The production of cars of the Lada Granta family was suspended on July 22-23 due to a shortage of Bosch electronic components, a representative of AvtoVAZ told Vedomosti. Then, in the period from July 26 to August 15, the company goes on a corporate vacation and will not produce cars at all. “We were planning a corporate vacation, and we are going on it. Each year these are the same dates – the last week of July plus the first two weeks of August. Lada cars will not be produced at all AvtoVAZ sites at this time, ”the company representative explained. Thus, the production of the Granta family will resume only after 25 days.
Lada Granta is the leader of the Russian market of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCV). According to the Association of European Businesses (AEB), 71,208 such vehicles were sold in the first half of 2021 (this is more than 8% of the market). This is 43% more compared to the same period of 2020. The second place in the top model of the market for the first half of the year is occupied by Lada Vesta. Sales of this car rose 34% to 57,031, according to data from the AEB. All in all, AvtoVAZ sold 200,219 vehicles in the first half of the year (+ 51%). Granta remains the cheapest car both in the AvtoVAZ line and in the entire Russian market. Prices for the model start at 532,000 rubles.