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Automotive industry in Russia

A Lada Kalina Super 1600, painted in khokhloma national ornaments. Lada is the brand of AvtoVAZ, the largest Russian car manufacturer.

Automotive production is a significant industry in Russia, directly employing around 600,000 people or 1% of the country's total workforce. Russia was at Nr 15 of car producing nations in 2010, and accounts for about 2% of the worldwide production. In 2009 the industry produced 595,807 light vehicles, down from 1,469,898 in 2008 due to the global financial crisis. The largest companies are light vehicle producers AvtoVAZ and GAZ, while KAMAZ is the leading heavy vehicle producer. Eleven foreign carmakers have production operations or are constructing plants in Russia.


  • History 1
    • Post-Soviet adjustments 1.1
    • 2000 to 2008 1.2
    • Global financial crisis 1.3
    • Recent developments 1.4
  • Structure 2
    • Domestic brands 2.1
      • Post 2000 Companies 2.1.1
    • Key companies 2.2
      • Cars 2.2.1
      • Heavy vehicles 2.2.2
  • Economic and political significance 3
  • Market characteristics 4
    • History 4.1
      • Tsarist Russia 4.1.1
      • During the Civil War in Russia 4.1.2
      • 20s 4.1.3
      • Prewar 4.1.4
      • Great Patriotic War 4.1.5
      • The postwar period 4.1.6
      • Perestroika 4.1.7
      • 1990-2000s 4.1.8
    • Current state sales in Russia 4.2
      • Sales of passenger cars in 2013 (Autoreview magazine (( Russia Авторевю) ,N3 (535) ,2014). 4.2.1
      • Sales of the trucks in 2013 (GVWR over 5 tons, including building models registered as cargo) 4.2.2
  • Local automakers 5
  • Factories of foreign companies 6
  • Manufacturers of automobile engines 7
  • Scientific institutions 8
  • References 9


The AvtoVAZ assembly line in 1969

Post-Soviet adjustments

The Soviet Union possessed a large automotive industry. In late 1987, the industry produced 2 million cars, satisfying 45% of the domestic demand.[1] But after the dissolution of the Soviet Union the industry faced a crisis due to competitive foreign imports. Japanese brands overtook the lower-end Ladas; on the high-end sector, Volga sales dropped in favor of German-built Mercedes and BMWs. By 1993, total output was down 14% compared to 1990 levels. Lada's declining sales during the 1990s, and toughening European Union emissions requirements, saw exports to Western Europe discontinued by the end of the decade. Lada had enjoyed particularly strong sales in Britain, peaking at more than 30,000 sales a year in the late 1980s, but had failed to remain competitive with other budget brands over the subsequent few years.

2000 to 2008

The total numbers of cars and trucks produced in Russia between 2000–2011. The Russian automotive market boomed in 2005–2008.

In the early 2000s, the Russian economy recovered. Macroeconomic trends were strong and growing incomes of the population led to a surging demand, and by 2005 the Russian car market was booming. In 2005, 1,446,525 new cars were sold, including 832,200 Russian models and 614,325 foreign ones. Foreign companies started to massively invest in production in Russia: the number of foreign cars produced in Russia surged from 157,179 in 2005 to 456,500 in 2007.[2] The value of the Russian market grew at a brisk pace: 14% in 2005, 36% in 2006 and 67% in 2007—making it the world's fastest growing automotive market by 2008.[3]

To boost the market share of locally produced vehicles, the Russian government implemented several protectionist measures and launched programs to attract foreign producers into the country. In late 2005, the Russian government enacted legislation to create special economic zones (SEZ) with the aim of encouraging investments by foreign automotive companies. The benefits of operating in the special economic zones include tax allowances, exemption from asset and land taxes and protection against changes in the tax regime. Some regions also provide extensive support for large investors (over $100 million.) These include Saint Petersburg/Leningrad Oblast (Toyota, GM, Nissan) and Kaluga Oblast (VW). Kaluga has been especially successful in attracting foreign companies, as has been Kaliningrad Oblast.[3]

Since the 2000s, foreign companies have been flocking to enter Russia, seeing Russia as a local production location and export powerhouse. Russia's labor, material and energy costs are only 1/6 compared to those in Western Europe.[4][5]

Global financial crisis

President Vladimir Putin meeting with AvtoVAZ employees in the company's factory in Tolyatti.

