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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Production Halted

HELSINKI, Finland -- Production of the Western European version of Russia's Lada automobile has been halted due to poor sales.

"It simply wasn't selling in Europe,'' Juhani Riutta, chief executive officer of Valmet Automotive, the car's assembler, said Wednesday.

Production of the cars -- trade-named Euro-Samaras -- began in 1996 at Valmet's assembly plant in Uusikaupunki.