Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Production of the Soviet-era Moskvich car relaunched in Russia on Wednesday at a former Renault factory.

The relaunch comes as Russia strives for a self-sufficient economy as the country’s finances continue to be choked by sanctions and other ramifications of its invasion of Ukraine.

The cars should be available to buy in December, Kamaz said in a press release. Reports say the car design will be Chinese, and be very different from the original Moskvich. 

The Moskvich car brand was a source of pride for Russia’s capital between 1946 and 2001, with the name translating to “Moscovite” or “native of Moscow,” but the cars’ popularity faded after the fall of Communism and the Soviet Union. The manufacturer was then declared bankrupt in 2006.

1 comment:

  1. I knew a few people who drove them. They were absolutely awful cars.