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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.


Interview - VW Group Rus purchasing director Patrick Huseman

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Volkswagen Group Rus says it has learned from the crisis years not to rely too heavily on imported components as a weak rouble made imports uncompetitive.


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Putin, Abe attend Sollers Vladivostok engine plant opening

14 Sep 2018 | Simon Warburton

Mazda Sollers has opened is new engine manufacturing plant in Vladivostok with a capacity of 50,000 units per year in an inaugural ceremony attended by Russian President, Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.


Russia August sales rise 11%

10 Sep 2018 | Simon Warburton

Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia increased 11% in August according to data from the Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC).


GAC launches its first overseas subsidiary in Russia

31 Aug 2018 | Dave Leggett

GAC Motor (Guangzhou Automotive) has announced the launch of the company’s first overseas subsidiary in Russia, GAC Motor RUS, along with plans to enter the Russian market in 2019.


MOSCOW SHOW - Renault shows Arkana C-seg 'coupe-crossover'

29 Aug 2018 | Dave Leggett

Renault has shown its Arkana show car, described as a 'distinctive coupe-crossover'. The Arkana previews a new Renault offer for the C-segment which will be introduced in Russia and some other markets in 2019.


Lada announces production launch of new Granta lineup in Togliatti

16 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

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


'Half Russians would favour cabs against own cars' - Yandex Taxi

9 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Russian mobility provider, Yandex Taxi, claims around half of car drivers in the country would give up their vehicles in favour of using taxis.


Russia July car and LCV sales rise 10%

7 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia increased by 10.6% in July, fuelling the country's robust recovery in the auto sector.


Lada lifts export sales in first half

10 Jul 2018 | Simon Warburton

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.


Rostec launches Avtovaz shares offer

3 Jul 2018 | Simon Warburton

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.


Ford Sollers starts production of new EcoSport

31 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ford Sollers – Ford’s joint venture business in Russia – has started production of the new Ford EcoSport small SUV in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan.



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