VIENNA – Russia’s ZAO Avtotor, based in Kaliningrad, will launch assembly of the BMW X1 compact cross/utility vehicle in October from semi-knocked-down kits sourced from Germany. The BMW X1 sDrive18i and X1 xDrive20d will be the first versions to be assembled in Russia. Some 430 X1 units are expected to be built in Kaliningrad this year. BMW 3-, 5- and 7-Series models, as well as the X3, X5 and X6, already are being assembled from SKD kits in Kaliningrad. Through June, 4,166 BMW ...
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