Russia's automotive industry was hit hard by the late 2000s recession. Production of passenger cars dropped from 1,470,000 units in 2008 to just 597,000 units in 2009. Lorry production fell from 256,000 to 91,000 in the same period.[6]

In late 2008, the Russian government introduced protectionist measures, worth $5 billion, to improve the situation in the industry. This included $2 billion of bailouts for troubled companies and $3 billion of credits for buyers of Russian cars.[7] Prime minister Vladimir Putin described the move as vital in order to save jobs.[8] The tariffs for imported foreign cars and trucks were increased to a minimum of 50% and go up to 100%. The tariffs are linked to the engine size of the vehicle. The increased duties led to protests in Russian cities, most notably in Vladivostok, where the importation of Japanese cars is an important sector of the city's economy.[9] To compensate for the losses of the Vladivostok businesses, Prime Minister Putin ordered the car manufacturing company Sollers to move one of its factories from Moscow to Vladivostok. The move was completed in 2009, and the factory now employs about 700 locals. It was planned to produce 13,200 cars in Vladivostok in 2010.[10]

The most efficient anti-crisis measure executed by the Russian government was the introduction of a car scrappage scheme in March 2010. Under the scheme, buyers of new cars could receive a subsidy of up to 600,000 rubles (20,000 USD).[11] Sales of Russia's largest carmaker Avtovaz doubled in the second quarter of 2010 as a result, and the company returned to profit.[12][13]

Recent developments

Volga Siber, licensed copy of Chrysler Sebring introduced in 2007 and manufactured by GAZ until 2010.

By the end of 2010, automotive production had returned to pre-crisis levels.[14][15] Nine out of the ten most sold models in Russia in 2010 were domestically produced, with Avtovaz's Lada models topping the list.[14] In the first 7 months of 2010, sales of Lada cars increased by 60%, the Korean KIA reported a jump of 101%, and Chevrolet's sales rose by 15%.[16]

In 2010, Russia was the world's 15th largest producer of cars. The Russian automotive industry currently (as of 2010) accounts for about 2% of worldwide car production.[17]

Yo-mobile coupe prototype (never taken to production)


The Russian automotive industry can be divided into four types of companies: local brand producers, foreign OEMs, joint ventures and Russian companies producing foreign brands.[18] In 2008, there were 5,445 companies manufacturing vehicles and related equipment in Russia. The volume of production and sales amounted to 1,513 billion rubles.[6]

Domestic brands

The Lada Priora, made by AvtoVAZ, was the most sold car in Russia in 2009

The four most popular cars in Russia in 2009 were all AvtoVAZ models. The economy car Lada Priora topped the list with 84,779 sold units. Lada Samara was second with 77,679 units sold in Russia, and the classic Lada 2105/2107 was third with sales of 57,499. Lada 2105 was expected to considerably increase sales following the car scrappage scheme launched in March 2010. The higher-end Lada Kalina was the fourth most sold car in Russia in 2009, selling 52,499 units that year.[19]

In the light commercial vehicle sector, the GAZelle van, manufactured by GAZ has been very popular, occupying a market share of 49% in 2009 and selling 42,400 units. The Avtoperevozchik magazine declared GAZelle as the most successful vehicle of 2009 in the Russian automotive market.[20]

Post 2000 Companies

Marussia was Russia's first modern sports car. Marussia is now bankrupt.

In recent years, Russian automotive industry companies have launched several new projects, some of which are highly ambitious.

The Marussia brand, produced by Marussia Motors, became the first modern sports car and the first supercar produced in Russia. The Marussia B1 was launched on 16 December 2008 in the New Manezh Hall in Moscow. On 10 September 2010 the first Marussia Motors show room opened in Moscow.[21] Marussia Motors was led by Nikolay Fomenko, a notable Russian showman, singer, actor and racer.

In 2010, the company acquired a 'significant stake' in the Virgin Racing Formula One team, which was renamed Marussia Virgin Racing from 2011.[22] This team is to become the first ever Russian-owned team in Formula One.

Marussia Motors declared bankruptcy and ceased both support for their F1 team[23] and overall trading in 2014.

Another ambitious Russian project was Yo-mobile, a city car that can burn both gasoline and natural gas and is connected to a pair of electric motors. The car was introduced on 13 December 2010 in Moscow, a product of a joint venture between Yarovit, a producer of trucks based in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Onexim investment group, headed by Mikhail Prokhorov, who is the leader and financier of the project.[24][25] Prokhorov plans to invest around €150 million (US$200 million) in the venture,[24] intending the vehicle to "break the stereotype saying Russia can't produce good cars."[25] In 2014 the entire project was sold to the Russian government for a nominal sum, thus signalling the abandonment of the project.[26] Despite ambitious plans, no actual vehicles other than a few concept cars were ever produced.

