AVTOVAZ produces millionth car on its B0 assembly line

AVTOVAZ produces millionth car on its B0 assembly line


RusAutoNewsCom.- As announced by the Groupe Renault press office, the millionth vehicle has come off the B0 Line, one of the Avtovaz’s three assembly lines in Togliatti plant.  One millionth car is an XRAY Cross compact SUV.

12 Lada and Renault models are produced on the B0 Line. The entire production line was the first at Avtovaz to follow the same Alliance Production Way standards as those used in the other Groupe Renault plants to achieve the highest quality at an international level. 280,000 cars a year are produced on this line with a 3-shift pattern. The line produces 1 vehicle per minute. The line also welds and paints car bodies for the Renault plant in Algeria.

As reported, this performance stems from the recovery plan that Avtovaz initiated in 2016. Its aim is to extend the Lada range – including the Granta and Vesta saloons and the XRAY Cross – and modernise the sales network. The plan also involves improving performance at the Togliatti and Izhevsk plants with an extension of the Alliance Production Way system.

Since 2017, Lada has been one of the five Groupe Renault brands. As the historic market leader in Russia for the past 50 years, it gives Groupe Renault a presence with a market share of 21% in the country, currently the group’s 2nd largest market by volume. Distributed locally via Russia’s biggest dealership network with around 300 showrooms, Lada is one of the favourite general brands in Russia.

Lada also exports abroad, across 35 countries, and has seen a considerable increase in its sales in 2018 indicating a 58% year-on-year rise. These have occurred mainly in Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan where the brand has a dominant position. The brand continues to develop internationally, in South America and the Middle East. It has recently begun deliveries to Cuba, Tunisia, Turkey and Mongolia. The Lada Vesta is the brand’s most exported model.