Manturov did not rule out that Chinese cars will be produced at the former Mercedes factory.
MOSCOW, February 23 – RIA Novosti. The production of new cars in the Russian Federation is now planned to be implemented in the format of a joint venture for most projects, it is possible to manufacture Chinese cars at the Mercedes factory, which the Avtodom dealer wants to buy, Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov and the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation told reporters.
“Today we have a common approach to designation of production sites at automotive enterprises for almost all projects, with the exception of Haval (where production is carried out directly under the Chinese brand), to create joint production, so production will be organized in this organization with the participation of our foreign partners – in this case, our Chinese colleagues. But the final decision has not been made yet,” he said.
Earlier on Thursday, the newspaper Izvestia, citing sources, reported that the Mercedes factory in the Moscow region could start producing Chinese premium Hongqi cars, and Avtodom, a potential buyer of the company, is now considering this possibility.
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