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Nissan has started the test production of Pathfinder in its St. Petersburg factory

Itar-Tass – According to Itar-Tass, St. Petersburg Nissan factory has started the test production of Pathfinder model automobiles. The annual holidays are taken between 30 June and 13 July in Nissan.


AVTOVAZ is getting ready for new layoffs

Vedomosti – According to Vedomosti newspaper, Russia’s biggest car manufacturer: AvtoVAZ is getting ready for new layoffs, due to the negative trend in the market. The newspaper has reported that

Commercial vehicles OEMs

The merger of KamAZ and MAZ seems unlikely

Gazeta.ru – The merging project of KamAZ and MAZ seems to have failed due to differences between Russian and Belarusian laws. According to sectoral experts, the negotiations have continued up


AvtoVAZ has started the production of Renault Sandero

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Russkiy Avtomobil Portal, AvtoVAZ has started the serial production of Renault Sandero Hatchback. The model will be put on the Russian market in June. AvtoVAZ intends


Great Wall will manufacture Haval in Tula

Avtostat – Chinese Great Wall and Tula regional administration have signed an agreement in Shanghai on 20.05.2014.In accordance with the agreement, the factory will establish a factory in the region,


GM-AvtoVAZ has resumed production, following the price agreement with AvtoVAZ

RusAutoNews.Com – GM-AvtoVAZ has resumed production on 21.05.2014, following a one-month break. As reported by Reuters, via sources close to the company, GM has accepted the price rise implemented by AvtoVAZ,


Truck and bus productions continue to decline in Russia

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by Russian Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat, 613,000 automobiles have been manufactured in the country within the first four months of the year (-2.9%).


IzhAvto will manufacture Nissan Sentra and Renault Logan

RusAutoNews.Com – Izhevsk Car Factory (IzhAvto) has announced that the production of a Nissan sedan model will start in August, to be followed by the hatchback version of the same model

OEMs Suppliers

Canadian government is putting pressure on Magna to end partnership with Avtotor

RusAutoNews.Com- According to Izvestiya newspaper, the Canadian government has asked Magna to give up on the project, concerning the establishment of a new automobile cluster with Russian Avtotor in Kaliningrad.


Avtovaz will start Lada Vesta production in September 2015

Vedomosti – The Chairman of Avtovaz Bo Andersson has announced that the production of Lada Vesta model automobiles will start on 25 September 2015. The model, which was designed on Lada