AvtoVAZ http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53556/more en Incentives Fail to Halt Russian LV-Sales Tailspin http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/incentives-fail-halt-russian-lv-sales-tailspin <div class="node-body article-body">While first-half sales fell 36% from like-2014, July’s 27.5% decline reflected “mostly the low-base effect of a poor market showing in the corresponding period last year,” industry spokesman George Schreiber says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/incentives-fail-halt-russian-lv-sales-tailspin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/incentives-fail-halt-russian-lv-sales-tailspin#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia General Motors Hyundai Kia Lada Volkswagen Incentives Sales Results Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:56:00 +0000 1329501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Solaris claims July sales title, still No.2 year-to-date.</strong></p> Ailing Russia Market Not Sidetracking VW Investment http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ailing-russia-market-not-sidetracking-vw-investment <div class="node-body article-body">VW recently launched production of both 1.6L engines and its new-generation Polo sedan at its Kaluga plant, joining new versions of the Touareg CUV and Jetta sedan being built at the facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ailing-russia-market-not-sidetracking-vw-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ailing-russia-market-not-sidetracking-vw-investment#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Russia Lada Renault Skoda Volkswagen Engine Production Vehicle Assembly Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:20:00 +0000 1313041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">VW recently launched production of new-generation Polo&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">at&nbsp;</span>Kaluga<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;plant.&nbsp;</span></strong></p> Russian Car-Sales Slump Eases Slightly in June http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-car-sales-slump-eases-slightly-june <div class="node-body article-body">While deliveries last month fell 29.7% to leave the Russian market’s first-half result down 36.4% from prior-year, an industry group predicts full-year sales will finish 36% behind the 2014 total.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-car-sales-slump-eases-slightly-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-car-sales-slump-eases-slightly-june#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Hyundai Kia Lada Incentives Sales Results Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:30:00 +0000 1311831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Granta posts atypical sales increase in June.</strong></p> Russia’s AvtoVAZ Plans $3 Billion Investment http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-avtovaz-plans-3-billion-investment <div class="node-body article-body">Money will be spent to improve manufacturing, increase local content and bring Lada’s Vesta concept to production. Also on tap is a new-gen Chevy Niva with partner GM.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-avtovaz-plans-3-billion-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-avtovaz-plans-3-billion-investment#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Lada Finance Product Development Vehicle Assembly Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1298851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM-AvtoVAZ said to be going ahead with next-gen Chevy Niva, shown in concept form here.</strong></p> May Brings No Relief to Russia’s Anemic Auto Sales http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/may-brings-no-relief-russia-s-anemic-auto-sales <div class="node-body article-body">Industry spokesman Joerg Schreiber notes “ general customer activity is undergoing a mild reactivation, thanks to a gradual reduction in bank interest rates and new-car prices supported by a more robust ruble exchange rate.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/may-brings-no-relief-russia-s-anemic-auto-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/may-brings-no-relief-russia-s-anemic-auto-sales#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Hyundai Kia Lada Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:48:00 +0000 1294851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Solaris drops perennial sales leader Lada Granta to No.2.</strong></p> April Cruelest Month Yet for Russian LV Sales http://wardsauto.com/europe/april-cruelest-month-yet-russian-lv-sales <div class="node-body article-body">A spokesman says April marked a new low point in the 10 years the Association of European Businesses has tracked auto sales. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/april-cruelest-month-yet-russian-lv-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/april-cruelest-month-yet-russian-lv-sales#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Ford Hyundai Kia Lada Sales Results Fri, 15 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1281651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Niva faces uphill climb as GM slashes Russian presence.</strong></p> Ford Boosting Russian Investment Despite Sales Skid http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-boosting-russian-investment-despite-sales-skid <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s current level of localization in Russia is estimated at 40%, and the automaker says it intends to raise that share to 83%-85% by 2019. That is significantly higher than the 60% target stipulated in an agreement with the government. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-boosting-russian-investment-despite-sales-skid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-boosting-russian-investment-despite-sales-skid#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Ford Component Local Content Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 01 May 2015 09:39:00 +0000 1270291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Greater localization meant to protect against falling ruble.</strong></p> Russia’s Car Sales Run Into Deeper Rut in March http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-car-sales-run-deeper-rut-march <div class="node-body article-body">Amidst Kremlin-inspired anti-American sentiment over the Ukraine crisis and subsequent sanctions, the General Motors Group of Chevrolet, Opel and Cadillac finished both March and the first quarter down 75.5%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-car-sales-run-deeper-rut-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-car-sales-run-deeper-rut-march#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Hyundai Kia Lada Sales Results Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1256161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lada still top-selling brand despite 26% backslide in March.</strong></p> Automakers Scrambling to Keep Afloat in Volatile Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">Russian analysts say most automakers will stay in the market despite the country’s uncertain political and economic picture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Politics Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1248261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM shutting St. Petersburg, Russia, assembly plant indefinitely.&nbsp;</strong></p> January LV Sales Reflect Russia’s Economic Tailspin http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/january-lv-sales-reflect-russia-s-economic-tailspin <div class="node-body article-body">The start to 2015 tracked closely to the Association of European Businesses’ Automobile Manufacturers Committee’s forecast of a 24% drop in sales to 1.89 million units in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/january-lv-sales-reflect-russia-s-economic-tailspin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/january-lv-sales-reflect-russia-s-economic-tailspin#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Hyundai Kia Lada Toyota Volkswagen Sales Results Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:53:00 +0000 1221031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built Solaris nabs sales crown from Lada Granta.</strong></p>