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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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Nissan opens new R&D office in St Petersburg

13 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Nissan has announced the opening of a new office for the Russian subdivision of Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in St Petersburg. The mission of the facility is the development of vehicles, as well as the implementation of technological innovations, for the Russian market.


Russia maintains rise with October sales 8% up

13 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Russia's powerful automotive recovery continued last month with sales of new passenger cars and LCVs increasing 8.2% last month.


Nissan St Petersburg plant launches new X-Trail production

31 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

Nissan has started production of the new X-Trail crossover SUV at its St Petersburg plant in Russia.


Avtovaz announces senior management changes

30 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Avtovaz has unveiled a raft of new appointments effective 1 November.


Cummins signs agreement with KAMAZ

21 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Engine and powertrain specialist Cummins has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Russian truck maker KAMAZ for the development of electrified power solutions for a new product line of KAMAZ battery-powered vehicles.


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.



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