblies of Lada Kalina, Granta and 4×4 automobiles have rolled off the production line of ASIA AUTO. These passenger car models have expanded the model range of Lada. 4×4 and 4×4 Urban SUV were the only models assembled at the Kazakhstan plant previously.

Avtovaz and its Kazakh partner plan to organise the assembly of Lada Priora in August. The question concerning the supply of auto components for other Lada models will be considered in due course.

As one may remember, Avtovaz has shipped the first party of auto components for Granta, Kalina and the 5-door version of 4×4 to the ASIA AUTO assembly plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan) in the beginning of June.

“Kazakhstan is the biggest market for Lada outside the borders of the Russian Federation and our main partner in the organisation of local assembly production” – noted the chairman of Avtovaz: Nicolas Maure.

“Over the past 5 years, the inhabitants of Kazakhstan have purchased over 200,000 new Lada vehicles. Despite the current industrial downturn, Lada retains its number one car brand status in the country. Lada Granta, Kalina and 4×4, the productions of which have started at ASIA AUTO facilities, are amongst the top-ten bestseller models of the republic. The expansion of the range of manufactured models will allow us to increase the production volumes considerably and to acquire the technological experience, necessary to run a full cycle of production capacities” – said the president of ASIA AUTO: Erik Sagymbaev.

According to 2015 figures, 28% of the passenger cars segment of Kazakh market belongs to Lada. During the aforementioned period, more than 24,500 Lada vehicles have been sold through the distribution network, which consists of 23 dealer centres in 19 cities of Kazakhstan.