The failure of both Marussia and Yo-Motors leaves Russia with no significant new generation (non-Soviet-legacy) automobile projects as of 2015.

Key companies


The GAZelle van, produced by GAZ, is popular on the light commercial vehicle market

The largest company of Russia's automotive industry is Avtovaz, located in the city of Tolyatti. It currently employs more than 130,000 people, and its Lada models dominate the Russian car market. Avtovaz models account for about 50% of Russia's total car production.[11]

Russia's second largest car manufacturer is Avtotor, located in Kaliningrad Oblast. Avtotor performs SKD, CKD or full-cycle assembly of foreign models, such as BMW, Kia, and General Motors' Cadillac and Chevrolet vehicles. In 2009, Avtotor produced 60,000 cars and accounted for 10% of Russian car production.[11]

Avtoframos, the third largest car manufacturer, produced 49,500 cars in 2009. Its plant is located in the south-east part of the city of Moscow. Avtoframos is a joint venture between France's Renault and the Moscow city administration, but is majority owned by Renault.[11] The company manufactures Renault Logan and Renault Sandero models. The ratio of Russian-made parts is 54%. The figure is expected to rise to 74% by 2012.[27]

The fourth and fifth largest carmakers in Russia are Volkswagen and Ford, respectively. In total, the five largest companies of the industry account for 80% of all cars made in Russia.[11]

Heavy vehicles

KaMAZ military truck mounted with Pantsir-S1 air defense system. KaMAZ is the largest truckmaker in Russia

In the heavy vehicle sector, the largest company is the truckmaker KaMAZ. It is also one of the largest companies in the whole Russian automotive industry. In 2010, KaMAZ sold a total of 32,293 trucks; 28,254 in Russia and 4,039 in foreign countries.[28]

Another very important company is GAZ, which makes vans, trucks and busses, among other products. Its most popular product is the GAZelle van, which has a market share of 49% in the light commercial vehicle market. In 2009, the company launched an improved version, called GAZelle Business. In the bus sector, GAZ occupied a market share of 77%. It sold 6,169 buses in the small-class, 1,806 in the medium class and 1,156 in the large class.[20]

Russia's largest tractor maker, and one of the largest machine building companies in the world, is Concern Tractor Plants, located in Cheboksary. The company employs around 45,000 people.

Economic and political significance

The main administration building of Avtovaz in Togliatti

Russia's automotive industry is a significant economic sector. It directly employs 600,000 people and supports around 2–3 million people in related industries.[15] It is politically a very important part of the country's economy: firstly, due to the large number of employed people and secondly, because many citizens depend on the social services provided by automotive companies. For example, the well-being of the giant AvtoVAZ factory in Tolyatti is massively important to the city or to the region of Samara Oblast.[29] Tolyatti is a typical monotown, a city whose economy is dependent on a single company. The factory employs around 100,000 people of the city's population of 700,000.[30]

In 2009, former President Dmitry Medvedev launched the Medvedev modernisation programme, which aims to diversify Russia's raw materials and energy-dominated economy, turning it into a modern high-tech economy based on innovation. Following this, Russia's automotive industry has been in the spotlight due to its great potential for modernisation.

Former Prime Minister and current President Vladimir Putin has taken a personal interest in the automotive industry. In a symbolic gesture of support, Putin made a highly publicized road trip on the new Amur Highway in August 2010, driving 2,165 kilometers in a Lada Kalina Sport.[31] Putin described the car as "excellent, even beyond my expectations", and praised it as "comfortable" and "almost noise-free."[32] The event was intended to show support for AvtoVAZ, which was recovering from the serious economic crisis.[33]

Market characteristics


Tsarist Russia

The first car was imported into the Russian Empire in 1891 in Odessa. In St. Petersburg, the first car appeared in 1895, in Moscow in 1899.

Russia's first car was built in 1896 by engineers and Frese and Yakovlev on based car Benz Velo. In the future, the most successful manufacturer was Russo-Balt (Riga), was released in the period 1909–1915 years about 500 vehicles of various seriy.There were the other manufacturers (Puziryev, Ilyin), but each s are released more than a few dozen cars.

