Severstal Auto has started selling Fiat Ducato commercial vehicles assembled at its own plant, company offocial Alexei Zhidyayev has told reporters.

Prime-Tass reported that Russian dealers will start receiving Fiat Ducato vehicles at the end of this week.

Initially, Severstal Auto will sell three Fiat Ducato cargo and passenger models. The price of one vehicle is expected to start at 489,900 rubles.

The company plans to start selling other models, including school buses and ambulances, within a year.

Some of these vehicles will be sold through leasing company Sollers Finance.

Severstal Auto expects to sell a total of up to 10,000 Fiat Ducato vehicles this year.

Severstal Auto produces Fiat Ducatos at its plant located in the Alabuga economic zone in the constituent republic of Tatarstan's city of Yelabuga.