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Kiekert is making preparations for the opening of Naberezhniye Chelny factory

RusAutoNews.Com – Tatarstan Investment and Development Agency has announced that the car lock manufacturer: Kiekert will open its Naberezhniye Chelny factory today. The factory is established on 1500 m2 premises,

Import Export

Russian automobile imports have declined by 15.6% by the end of the first quarter

Prime – According to data published by Russian Federal Customs House, the automobile imports to the country have declined by 15.6% during the January-March 2014 period, in comparison with the same

Government Market

Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce: “No automobile credit programme will be promoted this year”

Vedomosti – The Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce will not start an induced automobile credit programme this year. The Minister: Manturov has stated that the sales figures for the first

Commercial vehicles Government Industry

Support for local manufacturers of gas-fuelled vehicles from the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Autostat – Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce is planning to increase the government support for local bus and truck producers, manufacturing gas-fuelled vehicles to be used in municipal services. Minister:

Market

The panorama of Russian LCV market

Expert.Ru – The Russian light commercial vehicles (LCV) market is on the decline. However, the shrinkage in LCV segment is not as sharp as in other types of commercial vehicles. The

Government

Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce: “The localisation rate will reach 75% before 2018”

RusAutoNews.Com – During his speech at the conference: “The Future of Russian Automotive”, Alexander Morozov, the manager of Transport Vehicles and Special Purpose Machinery Industry Department at Ministry of Industry and

OEMs

Ford Sollers Vsevolozhsk factory has laid off 600 employees

Vedomosti – 600 workers have resigned from Vsevolozhsk Ford Sollers factory, within the scope of the Voluntary Employee Withdrawal Programme, in return for five months’ salaries. The press office of

Market

45,000 automobiles and LCVs have been sold in St. Petersburg within the first quarter

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb agency data, 45,205 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St. Petersburg within the first quarter of the year. Thereby, the sales figure

Industry OEMs Passenger cars

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

Market

Yekaterinburg car market has shrunk by 7% in March

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-Yekaterinburg agency data, 19,432 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in Yekaterinburg within the first quarter (-9% y/y). The March sales figure is 7665