Russia revives Moskvich auto brand after Renault leaves

The assets of the Russian company Renault become the property of Moscow. At the same time, 67,69 percent of AvtoVAZ shares will belong to the state unitary enterprise FSUE NAMI, the rest of the concern will be retained by Rostec.

At the same time, the mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin, promised to keep most of the staff and localize the production of the vast majority of automotive components in the Russian Federation. KamAZ will become the main technological partner of the enterprise.

Along with this, the Moscow mayor announced plans to revive the Moskvich car brand. At first, cars with an internal combustion engine will be produced, but over time, the plant will switch to the production of electric vehicles.

Moskvich cars were produced from 1930 to 2010, after which the production of brand cars was discontinued due to bankruptcy. Since 1998, the plant has been taken over by Renault.

On March 23, Renault stopped producing cars against the background of a special operation of Russian troops in Ukraine. One of the options for the further activity of the plant was the sale of Renault's stake in AvtoVAZ to a Russian investor. At the end of April, information appeared about the transfer of shares of FSUE NAMI.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 16 May 2022 13: 14
    To please the Russian mass consumer, the new "Moskvich" should start producing a small diesel passenger-cargo owner's car. To accommodate 5-6 people, it could take up to a ton of cargo with a slight rearrangement in the cabin and was an all-terrain vehicle (with a load on 2 axles).
    1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
      greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 16 May 2022 15: 07
      And you don't have to drive...
  2. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 16 May 2022 17: 15
    in addition to Renault, the remaining assets of the French should be confiscated by Auchan, Leroy, Danone, and others in order to compensate for the arrest of 22 billion gold reserves of the Russian Federation by paddling pools.
    and what to produce is not a problem. NAMI made Aurus, and now you can make "copies" of its nodes and its platform, but on a smaller scale, for the class D class, and develop models based on them
    1. faiver Offline faiver
      faiver (Andrei) 16 May 2022 19: 33
      NAMI made Aurus

      - laughing , well, you compared a pancake, you need a massive inexpensive car in the price category of at least up to 500 thousand rubles, here even the door handles from Aurus do not roll ...
  3. viktor goblin Offline viktor goblin
    viktor goblin (viktor goblin) 16 May 2022 17: 59
    The motors were better than the Zhiguli ..
  4. the Muscovite was famous for its simplicity - supposedly it could be repaired with a single wrench and pliers. but in general it did not have much popularity, no!
    1. Victorio Offline Victorio
      Victorio (Victorio) 17 May 2022 11: 42
      Quote: BoBot Robot - Free Thinking Machine
      the Muscovite was famous for its simplicity - supposedly it could be repaired with a single wrench and pliers. but in general it did not have much popularity, no!

      car is like a car. the thesis is simply out of fashion now: the simpler the better
  5. Human_79 Offline Human_79
    Human_79 (Andrei) 17 May 2022 07: 40
    New production, new projects, etc. - same what expanse for theft! You don't need a new car. This is how much money you need to invest in its development, and then its "promotion". And in order to recoup all this, the car must be either very expensive (for the elite) or very cheap (for the "others"). The elite doesn't need him .... he doesn't need it! The rest - people have little money now. Therefore, sales will clearly fail! Better deal with dealers!