AvtoVAZ http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53556/more en Red October for Light-Vehicle Deliveries in Russia http://wardsauto.com/industry/red-october-light-vehicle-deliveries-russia <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai’s Solaris took over as Russia’s top-selling model, falling a relatively modest 10.0% to 9,507 units and displacing the longtime market leader Lada Granta, which backslid 44.6% to 9,308.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/red-october-light-vehicle-deliveries-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/red-october-light-vehicle-deliveries-russia#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Insights & Analysis Russia Data & Insights General Motors Hyundai Kia Lada Sales Results Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:12:00 +0000 1397101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Solaris edges Granta by 199 units to claim October sales crown.</strong></p> Russian Auto Jobs Drying Up Alongside Production http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russian-auto-jobs-drying-alongside-production <div class="node-body article-body">According to automotive analysts ASM-Holding, employment in the Russian auto industry has declined 10.5% since May 2014, from 205,134 to 183,534 workers, and a new wave of layoffs may take place by the end of the year.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russian-auto-jobs-drying-alongside-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russian-auto-jobs-drying-alongside-production#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry Insights & Analysis Russia Data & Insights AvtoVAZ BMW Ford PSA Employment Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1368971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Layoffs at AvtoVAZ plant have prompted strikes.</strong></p> Sad September Song for Russian Light-Vehicle Sales http://wardsauto.com/industry/sad-september-song-russian-light-vehicle-sales <div class="node-body article-body">The Association of European Businesses Automotive Industry Committee says year-to-date deliveries are down 33.0% at 1,192,723 units, and committee Chairman Joerg Schreiber says a poll of members indicates a full-year slide of 37%.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/sad-september-song-russian-light-vehicle-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/sad-september-song-russian-light-vehicle-sales#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Insights & Analysis Russia Data & Insights Ford General Motors Hyundai Kia Lada Volkswagen Sales Results Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1367341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai brand down 2% in September but Solaris sales gain 10%.</strong></p> Russia’s LV Sales Slump Decelerates in August http://wardsauto.com/industry/russia-s-lv-sales-slump-decelerates-august <div class="node-body article-body">The Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee says the result was an improvement on July’s 27.5% tumble and left the year-to-date total down 33.5% at 1,051,851 units.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/russia-s-lv-sales-slump-decelerates-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/russia-s-lv-sales-slump-decelerates-august#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Insights & Analysis Russia Data & Insights Hyundai Kia Lada Sales Results Tue, 08 Sep 2015 17:33:00 +0000 1344281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Solaris top-selling model in August.</strong></p> Incentives Fail to Halt Russian LV-Sales Tailspin http://wardsauto.com/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/incentives-fail-halt-russian-lv-sales-tailspin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/incentives-fail-halt-russian-lv-sales-tailspin#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Insights & Analysis Russia Data & Insights 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/ailing-russia-market-not-sidetracking-vw-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/ailing-russia-market-not-sidetracking-vw-investment#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry Insights & Analysis Russia Data & Insights 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/russian-car-sales-slump-eases-slightly-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/russian-car-sales-slump-eases-slightly-june#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Insights & Analysis Russia Data & Insights 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/miscellaneous/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russia-s-avtovaz-plans-3-billion-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russia-s-avtovaz-plans-3-billion-investment#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Industry 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/industry/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/may-brings-no-relief-russia-s-anemic-auto-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/may-brings-no-relief-russia-s-anemic-auto-sales#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Industry 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/miscellaneous/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> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/april-cruelest-month-yet-russian-lv-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/april-cruelest-month-yet-russian-lv-sales#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Industry Insights & Analysis Russia Data & Insights 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>