Avtovaz to produce snowmobiles
Director of Svettekservice, Oleg Petinov, confirmed to Vedomosti that his company had developed the model for Avtovaz which was funded under a 1.5 million rouble grant from the innovation fund of the Samara region.
Igor Burenkov, communications director for Avtovaz said that 3000 laid-off employees from Avtovaz were transferred to the subsidiary. According to the company, the vehicle can be used in winter as a snowmobile and in summer as a tractor.
The price of the new snow vehicle will not exceed 60,000 Roubles and will be equipped with a 6 liter pp and will have a maximum speed of 20km/h. Other national makes like the Buran and Taiga have much larger engines and can reach between 55-90 km/h.