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Lada Sales Down in Finland

HELSINKI — Finnish automobile dealer Delta Motor Group decided to stop importing automobiles made by AvtoVAZ because of low demand, Interfax reported Tuesday.

Delta, which had been importing Lada autos since 1971, will continue to service the Russian-made vehicles. Between 1970 and 1980, more than 10,000 Lada vehicles were registered in the country, outselling all other makes.

There was remaining demand only for the Lada Niva (sold in Russia as the Lada 4x4) and Lada 117 STW (Lada Kalina station wagon), however.


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