How and why Russian AvtoVAZ found a replacement in France

9 октября, 2021 от arto Выкл

On the pages of the newspaper RU, an article with a shocking name appeared: «We arrived! After 5 years, AvtoVAZ will not have their own cars. «! Our channel decided to sort out the situation. Journalists of the publication, based on the presentation Renaulution of January 14, S.G. It is argued that in just 5 years all Russian cars manufactured at the factory will become modified Franco-Romanian models.

The practical implementation of such an extraordinary solution provides for the association of the Lada brand with the Dacia Romanian brand. The combination of engineering developments will be implemented within the framework of the French Renault Groupe. What happens why everyone so excited the coming process? It turns out that in the plans at the Renault Guide for AvtoVAZ in the future, there is a complete refusal of its own platforms that are now used for Lada Vesta models, Granta, Niva.

The promising model range of AvtoVAZ, as well as the Romanian Dacia will be built on a single universal platform CMF-B.

Experts of the Analytical Agency Avtostat are not pleased to believe that such reformatting of domestic autohybage, as well as a complete refusal of its own developments, can lead to negative consequences. The disaster zone is not only localization and blow to domestic suppliers, but also a complete loss of a country of any competence in the field of passenger automotive industry.

In fact, Renault plans to carry out the process of merging the two of its brands, Lada and Dacia, completing the formation of a single subordinate structure. This decision was voiced as part of the renaulution presentation. The document defines the exact date when the union is completed — 2025. It is by this deadline that both stamps will have a single CMF-B modular platform.

And all new cars will be released only on it. Today AvtoVAZ is only preparing for the release of new models on the French platform. And in Romania at the Dacia plant in Pitesti, the new models of Dacia Sandero and the Logan of the third generation are already available from the autumn. And Sandero, according to the end of July, became the most popular car in the European market, overtaking even VW Golf.

Nevertheless, a clear answer to the question, which will be with our Russian cars (Lada Vesta, Granta, Niva Legend / Travel) after creating such an association, there is no response to the presentation. However, he slipped the information that they would remain in the model line, as the leaders of AvtoVAZ do not intend to cut the bitches on which they are sitting. After all, cars on the French platform will rise in price. The head of the Concern Nicolas Mor voiced the level of the price of Million, and a million two hundred thousand for new LADA.

There is such a statement in the presentation of the strategy: to reduce the number of types used types of body types (from 18 to 11) and, at the same time, increase the release of cars, bringing their number to more than 1 million per year! True, everything lies in detail — on two automakers.

If you look at the history of AvtoVAZ relations with French auto giant, then you can trace the gradual (since 2007) integration of its more powerful Renault. Today, many areas of the domestic plant are deeply integrated into the Global Production and Business Processes of the Renault Groupe Group.

Supplies of many auto components are established: body parts, components and units, components both on AvtoVAZ and in the opposite direction to the factories in Romania and Turkey. Unified engineering structures are formed, procurement processes are combined.

The leaders of Renault Groupe argue that the CMF-B platform will provide LADA major advantages in the near future. First of all, due to the active introduction of the most advanced technologies in the auto industry, as well as production scaling.

At the same time, specialists and leaders of the Russian enterprise are unanimous in their opinion: the main task is to continue its own transformation. Only so can be maintained competitiveness and provide the possibility of producing high-quality, modern cars!

However, there is an opposite opinion.

«Does our officials do not understand what the enterprise, in particular, and the whole Russian auto industry threatens the likely rejection of their own platforms?! After all, it is not just a step back, but almost a complete loss of everything that has been accumulated by the years and decades engineers, scientists and specialists of past generations? » Such a question is given by the automotive expert S. Ifanov. And with him, professionals and many Russian motorists are agreed.

The specialist asks to pay attention to the fact that it is the platform that is the basis, a key part of a modern car. And world autocontracens for the development and implementation of advanced innovative platforms spend up to 10 billion US dollars (and sometimes more!). True, here arises snag. Lada Granta and Lada Vesta, designed on domestic platforms, are sold within 100-150 thousand pieces annually. To repeal investment in the development of a new platform, cars should be sold by millions of circulation. And on the Russian market and markets of neighboring CIS countries there are no such possibilities.

At the moment, all that remained from the once powerful and mighty (albeit cluming) Russian automotive industry is just a model Lada: Vesta, Granta and Niva.

Unfortunately, the refusal of its own developments will be completed not only by the loss of numerous manufacturers and suppliers of spare parts and other autocomponents. In fact, it is a complete collapse of everything worked with decades, even in Soviet times.