The new model, which will be offered in several configurations and with an unprecedented 3-year warranty in Russia, is being counted on to burnish GAZ’s image in the market, where it already controls more than half of the LCV sector....More
The auto maker is far from world class, insiders admit. But gains are evident, and there’s a solid strategy in place for improving productivity and quality that has top executives believing they are on the right track....More
The two auto makers invested a combined $29 million in tooling up to build the small Chevrolet in Russia. About 700 people will be employed on two shifts on the Aveo line at the Nizhny Novgorod plant....More
The former GM purchasing boss has spent three years turning GAZ upside down, winning new contracts, renovating plants, demanding better productivity and taking the company both out of and back into passenger-car assembly....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
Russian demand for upscale cars has been stable; sales of premium brands in the country not only declined less than other market segments during the 2008-2009 global recession but also recovered more quickly....More
BMW and Ford each have two stout turbo-6s in the hunt this year, while Infiniti has one. All five are smooth, extremely refined, reasonably fuel-efficient and dishing up loads of horsepower and torque....More
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