Daimler AG and GAZ Group sign a preliminary agreement today calling for the Russian auto maker to build Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans at one of its local assembly facilities. A €100 million ($130.7 million) investment from Daimler paves the way for production. GAZ will begin preparing its Nizhny, Novgorod, assembly plant for production of the vans pending positive findings of a technical feasibility study, Daimler says. Production volumes are set at an anticipated 25,000 units annually. ...

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