VIENNA – GM-AvtoVAZ hikes this year’s production plan for its Chevrolet Niva cross/utility vehicle to about 58,000 units at its plant in Togliatti, Russia. Original schedules called for the output of 52,000 of the vehicles this year. The auto maker is increasing daily production from 224 units to 266 on two 8-hour shifts. It will hire more than 100 additional employees in order to manage the volume increase. The move marks the second output boost this year for the Niva, which began ...

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