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