Renault–Nissan could start producing cars based on the Lada Granta platform at the end of 2013 according to Igor Komarov, president of the alliance’s Russian partner AvtoVAZ.

He told the Russian online newspaper that the alliance planned to agree on the conditions of the production of cars on the Granta platform.

AvtoVAZ plans to launch production of the new Lada before November. The company presented the model in May as a replacement for the Kalina sedan.