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Latest insights


Renault expanding Lada future models with SUVs

8 May 2018

The series of future models insights for the brands of Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor continues with a look at what's ahead for Lada. After the recent reports on Alpine, Renault and Dacia, after Lada will come insights into what's ahead for Samsung, Datsun, Venucia, Nissan, Infiniti and Mitsubishi.


Could Renault turn Lada into the next Skoda?

8 November 2017

Russia is not for faint-hearted investors. Boom to bust to boom has been the pattern of recent years. Some, such as GM decided to make a Rexit. Renault, though, stayed and may eventually reap rewards from its shareholding in AvtoVAZ and the Lada brand, which commands 20 per cent of an improving market for new vehicle sales.


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.

Latest interviews


Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing

2 May 2018

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation's (ARNPO) scale in Russia is quite staggering in a country which specialises in the colossal and the gigantic. ARNPO Alliance localisation director, Denis Chirkov outlined some of the issues in this challenging country, but which is coming back strongly after years of recession at the recent Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.


AvtoVAZ CEO Nicolas Maure looks to build on uptick

7 June 2017

Russian giant, AvtoVAZ  recently unveiled sales figures which appear to bear out the slightly more optimistic tone struck by the AEB after four years of unrelenting market falls. The market is undoubtedly beset by challenges almost unknown anywhere else as a combination of international economic sanctions and a reliance on commodities have a correlation on consumer behaviour, but a stabilising ruble and exchange rate may see business pick up.


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.

Latest news


Lada lifts export sales in first half

10 July 2018

Lada says it sold 16,592 cars in overseas markets in the first half of 2018, a 64% increase compared to the results for the same period last year.


just-auto Plus only Lada Russia sales up 21.1% in H1 2018

9 July 2018

Lada sold 169,884 passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in 2018, this surpasses the last year’s sales by 21.1% and is the Brand’s best result in the last 4 years. June became the luckiest month for the Brand in 2018 with 31,404 Lada cars...


Rostec launches Avtovaz shares offer

3 July 2018

Avtovaz's majority shareholder, Alliance Rostec Auto has filed a package of tender offer documents with the Central Bank of Russia to launch a mandatory tender offer in respect of the Russian automaker's shares held by minority shareholders.


Avtovaz names new board members

17 May 2018

Avtovaz has confirmed new board members at its annual general shareholders meeting held today (17 May).


Avtovaz purchasing seeks EUR200m exports by 2020

2 May 2018

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation (ARNPO) says it is looking to increase the value of its exports to a potential EUR200m (US$240m) by 2020.


Renault Q1 revenue up fractionally to EUR13.2bn

27 April 2018

Renault has posted first-quarter Group revenue up 0.2% to EUR13.2bn (US$16bn), with worldwide registrations increasing 4.8% to 935,041 vehicles.


Avtovaz names Yves Caracatzanis as new CEO

16 April 2018

Avtovaz has named Yves Caracatzanis as new CEO, replacing Nicolas Maure from 1 June this year.


just-auto Plus only Lada Russia sales surge 37% in February 2018

7 March 2018

Lada cars sold 27,401 cars in February, 2018 in Russia that is by 37% more vs February, 2017. It was totally sold 48,406 Lada in Russia in 2018 that is by 33.2% more vs figure of last year. Lada Vesta is the best-selling model of the brand in February. It...


Avtovaz records 2017 net loss of US$172m

16 February 2018

AvtoVAZ has posted a 2017 net loss of US$172m, largely due to restructuring cost of RUB2.2bn, interest expenses of RUB7.3bn, still-high debt and an impairment by a joint-venture company.


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi sells 10.6m vehicles

30 January 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said its member companies sold a combined total of 10,608,366 units in the 12 months to 31 December last year, up 6.5%.


Renault-Nissan-MMC alliance 2018 sales top 10m

30 January 2018

Combined sales by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rose 6.5% year on year to 10,608,366 units in 2017 – one in nine passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold worldwide, the automakers said on Tuesday (30 January).


Renault sells 3.8m vehicles in record 2017

15 January 2018

Renault says it sold 3.76m vehicles last year, a rise of 8.5% in a market which grew 2.3%.


just-auto Plus only Lada Russia sales surges 17% in 2017

11 January 2018

Total 32,580 Lada cars were sold in Russia in December, 2017, this exceeds the figures of 2016 by 17.9%. This is the best monthly sales result for 3 past years. In the FY2017, 311,588 Lada cars were sold in Russia. This is by 17% more than in 2016 and,...


Lada Russia sales surge 14.3% in November

8 December 2017

Lada has posted November sales up 14% to 29,163 units, with 11-month figures showing 279,008 registrations, up 17%.


