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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  George1 on Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:58 am

    Russian automaker Avtovaz exports Lada cars to Cuba after 12-year gap

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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  kvs on Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:59 am

    George1 wrote:Russian automaker Avtovaz exports Lada cars to Cuba after 12-year gap

    More:
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    Russia should update the Niva. Avtovaz sold the rights to GM, but GM is doing basically nothing with its version.
    The Russian design is stuck in the 1970s.
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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  miketheterrible on Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:07 am

    kvs wrote:
    George1 wrote:Russian automaker Avtovaz exports Lada cars to Cuba after 12-year gap

    More:
    http://tass.com/economy/981528

    Russia should update the Niva.   Avtovaz sold the rights to GM, but GM is doing basically nothing with its version.
    The Russian design is stuck in the 1970s.

    But it's how they kept it so cheap. Even the 5 door model. While it would be cool for a more modern model, but at current rate, Avtovaz is concentrating more on the Vesta and X-ray line.
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    Post  George1 on Mon May 28, 2018 2:50 am

    The production of passenger cars rose by 20% in April

    "According to the Federal State Statistics Service, 510 thousand passenger cars came down from Russian conveyors ???????? for four months of 2018, which is more by 20.4% than in the same period of the last year.

    Meanwhile, in April, 140,000 cars were produced, which is more by 21.6% than a year ago. It is worth noting that LADA Izhevsk started the production of LADA Vesta Cross sedans in the last month, and the Nissan plant in St. Petersburg launched a test assembly of the updated Nissan X-Trail crossover, which is scheduled for series production in September of 2018. The company Volkswagen Group Rus stopped the production of the Volkswagen Jetta sedan at #GAZ facilities in Nizhny Novgorod in connection with the change of generations of the model. The Kaluga plant "PSMA Rus" has launched the second shift in the Mitsubishi production line. In addition, AVTOVAZ and GM-AVTOVAZ stopped the production of cars in April because of a failure in supplies of components from the Nizhny Novgorod Company “Avtokomponent”.

    The production of trucks in January-April was 45.1 thousand units, which is more by 5% than a year ago. Last month, 14.4 thousand trucks left the Russian conveyors, which is more by 6.8% than a year ago. It should be noted that in April #KAMAZ increased the production by 8% to 3,392 sets of vehicles. In addition, the Kaluga plant "PSMA Rus" has started the production of Citroen Spacetourer and Peugeot Traveler minibuses, and Kaliningrad Avtotor has mastered the assembly of refrigerators on the Hyundai HD35 chassis.

    The production of buses in Russia for the four months of 2018 fell by 3.8% to 7.2 thousand units. In April, bus plants produced 2.4 thousand vehicles (+ 8.9%)."



    http://eng.autostat.ru/news/view/15431/
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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  George1 on Mon May 28, 2018 2:54 am

    LADA is back to Chile ???????? after nearly 20 years break!



    https://mundo.sputniknews.com/economia/201805241078983715-automoviles-coches-industria-colaboracion/
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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  George1 on Thu May 31, 2018 2:03 pm

    Russia’s new Far North off-roader passes the Chukotka test

    The off-roader in 2017 passed trials in the Kara Sea waters and was planned for use in the North Pole



    MOSCOW, May 31. /TASS/. Russia’s new 6x6 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for work in the Far North passed trials in Chukotka. The vehicle, dubbed Burlak, will be used to transport passengers and cargo, test-driver Alexander Lysenko told TASS on Thursday.

    "The vehicle easily covered the 6,000 km stretch from Yakutia to Chukotka, without any adjustments," he said. "In Chukotka, I drove it to far-away villages, thus having covered 2,500 km, the vehicle’s qualities are very high."

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    "If we compare the TREKOL vehicles, which are popular in the region, with the new model, Burlak’s driving characteristics and load capacity are higher," he stressed. "While the first vehicle may take cargo of not more than 700 kg, Burlak’s load capacity is about two tonnes."

    The off-roader, tested in Chukotka, in 2017 passed trials in the Kara Sea waters and was planned for use in the North Pole. The vehicle was designed in Yekaterinburg. It may be used for driving on winter roads, and for crossing deep snow-covered terrain, which is an optimal choice for Chukotka, where regular roads are few and far between.

    The ATV takes 40 liters per 100 km, it may carry 500 liters of fuel. Some of the parts are in serial production, and some original parts and units have been designed at the Makarov All-Terrain Vehicles Company.


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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:51 pm


    Now that's pimpin' Cool



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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  Hole on Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:19 am

    Looks like all versions are ready.

    Only proplem left: can they cover it with gold for the typical arab leader? Cool
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    Post  Dima on Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:13 am

    Good one, watch it if not already seen. Must watch as it also tells the oligarchy theft and dealings of 90s.

