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Latest insights


2018 Moscow motor show world debuts list

29 August 2018

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which appeared at the 2018 edition of the Moscow motor show.


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.

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


Avtovaz announces senior management changes

30 October 2018

Avtovaz has unveiled a raft of new appointments effective 1 November.


Renault Q3 down 6% weighed by Iran withdrawl

23 October 2018

Renault has posted third-quarter Group revenue down 6% to EUR11.5bn (US$13.2bn), partly due to currency devaluation and the automaker's withdrawal from Iran, although registrations rose 2.9%.


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz Group 9M 2018 revenue up 25.4%

23 October 2018

Avtovaz Group (AVG) announced its IFRS results for the 9 months 2018. The Company maintained its Lada market share in Russia at a record level of 20% Termination of the state market support measures in May 2018, slower dynamics of the Russian automotive market...


just-auto Plus only Lada expanding its global reach

16 October 2018

Lada continues to strengthen its position in foreign markets. It sold 27,398 cars and SKDs in 9 months of 2018, which is 65% more than sold during the same period last year. Lada also exported to two new counties and opened nine new dealerships. Since early...


just-auto Plus only Lada Xray Cross production begins at Togliatti

15 October 2018

Avtovaz launched a serial production of Lada Xray Cross in Togliatti – the flagship model of the XRAY family distinguishing with increased off-road capability, more brutal style and a new comfort level. During the development of Lada Xray Cross, a...


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz announces senior management changes

15 October 2018

Xavier Heger is appointed Avtovaz vice-president for Quality and Customer Satisfaction. Dmitriy Mikhailov, previously holding this position, is returning back to Nissan. Heger, born in 1967, has been working in Groupe Renault for 25 years. He held the...


just-auto Plus only Lada Russia sales up 10.3% in September 2018

4 October 2018

Lada announced that it sold 259,129 Lada PC and LCV vehicles in the first 9 months of 2018 in Russia, a 17.1% increase compared to the same period last year. In September it sold 31,173 Lada vehicles, an increase of 10.3% compared to September of last...


Lada announces production launch of new Granta

16 August 2018

Lada has unveiled the production launch of a new Granta family consisting of four body types in Togliatti: sedan, hatchback, liftback and station wagon.


Renault H1 operating margin up 5% to EUR1.9bn

27 July 2018

Renault has recorded half-year operating margin up 5% to EUR1.9bn (US$2.2bn) compared with EUR1.8bn last year, representing 6.4% of revenue.


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz Group H1 2018 revenues surge 31.5%

27 July 2018

Avtovaz Group reported its H1 2018 IFRS results. The company took advantage of the growing Russian automotive market with a record half-year market share at 20%, successful sales to export markets and an improving macroeconomic situation, that led to a 31.5%...


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...

AvtoVAZ news

Avtovaz announces senior management changes

30 October 2018

Avtovaz has unveiled a raft of new appointments effective 1 November. Mikhail Ryabov, general...


Renault Q3 down 6% weighed by Iran withdrawl

23 October 2018

Renault has posted third-quarter Group revenue down 6% to EUR11.5bn (US$13.2bn), partly due to cu...


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz Group 9M 2018 revenue up 25.4%

23 October 2018

Avtovaz Group (AVG) announced its IFRS results for the 9 months 2018. The Company maintained its...


just-auto Plus only Lada expanding its global reach

16 October 2018

Lada continues to strengthen its position in foreign markets. It sold 27,398 cars and SKDs in 9 m...


just-auto Plus only Lada Xray Cross production begins at Togliatti

15 October 2018

Avtovaz launched a serial production of Lada Xray Cross in Togliatti – the flagship model o...


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz announces senior management changes

15 October 2018

Xavier Heger is appointed Avtovaz vice-president for Quality and Customer Satisfaction. Dmitriy M...



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