Lada to ex­port new cars to Cuba again

Regina Leader-Post - - DRIVING -

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.

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