Ministry of Industry has ordered to design a car for the President for 8 billion rubles

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has placed an order for the design and production of Russian-made cars for top officials.
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The vehicle must be created on a single modular platform, which will provide for the production of machines and other persons to be protected. The maximum order value amounted to 8.051 billion rubles.

Order on line car design and launch of the website is placed on public procurement, with a single lot.

The amount of more than 8 billion rubles. Ministry of Industry estimated the development work under the name of "development and implementation in production of domestic cars on a single modular platform that ensures the creation of vehicles for the transport and escort of the first persons of the state, as well as other persons subject to state protection". At the same time the completion of works is scheduled for December 31, 2016.

We are talking about the work on the project "Cortege", which provides for the establishment of national presidential limousine and a whole range of vehicles, including for persons subject to state protection. Within the framework of the project "Cortege" on a modular platform is planned to create not only a limousine for the first persons of the state, but also a sedan, an SUV and minesWen. The latter three models have become relatively widespread. In April 2014 the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that the assembly of SUV on a platform of "motorcade" will Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant (UAZ), owned by Sollers.

Manturov stressed that the mass production of cars in the "tuple" platform can be used by some of the technology of the project "E-mobility", Mikhail Prokhorov transferred at the disposal of the Moscow Central Scientific Research Automobile and Engine Institute NAMI for a nominal fee of one euro.

Head of Industry and Trade also said that in addition to the vehicle's number one project "tuple" provides another two executive cars range, the production of which is expected to make a relatively massive.

"One will be for state officials. Similarly, with the improvements - for the market to be sold en masse. We consider such a project in terms of creating their own series, etc.production. Then the project will be cost-effective and efficient. Platform chassis will be the same ", - said the minister then.

Earlier, in September 2013, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree appointed the Moscow Central Scientific Research Automobile and Engine Institute NAMI sole executor of the state order for "the development and putting into production of" domestic cars for the first persons.

In July 2014 the general director Maxim us Nagaitsev said that creating a sedan project "Cortege" can be used Hardware Mercedes. However, he clarified that the project cars can get together with Mercedes at the plant, which now looks for a German company.

"Options are scheduled. One of the most interesting and unique is the collaboration with the Mercedes, because they are the last of the great German troika, who do not have assembly plants in Russia, and now they decide to choose a platform. Once they are elected, we have with them a preliminary agreement that the assembly capacity mGut be used to build cars, "- he said.

Investment in the project is planned at the level of 23-24 bln., While the budget project shall be about 12 billion rubles. It is broken down into 4 years. Production could begin in late 2017 - early 2018, but the final decision on the choice of site for the production of the sedan and a minivan will be made, most likely after the end of the design. On the sedan production also claims Volkswagen, which already has a plant in the Kaluga region.

Nearly all executive cars used for official needs of high-ranking officials, already available in Russia. Only one of the most popular brands - Mercedes - until now imported from abroad. But in the autumn of 2013. Industry and Trade Ministry has prepared a draft decree banning the supply of equipment for state and municipal needs of cars and trucks and buses produced in countries outside the Customs Union (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan). Selection of public servants may be somewhat narrow, but not for long. Short list of most popular official vehicles of civil servants can be extended awcle Mercedes-Benz W222, which will be assembled in Naberezhnye Chelny.