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SAMARA, April 3 (Itar-Tass) —— The Togliatti-based plant of the GM-AVTOVAZ joint company reported the hike of its four-wheel vehicles by 40 percent in the first three months of the year, as compared to the same period of 2011, the company’s press service said on Tuesday, adding that the plant manufactured 15,067 Chevrolet Niva SUVs in January-March 2012.
In the period under review, the Chevrolet Niva sales went up by 41 percent, as compared to January-March 2011, and reached the level of 15,271 cars, of which 602 off-roadsters were exported to the member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the press service said.
Since the beginning of the Chevrolet Niva production, the facility has sold 421,468 cars of the model, including 32,190 to the CIS countries, the press service said.
GM-AVTOVAZ is a joint venture, which was created in Togliatti by Russia’s major car manufacturer AVTOVAZ, the USA’s General Motors company and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).