On May 18, 2023, the ceremony of summing up the 2022/2023 KHL season was held inMoscow. The season was marked by successful partnership of “AVTOVAZ” JSC and KHL,resulted in production of the special hockey LADA NIVA Travel KHL version and setting upof a series of special events for fans.At the end of the season, a certificate for the LADA NIVA Travel KHL was handed over tothe best “sniper” and “shooter” of the regular season, striker of the SKA hockey club DmitryYashkin. Captain of the “Washington Capitals” Alexander Ovechkin, invited as specialguest, handed over an individual award to the hockey player.AVTOVAZ also handed over the special hockey LADA Niva Travel KHL to AlexanderOvechkin in appreciation for his outstanding achievements and personal contribution to thedevelopment of Russian and world hockey.
From May 16 to June 30, 2023, the LADA Fleet Road Show, a unique regional exhibition series of all up-to-date LADA models and LCVs based on them, is being held in 10 Russian cities.The event is held in LADA dealerships. Each city invites representatives of regional government and corporate clients to present the LADA model range and new modifications of brand LCVs and medical and social aid vehicles.On the LADA Fleet Road Show exhibition are presented following models: LADA Granta Prima van,LADA NIVA Kub (8-seat van based on the LADA NIVA Legend), pickups based on LADA Granta andLADA NIVA Legend, as well as bi-fuel LADA Granta CNG, etc.Irkutsk has become the first city to receive new samples of commercial and medical and social aid vehicles. The exhibition will further go to Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Surgut, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Kirov and Yaroslavl.AVTOVAZ Sales Director Vitaly Osipov: “Currently we are observing interest growth in commercial LADA modifications. These are affordable and reliable cars to perform social tasks for small and medium businesses. Last year LADA took more than 90% of market share in the compact commercial vehicles segment. By developing LCV lineup, offering both universal and special-purpose cars, we intend not only to strengthen our leadership, but also to significantly increase sales”.
On May 15, 2023 the LADA sales raised beyond 100K mark that was 8K cars more compared to the sales plan for that date. A 100-thousandth car became the LADA Granta sedan. It was sold in Moscow, which is the most capacious region for the LADA brand.LADA Granta has been the bestselling car both among the LADA brand and on the Russian market. Around 70% of LADA sales accounts for these car family. At the same time, AVTOVAZ production program is changing: LADA Vesta production output is planned to be increased and daily Granta and Vesta assembly rate will be leveled out. Maksim Sokolov, President of “AVTOVAZ” JSC: “In spite of ongoing sanctions pressure and everyday component shipments risks AVTOVAZ confirms its plans to produce 400K cars in 2023. In May we introduced a two-shift regime on the LADA Vesta assembly line, which will enable to increase car production output in the coming months. AVTOVAZ team and its partners are constantly working to ensure stable car production putting consistently high quality level as priority”.