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AvtoVAZ to reinvigorate Lada with new models

21 May 2019 | Glenn Brooks

A flat Russian market is failing to hold back the growth of Lada which, with a 22% share, is way ahead of number two make Kia. Crucially, Renault is putting in more money to maintain the momentum and various new models are not far away from release.


2018 Moscow motor show world debuts list

29 Aug 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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


Moscow Motor Show - Renault C-Crossover world debut

27 Jun 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Renault is the first manufacturer to confirm that it will reveal a new model at this year's Moscow motor show. The event runs between 29 August and 9 September.


Renault to expand Lada future model range with SUVs

8 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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.


Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

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.


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Russia monthly sales drop yet again

1 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia decreased by 6.7% in May to nearly 138,000 vehicles, continuing a falling trend in 2019.


Will BMW build its next new assembly plant in Russia?

27 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

A location reportedly has been chosen for BMW's new assembly plant in Russia.


Great Wall's Haval starts Russian SUV production

3 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Haval, which claims to be China's leading SUV brand and is part of the Great Wall Motor (GWM) group, has launched production of the F7 SUV in a new factory in Tula, Russia.


Sibur and 3M join on polymer recycling

3 Jun 2019 | Simon Warburton

Sibur and 3M have signed an agreement to cooperate in product development and polymer recycling at Sibur’s PolyLab.


Daimler/Kamaz open truck cabin production facility in Naberezhnye Chelny

28 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Daimler Kamaz RUS (DK RUS), Joint Venture has opened a new truck cabin production facility in Naberezhnye Chelny.


Higher costs hit Russian polymer supplier's Q1 result

20 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Russia's R&P Polyplastic, which supplies polymer materials mainly to local automakers, said it booked a "considerable increase" in sales volume in the first quarter of 2019 though revenue targets were not reached.  


Russia monthly sales drop yet again as trend continues

16 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs fell yet again in April in Russia, continuing a series of monthly drops, following a sustained rebound in 2018.


Lada Russia sales up 5.2% in April

10 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

In April 2019 Lada sold 32,316 cars in Russia, a gain of 5.2% on April last year.


Axed Ford workers in Russia fight for higher compensation

24 Apr 2019 | Dave Leggett

Workers losing their jobs this summer under Ford's plans to axe car production in Russia are protesting for higher pay-offs, according to reports in Russia.


Mercedes-Benz Cars begins E-Class assembly in Russia

4 Apr 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars has started E-Class assembly for the local market in a new factory in Moscovia, Russia.



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