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Comment - Moscow spring to herald Russia upturn?

14 March 2016

This week sees the annual Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) in Moscow and just-auto is in the capital to report on what has undoubtedly been one of the country's most turbulent years ever.


TWTW: VW admits size isn’t everything

30 October 2015

Volkswagen Group stayed very much in the news this week. The company posted a set of results that were dragged down by provision made for costs associated with ‘dieselgate’. I suspect it won’t be the last set of disappointing results to come out of Wolfsburg.


COMMENT: Putin defies winter with Lada backing

30 October 2015

As winter starts to really take hold in Russia – both climatically through the advent of the first real cold of this time of year – and equally with the country finding itself in a state of political deep freeze – this vast territory finds itself beleaguered on almost all fronts.


COMMENT: Russia plays political football

29 May 2015

Just when you thought things couldn't be any worse for the auto sector in Russia, up popped the AEB recently with its latest monthly instalment of doom that sets the situation in stark clarity, but will a stabilising rouble ride to the rescue?

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Q&A with JATCO Ltd

14 October 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

26 March 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.


Chevrolet UK chief a fan of the brand and football

16 October 2012

Andy Higgins, the new managing director of Chevrolet UK from 1 October, is full of enthusiasm for both the brand and football - handy as his appointment coincided with news of Chevrolet becoming Manchester United's shirt sponsor starting with the 2014/2015 season.


Interview with Nissan's Executive VP, Andy Palmer

12 July 2011

Despite the understandable difficulties of this year, Nissan's Andy Palmer is upbeat about Nissan's prospects and the benefits flowing from close alliance with Renault. But there's no need for full merger, he tells Dave Leggett.

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just-auto Plus only Itelma selects Sierra connectivity solutions

14 September 2016

Sierra Wireless, on 13 September, 2016, announced that Itelma, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive equipment, has selected Sierra Wireless’ family of smart automotive modules and cloud-based AirVantage IoT platform to enable cellular...


AvtoVAZ updates Vesta model

13 September 2016

AvtoVAZ says it has started shipping updated versions of its Lada Vesta sedan with a new Luxe trim level that includes additional airbags and climate control.


just-auto Plus only Lada August 2016 sales climb 3.6%

7 September 2016

Lada sales in August 2016 made 20,908 cars, which is 3.6% more than a year before. In the situation of ongoing overall PC market drop, Lada passenger car market share has increased in August from 15.4% in 2015 to 19.6% in 2016 (company’s tentative...


AvtoVAZ plans new share issue

6 September 2016

AvtoVAZ is planning a recapitalisation that it hopes will allow it to finance future expansion plans as well as meet its financial commitments.


just-auto Plus only Lada unveils six new Vesta concepts at MIMS 2016

25 August 2016

Lada brought a unique exposition to MIMS 2016. Lada booth became the largest in brand’s history, 2000 sq.m, it contains maximum number of cars-19 with maximum number of concept cars-6. Exposition demonstrates potential directions of Lada line-up...


Renault H1 profit leaps 41% to EUR1.54bn

28 July 2016

Renault has posted Group operating profit rising 41% to EUR1.54bn (US$1.71bn), with net income rising from EUR1.45bn to EUR1.56bn.


just-auto Plus only Lada Russia starts production of new Lada Kalina Cross

8 July 2016

Production of cross-country Lada Kalina Cross has started. The version named Black Line has a distinct by black roof, original two-colour 15 inch wheel discs and two colour options for seat upholstery, orange or grey. Main body colour is combination of orange...


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz Russia Lada sales up 7.9% in June 2016

8 July 2016

In June 2016, Avtovaz sold 22,229 Lada cars which is 7.9% more than in May. One of the leaders of June growth is Lada Vesta: there were 5,128 new sedans sold, which is 36.7% more than in the previous month. Vesta hits top-five best-selling cars list in...


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz appoints new chief recovery officer

8 July 2016

On 7 July, 2016, Elena Frolova is joining Avtovaz top-management team in the position of chief recovery officer. This is a new top-level position created in the framework of Avtovaz financial recovery plan. Frolova will play a key role in its effective...


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz Russia appoints new executive vice president, sales/marketing

6 July 2016

Effective 1 August 2016, Jan Ptacek will be appointed Avtovaz executive vice-president for sales and marketing that was vacant since December, 2015. Ptacek will be strongly focused on the activation of Lada sales on the Russian and export markets, developing...


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz extends Lada production line in Kazakhstan

30 June 2016

In May Avtovaz has shipped the first lot of assembly kits of Lada Granta, Lada Kalina and 5-door Lada 4?4 to Asia auto assembly plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan). These cars will extend Lada model range in Kazakhstan plant which used to produce...


AvtoVAZ announces new board members

23 June 2016

AvtoVAZ has unveiled the composition of its new board members today (23 June) at its annual general shareholder meeting.


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz management approves 6% pay raise

22 June 2016

On, 21 June, 2016 Avtovaz held a meeting of the conciliation commission between the management and the representatives of the primary trade union organisation. The meeting approved the decision to increase wages by 6% effective from 1 July, 2016. Indexation...


just-auto Plus only GM-AvtoVAZ Russia elects new board members

9 June 2016

On 8 June 2016, the annual shareholders and board of directors meeting took place in Togliatti. During the meeting, the board approved the company's 2015 report and discussed operational and strategic issues. Some changes were made to the joint...


