Tenneco Automotive has announced that it is opening a manufacturing facility in Togliatti, Russia, approximately 1,000 kilometres southeast of Moscow. The new facility will supply hot-end original equipment (OE) exhaust components, including catalytic converters and downpipes, and cold-end muffler assemblies for the Chevrolet Niva platform, a car built by a joint venture between General Motors and AvtoVAZ.