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PwC predicts growth for the Russian automotive markets in 2017

Interfax – New passenger car sales (excluding LCV) may increase by 7% in Russia in 2017, reaching 1.4 million units, according to a PwC survey. Oil price forecast has become

OEMs

St. Petersburg factories have manufactured 25,200 vehicles in January

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, St. Petersburg Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota plants have manufactured 25,200 passenger cars in January 2017, which exceeds the 2016 figures 2.4 times. Production increase was

Commercial vehicles Government

Russia has appealed to the WTO on the LCV dispute with the EU

Finmarket – As announced by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, the Russian Federation has made an appeal to the WTO on 20 February, challenging the findings of the panel on

OEMs

Daimler will invest more than €250 million in the construction of a Mercedes-Benz factory in Russia

RusAutoNews.Com – According to the press release published on the official website of Mercedes-Benz RUS, Daimler AG has plans to manufacture Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia for the first time. SUVs

OEMs

Car production up by 68% in January in Russia

Autostat – According to Rosstat, 78,800 automobiles have rolled off Russian production lines in January, which indicates a 68.8% year-on-year rise. It should be noted that, Ford Sollers has shifted to

OEMs

Lifan certifies its electric cars in Russia

RusAutoNews.Com – Lifan plans to start the certification process of its electric cars in Russia in 2017, as reported by carscope.ru. The electric car model range of Lifan is represented by

OEMs

Avtovaz has localised the Renault-Nissan HR16 engines

RusAutoNews.Com – Avtovaz has received the approval for the full-cycle production of HR16 engines from Renault-Nissan Alliance. The corresponding document has been signed by the authorised bodies of the Alliance, following

Commercial vehicles OEMs

NEFAZ CNG buses will be used during the World Cup

RusAutoNews.Com – A large party of CNG buses, manufactured by NEFAZ, which is a subsidiary of KAMAZ in Bashkiria, has been delivered to the Committee of Transport, Traffic Management and the

Government OEMs

Isuzu is getting ready for the launch of heavy truck production in Ulyanovsk

Finmarket – Isuzu plans to start the production of heavy trucks at the end of February 2017, at its production site in Ulyanovsk, as told by the general director of Isuzu

Commercial vehicles Market

Russian truck market has grown by a quarter in January

Autostat –  According to Autostat data, 3530 trucks have been sold in Russia in January 2017, which is equivalent to a 25.5% year-on-year increase. Russian manufacturer Kamaz has become the