AvtoVAZ http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53556/more en 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> Russia Car-Sales Slump Expected to Worsen in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-car-sales-slump-expected-worsen-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Predicting a 24% decline from a 2014 result that was off 10% from the prior year, industry spokesman Joerge Schreiber says: “Nobody doubts that there will be a crisis. The question is how severe and long it will last.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-car-sales-slump-expected-worsen-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-car-sales-slump-expected-worsen-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Ford Kia Lada Renault Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:39:00 +0000 1201421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Largus helps keep Lada Russia&rsquo;s No.1 brand despite 19% sales drop.</strong></p> Russian LV Sales Free-Fall Checked in November http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-free-fall-checked-november <div class="node-body article-body">“Retail demand has been extraordinary in recent weeks, helped by government subsidies and consumers rushing to get ahead of widely anticipated new-year price increases,” industry spokesman Joerg Schreiber says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-free-fall-checked-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-free-fall-checked-november#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Sales Results Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:48:00 +0000 1175141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Rio snatches November sales crown from Lada Granta.</strong></p> Russia’s Lengthy LV Sales Decline Eases in October http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-lengthy-lv-sales-decline-eases-october-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Last month’s relative improvement resulted from the government scrappage incentive program supporting domestic-vehicle sales and the sharp decline of the ruble raising short-term demand for imported models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-lengthy-lv-sales-decline-eases-october-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-lengthy-lv-sales-decline-eases-october-0#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Kia Lada Nissan Renault Volkswagen Sales & Marketing Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:05:00 +0000 1158051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Best-selling Granta gets big boost from cash-for-clunkers scheme.</strong></p>