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COMMENT: What is normal in Russian maelstrom?

After weeks of what has seemed a phoney war of words between both sides, the stakes are starting to ramp up considerably between Russia and...

Global light vehicle market developments

The first half of the year has seen global light vehicle sales accelerate as expanding vehicle markets have more than compensated for those...

COMMENT: Russian monogorods blink in market glare

Only a few years ago, the vast, sprawling factory that is home to AvtoVAZ in Togliatti, apparently accounted for a staggering one in seven o...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Eyes on Russia

In a bit of a change from my usual weekly epistle, may I first draw your attention to some articles from Our (occasional) Man in Russia, Sim...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan 26 Mar 2013

Simon Warburton

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 Oct 2012

Graeme Roberts

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.

Latest News

Russia market could fall 30% this year - analyst 6 Aug 2014

Simon Warburton

Turmoil currently engulfing relations between Russia and the West is starting to feed through to domestic consumer confidence with some forecasts estimating the market could plummet by as much as 30% this year.


Datsun on-DO now in production at AvtoVAZ 14 Jul 2014

Chris Wright

Production of the new Datsun on-DO, a family sedan said to have been designed and engineered specifically for Russia, has started at the AvotoVAZ plant in Togliatti in partnership with the Renault Nissan Alliance.


Russia car market down 17.3% in June 9 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

Russia's car market continued its slump in June in the wake of the effects of the ongoing crisis in neighbouring Ukraine and a worsening of consumer and business confidence in Russia.


AvtoVAZ hikes layoffs to 13,000 as market falls 10 Jun 2014

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ is accelerating the pace of redundancies at its Togliatti plant to around 13,000 as a sharply falling market takes its toll on OEMs and suppliers.


New Russian car and LCV sales plummet 12% in May 9 Jun 2014

Simon Warburton

Sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia dropped by 12% compared with May 2013 or by 28,019 sold units and amounted to only 201,487 cars, according to the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC).

Latest blogs

Lockdown in St Petersburg 23 May 2014

Simon Warburton

It's perhaps no huge surprise security is taken so seriously at this year's Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, but the sheer scale of the precautions is overwhelming.

Company research

AvtoVAZ OAO - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

AvtoVAZ OAO - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & A

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Truck Manufacturing in Russia

Truck Manufacturing in Russia

Truck Manufacturing in Russia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2008-12, and forecast to 2017)....

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Automotive Manufacturing in Russia

Automotive Manufacturing in Russia

Automotive Manufacturing in Russia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The prof...

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