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Avtotor has started the assembly production of BMW X4

Interfax – Kaliningrad based Avtotor factory has started the assembly production of BMW X4 on 01.06.2015. BMW has not disclosed the planned production volume. Avtotor currently makes the assembly production

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KAMAZ has started the road tests for its electric traction truck

Zr.ru – KAMAZ has started road tests for the electric traction truck, designed on the 4308 model. The vehicle with 50 km. range will be subject to several tests, until

OEMs

AVTOVAZ will invest 30 billion rubles in Vesta and X-Ray in 2015

RusAutoNews.Com – AVTOVAZ chairman Bo Andersson has announced an investment of 30 billion rubles in the production of Lada Vesta and X-Ray models, for this year. The company had also

Government OEMs

Russian ministry of economic development foresees a shrinkage of 18-20% in car production in Russia in 2015

Prime – A Russian ministry of economic development report predicts a shrinkage between 18-20% in the automotive sector of the country, for 2015. The minister of industry and commerce Denis

OEMs

Renault Russia has started the production of the renewed Duster

Zr.ru – Renault factory in Moscow has started the serial production of the renewed Duster. The model, the price of which has not yet been disclosed, will be put on

OEMs

Toyota continues modernisation works at its St. Petersburg plant

Autostat – Toyota continues the modernisation of its St. Petersburg plant, where two new production shops commenced operations in November, alongside the start of the new Camry production. Toyota Motor

OEMs

Ford Sollers starts Fiesta production in Naberezhnye Chelny

Autostat – Ford Sollers will start the production of Ford Fiesta sedan and hatchback models in Naberezhnye Chelny on 03.06.2015. The Fiestas will be put on the market from the

Suppliers

Johnson Controls is closing its St. Petersburg plants

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Vedomosti, American components manufacturer Johnson Controls has decided to close down two of its factories, established in St. Petersburg. The closures will take place in September.

OEMs

St. Petersburg automotive has been on the decline for 12 months

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, St. Petersburg based Toyota, Nissan, GM and Hyundai factories have manufactured 10,700 automobiles within the January-April period (-26%). The total April production figure of the

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AvtoVAZ continues acquiring its suppliers

RusAutoNews.Com – AvtoVAZ press office has announced that the shares of one of the company’s biggest suppliers: AvtoVAZAgregat will be purchased. The company, based in Togliatti, manufactures seats, seat sealants,