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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  Dima on Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:23 am

    GAZ-24 and GAZ-21 are couple of models from GAZ that I would like to see revived keeping as close to the original. The below design/rendering is really good, though there is always scope for changes.



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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:09 pm

    The demand for Russian cars has gone up considerably even on backdrop of sanctions in the last couple of years. There may end up coming to a point some old brands may show up again.

    I hope so at least.
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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  Dima on Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:37 pm

    kvs wrote:Russia should update the Niva.   Avtovaz sold the rights to GM, but GM is doing basically nothing with its version.
    The Russian design is stuck in the 1970s.
    These guys really don't know to make use of rendering/designs created by fans/designers and work upon a new variant based on it.
    The below model came out online around 8 years back and overall it was a very good one as it tried to keep the basic outer design as close to the original one as possible. Eight years was more than enough to bring out a new model, but nothing happened.







    They could have given a perfect gift to this man if they had brought out a true new generation successor to NIVA

    Creator of the legendary LADA 4x4 (VAZ 2121 Niva) died at the age of 75
    http://www.lada.ru/en/press-releases/section_1605/112823.html


    By selling off the rights to the name NIVA to GM-Lada, the assoles who made the deal during those days sold its soul. The name/word NIVA in a sense meant a no-nonsense off-road vehicle and that's what the guys let go.

    Have also read that the name Niva came from the first letters of the children's names of the two main designers of the model.
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:08 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:The demand for Russian cars has gone up considerably even on backdrop of sanctions in the last couple of years. There may end up coming to a point some old brands may show up again.

    I hope so at least.

    I hope Lada comes back to my region, my father loved his father's Lada.
    Lot of love for that car.
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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:19 pm

    In end, your going to face it's just not the same. Niva is really only thing left from Lada that is traditional Lada. Outside of that, the rest are just Nissan cars tbh.

    I would like a Nice. Canada used to have a Lada dealerships back in the day.
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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  AlfaT8 on Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:28 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:In end, your going to face it's just not the same.  Niva is really only thing left from Lada that is traditional Lada. Outside of that, the rest are just Nissan cars tbh.

    I would like a Nice. Canada used to have a Lada dealerships back in the day.

    Well it is still made in Russia, i am very curious about Russian engineering.

    We hardly have anything Russian except maybe cheap dog food and tooth paste, and they are rare.


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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:29 pm

    It's no different than anywhere else now.
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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  kvs on Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:46 am

    Dima wrote:

    They could have given a perfect gift to this man if they had brought out a true new generation successor to NIVA

    Creator of the legendary LADA 4x4 (VAZ 2121 Niva) died at the age of 75
    http://www.lada.ru/en/press-releases/section_1605/112823.html


    By selling off the rights to the name NIVA to GM-Lada, the assoles who made the deal during those days sold its soul. The name/word NIVA in a sense meant a no-nonsense off-road vehicle and that's what the guys let go.

    The USSR invented the concept of an SUV and produced the world's first reliable (i.e. serious suspension and durability) compact version.
    It is a crime that there is no updated design that keeps to this philosophy. The GM version is the typical US SUV toy which is a car pumped
    up to look bigger with exactly the same shitty suspension and lack of durability.

    BTW, the Jap Suzuki car company claims it "invented the SUV" during the early 1990s with this POS:



    The only way Suzuki could be right is if one defines "SUV" as an inflated car.

    Russia should also make other categories of SUVs to replace the Jeep Wrangler. The original Niva philosophy is the only
    valid one for SUVs. And it is clear by now that Russia can make any sort of car it chooses. Import substitution in the
    consumer automotive field should be a priority for the government.

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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  marat on Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:12 pm

    http://rusautonews.com/2018/05/20/ford-sollers-is-considering-gearbox-production-in-russia/


    TASS – Ford Sollers is exploring possibilities to launch gearbox production in Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. The relevant statement has been made by the chairman of the joint venture: Adil Shirinov to journalists.
    “Gearbox production is one of the requirements of the special investment contract (SPIC), which is currently being formulated by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce, in cooperation with the players of the market willing to develop their operations in the market.  Upon completion, the conditions will be regulated by the SPIC, to be followed by individual agreements with each of the companies. Where – the question is straightforward for me, here, in Tatarstan ” – Shirinov said.  

    http://rusautonews.com/2018/05/27/mazda-and-sollers-will-start-engine-production-for-exports-in-2018/

     

