The war in Ukraine means that an old car brand that no one has heard of for a long time is now being dragged out of oblivion.
Those who have lived for some time may shake their head in recognition of the name “Moscovich” (a Moscow resident), and there are cars with that name that will now be produced at the old Renault plant in Russia, according to reports. Reuters.
This happens after Renault sold the majority of the Russian automaker AvtoVAZ earlier this year.
– The auto industry has seriously stumbled this year, but I still hope that we can launch the Moskvich plant in December with the help of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, it was reported, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin told the Russian news agency Interfax, it was reported. to me Reuters.
According to the Swedish car website motorsportsThe cars will be built using Chinese technology.
Production will start in December and the goal will be to produce 600 cars this year. 200 of those will be electric. Next year, the goal is 50,000 cars.
What kind of car it will be, and what it will look like, is not yet known.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused the country’s auto industry to decline technologically. Before the summer, AvtoVAZ developed a strong Abstract version of Lada Granta in production.
This new version lacks airbags, ABS brakes, stability control and emergency stop mechanisms on the seat belts.
Nor should it be able to meet modern exhaust gas requirements.
This is a very backward step, said David Ward, head of the Global New Car Assessment Program, which works to advance vehicle safety around the world. NBC. It has also gained momentum in social media.
However, the last Moskvitch model was the Moskvitch 2142, and it was produced between 1997 and 2002, according to Wikipedia.
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