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In 2014 Chevrolet Niva production has shrunk by 22% at GM-AVTOVAZ

Autostat – Tolyatti based GM-AVTOVAZ has manufactured 45,067 automobiles in 2014 (-22.2%). The company press office has announced the total number of vehicles sold in Russia and imported abroad as


Russia has switched to Euro-4 class vehicle fuels

RBK – Russia has switched to Euro-4 class vehicle fuels as of 1 January 2015. In other words, Euro-3 class petrol and diesel fuels will not be used in vehicles


According to Russian dealers, the automobile market will recover in 2016-2017

Autostat – According to the survey conducted amongst the members of the Russian Auto Dealers Association (ROAD), the dealers are of the opinion that following the shrinkage in automobile demand


Car sales have risen by 1% in St. Petersburg in November

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, 170,567 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St. Petersburg within the January-November period (-8%). November sales figure is 17,805 (+1%).


Mubea has started the construction of a components factory in Tolyatti

Avtostat – German supplier Mubea has started constructing a components factory in Tolyatti Special Economic Zone. The factory, which will manufacture suspension system coil springs for automobiles, is expected to


The collapse of rouble continues to unsettle the Russian automobile market

RusAutoNews.Com – Renault-Nissan partnership has announced that they have stopped taking orders on several models. As one may remember, Nissan had increased Russia prices by 2-3% in the beginning of


Russian automobile imports may shrink by 50% in 2015

Vedomosti – Avtostat executive director Sergei Udalov and VTB Kapital analyst Vladimir Bespalov have told Vedomosti that the automobile imports of Russia may reduce to half in 2015 year-on-year, due


Production of foreign brand automobiles has stopped in Russia

Izvestiya – The collapse of rouble and the falling demand have compelled the manufacturers to stop production. According to Izvestiya, Kaluga based PSMA Rus factory has stopped production as of

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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


Foreign brand car sales have stopped in Russia

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Kommersant, several major dealers in Russia have stopped the sales of foreign brand vehicles, due to the collapse of the rouble. One of the dealers speaking to