The main part of the fleet cars were foreign brands. Cars do not become a mass means of transportation. By the beginning of World War I, Russia had 10,000 machines (for comparison, in the U.S., 1.3 million in the UK 245 000, 100 000 in France).

During the First World War, in 1916 the government began construction of several factories in Moscow (AMO plant, later became plant ZIS and later ZiL), Yaroslavl (in Soviet trucks YaAZ released in 1958 became the Yaroslavl Motor Works) as well as in Mytishchi, Rybinsk, Rostov-on-Don (all these plants did not produce cars, and were converted). Due to the events of 1917 they were completed only after the Revolution.

During the Civil War in Russia

All private vehicles were requisitioned.

In the civil war automotive industry actually stayed.The only automaker AMO was produced in the years 1917-1919 of kits Fiat 15 Ter. Thereafter, he, like all automobile factories, became engaged in repair.


Became the first Soviet car truck AMO-F15 based on Fiat-15Ter, unreleased in 1925–1931 years in the factory AMO actually manually.

The first Soviet passenger car was NAMI-1 (NAMI -Scientific motor institute, RussianНаучный автомоторный институт), released in 1927–1930 years.

During these years, their needs USSR tried to cover imports, which began in the 1925 year.


In 1929 the Soviet government appealed for help in the organization of automobile production in the United States. To study in the United States were engineers were sent.

Began a large-scale construction of such plants as GAZ (Gorky Automobile Plant, which opened in the 1932 year), The burden of the first produced under license Ford Model A and Ford Model AA and KIM(Plant named Communist Youth International; GAZ branch opened in the 1929 year). AMO plant was renovated, renamed in 1933 in ZIS (factory named after Stalin). All they first began to assembly-line production. Design base was created, began their own development.

Imports were virtually abandoned.

In the 1937 year began production of the first Soviet car ZIS-101 luxury class, used by members of the Government.

In 1940 was launched the first all-wheel drive car GAZ-61, use the command of the army and made the first attempt to issue a public car KIM-10 (this plant was separated from GAZ), was unsuccessful, before the start of the Great Patriotic War was released only 500 pieces.

By 1938, the Soviet Union took the first place in Europe and second in the world for the production of trucks. Before the war, the automotive industry of the USSR produced more than 1 million cars, most of which came in the Red Army.

Great Patriotic War

During the Great Patriotic War Automobile ZiS was evacuated to the rear, where on the basis of its equipment have created new and automakers UlZIS and UralZIS (now UAZ and UralAZ). GAZ in 1943 year bombed, but did not stop work. During the war has spread from the car assembly machine-kit supplied under Lend-Lease.

In 1941 began production of the first Soviet jeep GAZ-64.

The postwar period

In 1946 began production of the first car with a ponton body GAZ-M20 Pobeda, in 1948 at a former factory KIM, renamed MZMA (Moscow Plant of small cars), began production of the first compact car based on the pre-war Opel Kadett- Moskvitch 400.

These cars were the first authorized for sale to individuals, before the war, the car can only be obtained as a reward for services received and all were requisitioned from the outbreak of hostilities.

But the car is still considered a luxury because of the price several times higher than the average salary and clearly insufficient volumes of passenger cars compared to trucks and buses, which led to a economic shortage, which is characteristic for the whole of the Soviet economy (because it is a command-planned character control had no communication with customers and therefore there is a disproportion in the production of different products).

To buy a car, you had to join the queue, which could last for several years. At the same time an acquaintance could get the car faster. Another problem was the lack of service stations for private owners, so they were forced to do repairs themselves.

Demand for cars "Moskvitch" gradually began to decline and by 1980 it could be bought freely.

Cars "Zaporozhets" also could be bought freely, but they were not prestigious .

The most prestigious brands of selling cars " GAZ Volga" unreleased, too, were a huge deficit, to buy "Volga", often had to pay a bribe . Besides, up to 60% of their release sent in the organization and taxis.

Top class cars, limousines ZIL and GAZ Chaika were banned for sale and officials issued as part of a set of privileges.

The entire issue UAZ jeeps went into the army and state agencies . Among other SUVs could buy LuAZ and VAZ-2121 Niva .

In the 1950s there was a massive export cars overseas, which began with the car GAZ M-20 "Pobeda" (which was sold even in the U.S.) and the Moskvich-400. Peak export cars "Moskvich" and "Volga" came in the 60s (in 1969 were exported 64% of cars Moskvitch 408 and 412). Special organization engaged in export Avtoexport. Export stopped in the middle 90s.