New AvtoVAZ CEO eyes Kazakhstan expansion

27 May 2016

Recently appointed AvtoVAZ CEO Nicolas Maure has outlined plans to expand the company’s manufacturing operations in Kazakhstan.


just-auto Plus only Lada Russia launches new Vesta Comfort version

20 May 2016

Lada expands number of Lada Vesta trim versions. A new “Comfort' specification version which has a multimedia package in it went for sales in May. Previously this option was only available in high-end “Luxe” versions. Now Lada Vesta is...


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz names Paul Miller VP supply chain management

16 May 2016

Paul Miller was appointed vice president of supply chain management of JSC "Avtovaz". In this position, he replaces Peter Linhart, who left the company at the end of April 2016. The duties of Paul will include the development of well-functioning...


Russia Lada sales rise for first time in two years

12 May 2016

AvtoVAZ says Lada sales have increased in Russia for the first time in two years, with April seeing a 7.8% rise compared to 12 months ago and 10.7% more than in March.


AvtoVAZ outlines expected board changes

18 April 2016

Renault-Nissan and Rostec State Corporation say they expect to appoint Serguey Skvortsov as AvtoVAZ chairman, with Denis Le Vot elected as vice chairman following the Russian automaker's annual shareholder meeting on 23 June in Togliatti.


just-auto Plus only Izhevsk plant produces 15,000 Lada Vesta since its launch

29 March 2016

The 15 000th Lada Vesta was produced at Lada production site in Izhevsk on the 28 March. The jubilee car was 'carnelian' colour (bright-red metallic), lux version with manual transmission. Mass production of the new model at Izhevsk plant was launched...


AvtoVAZ looks to export 50,000 cars in 2016

17 March 2016

AvtoVAZ says it aims to sell 50,000 cars to export markets this year as the automaker looks to make up some of the ground on a hugely challenging domestic situation in Russia.


Ghosn confident as new AvtoVAZ CEO announced

15 March 2016

Nicolas Maure, currently heading up Renault Group operations in Romania, has been named as the new CEO of AvtoVAZ starting April 4. He succeeds Bo Andersson.


Andersson "significant achivements"-Moscow analyst

10 March 2016

Moscow analysts maintain despite AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson's dramatic departure this week, the former chief of one of Russia's largest companies had achieved some notable milestones, particularly in the supply chain.


AvtoVAZ supply chain key to future -Moscow analyst

9 March 2016

Moscow analysts estimate it "highly unlikely" AvtoVAZ would be allowed to go bankrupt despite the abrupt departure this week of CEO, Bo Andersson, with the company's staffing numbers and huge supply chain thought to be the main drivers.


AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson to step down

7 March 2016

AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson is to step down, although no indication is as yet available from the Russian automaker who his successor will be.


AvtoVAZ alliance to aid supplier issues - analyst

18 February 2016

Moscow analysts maintain AvtoVAZ's involvement with the Renault-Nissan alliance will see it far less vulnerable to supply chain fluctuations as the Russian automaker looks to bounce back from disappointing recent results with a raft of new models and cost initiatives.


Russia market will return - Moscow analyst

16 February 2016

Moscow-based analysts maintain the Russian automotive sector will eventually recover from its present slump, insisting the market has yet to reach saturation point.


just-auto Plus only Lada Xray crossover sales started in Russia

16 February 2016

Sales of Lada Xray compact crossover started on 14 February 2016 in 124 showrooms in 57 cities of Russia. Each has received six to eight cars of Optima and top trim levels. Cars equipped with engines designed by Lada and Renault-Nissan Alliance (all engines...


AvtoVAZ defiant despite FY US$311m operating loss

12 February 2016

AvtoVAZ is insisting its "anti-crisis measures" will see it through the current extremely challenging economic storm battering Russia as the Togliatti automaker announced a 2015 operating loss of RUB24.7bn (US$311m) compared to RUB10bn in 2014.


just-auto Plus only Lada Russia introduces new version of Priora

11 February 2016

Lada introduces new version of Priora sedan for RUB389k (US$4.94348k). Trim level “Standard” includes driver’s airbag, Isofix fittings for child seats, daytime running lights, ABS, power steering, 13” wheels. Car is equipped with 1.6...

AvtoVAZ news

just-auto Plus only Itelma selects Sierra connectivity solutions

14 September 2016

Sierra Wireless, on 13 September, 2016, announced that Itelma, a manufacturer and distributor of...


AvtoVAZ updates Vesta model

13 September 2016

AvtoVAZ says it has started shipping updated versions of its Lada Vesta sedan with a new Luxe tri...


just-auto Plus only Lada August 2016 sales climb 3.6%

7 September 2016

Lada sales in August 2016 made 20,908 cars, which is 3.6% more than a year before. In the situati...


AvtoVAZ plans new share issue

6 September 2016

AvtoVAZ is planning a recapitalisation that it hopes will allow it to finance future expansion pl...


just-auto Plus only Lada unveils six new Vesta concepts at MIMS 2016

25 August 2016

Lada brought a unique exposition to MIMS 2016. Lada booth became the largest in brand’s his...


Renault H1 profit leaps 41% to EUR1.54bn

28 July 2016

Renault has posted Group operating profit rising 41% to EUR1.54bn (US$1.71bn), with net income in...



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