AvtoVAZ http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53556/more en 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> Russia Weighing Ban on Car Imports From U.S., EU, Japan http://wardsauto.com/politics/russia-weighing-ban-car-imports-us-eu-japan <div class="node-body article-body">An expanded ban on car imports likely would have the greatest effect on global automakers without production capacity in Russia, including Mercedez-Benz, Honda, Suzuki and Volvo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/russia-weighing-ban-car-imports-us-eu-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/russia-weighing-ban-car-imports-us-eu-japan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Europe - Regional China U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Russia United Kingdom AvtoVAZ BMW Hyundai Kia Globalization Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:20:00 +0000 1113401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Absence of South Korean sanctions could boost Hyundai in Russia.</strong></p> Russian New-Car Sales Tailspin Continues in August http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august <div class="node-body article-body">The industry is hoping a recently announced government incentive for the scrappage and trade-in of used vehicles will break the market’s fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-new-car-sales-tailspin-continues-august#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Ford Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Incentives Sales Results Trade Association of European Businesses Automobile Manufacturers Committee Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 1113161 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Granta best seller for Lada brand off 32% in August.</strong></p>