VIENNA – OAO IzhAvto, the Russian auto maker that builds Izh and Lada cars, began assembly of the Kia Spectra from kits at its site in Izhevsk. The deal with Kia Motors Corp. was signed in October 2003. Only 596 Spectras will be assembled this year, as IzhAvto tests the market and finalizes its marketing strategy and pricing. Kia Spectra The production program for 2005-2007 will be formulated based on the test marketing and negotiations with Kia. Plans published last ...

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