VIENNA – Gruppa GAZ, the Russian vehicle maker based in Nizhny Novgorod, signs a deal with General Motors Co. for the contract assembly of the next-generation Chevrolet Aveo, known as the Sonic in the U.S. Production is scheduled to begin in mid-2012 at GAZ’s plant in Nizhny Novgorod. About 30,000 Aveo sedans and hatchbacks are expected to be built annually. The vehicles will be sold on the Russian market. “General Motors is focused on strengthening its market position in Russia,” Jim ...

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