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Dongfeng automobiles will be manufactured in Tatarstan

Autostat – Alabuga Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Experts Council has approved the business plan presented by the SEZ resident: Alabuga Motors. The business plan of Alabuga Motors proposes the assembly

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Automobile production has shrunk by 9.7% in Russia in 2014

Autostat – According to Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat data, 1.7 million automobiles have been manufactured in Russia in 2014 (-9.7%). The leader of Russian automotive: AVTOVAZ has manufactured 575,100

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Renault-Nissan aims to speed up localisation in Russia

TASS – Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has stated that due to the devaluation of the rouble, the company intends to speed up localisation in Russia and halt the projects of

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LCV sales have fallen by 15.4% in Russia in 2014

Kommersant – According to Autostat data, new light commercial vehicle sales have fallen by 15.4% in Russia last year. 139,600 vehicles have been sold. As one may remember, according to

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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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IzhAvto has started the production of the new Nissan Tiida hatchback

RusAutoNews.Com- Izhevsk Car Factory (IzhAvto) has started the production of the new Nissan Tiida hatchback, designed on the basis of Nissan Sentra sedan. The automobile is equipped with 117 hp

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The share of Chinese brands in Russia has remained below 3.5% in 2014

ABReview – Chinese brands had 3.3% share of the Russian market in 2014. This ratio was 3.8% in 2013. Nine Chinese brands are being sold in the Russian market. The

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St. Petersburg Hyundai factory has increased production by 4% in 2014

RusAutoNews.Com – St. Petersburg based Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus factory has increased production by 4% year-on-year in 2014, with 237,000 vehicles. 132,300 of the manufactured automobiles are Hyundai and the

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Production has shrunk by 14% at UAZ in 2014

Interfax – Ulyanovsk Car Factory (UAZ) has manufactured 54,000 automobiles in 2014 (-14%). The company had announced the 2014 production target as 51,000 vehicles, at the beginning of the year.

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The sales of Ford Sollers have shrunk by 40% in 2014

Autostat – Ford Sollers has sold over 65,000 Ford brand vehicles in Russia in 2014 (-40%). The highest monthly sales figure has been recorded in December, with 9159 vehicles. The