    May 27, 2018


    RNS – The joint venture of Sollers and Mazda on the assembly of Mazda vehicles in Vladivostok plans to start petrol engine production in mid-September 2018, as stated by the co-owner and the CEO of Sollers: Vadim Shvetsov in the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
    “We will start the production in mid-September. The launch will take 2-3 months: prototypes, tests etc.” – said Shvetsov, in reply to questions about the production of petrol engines for Mazda.
    As explained by Shvetsov, the ramp up takes up to three months for engine plants. “We won’t push our limits. Not a single engine will be sold in Russia. All production is aimed for exports” – Shvetsov said.
    Previously, the joint venture of Mazda and Sollers has obtained residential status in the Nadezhdinskaya Territory of Advanced Development (TAP) for the organisation of the production of Mazda SkyActiv-G engines.
    The residential status in the TAP has enabled the joint venture to increase the amount of investment in the project from 2 billion to 3 billion rubles.
    The annual engine production capacity of the project is 50,000 units.

    http://rusautonews.com/2018/05/31/isuzu-sollers-has-signed-a-contract-on-a-technological-partnership-project/

    RusAutoNews.Com – As reported by the Sollers press office, the joint venture Isuzu Sollers has signed a special investment contract with the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Ulyanovsk Region for the implementation of a technical partnership project in Russia. The partnership will work on the creation of a new joint product in the medium-tonnage trucks segment and exports of the vehicles through the worldwide distribution network of Isuzu.
    The total amount of investment in the project exceeds 6 billion rubles, including the 1.3 billion to be spent on research and development. The production within the scope of the joint venture is planned to start in 2021 at the new facilities, which will be built in Ulyanovsk. The localisation rate is expected to go over 80% through the implementation of the project, taking into account the localisation of engines, gearboxes, frames, electronic engine management systems, ADAS systems and other components.
    Along with the localisation of the actual nodes and components, local castings and Russian production materials will be used within the framework of the project. In the course of project implementation, the parties intend to make additional investments in new technology, related to the development of gas engine vehicles and hybrid power plants using electric traction, as well as in autonomous control technology and software for telematic services.

    Its look like things are going quite well for Russia car industry.

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    Post  marat on Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:24 pm

    http://rusautonews.com/2018/07/03/the-construction-of-the-new-plant-of-sollers-isuzu-will-start-in-2018/

    RNS – The construction of the new car plant of Sollers-Isuzu will start in Ulyanovsk region, during the third quarter of 2018, as announced by the regional administration.
    6 billion rubles (approx. $95 million) will be invested in the project. The joint venture will establish a technological partnership, including the development and launch of a joint product in the medium-tonnage truck segment with a high level of localisation, as stated by Sollers Group previously.
    7000 trucks will be manufactured annually, 30% of which will be exported through the network of Isuzu.
    Sollers-Isuzu plans to create a new production facility in Ulyanovsk, where other Isuzu and UAZ models will also be manufactured. The investment in research and development will exceed 1.3 billion rubles, for the development of the medium-tonnage truck production project in Ulyanovsk.

    http://rusautonews.com/2018/07/04/gazelle-next-is-on-the-moroccan-market/

    RNS – Gorky Automobile Factory, a part of GAZ Group, has started the sales of GAZelle Next light commercial vehicles in Morocco, in cooperation with Africa Motors (Auto Hall Group), as stated by the company.

    http://rusautonews.com/2018/07/10/avtotor-has-tripled-car-production-within-the-first-half-of-the-year/

    Interfax – AVTOTOR has increased car production by 30% year-on-year within the January-June 2018 period, to 99,300 units, as told by the company press office to Interfax.

    http://rusautonews.com/2018/07/14/kamaz-has-increased-production-by-9-within-the-first-half-of-the-year/

    RusAutoNews.Com – KAMAZ Group has manufactured 18,053 auto components within the first half of 2018, which is equivalent to a 9% year-on-year rise, as stated by the company. The production has grown by 16% in June, with 3747 units.  

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    Post  marat on Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:10 pm

    https://autoblog.rs/blog/auto/vesti/2018/07/29/skoda-octavia-se-u-evropi-moze-kupiti-sa-plocom-made-in-russia

    Just in Serbian, but Skoda Octavia shall be exported from Russia to EU, they will be producec in Nizni Novgorod and until end of this year 10.000 of export cars are planed.

    EDIT 01082018 I find link in English too>

    http://rusautonews.com/2018/07/24/vw-has-started-the-exports-of-russian-production-skoda-octavia-to-europe/

    RG – The exports of Liftback Skoda Octavia, manufactured at the factory of GAZ Group in Nizhny Novgorod, have started to European countries. Volkswagen Group Rus plans to export 10,000 Octavia vehicles until the end of the year.
    “The exports of Skoda Octavia has already started, in order to meet the growing demand for the model in European markets. We send the automobiles to Czechia, for further distribution in other markets in the European Union” – as stated by Volkswagen Group Director of External and Internal Communications: Natalia Kostyukovich.
    Volkswagen Group Rus already has a successful export experience. The representative office sent Kaluga assembly VW Polo sedans and Nizhny Novgorod production Skoda Yeti crossovers to Mexico in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Currently, the Czech brand only manufactures Octavia and Kodiaq crossovers in Nizhny Novgorod.


