1 January 1970
As it was previously reported, this May Izh-Avto car factory resumed production of Kia Spectra sedans and Kia Sorento crossovers. Back in 2009 the production was put to a halt due to the financial difficulties of the Izhevsk based car plant, but according to the contracts signed the factory was still in need to deliver a large number of CKD kits. On the whole, this summer Izh-Avto assembled 800 Sorento and 1.700 Spectra cars which were available for sale from the official dealers all around the country. Now the production facilities of Izh-Avto will be mainly used in order to assemble Lada Granta sedans.