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Russian used car market has plummeted to half its size in April 2020

  Autostat.- Russian used car market: According to analytical agency Autostat data, 251,800 second-hand cars have been sold in Russia in April 2020, indicating a 48% year-on-year shrinkage. Russian brand

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A biofuel version of UAZ Pickup will be manufactured

  Motor.ru.- The biofuel modification of UAZ Pickup has been approved on the open database of Rosstandard. The vehicle will run on both petrol and compressed natural gas – methane.

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AVTOVAZ has registered new names for future LADA models

  RG.ru.- Avtovaz has registered three new commercial names for future Lada models: Tensa, Forta and Kayna. The names have been issued both in conjunction with the Lada brand and

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St Petersburg Nissan factory plans to resume production on 18 May

  Autostat.- St Petersburg Nissan factory plans to resume car production on 18 May in two-shifts regime. The relevant statement has been made to Autostat by Nissan press office, reminding

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St Petersburg Nissan factory will lay off hundreds of employees

  Interfax.- 450 employees of St Petersburg Nissan factory will be subject to dismissal, due to the transition to single-shift operation. “We will switch to a single-shift working regime towards

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Two Avtovaz employees have been infected with the Coronavirus

  Rambler.- Two new cases of Coronavirus infection have occurred amongst the Avtovaz staff, as announced by the official trade union of the plant. “The number of infected people has

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Avtovaz will suspend car production between 29 April – 18 May

  Autostat.- Avtovaz will suspend car production between 29 April – 18 May 2020. The office staff will continue working until 30 April, on the other hand, according to the

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The expenses of Avtovaz amount to approximately 2 billion rubles per week

  TASS.- The weekly expenses of Avtovaz amount to approximately 2 billion rubles, in the background of the plummeting sales, almost down to zero due to the crisis. The relevant

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Putin has proposed an extension to the preferential car loan programmes

  TASS.- The Russian president Vladimir Putin has proposed the allocation of an additional amount of 15.5 billion rubles on the preferential car loan programmes for the purchases of domestically

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Locally assembled foreign brand vehicles form 63% of the total sales volume in Russia

  Autostat.- According to Autostat data, 237,300 new foreign brand vehicles have been sold in Russia during the first quarter of 2020. The figure is equivalent to 63.2% of the