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St. Petersburg GM has suspended production for two months

Kommersant – St. Petersburg GM factory has decided to suspend production for two months, due to stagnant demand. According to the dealers and experts, however, GM suffers from a relatively


Avtovaz will lay off 1100 experts and directors

Vedomosti. – Avtovaz has informed the trade union about the layoff of 1100 experts and directors on 14.01.2015. In Russia, the employers have the obligation to give notice for layoffs


Dongfeng automobiles will be manufactured in Tatarstan

Autostat – Alabuga Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Experts Council has approved the business plan presented by the SEZ resident: Alabuga Motors. The business plan of Alabuga Motors proposes the assembly


Automobile production has shrunk by 9.7% in Russia in 2014

Autostat – According to Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat data, 1.7 million automobiles have been manufactured in Russia in 2014 (-9.7%). The leader of Russian automotive: AVTOVAZ has manufactured 575,100


Renault-Nissan aims to speed up localisation in Russia

TASS – Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has stated that due to the devaluation of the rouble, the company intends to speed up localisation in Russia and halt the projects of

OEMs Passenger cars

AVTOVAZ has started the production of the second Datsun model

Vedomosti – As informed by sources close to AVTOVAZ, the test production of the mi-Do model has started in Tolyatti. Russia director of Datsun: Jerome Saigot has told that the


IzhAvto has started the production of the new Nissan Tiida hatchback

RusAutoNews.Com- Izhevsk Car Factory (IzhAvto) has started the production of the new Nissan Tiida hatchback, designed on the basis of Nissan Sentra sedan. The automobile is equipped with 117 hp


St. Petersburg Hyundai factory has increased production by 4% in 2014

RusAutoNews.Com – St. Petersburg based Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus factory has increased production by 4% year-on-year in 2014, with 237,000 vehicles. 132,300 of the manufactured automobiles are Hyundai and the


Production has shrunk by 14% at UAZ in 2014

Interfax – Ulyanovsk Car Factory (UAZ) has manufactured 54,000 automobiles in 2014 (-14%). The company had announced the 2014 production target as 51,000 vehicles, at the beginning of the year.

Market OEMs

The sales of Ford Sollers have shrunk by 40% in 2014

Autostat – Ford Sollers has sold over 65,000 Ford brand vehicles in Russia in 2014 (-40%). The highest monthly sales figure has been recorded in December, with 9159 vehicles. The