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Russia collapses - will Lada bounce back?

14 May 2020 | Glenn Brooks

With some 300 dealers and a steady 20% share of its home market, AvtoVAZ Group remains the dominant automaker in Russia. Things are tough just now though with the largest monthly collapse on record (-72%) happening in April and Lada matching that (-71%) percentage drop.

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.

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Russia car and LCV July sales rise 6.8%

7 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

July sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia increased by 6.8% compared to the same month last year, or by 9,097 sold units, amounting to 141,924 cars, according to the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC).

Hyundai begins acquisition of St Petersburg GM plant

28 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor has taken an "initial step" to acquire General Motors' plant in St Petersburg, Russia, according to local reports.

Hyundai Wia begins construction of Russian engine plant

2 Jul 2020 | editorial team

Hyundai Wia Corporation, the engine manufacturing affiliate of the Hyundai Motor Group, began construction of a new engine plant in the Russian city of St Petersburg this week.

AvtoVAZ delivers 100 Ladas to Rostelecom

30 Jun 2020 | Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ has delivered one hundred Lada Largus vehicles in classic configuration, to Rostelecom.

AD Plastik announces AvtoVAZ deal in Russia

18 Jun 2020 | Dave Leggett

AD Plastik Group has sealed new deals with AvtoVAZ with a total value of EUR 57.7 million for a new Lada Niva vehicle model.

Russia May sales drop 52%

4 Jun 2020 | Simon Warburton

Russia sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles decreased by 51.8% compared to May, 2019 or by 67,813 sold units and amounted to 63,033 cars, according to the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC).

Russia sales plummet 72% in 'Black April'

12 May 2020 | Simon Warburton

New car and light commercial vehicle sales in Russia plunged 72.4% in April compared to last year as the coronavirus situation continues to impact the country.

AD Plastik restarts production for Avtovaz in Russia

16 Apr 2020 | Simon Warburton

AD Plastik has resumed manufacture at its Russian plants for Avtovaz, after being designated a "producer of special national importance."

Russia March sales up 2% as AEB appeals for State support

8 Apr 2020 | Simon Warburton

Russia new car and LCV sales rose by 4% in March and 1.8% in Q1, but the Association of European Businesses (AEB) is calling on Moscow to provide State support for the auto sector in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia February sales down 2% as oil price plunges

10 Mar 2020 | Simon Warburton

Russia has posted February sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles down 2.2% at the same time as global oil prices crash due to coronavirus uncertainty.

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