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Nissan St. Petersburg plant will start Qashqai production at the end of the year

AutoSreda – St. Petersburg Nissan factory has announced that the production of Qashqai will start during the fourth quarter of the year. Qashqai, the price tag of which starts from


Russia has postponed the customs-free FIAT imports from Serbia

AutoSreda. – The negotiations on the customs-free imports of FIAT automobiles manufactured in Serbia to Russia have been postponed. According to Serbian news broadcaster Beta, a delegation led by the


GAZ Group will start manufacturing new bus models in 2015

Zr.ru – GAZ Group has launched its new models: Vector-3 and the medium class LiAZ-4292, during the Bus World Fair 2015 (Mir Avtobusov). Both vehicles have been designed for routes


BMW has postponed its plans to establish a factory in Russia

Kommersant. – The chairman of the German car manufacturer BMW: Norbert Reithofer has announced postponement to plans to establish a factory in Russia. Reithofer has stated that the economic crisis


Toyota St. Petersburg plant will lay off staff

Zr.ru – Toyota Motor St. Petersburg plant is getting ready to terminate the contracts of its temporary staff, as from 1 June. As emphasised by the company, the decision has

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Russia wants to promote electric car production

Vedomosti – Eurasian Economic Commission will pull down the tariff rates implemented on the imports of parts and components used in electric car production and electric filling stations, manufactured outside


Ford Sollers has started the production of Ford Transit with CKD method

Vedomosti – Ford Sollers has started the CKD production of Transit light commercial vehicles at its modernised Elabuga plant. The company had been manufacturing the model with SKD method, since

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Mitsubishi Fuso has stopped truck production in Russia

TASS – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp (MFTBC) has stopped truck production in Russia, due to falling demand and the depreciation of the rouble. The company press office has


Car production has shrunk by 18.8% in Russia in March

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Russian Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat data, 355,000 automobiles have been manufactured in the country, within the first quarter of 2015 (-19.7%). March production figure is


IzhAvto has increased production by 80% in March

Interfax – Izhevsk Car Factory (IzhAvto) has manufactured 9300 automobiles in March. This is equivalent to an 80% year-on-year increase. The press office of the factory has informed Interfaks that