Moskvich celebrates its birthday

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The plant began operating in 1930

November 6, 2023 marked 93 years since the launch of the Moscow enterprise, which today again produces passenger cars under the Moskvich brand.

It all started with the resolution of the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR on the construction of an automobile plant in Moscow, issued on September 2, 1927. In fact, construction of the plant began in August 1929, and already on November 6, 1930, the enterprise, located at the intersection of the Moscow Circular Railway and Ostapovskoe Highway (today Volgogradsky Prospekt), began its activities. The first products of the plant were Ford A cars and Ford AA trucks, assembled from American components.

Moskvich
Moskvich

Moskvich celebrates its birthday

Today, the Moscow Automobile Plant “Moskvich” is located at Volgogradsky Prospekt, 42, building 36, and the company’s office is located on the street. Kozhevnicheskaya, 14, st.5. In May 2022, the plant became the property of the Moscow government, which manages it through Technology Development Center LLC and Zelenograd Special Economic Zone JSC.

In the first half of 2023, the Moskvich plant produced more than 11,000 cars. It was planned that by the end of the year production volume would reach 50,000 vehicles, including 20,000 electric vehicles. In 2024, it is planned to double these figures, as well as launch a full body production cycle, including welding and painting.

The plant produces the Moskvich 3 and Moskvich 3e crossovers, as well as the Moskvich 6 liftback.

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