“I cannot tell you which model it will be but it is true that we will start producing the first Nissan car in late August 2014,” he said.
Moreover, the director general announced that IzhAvto will represent the second Nissan model, a sedan, in January 2015. In addition, the company plans to start assembling a Renault car in May 2015.
According to Ryabov, IzhAvto hopes to assembly 72 cars of Russia and foreign design in the current year. In January-May 2014, the company have already manufactured 5,200 new LADA Granta liftback cars, which was designed by AVTOVAZ - IzhAvto’s strategic partner.
Among Russia’s major car manufacturers are AVTOVAZ, truck producer KAMAZ, GAZ Group (embraces the Gorky car plant, as well as the Pavlovo, Golitsyno and Likino bus plants, the Saransk heavy-duty truck maker, Yaroslavl engine plant and others) and the Sollers company.
Lately, the world’s major car giants - Volkswagen, Skoda, BMW, Ford, Renault, Toyota, Chevrolet, Peugeot-Citroen-Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel and Kia - came in Russia to create their car assembling enterprises.