Russia’s Best Automaker (Lada) Hit By way of Automotive Paint Scarcity

In a go back to the outdated Soviet days, vehicle makers in Russia are giving vehicle shoppers restricted alternatives: white or black, and every so often darkish inexperienced. Oh neatly, they nonetheless have potatoes.

As western sanctions proceed to hit the Russian economic system, shortages have change into increasingly noticeable. Automaker AutoVax, which produces the Lada, will simplest produce automobiles in black or white, and the Lada fashion Niva is simplest to be had in darkish inexperienced. Lada is now the #1 promoting car in Moscow, for the primary time since 2009, as western producers have left Russia.

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Russia’s peak carmaker is dealing with a vehicle paint scarcity, restricting colour choices for car-buyers to white, black and darkish inexperienced, Vedomosti trade newspaper reported Monday.

Representatives of AvtoVaz informed the newsletter that its flagship Lada fashions had been to be had in white and black as a substitute of the unique six to 8 colours since overdue 2022. Its Niva fashion is simplest to be had in darkish inexperienced.

The reported scarcity marks the newest instance of sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine impacting the rustic’s automobile business.

Professionals say Russia’s scarcity is hampered by means of low-quality overseas replacements and the near-absence of home automobile paint makers, which make up 5% of the business, with Western sanctions forcing Eu suppliers to droop trade.

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