Lada to export new cars to Cuba again
The Russian automotive manufacturer AvtoVAZ will soon be exporting Lada vehicles to Cuba again. The brand had sold cars to the Communist country up until 2005, and these new versions will be sold to taxi and car rental companies, the brand said on its website.
AvtoVAZ will ship 344 Lada Vesta Sedans and Lada Largus Cross models, a “multi-purpose vehicle,” to Cuba for January 2018, as stated in an AvtoVAZ group press release.
Car and car-part imports on the Caribbean island were prohibited shortly after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, though certain Russian brands — such as Lada — had been allowed for Communist party use and public transit.