At the same time start the import, mainly trucks and buses (mostly from socialist countries), brands such as ZSD Nysa, Zuk, Avia, Tatra, Ikarus, Multicar, Industriewerke Ludwigsfelde. In the 70-80s for international transport tractors purchased Volvo and Mercedes-Benz with trailers. Cars are not purchased. Import was performed by the same organization Avtoexport.


The second half of the 80s hit a new peak deficit.

In 1988, when he was allowed a small business started free sale of trucks and buses, before definitely prohibited for sale and distributed enterprises.

In the early 90s there was a massive import of cars.


With the collapse of the USSR was part of factories abroad.

In 1996 he was first organized foreign brand car assembly (Kia), factory Avtotor, but she only started fully in the next decade.

In the mid-2000s, sales of foreign brands have exceeded sales of domestic brands.

Current state sales in Russia

Sales of passenger cars in 2013 (Autoreview magazine (( Russia Авторевю) ,N3 (535) ,2014).

Brand The total number of sold Market share,% Sold cars by model
Lada 446151 17,10
Renault 207849 7,97
Kia 198018 7,59
Hyundai 180029 6,90
Chevrolet 174649 6,70
Volkswagen 162211 6,22
Toyota 154382 5,92
Nissan 145802 5,59
Ford 92908 3,56
Škoda 87456 3,35
Opel 81421 3,12
Mitsubishi 78747 3,02
Daewoo 60829 2,33
Mercedes-Benz 44381 1,70
Mazda 43179 1,66
BMW 42071 1,61
Audi 36150 1,39
SsangYong 34055 1,31
UAZ 29244 1,12
Suzuki 27724 1,06
Lifan 27467 1,05
Geely 27263 1,05
Peugeot 26491 1,02
Honda 25741 0,99
Citroën 23992 0,92
Land Rover 21030 0,81
Great Wall 19954 0,76
Chery 19855 0,76
Subaru 16831 0,65
Lexus 15768 0,60
Volvo 15017 0,58
Infiniti 8677 0,33
Jeep 5250 0,20
FAW 4838 0,19
Porsche 3790 0,15
SEAT 3375 0,13
ZAZ 3260 0,12
Mini 2800 0,11
Bogdan 1967 0,08 Bogdan 2110, Bogdan 2111
Jaguar 1710 0,07
Fiat 1683 0,06
Cadillac 1513 0,06
Vortex (brand of TagAZ, suspended production in summer) 1005 0,04
Haima 401 0,02
TagAZ 289 0,01
Bentley 222 0,01
Smart 193 0,00
Dodge 192 0,00
Chrysler 159 0,00
BYD 106 0,00 BYD F3
Maserati 64 0,00
Luxgen 62 0,00 Luxgen7 SUV
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 59 0,00
Ferrari 33 0,00
Alfa Romeo 18 0,00 Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Aston Martin 16 0,00
Alpina 13 0,00
  • Alpina B7 -6
  • Alpina B6 -5
  • Alpina B3 Sedan -1
  • Alpina B3 GT3 -1
Lamborghini 10 0,00
  • Lamborghini Aventador -7
  • Lamborghini Gallardo -3
Spyker 2 0,00
Maybach 1 0,00 Maybach 62

Sales of the trucks in 2013 (GVWR over 5 tons, including building models registered as cargo)

Brand The total number of sold Including
Kamaz 29972
  • 65115 (6x4) -7843
  • 43118 (6x6) -5753
  • 6520 (6x4) -4931
  • 65117 (6x4) -1912
  • 43253 (4x2) -1353
  • 44108 (6x6) -1214
GAZ 11914
MAZ 9594
  • 5440 (4x2) -1381
  • 6439 (6x4) -743
  • 4371 (4x2) -665
MAN 6338
  • TGS -5076
  • TGL -528
  • TGX -406
  • TGM -159
  • TGA -158
Scania 5890
  • P -2320
  • G -1990
  • R -1489
Hyundai 5733 Hyundai e-Mighty -3511
Volvo Trucks 5215
Mercedes-Benz 3956
Shaanxi 3621
DAF 3213
UralAZ 2807
Hino 2065
Foton 1484
Isuzu 1434
Iveco 1352
Mitsubishi Fuso 1195
BAW 1189
Renault Trucks 932
Iveco-AMT 883
Tata Daewoo 742
ZiL 628
Howo 476
FAW 393
NefAZ 351
Dongfeng 292
XCMG 190
Tata 159
CAMC 139
Ford Otosan 108
KrAZ 101
Zoomlion 92
Tatra 88
Avia 87
Liebherr 84
JMC 71
Hyundai Kuzbass 63
Kupava 56
Tonar 47
Silant 45
JAC 27
Sany 26
Amur 19
Grove 11
Hongyan 10
Terex-Demag 8
Beifang Benchi 6
Kenworth 6
BAZ (Russia) 4
Freightliner 4
International 4
Peterbuilt 4
Gloros 2
Nissan 2
Tadano 2
ALL 103 212