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    Post  marat on Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:55 pm


    http://rusautonews.com/2018/07/18/hino-plans-to-start-the-construction-of-a-truck-factory-in-russia-in-august/

    RNS – Japanese truck manufacturer Hino, which is a part of Toyota Motor, will start the construction of a factory for the production of light-duty trucks in Khimki in August, as told by the governor of Moscow region: Andrei Vorobyov.
    “We’ll start the construction of another plant for Japanese Toyota in Khimki, where Hino division will operate. The factory will not be so large, with a capacity of 2000-3000 units, however, very important. Light-duty trucks will be manufactured at the facility…” – said Vorobyov.

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    Post  marat on Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:40 pm

    Fontanka. – Korean car manufacturer Hyundai plans to start the construction of an engine plant in November 2018. The factory will be built on 200 hectares ground at Kamenka industrial zone, next to a car assembly plant owned by Hyundai itself.
    150,000 units 1.6 litre engines are planned to be manufactured at the new factory annually, for all Hyundai models produced in Russia. Currently, the engines for the automobiles assembled in St Petersburg are brought from China. The company had previously announced the planned investment in the project as 27 billion rubles. In fact, Hyundai plans to double its production figure in the new enterprise.
    http://rusautonews.com/2018/08/08/hyundai-plans-to-start-the-construction-of-an-engine-plant-in-november/ wrote:
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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:44 pm

    Lada Vesta tops domestic cars rating in Russia

    The top ten bestsellers of domestic brands in the first half of this year also comprise Lada Kalina, UAZ Patriot, Lada Priora, UAZ Pickup and UAZ Hunter

    MOSCOW, August 20. /TASS/. Lada Vesta became the domestic bestseller in Russia in the first half of 2018, Autostat analytical agency reports on Monday.

    "About 173,000 new cars of national brands were sold in Russia in six months of 2018, up 20% on an annualized basis. Lada Vesta model has become the most popular domestic model in the first half of 2018, with sales totaling 49,635 cars and demonstrated growth by 43.5%," the agency says.

    Lada Granta is ranked second in the rating (45,672 cars, growth by 8.8%). Lada Largus station wagon is third with 20,989 vehicles and sales soaring by 53.3%. They are followed by Lada Xray with 16,388 cars sold (growth by 6.1%), and Lada 4x4 SUV (15,000 cars; +18%).

    The top ten bestsellers of domestic brands in the first half of this year also comprise Lada Kalina, UAZ Patriot, Lada Priora, UAZ Pickup and UAZ Hunter.

    It was reported earlier that Korea’s KIA Rio is the most popular new foreign brand car in Russia. According to Autostat, more than 51,500 cars of this model were sold in the first half of 2018.


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    Post  Firebird on Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:07 pm

    Its the Moscow Motor Show the end of this month.
    Sadly the British motor shows ended a few years back. I always used to enjoy them.

    Anyway, its the official launch of the Aurus marque.
    That includes Putin's stretch limo, a saloon (sedan) and a minibus.
    Afterwards there will be a 4x4 SUV.

    Some halfwits described it as a "Rolls Royce clone". Which is pretty dim. A 6.5 ton armoured limo is naturally going to be big and hefty.
    To me, the Aurus looks like a classic European saloon with timeless proportions. The distinctive grill reflects what will be upto a 1000bhp engine and also the grilles of Packards, then the ZiS then the ZiL of years gone by.

    Pricing will be higher than Mercedes (I think about 15/20% more) but far less than Rolls Royce.
    I think they plan to ramp production up to 5000 units by around 2020 or so.

    Its mainly a Sollers/NAMI group of cars. But Porsche have been used heavily in the development along with German electronics company, Bosch.

    I hope they have a dealer network in Britain. I'd like to have an Aurus. And I'd have 2 stickers on it - "Russian troll onboard" and "My other car is a Lada"! : D

    If you check out the vids, the Aurus models look imposing but I think very elegant.
    The interiors especially look like they ooze class and cutting edge design without being over the top in any way.
    (it doesn't have the millions of little "star lights" in the roof lining that RR did for the Arabs!)
    Can be a real standard bearer for Russian design and engineering.
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    Re: Russian Auto Industry

    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:37 pm

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