Sales of the new urban crossover "Moskvich 3", whose mass production launched today, November 23, will begin in December. The car will be sold in Moscow and the Central Federal District, Interfax reports with reference to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The crossover is equipped with a petrol turbo engine (1.5 l, 150 hp, 210 N•m) with automatic transmission CVT or 6-speed manual transmission. The Ministry of Industry and Trade also expects to start producing electric cars this year. By the end of the year, the plant plans to assemble 600 vehicles - 400 vehicles with internal combustion engines and 200 electric vehicles. In the future, the production of electric cars will become a priority.
The Russian assets of Renault passed into the state ownership of the Russian Federation in May. After the Renault Russia plant was transferred under the control of the Moscow government, the city authorities announced the resumption of production of the Moskvich brand. The Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to establish assembly processes in the near future with the involvement of local suppliers by the end of 2023.
On the consequences of 2022 for the Russian car market - in the publication "Kommersant" "Breaking into Parts".