Double-digit growth continued despite recent hikes in household utility costs and consumer expectations that Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization would lower prices of imported cars....More
The most significant vehicle premiering in Moscow may be the new-generation Mazda6. The unveiling coincides with the launch of the auto maker’s Russian assembly joint venture and may reflect sedans’ popularity in the country....More
Production is starting with the Granta’s least-expensive Standard model, followed in September by the costlier Normal. Output of two aging rear-wheel-drive models is to be phased out later in the year....More
The U.S. auto maker says it plans to spend $1 billion in Russia over the next five years. The investment includes boosting capacity not only at GM Auto in St. Petersburg but also its JV with AvtoVAZ in Togliatti....More
Renault launched Russian Duster sales in early March and now seeks to reduce the long waiting times stemming from its popularity among Russian customers. Waiting times for the Logan and Sandero are shorter....More
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and its partnership with AvtoVAZ come into play with Nissan’s plans to build the Almera sedan at the Russian auto maker’s plant in Togliatti. The Almera is based on Renault’s B0 platform....More
Renault already announced plans to manufacture its K4 1.4L and 1.6L 4-cyl. gasoline engines at AvtoVAZ, and the decision to add the Nissan H4 engine to the mix is expected to come in the next few days....More
Renault's CEO predicts global industry sales will grow 4% this year but decline 3% to 4% in Europe and fall 7% to 8% in France. He says the auto maker intends to maintain its momentum in overseas markets such as Russia and Brazil....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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