The Moscow Automobile Plant is preparing to expand the range of cars produced by the Moskvich 6 sedan. It will become the second model of the brand after the Moskvich 3 petrol and electric crossovers, the production of which started at the end of 2022. Sales of the “six” will begin in the third quarter of this year. There is no official data on prices and trim levels yet, but the source code is already known.
“Moskvich 6” will be produced by SKD, like the first cars of the lineup. The basis of the novelty will be the 2021 Sehol A5 Plus, manufactured by the Chinese automaker JAC. The car is a C-class sedan in a liftback body with a length of 4780 mm with an axle distance of 2770 mm and a ground clearance of 140 mm. Trunk volume is 540 liters, which can be increased to 1650 liters by folding the rear seats.
Possible characteristics and prices
It is not yet known how Moskvich 6 will differ from the Chinese version. For the domestic market, Sehol A5 is equipped with a 1.5-liter TGDI turbo engine with a capacity of 184 hp. With. and a torque of 300 Nm. The transmission is represented by a 6-speed 6DCT robot with two clutches. The car received such a power unit after restyling its predecessor JAC J7. It is possible that the Russian version will receive the previous version of the engine with reduced power (150 hp, 210 Nm) complete with a six-speed manual transmission or CVT.
If you focus on the standard equipment of a Chinese car, then Moskvich 6 will receive rich equipment. Sehol A5 Plus has driver assistance systems for driving and parking, EBD, ABS, tire pressure sensor, central locking, heating package, cruise control, LED headlights. The cabin has 4 airbags, climate control, a rear view camera and a multimedia system with a 10.4-inch screen. The price of a sedan in the minimum configuration in China starts at 98,800 yuan, which in terms of rubles is equal to 1.140 million rubles. Taking into account the experience of forming prices for Moskvich 3 for the Russian market, we can safely double this figure and expect the price for Moskvich 6 to start from 2 million rubles.