VIENNA – ZAO GM-AvtoVAZ hikes the production plan for its Chevrolet Niva cross/utility vehicle to about 31,000 units and is planning to add a second shift at the plant in Togliatti, Russia. GM-AvtoVAZ worked two Saturdays in May and will continue with Saturday operations in June, July (except during the 2-week summer shutdown) and August. A second shift will be relaunched Sept. 21. The plant went to a single shift in February 2009, after output was resumed following a 2-month, ...

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