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Ford to Halt Russian Production for Two Weeks
Ford to Halt Russian Production for Two Weeks

2 Sep 2009, 09:41 UTC / Ford will once again halt production in Russia, as the collapsing demand is continuously reducing the company's sales in the country. Unfortunately, the American manufacturer is once again forc...

 
GAZ Group to Fire 8,000 Workers
GAZ Group to Fire 8,000 Workers

31 Aug 2009, 08:16 UTC / The difficult economic times continue in Russia, a country in which automakers are still forced to turn to cost-cutting measures in order to save as much money as possible. GAZ Group is one of the c...

 
Locally Assembled VW LCVs Hit the Russian Market
Locally Assembled VW LCVs Hit the Russian Market

12 Aug 2009, 14:10 UTC / In spite of difficult market conditions in Russia, VW began commercializing the domestically-built Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan and Caddy models. This is good news for everyone, but especially t...

 
Ford and GM Record Massive Sales Drop in Russia
Ford and GM Record Massive Sales Drop in Russia

11 Aug 2009, 10:40 UTC / Statistics gathered by the Moscow-based Association of European Businesses (AEB) show an overwhelming drop in car sales on the Russian market for the month of July. American companies Ford Motor Co....

 
Ford Restarts Production in Russia
Ford Restarts Production in Russia

11 Aug 2009, 07:08 UTC / Following a well-deserved summer holiday, more or less pushed by the global economic chaos, Ford's Russian plant is restarting production and hopes for better times in the upcoming months. The ...

 
AvtoVAZ Workers Rallied Against Potential Job Cuts
AvtoVAZ Workers Rallied Against Potential Job Cuts

10 Aug 2009, 14:37 UTC / After we reported in late July that Russia's biggest auto maker, AvtoVAZ was closing its production gates for a month, we now return with updated news regarding this subject. More than 2,000...

 
Fiat Partner Builds Plant in Russia
Fiat Partner Builds Plant in Russia

31 Jul 2009, 10:02 UTC / Sollers, who was previously known as Severstal-Avto, will build a new production facility in Russia to manufacturer commercial vehicles for several carmakers. Sollers, who is Fiat's Russian joi...

 
Nissan Halts St. Petersburg Production
Nissan Halts St. Petersburg Production

31 Jul 2009, 06:58 UTC / Nissan will suspend production at its Russian plant in St. Petersburg but not due to economic reasons as many of us might be tempted to believe, the company officials emphasized. Activities will be ...

 
AvtoVAZ Will Shutdown for a Month
AvtoVAZ Will Shutdown for a Month

22 Jul 2009, 12:03 UTC / Russia's largest car maker, AvtoVAZ faces more problems due to the current economic climatel. Faced with plunging sales, the auto maker is expected to close its gates and suspend production for...

 
Magna Ready for Opel Ultimatum
Magna Ready for Opel Ultimatum

20 Jul 2009, 09:52 UTC / Things are going from bad to worse for Canadian parts manufacturer Magna who's now seeing itself forced to submit a new offer for Opel, following the course of negotiations between the GM and R...

 
Germany Denies RHJ Is Opel's Favorite
Germany Denies RHJ Is Opel's Favorite

16 Jul 2009, 12:36 UTC / The twisted tale which engulfed GM's German based brand Opel grows in proportion, as reports confirmed by one or more parties involved are denied by the others. Even if RHJ International offici...

 
Russia Will Push for Opel Deal
Russia Will Push for Opel Deal

15 Jul 2009, 14:38 UTC / Seeing their plans of getting control of Opel through the alliance between Sberbank and Magna, Russia and its president Dmitry Medvedev will step in and ask for a final deal between Opel and the all...

 
Outrageous Rally Accident in Russia with VIDEO
Outrageous Rally Accident in Russia with VIDEO

14 Jul 2009, 07:48 UTC / A bizarre accident of what appeared to be an off-road rally stage held in Russia caught our attention this week as an out of control modified Nissan Patrol ran over two cameramen. Though all...

 
GAZ Fires 5,800, Prepares Opel Production
GAZ Fires 5,800, Prepares Opel Production

2 Jul 2009, 14:58 UTC / Russian automaker GAZ Group, one of the companies involved in the over-debated Opel selling process, announced its decision to cut its workforce by 5,800 employees in a move supposed to help the com...

 
Hummer Performs Well in Russia, Sees Sales Boost in May
Hummer Performs Well in Russia, Sees Sales Boost in May

22 Jun 2009, 10:14 UTC / It seems like news regarding the Chinese's arrival at the helm of Hummer is a good thing after all as the brand is the only automaker to report a sales increase in Russia in May. Obviously, it&...

 
Lamborghini Slams Russian Partner
Lamborghini Slams Russian Partner

19 Jun 2009, 09:01 UTC / Luxury sports car manufacturer Lamborghini decided to end the partnership with its Russian dealership Mercury following poor services and sales performance. The Italian sports car maker informed Mer...

 
Ex-GM Employee Joins Russia's GAZ as Chairman
Ex-GM Employee Joins Russia's GAZ as Chairman

17 Jun 2009, 09:23 UTC / Bo Anderson, who recently announced his departed from General Motors, will join the Russian automaker GAZ and will serve as chairman, Reuters revealed today. What's interesting is that Anderson...

 
GM, Ford Fear Russian Market Fall
GM, Ford Fear Russian Market Fall

9 Jun 2009, 14:19 UTC / Whereas in some parts of the world (read China) the economic crisis seems to soften, the Russian automotive industry appears to have only begun to take the heat. In all, Russian automobile market fe...

 
Magna Could Move Ampera Production Outside the UK
Magna Could Move Ampera Production Outside the UK

9 Jun 2009, 10:55 UTC / Bad news for the United Kingdom: Magna International, the new Opel/Vauxhall owner, might move the Ampera production, initially projected to take place at the Ellesmere Port factory in Cheshire, outs...

 
Magna, Sberbank Give Opel 500 Million Euro to Save Jobs
Magna, Sberbank Give Opel 500 Million Euro to Save Jobs

9 Jun 2009, 10:34 UTC / After receiving the first 300 million euros from the German government last week, Opel is about to receive a new funding package, this time sourced from Magna International and Russia's Sberban...