At the end of September, it became known that Russian car manufacturer AvtoVAZ had received an offer from Iran to jointly produce cars. According to the Head of AVTOVAZ, Maksim Sokolov, this is not the only offer of cooperation received by the Russian automaker from friendly countries.
“We do not refuse, we look at 360 degrees around us, we work with all constructive proposals that come in,” Sokolov said. “And this is not only Iran, but also India, China, and other countries. It is probably premature to say now that we are at the stage of launching these projects, but we are working on every proposal.”
AvtoVAZ has two car assembly plants: a plant in Togliatti, where Lada Niva, Lada Granta, and Lada Largus are produced, and a site in Izhevsk, where Lada Vesta was produced until recently. The production of Lada Vesta was moved to the main conveyor, and the Izhevsk plant should master the production of electric e-Largus in the foreseeable future.
As for Iran, back in September, the chairman of the board of directors of the local Association for the Production of Spare Parts, Najafi Manesh, spoke about the willingness of Iranians to cooperate with AvtoVAZ “in several areas that will saturate the markets of the two countries with the necessary goods.” Then it was not only about cars, but also about spare parts and engines.