VIENNA – Skoda Auto a.s., Volkswagen AG’s Czech subsidiary, is considering assembling cars in Kazakhstan. Skoda representatives recently visited ZAO Asia Avto’s plant in Ustj-Kamenogorsk, which began assembling the Russian Lada Niva 2121 SUV earlier this year. Assembly in Kazahkstan would make sense for Skoda only if the Kazakh and Russian governments agree to a break on import duties, as in the case of Uzbekistan-assembled Daewoo cars. The Kazakh market is too small to support an ...
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