Russian car manufacturer created a new “sanction proof” vehicle to avoid international boycotts of the war in Ukraine.
Lada will launch its Granta Classic Sedan, made entirely from Russian components. There is no anti-lock brake system, modern seatbelts, or satellite navigation.
After Vladimir Putin‘s invasion in Ukraine in February, Russia’s heavily import-reliant auto industry suffered a severe blow.
Manufacturers are unable to access high-end technology from overseas because of rising costs.
Lada, owned by Avtovaz parent company, claims that the car is the most affordable on the Russian market, at 675,900 rubles (PS9,500).
This will be claimed to ease the pain caused by Russian inflation, which has spiraled since February.
After the invasion, Avtovaz had to close its Togliatti main manufacturing plant and was forced to pay just 1 rouble (1p), for Renault’s 67.7% share.
It was purchased by a Russian research team.
Maksim Sokolov, Avtovaz’s new boss, stated that “Today, after an extended stop, Avtovaz resumed vehicle production.
“We must continue to produce the most affordable and popular cars on the Russian market. They don’t depend on the shortage of imported components.”
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