The Truth About Cars » AvtoVAZ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Nissan-Renault CEO is Ghosn, Ghosn, Gone from AvtoVAZ Board http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/nissan-renault-ceo-is-ghosn-ghosn-gone-from-avtovaz-board/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/nissan-renault-ceo-is-ghosn-ghosn-gone-from-avtovaz-board/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1326833 The Russian automaker that manufactures Lada vehicles won’t see Carlos Ghosn at its board meetings after this June. The Renault-Nissan CEO and chairman is expected to be replaced as chairman of AvtoVAZ at the company’s June 23 shareholders meeting, the automaker has stated, with Dr. Serguey Skvortsov taking his place. Ghosn remains the chairman of Alliance Rostec […]

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The Russian automaker that manufactures Lada vehicles won’t see Carlos Ghosn at its board meetings after this June. The Renault-Nissan CEO and chairman is expected to be replaced as chairman of AvtoVAZ at the company’s June 23 shareholders meeting, the automaker has stated, with Dr. Serguey Skvortsov taking his place. Ghosn remains the chairman of Alliance Rostec […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Toyota’s a Big Tease, New Lada Savior, and Buick Puts the Avista Away Forever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-toyotas-big-tease-new-lada-savior-buick-puts-avista-away-forever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-toyotas-big-tease-new-lada-savior-buick-puts-avista-away-forever/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:58:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1304185 Toyota is hoping to break the internet with an alluring butt shot of an upcoming Prius variant. That, a new guy will turn around Lada (again), Buick says you’ll never drive an Avista, the second GM ignition trial begins, and Google’s got its eye out for buses … after the break! Hey, my eyes are […]

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Toyota is hoping to break the internet with an alluring butt shot of an upcoming Prius variant. That, a new guy will turn around Lada (again), Buick says you’ll never drive an Avista, the second GM ignition trial begins, and Google’s got its eye out for buses … after the break! Hey, my eyes are […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Tesla Range Rumors Fly, Lada Needs a Miracle, and Nissan Dreams Big http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-tesla-range-rumors-fly-lada-needs-miracle-nissan-dreams-big/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-tesla-range-rumors-fly-lada-needs-miracle-nissan-dreams-big/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1299633 Is Tesla planning a Model S update that squeaks past 300 miles of range? That, a savior is needed at Lada’s parent company, Nissan wants your future car to be everything, Ford goes all in down under, and pedestrians and cars are meeting frequently … after the break! Is Tesla going the distance? Is it […]

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Is Tesla planning a Model S update that squeaks past 300 miles of range? That, a savior is needed at Lada’s parent company, Nissan wants your future car to be everything, Ford goes all in down under, and pedestrians and cars are meeting frequently … after the break! Is Tesla going the distance? Is it […]

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Ghosn: One-Third Of Russia’s Auto Market Will Vanish Under Recession http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/ghosn-one-third-russias-auto-market-will-vanish-recession/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/ghosn-one-third-russias-auto-market-will-vanish-recession/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=993658 Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn warned Monday that Russia’s auto market will lose a third of itself under the nation’s recession. Automotive News Europe reports Ghosn spoke with Bloomberg about the issue after the unveiling of the Renault Kadjar in Paris, stating the market was well on its way to losing a fifth of itself this […]

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Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn warned Monday that Russia’s auto market will lose a third of itself under the nation’s recession. Automotive News Europe reports Ghosn spoke with Bloomberg about the issue after the unveiling of the Renault Kadjar in Paris, stating the market was well on its way to losing a fifth of itself this […]

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General Motors Suspends Russian Production Amid Weak Ruble http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/general-motors-suspends-russian-production-amid-weak-ruble/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/general-motors-suspends-russian-production-amid-weak-ruble/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=992914 Amid a weakening, unstable ruble, General Motors will suspend production at its St. Petersburg, Russia plant from mid-March through mid-May 2015. Automotive News reports the automaker will also raise prices in response to the currency challenge. Per Russian daily publication Kommersant, GM has already begun to do so, with models like the Opel Astra and […]

