Moscow. December 18. The first prototype of the car “Procession” created for transportation of the first persons of the state, will appear in January 2016, pre-party will be transferred to the FSO at the end of 2017, Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov journalists on Friday in Vladivostok.
“Nothing is frozen. (Budget financing) reached RUB 3.7 billion as planned, it is. All plans are not just valid, they are implemented. In fact we will be already in January the first prototype. No one will show. The suspense must be maintained until the end. We first pre-production batch should be at the end of 2017 FSO ship, respectively, at the inauguration will see,” said the Minister.
Earlier it was reported that the development and production of domestic cars on the basis of a single modular platform that ensures the creation of vehicles for transportation and support of top officials, is estimated to be 8,051 billion rubles. The corresponding purchase from a single supplier was placed by the Ministry of industry and trade in late November on the public procurement portal. It is anticipated that the contract will be executed by 31 December 2016.
The project is implemented by order of the government dated 6 February 2014. The main task is to develop a modern platform, parts of which domestic automakers could include in the design of the machines. Approximately 5% of the total volume of produced vehicles will have special vehicles for top officials.
It was also reported that Sollers will produce cars on the platform “Tuple” at the facilities of “Ulyanovsk automobile plant”. In addition there will be organized the production of several lines of cars of premium and business class.