Russia is expected to become Europe’s largest vehicle market as global auto makers rush to the country to set up production and establish sales networks at a dizzying pace. “By 2012, Russia will overtake Germany and Italy to become the biggest market in Europe in terms of motor-vehicle sales,” says Ivan Bonchev, senior manager and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries automotive leader, Ernst & Young, in a recent report. A similar study conducted by R.L. Polk & Co. ...

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