Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JVJuly 11
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. The Russian executive succeeds Mark Ovenden, who Ford has been promoted to head of sales and marketing for the Asia Pacific region.
Daimler will open Russia plant in 2019Feb. 21
Ford's big Russia gamble pays off as sales finally riseFeb. 20
Ford has become the first major foreign automaker in Russia to see sales grow after three bad years, potentially vindicating its decision to double down on a notoriously volatile market after rival GM decided to quit.
Hyundai takes down Lada in Russia upsetFeb. 13
Last year, the unthinkable happened in Russia: For the first time ever, a non-Russian brand topped the model charts. The humble Hyundai Solaris subcompact sedan was No. 1, knocking the Lada Granta sedan to No. 2.
AutoNews Now: VW mulls steps against PiechFeb. 8
VW will sell U.S.-sourced Atlas SUV in RussiaNov. 21, 2016
VW will export the Atlas large SUV to Russia from the U.S. starting at the end of next year, a source close to the company told Automotive News Europe. The executive said the Altas will be offered in Russia with a 2.0-liter diesel engine. The source said it is unlikely that the SUV will be sold in Western Europe.
VW to export Atlas from U.S. to RussiaNov. 28, 2016
Hyundai group execs to take 10 percent pay cutOct. 25, 2016
Hyundai Motor Group said about 1,000 of its executives will take a 10 percent pay cut, the first such move in seven years at South Korea's second-largest conglomerate that shows the harsh impact of market share woes and labor strife at its flagship firm.
Daimler confirms talks with Russia for car plantJune 15, 2016
Russia's Detroit blames Renault-Nissan for its declineMay 14, 2016
Ghosn will give up AvtoVAZ chairmanship amid restructuringApril 18, 2016
Renault-Nissan said its CEO Carlos Ghosn will give up the chairmanship of AvtoVAZ, a further sign that the alliance's hold on the Russian automaker, in which it holds a majority share, has been weakened by recent tensions over AvtoVAZ's restructuring.