Bo Andersson lured former top manager of AvtoVAZ to Uzbekistan


Alexander Bredikhin, a former top manager of AvtoVAZ, has become the new marketing director for Uzbekistan’s national automaker UzAuto Motors. Bredikhin was lured to Tashkent by Bu Inge Andersson, who headed the Volzhsky Automobile Plant in 2013-2016, and since 2021 has been the Chief Executive Officer of UzAuto Motors.

56-year-old Bredikhin worked at AvtoVAZ in 1984-2021. Since 2003, he held senior positions in the marketing management system of the auto giant, under his leadership in 2004 the first rebranding of the Lada dealer network took place. The last position of Bredikhin in the Russian company was the general director of the service and sales network Lada-Service (2017-2021).

Bredikhin’s attraction to the position of Marketing Director means that Andersson is going to make the main stake in the development of UzAuto Motors on increasing the export of cars to Russia.

UzAuto Motors plans to start serial production of new generation Chevrolet Tracker compact crossovers from July 2022. In December, the enterprise produced the first two copies of the model in a full-cycle test mode (with welding and painting of bodies).

The Uzbek-made Tracker will be equipped with a 1.0-liter petrol turbo engine with 125 hp. in combination with a 6-speed “automatic” and front-wheel drive. The length, width and height of the car are 4270, 1791 and 1627 mm, respectively, the wheelbase is 2570 mm. The ground clearance is 161 mm, the average gas mileage is 5.5 l / 100 km. The Uzbeks also plan to master the production of a 4.5-meter budget Chevrolet Onix sedan.


Source: Российская Газета by rg.ru.

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