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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.


COMMENT: Putin defies winter with Lada backing

30 October 2015

As winter starts to really take hold in Russia – both climatically through the advent of the first real cold of this time of year – and equally with the country finding itself in a state of political deep freeze – this vast territory finds itself beleaguered on almost all fronts.


COMMENT: Russia plays political football

29 May 2015

Just when you thought things couldn't be any worse for the auto sector in Russia, up popped the AEB recently with its latest monthly instalment of doom that sets the situation in stark clarity, but will a stabilising rouble ride to the rescue?

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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.


Chevrolet UK chief a fan of the brand and football

16 October 2012

Andy Higgins, the new managing director of Chevrolet UK from 1 October, is full of enthusiasm for both the brand and football - handy as his appointment coincided with news of Chevrolet becoming Manchester United's shirt sponsor starting with the 2014/2015 season.

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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).


ARNPO stresses overseas potential for Russia parts

5 April 2017

AvtoVAZ Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organisation (ARNPO) says it has to be able to compete internationally as well as be efficient on the Russian domestic front as it looks to consolidate and increase its presence home and abroad.


just-auto Plus only LADA Q1 2017 sales up 8%

5 April 2017

LADA is summing up the results of sales in Q1, 2017. Totally 61,477 passenger and light commercial vehicles have been sold for 3-months, this is 8% higher than for the same period of 2016.  Particularly in March 2017 the number of sold passenger cars...


Avtovaz/Yandex join over nextgen multimedia

17 March 2017

Avtovaz and Yandex LLC have concluded a Memorandum of Intent and will jointly develop multimedia systems of a new generation, including information and entertainment and navigation services.


AvtoVAZ  backs 'absolutely critical' export decree

16 March 2017

AvtoVAZ says it is looking to significant push for exports as it looks to leverage the Russian government's drive through Decree 905 to encourage domestic companies to search for new business overseas.


just-auto Plus only Avtovaz appoints quality/customer satisfaction VP

1 March 2017

Dmitry Mikhailov is appointed vice president, Quality and Customer Satisfaction of Avtovaz Group. He is succeeding Shigeru Nakamura, who will continue his career with Nissan in Japan.  Mikhailov (43) graduated from St. Petersburg University of...


AvtoVAZ 2016 net loss of RUB45bn but revenue up

13 February 2017

AvtoVAZ Group has posted a 2016 net loss of RUB44.8bn (US$772m), including impairment and restructuring costs, but the automaker increased revenue by 4.8% to RUB184.9bn.


Renault-Nissan unveils 2016 global sales of 10m

8 February 2017

Renault-Nissan has posted increased 2016 sales of 9.96m vehicles with the Alliance now representing one in nine global cars sold and 425,000 EVs.


just-auto Plus only Lada Russia sales up 4.9% in January 2017

7 February 2017

In January 2017 Lada sold 16,334 cars in the RF market, this is 4.9% better than last January when the company sold 15,577 cars. First time from the start of sales Lada Vesta took rise from the fourth to the third place in the All-Russia rating (data of the...


just-auto Plus only Lada Izhevsk plant celebrates 50 years

13 December 2016

On 10 December 2016 Lada Izhevsk plant being the part of Avtovaz Group, celebrated 50th Anniversary since the production of the first car in Udmurtia. In 1966 it was Moskvich-408, its production was transferred to Izhevsk from Moscow AZLK. Today Lada...


just-auto Plus only Lada sales down 6.7% in first nine months of 2016

31 October 2016

Avtovaz Group announces the results for 9M 2016. The Lada market share in the Russian PC market grew to 19.9% vs 18.1% last year. The total Lada sales amounted to 189,852 cars, which is 6.7% lower vs the same period 2015. The total market dropped by...


Russia car market decline continues

11 October 2016

Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia decreased by 10.9% on last year in the month of September according to data released by the Moscow-based AEB.


just-auto Plus only Lada Izhevsk plant rolls out 50,000th Vesta sedan

30 September 2016

50,000th Lada Vesta sedans had left production line at Lada Izhevsk plant, a subsidiary of Avtovaz. The anniversary vehicle is the most equipped version coloured with trendy 'Blues' (blue metallic). 50,000th Lada Vestas was produced a year after the...


just-auto Plus only Itelma selects Sierra connectivity solutions

14 September 2016

Sierra Wireless, on 13 September, 2016, announced that Itelma, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive equipment, has selected Sierra Wireless’ family of smart automotive modules and cloud-based AirVantage IoT platform to enable cellular...


AvtoVAZ updates Vesta model

13 September 2016

AvtoVAZ says it has started shipping updated versions of its Lada Vesta sedan with a new Luxe trim level that includes additional airbags and climate control.


just-auto Plus only Lada August 2016 sales climb 3.6%

7 September 2016

Lada sales in August 2016 made 20,908 cars, which is 3.6% more than a year before. In the situation of ongoing overall PC market drop, Lada passenger car market share has increased in August from 15.4% in 2015 to 19.6% in 2016 (company’s tentative...


AvtoVAZ plans new share issue

6 September 2016

AvtoVAZ is planning a recapitalisation that it hopes will allow it to finance future expansion plans as well as meet its financial commitments.


just-auto Plus only Lada unveils six new Vesta concepts at MIMS 2016

25 August 2016

Lada brought a unique exposition to MIMS 2016. Lada booth became the largest in brand’s history, 2000 sq.m, it contains maximum number of cars-19 with maximum number of concept cars-6. Exposition demonstrates potential directions of Lada line-up...


Renault H1 profit leaps 41% to EUR1.54bn

28 July 2016

Renault has posted Group operating profit rising 41% to EUR1.54bn (US$1.71bn), with net income rising from EUR1.45bn to EUR1.56bn.


just-auto Plus only Lada Russia starts production of new Lada Kalina Cross

8 July 2016

Production of cross-country Lada Kalina Cross has started. The version named Black Line has a distinct by black roof, original two-colour 15 inch wheel discs and two colour options for seat upholstery, orange or grey. Main body colour is combination of orange...

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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...


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 revenu...


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...


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 d...


AvtoVAZ "not isolated" from megatrends - CEO

16 June 2017

AvtoVAZ insists its Lada brand will not remain isolated from global megatrends including on-board...


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...



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