VIENNA – Production of the new Lada Kalina, a car considered critical to the future of Russia’s largest auto maker, OAO AvtoVAZ, is under way in Togliatti, Russia. The first three sedans left a new assembly line at the plant in mid-November, bound for dealerships in Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod and St. Petersburg. Kalina sales get under way in earnest next year. “Lada Kalina is AvtoVAZ’s first car (range) developed and launched under the conditions of a free-market economy,” AvtoVAZ ...

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