MOSCOW - Russia's Avtovaz said on Wednesday it had produced 294,737 Lada cars in 2009, and reiterated plans to step up output to around 446,000 this year. In January, the car maker -- which has been hard hit by Russia's first recession in a decade -- plans to produce around 15,300 cars. (Writing by Toni Vorobyova; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)