Ministry of Industry and Trade: AVTOVAZ will produce 800,000 vehicles per year


In 2023-2024, AVTOVAZ plans to start producing 800,000 cars per year, Denis Manturov, head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said in an interview with Kommersant.

There are plans to fully load the AVTOVAZ sites in Togliatti and Izhevsk.

“When we talk about AVTOVAZ, we expect to an authentic Russian platform, which was once frozen as part of a partnership with Renault. Now, under the terms of the agreement, the French concern has the option of returning to the company’s capital every two years, taking into account the prevailing circumstances. We leave the door open, while the agreement provides for an unfettered supply of auto parts when the logistics problem is resolved, and for the use of platforms and a digital management system,” said the minister.


Apparently, we are talking about “Project C”, which was developed from 2004 to 2009 by AVTOVAZ engineers together with the Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International. But the French partners closed this project because the technologies were outdated. It was assumed that AVTOVAZ will switch completely to a new, more flexible Renault CMF-B platform from 2025. This became apparent during the presentation by Renault in 2021 of a new working strategy called Renaulution. Lada cars, such as the cars of the Romanian brand Dacia, would be transferred to a single platform.

Some of the developments of the “Project C” were used in the Vesta model, the platform of which is considered original. But over time, this model would also be abandoned.

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Source: Z R

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