Groupe Renault announces senior management changes

7 December 2017

Current AvtoVAZ president and CEO, Nicolas Maure, has been appointed SVP, chairman of Eurasia Region to replace Denis Le Vot, who will take on new responsibilities within Renault- Nissan-Mitsubishi.


just-auto Plus only Lada expands its Vesta sedan lineup

3 November 2017

Lada continues to expand the lineup of the Lada Vesta sedan. New modifications equipped with 1.8 litre engines generating 122 hp and MT went on sale in October. Earlier this powertrain, the most powerful in the Lada engines’ range, was provided only in...


Groupe Renault Q3 revenue up 15.9%

25 October 2017

Groupe Renault revenues were posted at EUR12,218m (US$14,368m) in the third quarter of 2017 (up 15.9%). Excluding the impact of the consolidation of Avtovaz, Group revenues increased by 9.8% to EUR11,584m (up 12.2% at constant exchange rates).


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz Group 9M 2017 revenue up 21.5%

24 October 2017

For 9M 2017, Avtovaz increased Lada vehicle sales in Russia by 16.5% and Group revenues by +21.5%. The Company reports improved operating profit but underlines upcoming risks and focuses on the improvement of net results Avtovaz Group (AVG) announces 9M...


Lada Russia sales rise 23.8% in September 2017

12 October 2017

Lada sold 28,263 cars in Russia in September  - some 23.8% ahead of last year's pace.


just-auto Plus only Lada launches production of Vesta/SW Cross

12 September 2017

The production of two new models Lada Vesta and Lada Vesta SW Cross was launched on 11 September 2017. First cars were produced on Lada conveyor in Izhevsk.  Lada Vesta SW and SW Cross have added the lineup of Lada Vesta, one of the most popular cars...


Renault Group H1 net income leaps 54% to EUR2.4bn

28 July 2017

Renault Group has unveiled first-half net income soaring 54% to EUR2.4bn (US$2.8bn), while revenue rose 17% to EUR29.5bn.


Renault unveils record H1 sales up 10% to 1.88m

17 July 2017

Renault Group has posted record half-year sales up 10.4% to 1.88m vehicles, with all Group brands seeing rises in volumes and market share.


just-auto Plus only Lada presents Vesta SW Cross and Vesta SW

29 June 2017

Lada extends the lineup of one of the most demanded cars on the Russian market and presents the design of the serial Lada Vesta SW Cross - the first car in its segment, which combines the expressive design, crossover features, and multifunctionality. The sales...


AvtoVAZ "not isolated" from megatrends - CEO

16 June 2017

AvtoVAZ insists its Lada brand will not remain isolated from global megatrends including on-board entertainment, but the giant automaker nonetheless concedes Russia presents distinct challenges when it comes to implementing some technologies emerging in smaller regions.


Avtovaz begins production of Lada Vesta CNG

9 June 2017

Avtovaz Group has started production of a dual-fuel version of Lada Vesta CNG. For the first time in the history of the brand, the dealers will get a car with the serial compressed-gas equipment designed for the use of compressed natural gas. 


SPIEF 17 - Russia mulls new stimulus - AvtoVAZ CEO

7 June 2017

AvtoVAZ says the Russian government is looking to additional measures to ensure the fledging recovery recently witnessed in the domestic market can be maintained.


SPIEF 17- AvtoVAZ CEO hails "robust" sales

5 June 2017

AvtoVAZ is describing its recent sales performance as "robust," as its own data bears out figures from the Association of European Businesses (AEB) showing a modest recovery in the Russian vehicle sector.


Ford Cologne plant starts RHD Fiesta production

18 May 2017

Following on from the start of production of the redesigned Fiesta, Ford of Europe has now begun right-hand drive output in Cologne, Germany.


just-auto Plus only Lada sales up 8% in Q1 2017

28 April 2017

Avtovaz Group (AVG) announces Q1 2017 IFRS results. The positive trend regarding market share, revenues and financial results, which started in 2H 2016, continued.  In Q1 2017 AVG sold 61,447 Lada cars, 8% more than in the same period of 2016....


Russia first quarterly sales rise in four years

11 April 2017

Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia increased 9.4% last month with quarterly figures showing the first positive movement in more than four years according to data from the Association of European Businesses (AEB).

AvtoVAZ news

Lada lifts export sales in first half

10 July 2018

Lada says it sold 16,592 cars in overseas markets in the first half of 2018, a 64% increase compa...


just-auto Plus only Lada Russia sales up 21.1% in H1 2018

9 July 2018

Lada sold 169,884 passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in 2018, this surpasses the last y...


Rostec launches Avtovaz shares offer

3 July 2018

Avtovaz's majority shareholder, Alliance Rostec Auto has filed a package of tender offer document...


Avtovaz names new board members

17 May 2018

Avtovaz has confirmed new board members at its annual general shareholders meeting held today (17...


Renault expanding Lada future models with SUVs

8 May 2018

The series of future models insights for the brands of Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor continues...


Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing

2 May 2018

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation's (ARNPO) scale in Russia is quite staggering in a...



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