The GM-Avtovaz joint venture in Russia said it built 27,097 in the first six months of 2013.

Wholesale deliveries to dealers totalled 27,439 Chevrolet Niva models including 1,874 sales to CIS countries.

Since the start of production the JV has sold 496,659 vehicles, including 36,206 to CIS markets.

Some 153 dealers sell and service the Niva in Russia and there are seven dealers and three distributors in the CIS countries.