Local automakers

Name Location Year of foundation Parent company Car Types Produced by the brand and model
AvtoVAZ Togliatti 1966 Alliance Rostec Auto B.V. (joint venture Rostec and Renault-Nissan ;76,25%) Cars Lada Kalina, Lada Granta, Lada Largus, Lada Priora, Lada 4x4, Nissan Almera G11, Datsun on-Do, Datsun mi-DO, Renault Logan 2-nd generation, Renault Sandero 2-nd generation
GM-AvtoVAZ Togliatti 2002 joint venture General Motors (41,61%), AvtoVAZ (41,61%) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (16,78%) Cars Chevrolet Niva
PSA Bronto Togliatti 1993 AvtoVAZ Collectors cars, ATVs based Lada 4x4, Chevrolet Niva Bronto
Super Avto Togliatti 1997 cars Lada Priora 1.8, VAZ 2329 (Niva pickup)
PSA VIS-Avto Togliatti 1991 AvtoVAZ Light commercial vehicle based Lada Granta, Lada Samara and Lada 4x4 VIS-2346, VIS-2347, VIS-2349
United Auto Group (former IZHAvto) Izhevsk 1965 AvtoVAZ Cars Lada Granta, Nissan Sentra
GAZ Nizhny Novgorod 1932 GAZ Group (100%) Light commercial vehicle, minibuses GAZ :GAZelle, GAZelle Next, GAZ Sobol, GAZ Valdai, GAZ-3309, GAZ Sadko, GAZon Next Skoda :Škoda Yeti, Škoda Octavia, Volkswagen :Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet :Chevrolet Aveo, Mercedes-Benz :Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Classic (1-st gen) panel van and minibus
UralAZ Miass 1941 GAZ Group (100%) Medium and heavy trucks terrain (including the army), road trucks, truck buses Ural-4320, Ural-5323, Ural-3255, Ural-6370, Ural-6368, Ural-6470
PAZ Pavlovo 1932 GAZ Group (100%) small, medium buses, school buses, buses terrain PAZ-3205, PAZ-3206, PAZ-3204, PAZ-3234, PAZ-3237
KAvZ Kurgan 1958 GAZ Group (100%) Medium buses, school buses KAVZ-4235, KAVZ-4238
LiAZ Likino-Dulyovo 1937 GAZ Group (100%) Large city buses, school buses, articulated buses LiAZ-5256, LiAZ-5292, LiAZ-5293, LiAZ-6212, LiAZ-6213
GOLAZ Maliye Vyazyomy, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast 1990 GAZ Group (100%) Intercity buses and coaches GOLAZ-5251 Voyage, GOLAZ-52911 Cruise, LiAZ-GOLAZ-5256, GOLAZ-6228 Voyage L
Kamaz Naberezhnye Chelny 1969 Rostec (49,9%), Avtoinvest Limited (20,81%), Daimler AG (11%), KAMAZ International Management CO., L.P.(4,25%), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (4%), Financial and leasing company "KAMAZ" (3,72%), Decodelement Services Limited (2,73%) ;individuals (above 76000) Medium and heavy trucks, army trucks KAMAZ
NefAZ Neftekamsk 1972 Kamaz (50,02%), Republic of Bashkortostan (28,5%) trailers, dump trucks KAMAZ, large buses and coaches KAMAZ, NefAZ-5299, VDL-NefAZ-5299
Kamaz- Marko Neftekamsk 2012 joint venture Kamaz and Marcopolo S.A. small buses Bravis
UAZ Ulyanovsk 1941 Sollers JSC (80%) SUV, Light commercial vehicle UAZ Hunter, UAZ Patriot, UAZ-2206/3303/3909/3962
Sollers-Isuzu Ulyanovsk 2006 Sollers JSC Light commercial vehicle Isuzu N-Series
