Vadim Shevtsov confirmed that in 2021 the Ulyanovsk automobile plant plans to produce new car, which technical characteristics will not concede to legendary SUV Prado. We offer you to learn more about when we will see the first photo of the new domestic SUV class when the model will go into production and will appear in showrooms USA, as well as what may be the price of the car taking into account its manufacturer’s high level of equipment and functionality.
The new platform
Zavala that the new UAZ 2021 will be similar to the well known domestic SUV Prado, Vadim Shevtsov makes it clear that the novelty will be constructed on a completely new frame platform to produce cars in 4 body styles: SUV, monocab, pickup truck and van.
In recent years, the company UAZ is only two, the parallel development of a new SUV:
- “UAZ Patriot-2021” the project, involving a deep modernization of a familiar model;
- UAZ-3170 – brand new mid-size crossover, about which almost no information how the work is progressing very slowly due to financial difficulties of the company.
Most likely, speaking about the novelty of the coming year, Shevtsov has a view of is the project “UAZ Patriot-2021”, because the new car will have a unified platform with robust spar frame, which should unite it with other members of the family of new domestic SUV. According to the top Manager of Sollers in the line in addition to the SUV will definitely be LCV and pick-up.
Externally, the new UAZ 2021 will get a significant change in the size and style in General, and, according to designers, will have more similarities with the Prado than with the previous version of the Patriot. Over development of the concept of the design of the specialists of the Center of the style FGUP US, and the project of technical modernization proposed in Spbpu.
Although the photos presented in the online – only guesses about how it will look new UAZ Prado in 2021, it is known what changes are planned by the designers. Most likely it will be:
- new grille that should make the car more safety (what could not boast of an old UAZ);
- completely different head optics;
- new bumper, giving the car a more aggressive look;
- the change will receive the tailgate, which will remove the spare tire (took into account the criticism of the current owners of the Patriot).
To count on radical change of the punch body panels not worth it, because the company is going through hard times, and each new molds for the production of facial body parts can cost from $ 1 million. As for the tailgate, it is known that the form for its production are already exhausted and in any case must be replaced in the near future.
The idea of creating UAZ close to Prado, is not new. In 2000 at the Moscow motor show was presented a prototype experimental 3162Т with all wheel drive. And powertrain 5VZ-FE and transmission that was borrowed from the Land Cruiser Prado J90.
The interior of the new UAZ Prado – a mystery and, most likely, the manufacturer will not rush his presentation, possibly extending the intrigue and 2021, until the official premiere of new items.
Since the primary task of the designers was to increase the level of security, we can assume that the cabin will be the most modern systems of passive and active type.
Experts believe that the market will release new UAZ in several variants of interior upholstery (depending on the vehicle). Colors definitely will include classic shades, although it is possible that domestic SUV will appreciate the two-tone version or with bright accents of contrasting stitching or inserts.
The main novelty, which attracted the interest of all, even more than the photo advertised UAZ 2021 release with the exterior of the Prado, was the new powertrain, announced Shevtsov. To equip the SUV with engines ZMZ plan, the development of which was attended by engineers of the German company FEV. In the engine range will feature:
- the 4-cylinder aspirated volume of 2.5 liters and output of 145 HP for a budget configuration;
- turbocharged 2.3-liter version to 170 HP for active drive;
- models bi-fuel (gasoline + gas).
However, still a secret what kind of gas equipment you plan to install on a new UAZ Prado and there will be bi-fuel model for 2021. But it is known that all powertrains will meet the standard “Euro-5 and Euro-6”.
It is possible the appearance of the diesel engine. Experts consider these options:
- Ford 2.2 l TDCi Ford Transit;
- Cummins ISF 2.8 l;
- BAIC Yuchai YC4Y 2.2 l;
- Isuzu 2.8 l 4GB1;
- Mahindra mHawk EV 2.2 l;
The issue price
The budget of the project UAZ-2021, which is not even in the photo, is 482,9 million, this means that the development of the Russian Prado, and the organization began production must meet the $ 7.4 million, which is very little taking into account planned changes.
Of that amount 33% funded by state trust grant (60 mln. in 2017, 50 million rubles in 2018 and 50 million RUB in 2020), and 67% UAZ should take from its own funds. The interest of the state is obvious, because on the basis of the new UAZ 2021 can receive the Russian military equivalent of the Prado, which will replace in service the outdated “Loaf” and 469-th model.
According to the contract signed with the Ulyanovsk automobile plant, engineering work should be completed by 30.11.19, and in 2021 should be released at least 1750 units of the new model. Otherwise, the chamber may claim reimbursement of the amounts invested in the project state.
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