Serial production of "Moskvich 6" has begun. What expensive equipment is equipped with, by Sergey Bulanov for Avtopark. 09.04.2023.
Mass production of the sixth model, the C-class liftback, began at the Moskvich plant. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and General Director of PJSC KAMAZ Sergei Kogogin announced the start of the mass assembly.
"Moskvich 6" is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, configurations with CVT and DCT transmissions are possible, power - 136 and 174 hp. In the combined cycle, fuel consumption is about 8 liters per 100 km.
“It turned out to be a very dynamic car with an economical engine,” says Maxim Klyushkin, project manager of the plant. “An excellent acceleration indicator - the car will reach a speed of 100 km/h in just 8 seconds.”
Expensive configurations of a new domestic car are equipped with a 360-degree camera and a panoramic electric sunroof.
The maximum speed of the new car is 170 km/h. The liftback is designed for five passengers, including the driver. However, the rear rows of seats fold down, and this allows you to increase the volume of the trunk by about four times. “This is the peculiarity of the body,” notes Anatoly Kalitsev, an expert on the product of the Moskvich plant. “In the liftback, the rear door rises along with the glass, this gives us a good large opening to a good large trunk - 540 liters are added to its volume.”
The plant declares three complete sets - "Standard", "Comfort" and "Prestige". They will differ in some exterior details, such as wheel sizes, as well as additional options. For example, the base includes an audio system, air conditioning and a multimedia screen. It has the ability to connect to smartphones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto protocols. All options will have smart safety systems: cruise control, which is set to maintain a constant speed, anti-lock braking, hill start assist, anti-skid system and many other useful features.
In more prestigious trim levels, air conditioning has been replaced by climate control, where everything is regulated without the participation of the driver. The most interesting details of expensive variations are 360-degree cameras and a panoramic electric sunroof, which, by the way, is also in Moskvich 3. "The interior is also well equipped," Anatoly Kalitsev continues, demonstrating a feature of the interior, a display on the control panel.
Screen diagonal - more than 10 inches. With it, you can control the main systems of the car, turn on ventilation, and set a number of settings. For example, set any of the three levels of steering sensitivity, get data on tire pressure," adds Anatoly Kalitsev.
Four cameras are installed along the perimeter of the body. The image from them is transferred to the screen. On the right side of the screen, a top view of the Moskvich is displayed - the on-board computer combines individual images into a single 3D picture.
Thanks to this functionality, maneuvering in tight streets or in the courtyard of the house will be not only comfortable, but also safe.
Future buyers of the car "Moskvich 6" will be able to choose one of five colors: white, red, blue, gray and black.
According to its characteristics, "Moskvich 6" is included in the same segment with such popular foreign cars as Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla. On the one hand, a Moscow car can beat them in price: according to experts, the sixth model will cost around 2 million rubles, while competitors will cost hundreds of thousands more.
The sixth "Moskvich" can gain popularity both in carsharing and among young families with children. The first sales of the new car will begin in October.
At the same time, several Chinese models from BAIC, FAW, Chery enter the Russian market in the same segment. They may be cheaper, but not as powerful as Moskvich. The plant believes that the new car will be in high demand in taxi car sharing, most likely it will occupy the "Comfort +" niche. Among private potential buyers, spouses with children can pay attention to the sixth model: the car is great for urban family trips. According to Sergei Sobyanin, sales will begin at the end of October.
I note that while this "Moskvich" is not completely our development, it is an adapted copy of one of the popular JAC models. However, the city authorities believe that the enterprise, after the departure of the former Renault operators, has already fully recovered its feet.
“The year of Moskvich’s struggle for survival showed that the plant is winning,” said Sergei Sobyanin. “A year ago, there were empty workshops here! Now 26,000 cars have already been produced, we have gone through a period of changes in all logistics. New configurations, new technologies, new machines . Overcame sanctions pressure and competition from other manufacturers."
At Moskvich, cars are still assembled from large units. At the next stage, the plant will switch to small components, while the share of Russian spare parts will gradually increase to a maximum. In addition, the plant is preparing to start assembling the new Moskvich 5 and Moskvich 8 crossovers.
26 cars have been produced at the Moskvich plant since the restart of production.
In parallel, the company continues to work on creating its own technological platform. It is expected that in 2025 Moskvich will launch the production of a completely domestic car in both gasoline and electric versions. Right now the plant is preparing for the transition to the next stage of modernization. At the end of the year, small-scale assembly will begin, the plant will also assemble power units and brake systems. The share of Russian components will reach an absolute maximum.
In total, since the restart of production at the Moskvich plant, more than 26,000 cars have been produced. Of these, 3.5 thousand are electric crossovers, the rest are gasoline. Approximately 10 thousand cars have already been delivered to dealerships throughout Russia. In 25 largest cities of the country, including St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Kazan, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Simferopol, 55 Moskvich showrooms successfully operate: they sell and service cars. This year, dealerships will open in 34 more cities.
Now "Moskvich" confidently takes fourth place in sales of crossovers. Moskvich cars are also actively used in car sharing services. In addition, they are located in the parks of federal and city departments, including the Ministry of Health of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Russian Guard, the Federal Penitentiary Service, Rosreestr, the Center for Traffic Management, the State Institution "Administrator of the Moscow Parking Space".