Ford-Sollers Elabuga 2011 joint venture Sollers JSC (50%) and Ford Motor Company (50%) Cars, Light commercial vehicle Ford Kuga, Ford Explorer, Ford Galaxy, Ford S-Max, Ford Edge, Ford Transit
Ford-Sollers Naberezhnye Chelny 1985 joint venture Sollers JSC (50%) and Ford Motor Company (50%) Cars Ford EcoSport
Ford-Sollers Vsevolozhsk 2002 joint venture Sollers JSC (50%) and Ford Motor Company (50%) Cars Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo
Sollers-Dalniy Vostok Vladivostok 2009 Sollers JSC Cars SsangYong :SsangYong Actyon, SsangYong Actyon Sports, SsangYong Kyron, SsangYong Rexton, Mazda :Mazda 6, Mazda CX-5, Toyota :Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
ZiL Moscow, Petrovsk 1916 Executive of Moscow Medium and heavy trucks, small buses, fire trucks ZIL-4333, ZIL-4331,ZIL-4329, ZIL-5301, ZIL-4327, ZIL-3250
BAZ Bryansk 1958 none tractors and wheel chassis dual-use (military and civilian), crane chassis BAZ
Chechen Avto Argun, Chechen Republic 2008 none Cars Lada Priora
IMS Gzhel, Moscow Oblast 2007 Irito SUV Great Wall Hover H3, Great Wall Hover H5
Avtotor Kaliningrad 1996 none Cars, Light commercial vehicle Kia :Kia Cee'd, Kia Cerato, Kia Optima, Kia Quoris, Kia Venga, Kia Soul, Kia Sportage, Kia Sorento, Kia Mohave, Opel : Opel Astra J (three-door and station wagon), Opel Insignia, Opel Meriva, Opel Zafira Tourer (3-rd gen), Opel Mokka, Opel Antara, Chevrolet: Chevrolet Orlando, Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon, Hyundai :Hyundai i40, Hyundai Equus, BMW :BMW 3 Series Sedan, BMW 5 Series Sedan, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, Commercial vehicle :Hyundai HD65, Tata Daewoo
Volzhanin Volzhsky 1993 none medium, large and articulated buses, intercity buses and coaches Volgabus Cityrithm, Volgabus Rhytmix, Volgabus Dolphin, Volgabus Delta
Fuso KAMAZ Trucks Rus Naberezhnye Chelny 2010 joint venture Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Kamaz Light commercial vehicle Mitsubishi Fuso Canter
BAW RUS Motor Corp. Ulyanovsk 2008 joint venture AMS Group and BAW light, medium trucks and small buses BAW Tonik, BAW Fenix, BAW Street
ST Nizhegorodetz Nizhny Novgorod 2007 Nizhegorodetz Minibuses (refurbishment of panel vans by licensed) Ford Transit, Iveco Daily, Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer, Citroen Jumper, Renault Master
PKF Luidor Nizhny Novgorod 2008 Luidor vans and special equipment based on panel vans Volkswagen Crafter, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Iveco Daily
Kuzbassavto Drachenino, Leninsk-Kuznetsky District, Kemerovo Oblast 2010 MARR TEC small buses Hyundai County
TagAZ Taganrog 1998 - Cars TagAZ Aquila
Derways Cherkessk 2003 Mercury (49%), Sberbank of Russia (51%) Cars Lifan: Lifan Smily, Lifan Solano, Lifan 520, Lifan X60, Geely :GEELY MK, Geely Emgrand EC7, Brilliance :Brilliance V5, Chery: Chery Bonus 3, Chery Tiggo 5, Jianghuai Automobile :JAC S1, JAC S5 Hawtai: Hawtai Boliger

