Lada remains the leader of the Russian automobile market in 2018

Lada remains the leader of the Russian automobile market in 2018. 360,204 Lada cars were sold in Russia last year, indicating a 16% year-on-year rise.  Four Lada models are in the top 10 sales list in Russia. The rating is headed by Vesta with a result of 108,364 cars. The second place is occupied by Granta … Continue reading Lada remains the leader of the Russian automobile market in 2018

Moscow government has assigned a special status to Renault Russia plant

Moscow government has assigned a special status to Renault Russia plant, which will enable the company to receive tax benefits until 2020, as stated by the investment and industrial policy department of the capital city. Renault plant in Moscow has received the status of “manufacturer of vehicles operating in the capital“, as stated in the report.  “The … Continue reading Moscow government has assigned a special status to Renault Russia plant

KAMAZ plans to manufacture 39,000 trucks in 2019

The 2019 Business Plan of Kamaz has been consolidated at the recent meeting of the company Board of Directors, as reported by the company press office. The company will manufacture 39,000 trucks next year according to the plan, 33,000 for the domestic market and 6000 for exports. The share of Kamaz in Russian truck market reaches 45%.  The 2019 … Continue reading KAMAZ plans to manufacture 39,000 trucks in 2019

Avtovaz has announced plans to launch 8 new Lada models until 2026

Avtovaz plans to launch 8 new Lada models and make 9 facelifts until 2026 – according to the company statement.  The details about the models that are planned to be manufactured have not been disclosed yet.  Around 400 engineers have been employed in order to strengthen the scientific and technical potential of the company, including young specialists and graduates … Continue reading Avtovaz has announced plans to launch 8 new Lada models until 2026

Avtotor has launched the full-cycle production of Hyundai HD35 light trucks

Avtotor car plant has announced that the company has launched the serial production of Hyundai HD35 City and Hyundai HD35 light trucks in full-cycle. Thereby, almost the entire range of Hyundai trucks is manufactured at Avtotor along the full technological chain, including welding and painting. Four main models are available in the Russian market currently. Avtotor launched the full-cycle production of … Continue reading Avtotor has launched the full-cycle production of Hyundai HD35 light trucks

Car plants are the main beneficiaries of the new government support system

Metallurgists and car manufacturers will receive more than half of the government support to be allocated within the framework of the recently developed universal mechanism of industrial subsidies, according to the draft government decree. The aforementioned industries will have a share of 28.3 and 24.5% of the financial programme respectively, according to the document prepared by the … Continue reading Car plants are the main beneficiaries of the new government support system

Government has abolished almost all targeted subsidies for the automotive industry

All targeted subsidies for the automotive industry will be cancelled apart from logistics, as told by the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak to journalists following a meeting with car manufacturers. The largest Russian and foreign automotive companies were represented at the meeting, including Avtovaz, GAZ Group and Kamaz. “There are too many subsidies for the automotive industry: … Continue reading Government has abolished almost all targeted subsidies for the automotive industry

Russian new car market has increased by 10% in November 2018

As announced by the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee, Russian new car market has increased by 10.1% or by 15,326 units year-on-year in November 2018 and amounted to 167,494 vehicles. Within the January – November period of this year 1,625,351 cars were sold in total. Joerg Schreiber, Chairman of the committee commented: “Total car market sales continue to demonstrate robust momentum … Continue reading Russian new car market has increased by 10% in November 2018

The driverless car StarLine has travelled 2500 km in autonomous mode

As reported by the company press office, the StarLine smart driverless car has completed the 2500 km St Petersburg-Kazan route. Residents of 14 Russian cities and the participants of two international events have taken part in the test-drive. Hundreds of social network users have watched live broadcasts and news about the course of the research experiment of … Continue reading The driverless car StarLine has travelled 2500 km in autonomous mode