- Established - 1966
- President - Igor Komarov
- Headquarters - Tolyatti, Russia
Lada is the trade name of AvtoVAZ, the Russian car manufacturer formed in 1966 in conjunction with Fiat. Renault currently owns 25% of the company, making it part of the Renault-Nissan group.
The company was formed as a collaboration between Italy and the Soviet Union, and a new town called Tolyatti (named after the Italian Communist Party leader Palmiro Togliatti) was built around the plant on the banks of the Volga River.
Lada sponsored Aldershot FC prior to the club going bust in 1992.