This was during a visit to Kiev said the Ambassador of France in Ukraine Etienne de Poncin, reports UKRINFORM.
“The possibility of the project implementation (we are talking about the resumption of production of Lada cars – ed.) but this crisis forced the company Renault, which is really looking at this opportunity to slow down and stop its implementation. The fact that now the entire global automotive industry is in a very difficult position, and this will probably affect the prospects for the implementation of this project. However, it remains on the agenda and a decision will be made in accordance with the situation, ” commented Etienne de Poncin.
As reported, from January 2017 Lada is a brand of Groupe Renault, the French manufacturer, represented in 135 countries.
In comments to UKRINFORM representative of UkrAVTO Corporation (which includes ZAZ) Dmitry Sklyarenko said that now at Zaporozhye automobile plant is expected to reduce staff.
“Unfortunately, the situation in the automotive industry on a global scale, due to the impact of the pandemic, forcing all manufacturers to go on compulsory measures. Measures, which primarily provide an opportunity to adapt to a new reality: a decline in demand. Zaporizhia automobile plant is no exception, and this step, like downsizing, is inevitable, ” said Woodrow Wilson.
As previously reported, the production of passenger cars in Zaporizhia stopped in 2018.