The Zaporizhia Automobile Building Plant, or ZAZ, is to start assembling Mercedes-Benz buses,

board chairman Nikolay Evdokimenko announced. Equipped with Mercedes engines and transmissions the 36-seat are to be built for sale in Ukraine and for export. In a larger joint venture with European manufacturer, ZAZ is assembling 10,000 Arkana coupe-crossovers for Renault.