Factories of foreign companies

Company Location Year of foundation Car Types Produced by the brand and model
Hyundai Saint Petersburg 2010 Cars Hyundai Solaris, Kia Rio
Nissan Saint Petersburg 2007 Cars Nissan Teana, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder fourth generation (R52)
Toyota Saint Petersburg 2007 Cars Toyota Camry
Scania AB (plant Scania-Piter ) Saint Petersburg 2002 Trucks Scania P, R, G
MAN Truck & Bus Saint Petersburg 2013 Trucks MAN
General Motors Saint Petersburg 2008 Cars Chevrolet Cruze Sedan and 5-door hatchback, Opel Astra J Sedan and 5-door hatchback, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Chevrolet Captiva, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac SRX
Renault (plant Avtoframos) Moscow 1998 Cars Renault Logan 1-st generation, Renault Duster, Renault Fluence, Renault Mégane 5-door
Volkswagen Group Kaluga 2007 Cars Volkswagen :Volkswagen Polo Sedan, Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen Touareg, Volkswagen Multivan, Skoda :Škoda Rapid, Audi :Audi A6, Audi A8
Peugeot Citroën Mitsubishi Aliance (PCMA) Kaluga 2010 Cars Peugeot 408, Citroën C4, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Volvo Vostok Kaluga 2009 Trucks Volvo FH, Volvo FMX, Volvo FM, Renault Premium, Renault Kerax
JBC Syzran 2014 Trucks JBC SY1041, JBC SY1060
Caterpillar Inc. Tosno 2000 Rigid Dump Trucks Caterpillar
Komatsu Limited Yaroslavl 2010 including rigid dump trucks Komatsu
Mercedes-Benz (plant Mercedes-Benz Trucks Vostok Naberezhnye Chelny 2010 Trucks Mercedes-Benz Axor, Mercedes-Benz Actros, Mercedes-Benz Unimog
Iveco (plant Iveco AMT, former joint venture Iveco-UralAZ) Miass 1994 Trucks Iveco Trakker, Iveco Stralis

Manufacturers of automobile engines

Name Location Year of foundation Parent company Types of engines Which brands of cars set
AvtoVAZ Togliatti 1966 Alliance Rostec Auto B.V. (joint venture Rostec and Renault-Nissan ;76,25%) gasoline engines for passenger cars Lada
Kamaz Naberezhnye Chelny 1969 Rostec (49,9%), Avtoinvest Limited (20,81%), Daimler AG (11%), KAMAZ International Management CO., L.P.(4,25%), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (4%), Financial and leasing company "KAMAZ" (3,72%), Decodelement Services Limited (2,73%) ;individuals (above 76000) diesel engines for heavy-duty trucks and large buses KAMAZ, NefAZ, BTR-80
Yaroslavl Motor Plant (YaMZ) Yaroslavl 1916 (as Autoworks), 1958 (conversion to the production of engines) GAZ Group diesel engines for trucks, small buses, large buses, armored vehicles, armored personnel carriers UralAZ, PAZ (PAZ-3205, PAZ-4234), LiAZ (LiAZ-5256), BTR-80, GAZ Tigr (AMZ Tigr), BAZ, MAZ, KrAZ, MZKT, BelAZ ( younger models with BelAZ-7540-7547 to BelAZ-7547), MoAZ (MoAZ-7505)
Ulyanovsk Motor Plant (UMZ) Ulyanovsk 1944 GAZ Group gasoline and gasoline-gas engines for light commercial vehicles and SUVs GAZ (GAZ Gazelle, GAZ Sobol), UAZ (UAZ-3151 military performance )
Zavolzhye Motor Plant (ZMZ) Zavolzhye 1958 UAZ (78%) petrol and diesel engines for off-road vehicles, light commercial vehicles and small buses UAZ, PAZ (PAZ-3203, PAZ-3204, PAZ-3205 )
ZiL Moscow 1916 Executive of Moscow gasoline engines for medium trucks
Tutaev Motor Plant (TMZ) Tutaev 1969 diesel engines for heavy trucks MZKT (MZKT-742910), BAZ
Cummins Kama Naberezhnye Chelny 2006 a joint venture between Cummins and Kamaz diesel engines for trucks Kamaz

Scientific institutions

  • Research Automobile and Engine Institute (NAMI) .Founded in 1920, located in Moscow. Engaged in the creation of innovative environmentally-friendly transport research, integrated engineering, standardization and certification.Official site
  • Research Center for Testing and debugging Motors of FSUE "NAMI" (other names: NITsIAMT of FSUE "NAMI", Avtopoligone of NAMI) .Founded in 1964, located in Dmitrov. Activities: 1) research and testing of prototypes and mass-produced vehicles, systems, structural elements to meet current and future regulatory requirements and develop recommendations to improve their operational properties, 2) certification tests Motors 3) the improvement of existing and development of new test vehicles and requirements for them from the perspective of improving the design ATC 4) the formation and development of research and testing facilities .Is a complex that includes the road with different types of coatings, devices for crash tests, wind tunnel, vibroacoustic camera, an engine test bench, corrosion chamber.Official site


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