GM To Increase Russian Production With Partner AvtoVAZ0
Following attractive incentives by the Russian government, General Motors will significantly increase production at its AvtoVAZ joint venture in Tolyatti, Russia, which — as far as GM is concerned — currently produces (the infamous) Lada model range as well as the Chevrolet Niva SUV.
According to Russian media, GM and AvtoVAZ are considering to boost the current volume of 94,000 units a year to 120,000 units. Half of the additional 26,000 units will be allocated to Lada cars while the other half will be for “GM brands”.
In particular, the expansion’s goal is to increase production of the Lada 4×4 (previously known as Niva) and (the new) Chevrolet Niva models — both of which are very popular in the country.
The news comes hot on the heels of GM’s announcement to build the Russian-market Opel Meriva with its (other) Russian partner Avtotor in Kaliningrad, Russia.
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