Russia’s Avtovaz plans to resume production of Lada Granta from June 8 By Reuters

© Reuters. A Lada Granta car is displayed at the 2018 Moscow International Auto Salon in Moscow, Russia August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

(Reuters) – Russia’s top carmaker Avtovaz said on Friday it would resume production of its best-selling Lada Granta model from June 8, after partially halting production in March due to a shortage of electronic parts because of Western sanctions on Moscow.

French auto giant Renault (EPA:) struck a deal in May to sell its majority stake in Avtovaz to a Russian science institute, reportedly for the symbolic sum of just one rouble, with a six-year option to buy it back.

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