New car models from the Russian automaker Avtovaz

New car models with less need for imported parts

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Russian carmaker Avtovaz announced on Thursday that it would build new models of cars with fewer imported parts to do its best to repair its supply chains, a day after Renault announced it was suspending its plant in Moscow.

Avtovaz, which is controlled by Renault, said it did everything it could to protect the jobs of 40.800 employees and that its goal was to meet all its obligations, including export contracts.

"Work is being done to replace some important imported components with alternatives," the company said in a statement.

"The company is also preparing some special editions of some LADA models with less use of imported parts. these will be available to our customers in the coming months ", he added.