Russian vehicle sales jumped 27% in October to 240,865 units for a 10-month total up 43% to 2,162,504, prompting industry speculation about record volumes next year. Committee Chairman David Thomas, of the Association of European Businesses’ Automobile Manufacturers, says the October result indicates a stabilizing trend for the final quarter of 2011. “The very strong start to 2011 means that our full-year forecast increases to 2.55 million cars and light-commercial vehicles, as we do ...

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