ASTANA – Kazakh SaryarkaAvtoProm and GM Uzbekistan recently signed an agreement to cooperate on production of the new model of Nexia R3 of the Ravon brand. The companies are in the final stages of preparation to produce the cars using the large-block assembly (SKD – semi knocked down) technology in Kostanai, according to the press service of AllurGroup.
It is planned to produce 3,000 cars per year in Kostanai at the initial stage. The producers plan to make up to 7,000 cars per year in the future. The sales of Ravon Nexia R3 will be carried out using the dealer networks of AllurAuto and UzAvto Asia.
Ravon Nexia R3 is the facelifted Chevrolet Aveo sedan, which was presented in 2016. It is available with the 1.5-liter petrol engine having 105 horsepower paired with the 5-speed manual or the 6-speed automatic transmission. The original Chevrolet Aveo is a small car produced from 2002 till 2011 by Daewoo. It was sold in 120 countries under seven brands: Daewoo, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Ravon, Holden and Suzuki.
Preceding model, called Daewoo Nexia, was extremely popular in Kazakhstan. Approximately 500,000 cars of the model were produced and part of them found buyers in Kazakhstan and are still used here. The model was popular for construction simplicity, reliability and maintainability and became the first car for many locals. Taxi companies often chose the model as well. Management of SaryarkaAvtoProm and GM Uzbekistan hope that the new model will be as popular as the previous one.
AllurAuto is a group of automotive companies established in 2003. Today, the group is the manufacturer and official distributor of SsangYong, Chance and Iveco. It is the official dealer of Suzuki Motor Corporation and Mitsubishi Motor Corporation as well.
GM Uzbekistan is a joint venture between Uzbek UzAvtosanoat, with 75 percent of shares, and the U.S. General Motors, with 25 percent of shares, for the manufacturing of automobiles. It is situated in Asaka, Uzbekistan.