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Amid a weakening, unstable ruble, General Motors will suspend production at its St. Petersburg, Russia plant from mid-March through mid-May 2015. Automotive News reports the automaker will also raise prices in response to the currency challenge. Per Russian daily publication Kommersant, GM has already begun to do so, with models like the Opel Astra and […]

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Nissan Will Aim Datsun Brand at Russian Used Car Buyers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/nissan-will-aim-datsun-brand-at-russian-used-car-buyers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/nissan-will-aim-datsun-brand-at-russian-used-car-buyers/#comments Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=682834 Nissan last sold a car branded as a Datsun in 1981, but it’s bring the brand back for emerging markets like Indonesia, India, Russia and South Africa. The low cost brand will be launching in April in Russia with a starting price below RUB400,000 ($12,100) and go on sale there in late summer or early fall. […]

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Nissan last sold a car branded as a Datsun in 1981, but it’s bring the brand back for emerging markets like Indonesia, India, Russia and South Africa. The low cost brand will be launching in April in Russia with a starting price below RUB400,000 ($12,100) and go on sale there in late summer or early fall. […]

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Junkyard Find: Lada Niva http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/junkyard-find-lada-niva/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/junkyard-find-lada-niva/#comments Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=663946 When I went to Iceland to abuse some Subarus, I managed to visit a couple of Reykjavik junkyards and poke around a bit. In addition to the weird-to-American-eyes French cars and puzzling quantities of 1990s Chrysler products, I found this VAZ-2121 aka Lada Niva 3-door wedged nose-to-tail with a green Megane. The car’s doors were […]

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When I went to Iceland to abuse some Subarus, I managed to visit a couple of Reykjavik junkyards and poke around a bit. In addition to the weird-to-American-eyes French cars and puzzling quantities of 1990s Chrysler products, I found this VAZ-2121 aka Lada Niva 3-door wedged nose-to-tail with a green Megane. The car’s doors were […]

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Renault-Nissan In Charge At Russia’s Largest Carmaker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/renault-nissan-in-charge-at-russias-largest-carmaker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/renault-nissan-in-charge-at-russias-largest-carmaker/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:04:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469814 With the stroke of a few pens putting signatures under a contract in Moscow today, then Renault-Nissan Alliance has become Russia’s largest automaker. The Alliance took control of AVTOVAZ, maker of the market-leading Lada brand. Lada holds 30 percent of Russia’s rapidly growing car market. The Renault-Nissan Alliance entered a joint venture with the Russian […]

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With the stroke of a few pens putting signatures under a contract in Moscow today, then Renault-Nissan Alliance has become Russia’s largest automaker. The Alliance took control of AVTOVAZ, maker of the market-leading Lada brand. Lada holds 30 percent of Russia’s rapidly growing car market. The Renault-Nissan Alliance entered a joint venture with the Russian […]

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In Post-Soviet Russia, Renault-Nissan Buys AvtoVAZ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/in-post-soviet-russia-renault-nissan-buys-avtovaz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/in-post-soviet-russia-renault-nissan-buys-avtovaz/#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 13:47:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442824 Renault-Nissan is buying a majority stake in Russian automaker AvtoVaz. For those not in the Russian Car Appreciation Society, AvtoVaz is the maker of Lada cars. Current owner (and weapons maker) Russian Technologies will enter a joint-venture with Renault-Nissan as a means of structuring the deal. Renault-Nissan will own 67.13 percent of the JV, which […]

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Renault-Nissan is buying a majority stake in Russian automaker AvtoVaz. For those not in the Russian Car Appreciation Society, AvtoVaz is the maker of Lada cars. Current owner (and weapons maker) Russian Technologies will enter a joint-venture with Renault-Nissan as a means of structuring the deal. Renault-Nissan will own 67.13 percent of the JV, which […]

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Pfffft: The Air Escapes From The Big Nissan-Renault-AvtoVaz Takeover Story http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/pfffft-the-air-escapes-from-the-big-nissan-renault-avtovaz-takeover-story/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/pfffft-the-air-escapes-from-the-big-nissan-renault-avtovaz-takeover-story/#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:33:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399243 Yesterday, The Nikkei was all worked up about a takeover of Russia’s largest automaker AvtoVaz by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The Nikkei became so excited that it forgot simple logic. More on that here. The Nikkei had it on not so good authority that Nissan would soon buy 25 percent of the Russians, and together with […]

