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    REPORT: Renault delays new Lada products to focus on improving quality
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    Lada Concept C – Click above for high-res image gallery
    All eyes have been on Renault since acquiring a 25% stake in Russian automaker Avtovaz. The French carmaker headed by the venerable Carlos Ghosn beat out Fiat and General Motors to acquire the interest in Lada's parent company, but ...

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    Russian PM Putin reportedly tells Renault to put up or get out
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    It seemed like a good idea at the time, but with hindsight being 20-20, how many failed ventures can be summed up by that same excuse? Just last year, Russia was looking to foreign investors as one of the most promising emerging markets in the world. Renault got locked into a bidding war with ...

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    REPORT: Russian conglomorate plans merger of top three automotive brands
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    Kamaz Dakar rally team in Moscow's Red Square
    While competition between local automakers may have worked in individual markets in the past, that same fragmentation is one of the chief elements hampering the global competitiveness of carmakers hailing from emerging markets. China's automakers have ...

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    Bloc Rockin' Beater: Twin-turbo Skyline-powered 2105 shows off a Lada intercooler
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    Take a close look at the car in these photos. What at first glance appears to be a '70s race car done up for SEMA is actually S. Kartuzoff's Lada 2105 Gladkov Edition. The car has been dubbed "Adrenalin," and as the description says, "It is the Russian car!" with motive power coming from a Nissan ...

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    Putin Power: Even Russian automakers to get a bailout?
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    Lada C Concept - Click above for a high-res gallery
    According to The Detroit News, Avtovaz, Russia's largest car maker and the home of Lada, is in line for government help. The Russian car industry is faring even more poorly than its counterpart in the U.S., with a 60% drop in sales being ...

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    Moscow 2008: Lada shows off C-Cross concept
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    Click above for hi-res gallery of the Lada C-Cross conceptThe Moscow Auto Show is underway and Damon's on site with camera in hand. The car you see here is the Lada C-Cross Concept, which looks kinda like a Chinese knock-off of a last-gen Euro Ford Focus with added ground clearance. The C-Cross ...

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    Ghosn: Nissan not pursuing partnership with Chrysler
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    According to Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan, the Franco-Japanese carmaker is not interested in adding additional alliances with Chrysler at this time. While Chrysler recently inked a deal to have Nissan manufacture subcompacts to sell in South America, that is as far as it goes. "We have an OE ...

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    Carlos Ghosn goes to Russia, returns with a new AvtoVaz
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    Relentless deal maker Carlos Ghosn has never stopped looking for any partnership that would give Renault a plum position in a profitable market. Already close to a Nissan deal with Chrysler working on Renault and Nissan deals in the Middle East, his latest paramour is in Russia. Ghosn has secured ...

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    Lada Niva goes WAY off-road
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gadgets/Russian_Car_Adds_a_Whole_New_Dimension_to_Underwater_Diving'; If the Russian navy ever runs out of resources completely, perhaps it can retrofit a fleet of Lada Niva 4x4s to serve as a last-ditch coastal defense force. I mean, ...

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    Posh Russian community bans Russian made cars
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    Russia sure has a knack for offering up the most offbeat automotive news. For even more proof of this, look no further than Zolotye Klyuchi 2 (Golden Keys) housing complex. This complex caters to the well-off in Moscow, and has banned Russian-made cars from its community. Management at the Golden ...

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    Russia's Deputy Prime Minister admits Russian cars have no "viable future."
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    The list of great minds and technological marvels that Russia has gifted the world is most impressive: Sikorsky, Sputnik, Hind, Mig, Ivan Drago (the bad guy in Rocky IV). The fact is, though, that none of those names have to do with cars. The list of automobiles that the Russians have foisted on ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Lada C Concept
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    click above image to view more high-res photos of the Lada C ConceptThough Lada is the punchline of many jokes outside its native country of Russia, the brand run by AvtoVAS has plans for a major export operation that could see more of its cars sold all over Europe, perhaps even in the U.K. ...

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    Video: [Eastern] Bloc rockin' beat: Lotus tunes Lada
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    Though we're not sure how old this is, we figured that you would enjoy another installment of those crazy blokes at Top Gear, this time taking a hapless LADA Riva 1.5E and throwing the nutters at Lotus Engineering something approaching a blank check. In two weeks time, they turn the 35 bhp ...

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    Russia's LADA set to take on BMW, Alfa Romeo and Chevrolet
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    Like most Russian automotive projects, this has been a long time coming -- Russia's (in)famous LADA cars are finally nearing their racing debut in the World Touring Car Championship. Like the Yugo, early LADAs had a few "quality issues." So much so, that they became the subject of ...

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    Russian domestic auto industry gets a boost
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    Reuters reported Wednesday that Russia's largest automaker AvotVaz and its second-largest bank VTB have teamed up to implement a $4-5 billion dollar automotive "mega-project" to produce new engines and cars.AvotVaz, home of the infamous Lada brand, is trying to capture a bigger share of ...

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    Video: Top Gear has Lotus tune Lada
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    Though we're not sure how old this is, we figured that you would enjoy another installment of those crazy blokes at Top Gear, this time taking a hapless LADA Riva 1.5E and throwing the nutters at Lotus Engineering something approaching a blank check. In two weeks time, they turn the 35 bhp ...

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