The production volume shrank by 26% at Avtotor plant in 2020

The production volume shrank by 26% at Avtotor plant in 2020


RusAutoNewsCom. – As reported by Avtotor press office, the production volume fell by 26% year-on-year at the enterprise in 2020. 156,832 vehicles have been manufactured at the factory during the year, in comparison with the 2019 figure of 213,153 units. However, the updating of the model range still continued, despite the forced shutdown of production and the adjustment of plans during the aforementioned period. The production of 18 new models has been organised last year in full cycle, including welding, painting and assembly.

Avtotor has mastered the production of the new generation of the BMW X6 model in 2020. The production of the upgraded G30 LCI model from the 5 series has also been made and the X5 and X6 lines have been expanded with the addition of xDrive40d.

The passenger vehicle range of Hyundai has been completed with the following models at the plant in Kaliningrad: Hyundai Palisade, Genesis GV80 and the upgraded versions of Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Elantra and Genesis G80. The model range of KIA has also been expanded with the inclusion of Seltos, K5 and the new modifications of Sorento, Mohave and XCeed.

The full-cycle production of KIA Seltos compact crossover has been launched in Avtotor in 2020 (welding, painting and assembly). A welding line, equipped with modern technologies, has been installed in the factory for the production of the debutant model in the Russian market, including modern machine tools with a programmed system, providing additional control of welding quality, which significantly increases the accuracy of operations. Seltos has become the fourth model of the brand to be manufactured with the full-cycle method in Kaliningrad, following the Cerato sedan, the urban crossover Soul and the medium-size crossover Sorento (2nd generation).

The full-cycle production of the business-class Hyundai Sonata has also been launched at the enterprise during the aforementioned period. A new welding line has been introduced for this model as well. The medium-tonnage commercial vehicles Hyundai Mighty EX8 and EX9, with respective gross weights of 7.8 and 8.5 tonnes were the other models, the full-cycle production of which started in the plant, within the framework of the obligations of the Special Investment Contract.

Avtotor has launched the production of the Hyundai HD 78 gas engine commercial vehicles in 2020, within the scope of future development plans. The pilot batch rolled off the conveyor in October 2020.

The total purchase amount within the framework of the localisation programme reached 1,98 billion rubles in the domestic market in 2020. The company has provided a total number of around 300 small or medium-size enterprises from the region with constant orders during the year.