NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia – OAO GAZ’s Gazel and Sobol light commercial vehicles could be assembled at a vehicle plant in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province.

An official delegation from the Nizhniy Novgorod region, home to the GAZ plant, recently visited several companies in Chengdu, including an unnamed vehicle factory.

“No contracts were signed at the time of the visit in China, but GAZ’s General Manager Alexey Barantsev has already sent a working group to China to tie contacts,” says Gennady Khodyrev, governor if the Nizhniy Novgorod region.