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Lifan sales up by 45% in Russia in February

Autostat – Lifan sales increased in Russia in February. Russian Lifan dealers have sold 1046 automobiles in February, which is equivalent to a 45% year-on-year increase. The figure for the

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PwC predicts 1.1 – 1.2 million new vehicle sales in Russia in 2016

Vedomosti – PwC predicts a decline in the Russian automotive market in 2016, to 1.1 million vehicles in the baseline scenario or to 1.2 million, more optimistically (based on car

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Renault will manufacture Captur crossover in Moscow

Vedomosti – Vedomosti newspaper has written that Renault Moscow factory will start the production of the Russian version of the Captur crossover in 2016. The serial production of the model

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Lifan will start the construction of Lipetsk car factory in Spring 2015

Autostat – Chinese manufacturer Lifan will start the construction of the automobile factory it’s preparing to establish in Lipetsk region in Spring 2015. Approximately $300 million will be invested in

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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

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Volkswagen will continue Audi assembly in Kaluga in 2015

Za rulyom – Volkswagen Group plans to continue Audi assembly at its Kaluga plant next year. The relevant statement has been made by the VW representative, speaking to Za rulyom.rf

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Lifan will commence operations in Lipetsk SEZ in 2017

TASS – The Russian Ministry of Economic Development has approved Lifan’s application for a new passenger car assembly plant in Lipetsk Special Economic Zone. The project design of the facility

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Nissan Russia factory has discontinued Infiniti production

RBK – St. Petersburg Nissan factory has discontinued the production of Infiniti model automobiles. From now on, the model will be replaced by Pathfinder. The expiration of the agreement signed between

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Sollers will increase production in Vladivostok

Vedomosti – A Sollers representative has told Vedomosti newspaper that the production number of Mazda, SsangYong and Toyota automobiles will reach 77,000 this year, following a 13% increase, within the

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Toyota has started the serial production of Land Cruiser Prado in Vladivostok

Avtostat – Sollers-Busan has started the serial production of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado model vehicles in Vladivostok. 1000 automobiles will be manufactured monthly, at the first stage of the project. As