VIENNA – GM-AvtoVAZ, the Russian joint-venture plant, plans to add production of Lada-badged SUVs in addition to the Chevrolet Niva small cross/utility vehicle it currently manufactures. “We have signed a memorandum about the development of GM-AvtoVAZ,” AvtoVAZ President Igor Komarov tells the Russian business daily Vedomosti. “We plan to increase the annual capacity (of the JV) to 120,000 cars a year, half of which will be manufactured with the Lada badge.” GM-AvtoVAZ is located in ...

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