MOSCOW -- Russia's biggest automaker AvtoVAZ may suspend some assembly lines at its Togliatti plant in central Russia on Monday for a day due to a persistent global shortage of electronic components.
AvtoVAZ, controlled by French automaker Renault, plans to resume its Togliatti operations in full on Tuesday, it said.
The company declined to comment on new U.S. sanctions on the Russian economy, saying it continued to monitor the situation.
Any sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine by the U.S. and allies could affect Renault Group, Volkswagen Group and Stellantis. All three have significant operations in Russia.
Renault has the most exposure with its controlling stake in AvtoVAZ, maker of Lada, long the market leader in Russia.
In addition to the huge AvtoVAZ factory in Togliatti, Renault has an assembly plant near Moscow -- and Russia is the group's second-largest market after France.