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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

Commercial vehicles OEMs

MAN has suspended production for two months in its St. Petersburg factory

Prime – MAN Trucks and Bus Production Rus has suspended truck production in St. Petersburg plant due to falling demand, as of 1 March. The operations will resume on 12


Americans are at the helm of Ford Sollers

RusAutoNews.Com – Ford Motor Company has taken the control of the Ford Sollers partnership, following the signature of an agreement between the parties on 31 March. According to company documents, although


Mitsubishi will have increased the localisation rate to 30% by the end of the year

Vedomosti – MMS Rus chairman Naoya Takai has told Vedomosti newspaper that Mitsubishi will increase the localisation rate of the automobiles manufactured in Russia to 30% until the end of


Ford Vsevolozhsk factory has started the production of new Mondeo

Zr.ru – Ford Vsevolozhsk factory has announced that the production of the new Mondeo model will start officially on 9 April. In fact, the production of the model started in


GAZ Group plans to launch four new products in 2015

Autostat – The chairman of one of the participants of the Russian Automobile Forum: GAZ Group Vadim Sorokin has told that the company launched 13 new products in 2014. The


PSMA Rus will suspend production for two months

Zr.ru – Kaluga PSMA Rus factory will suspend the production of Citroen C4 sedan and Peugeot 408 between 27 April – 10 June. Falling demand has been shown as the


Car production in St. Petersburg is on the decline for ten months

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by Auto-Dealer-SPb agency, St. Petersburg based Toyota, GM, Nissan and Hyundai factories have manufactured a total number of 54,200 vehicles within the January-February 2015

Electric vehicles OEMs

Tesla electric cars have recorded a tenfold sales increase in Russia in 2014

Zr.ru – Tesla electric cars has become the most popular electric car in Russia, as of 2014. The sales figure is 82 vehicles. The price tag of Tesla starts from 6.4