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Yesterday, The Nikkei was all worked up about a takeover of Russia’s largest automaker AvtoVaz by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The Nikkei became so excited that it forgot simple logic. More on that here. The Nikkei had it on not so good authority that Nissan would soon buy 25 percent of the Russians, and together with […]

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France, Russia Considering Swapping Stakes In State-Owned Automakers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/france-russia-considering-swapping-stakes-in-state-owned-automakers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/france-russia-considering-swapping-stakes-in-state-owned-automakers/#comments Wed, 30 Jun 2010 15:04:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359849 You take some of my rescued state-owned automaker, and I’ll take some of yours. That seems to be the cunning plan cooked up by presidents Putin and Sarkozy, as the two face the prospect of rescuing struggling firms in the midst of a weak European market. And actually, it seems that the idea was really […]

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You take some of my rescued state-owned automaker, and I’ll take some of yours. That seems to be the cunning plan cooked up by presidents Putin and Sarkozy, as the two face the prospect of rescuing struggling firms in the midst of a weak European market. And actually, it seems that the idea was really […]

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Nissan-Renault Ghosn For Third Place? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/nissan-renault-ghosn-for-third-place/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/nissan-renault-ghosn-for-third-place/#comments Wed, 02 Jun 2010 15:18:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357859 No sooner had TTAC posted its list of Top Ten Automakers (by volume), than Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn weighed in on his firms’ chances of moving on up. He tells Reuters: Very likely this year, we should be in the top three Volkswagen is currently in third place, with 6,290,000 units built in 2009. Nissan […]

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No sooner had TTAC posted its list of Top Ten Automakers (by volume), than Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn weighed in on his firms’ chances of moving on up. He tells Reuters: Very likely this year, we should be in the top three Volkswagen is currently in third place, with 6,290,000 units built in 2009. Nissan […]

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Putin Loves His (Customized) Lada http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/putin-loves-his-customized-lada/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/putin-loves-his-customized-lada/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:50:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342950 Russian President Vladimir Putin first showed off his badass camo Lada Niva early last year, in an attempt to boost the fortunes of the floundering state-supported Russian automaker AvtoVAZ. What Putin didn’t reveal until just now is that his Niva isn’t exactly stock.”I won’t hide it [anymore?] , the car I bought has an Opel […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin first showed off his badass camo Lada Niva early last year, in an attempt to boost the fortunes of the floundering state-supported Russian automaker AvtoVAZ. What Putin didn’t reveal until just now is that his Niva isn’t exactly stock.”I won’t hide it [anymore?] , the car I bought has an Opel […]

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Renault Joins AvtoVAZ Bailout http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/renault-joins-avtovaz-bailout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/renault-joins-avtovaz-bailout/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2009 14:51:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337814 Renault may be playing Russian Roulette, but at least it seems the French automaker is finally playing nicely with Avtovaz and the Kremlin. Maybe the thought of ending up like Mikhail Khodorkovsky spurred Carlos Ghosn into action? Or maybe Ghosn came around when he found out that the Kremlin is going to put $1.7 billion […]

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Renault may be playing Russian Roulette, but at least it seems the French automaker is finally playing nicely with Avtovaz and the Kremlin. Maybe the thought of ending up like Mikhail Khodorkovsky spurred Carlos Ghosn into action? Or maybe Ghosn came around when he found out that the Kremlin is going to put $1.7 billion […]

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Renault Plays Russian Roulette http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/renault-plays-russian-roulette/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/renault-plays-russian-roulette/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:40:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335702 Renault may be about to learn the folly of buying into a Russian company with close ties to the Russian government instead of establishing a presence of their own. Renault recently took a 25% stake in Avtovaz and things have gone from bad to worse. Avtovaz cut its staff by 25% and is now teetering […]

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Renault may be about to learn the folly of buying into a Russian company with close ties to the Russian government instead of establishing a presence of their own. Renault recently took a 25% stake in Avtovaz and things have gone from bad to worse. Avtovaz cut its staff by 25% and is now teetering […]

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