Great Wall Motors to build $520 million plant in Russia

May 22, 2014 by Joey Wang

Great Wall Motors to build $520 million plant in Russia

Great Wall Motors will invest $520 million in a new car manufacturing plant in Russia. The plant will be build in the town of Uzlovaya in Tula Oblast, about 200 kilometer south of Moscow. Planned maximum annual capacity is 150.000 cars per year, which will make it Great Wall’s largest plant outside China. Construction will start later this year and manufacturing is scheduled to begin in 2017, reaching max capacity in 2020. The plant will create up to 2.500 new jobs in the Uzlovaya area.

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FAW-Besturn B50 is a Toyota in Russia

February 22, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter


A fine FAW-Besturn B50 sedan with Toyota badges, seen in the great country of Russia by reader Roman from faw-cars.ru, thank you for the pictures! Besturn started business in Russia last year and currently only sells the B50, the FAW V2 and V5 will become available in March. Read more »


Dongfeng launches truck assembly line at Russia’s ZIL plant

October 23, 2012 by W.E. Ning

Dongfeng launches truck assembly line at Russia's ZIL plant

Chinese automaker Dongfeng is reportedly planning to start assembling trucks at the ZIL factory by as early as next year. It could be another step in the revitalization of Russia’s oldest truck maker. ZIL have been making trucks for almost 90 years, and became more famous for building the luxury limousines used by Soviet leaders.

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China’s FAW expands to South Africa and Russia

July 8, 2012 by Joey Wang

China's FAW expands to South Africa and Russia

Chinese automaker China FAW Group Corporation will broaden its market in South Africa and Russia through exporting technology and capital, an official of the company said on Friday. China FAW (First Automobile Works) Group Corp has invested 500 million yuan ($78.54 million) to establish a plant in South Africa in March this year, which will produce 5,000 trucks a year, according to Xu Jianyi, chairman of the company.

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BAIC to start Joint Venture in Russia

January 3, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

For the first time since international crisis, China and Russia will be working together in a joint-venture automobile manufacturing unit. Russia’s AMS Group located in Ulyanovsk and Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation Group (BAIC Group) will become partners in the joint venture named as the BAW-RUS Automotive Co. Limited.

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