10 Moscow International Automobile Salon

Moscow International Automobile Salon

Posted on August 29, 2016 by marina

A homepage of the Moscow International Automobile Salon stipulates that it’s The most long-awaited and spectacular event for manufacturers, professionals and fans of the cars. Well, let’s check!

Within the first day of the motor show, there were held a several presentations of new cars, in particular, LADA, Hyundai, Geely, DFM, Changan, the Larte Design and Ravon.

In comparison with the previous auto shows, this year, under the impact of the crisis on Russian market, the amount of panelists declined markedly, almost a third of the area was occupied by the Museum of retro technology and advertising.

If two years ago for the motor show there was allocated about eight halls in two huge pavilions, now all people wishing to take part in the exhibition fit only in three rooms located next door. Despite the fact that one of them was fully occupied by Mercedes.

In Hall 14, guests are greeted by Ravon and Avtovaz located opposite each other.

The manufacturer of passenger cars “AvtoVAZ” presented six new models, including a brand new lime green Lada X-Code.

Lada X-Sode Concept is a car that is designed to demonstrate the possible development of a lineup Lada and show a new design concept (the words of a president of automaker Nicolas Mora and a carmaker Lada designer Steve Mattin).

According to the representatives of the company, the car concept provides a number of potential solutions, including the use of turbo and all-wheel drive transmission and telematic Lada Connect platform. The latter makes it possible to control the vehicle systems via smartphone, and in the future use of the car cloud services.

Apart from Lada X-Code Concept, at the stand of “Autovaz” there was presented a new version of manufactured Vesta and X-Ray vehicle, and the version of Lada Vesta SW.

Cross Concept is a version of the off-road wagon, as well as models of Vesta and X-Ray from the upgraded Sport version.

All-terrain version of Vesta, Lada Vesta Cross, is to go into production in September 2016.

Like other cars Cross version of Vesta, line, the sedan increased clearance between the bottom of the car and the road and weather-cloth from unpainted plastic.

Capsule-drone “Shuttle” is a joint development of KAMAZ and NAMI and is a cross between a small bus and electric vehicle.

This drone minibus with polnoupravlyaemym chassis running on the electric motor. Salon is designed for 12 passengers (six seats and standing places). At first, use the “Shuttle” is possible in closed areas of airports, business centers, science cities, etc., but with the development direction of unmanned vehicles in Russia “shuttle” may be a taxi-drone which passengers could call through the app in their phones.

Bauman students presented the cabriolet “Crimea”, based mainly on young people.
And one of the main advantages of “Crimea” is its low cost, which should not exceed 600 thousand rubles.

“More than 30 people worked on the car,” said one of a cabriolet creators group Inessa Karzhaneuskaya. “The assembly, development, testing. Each person was responsible for their area”.
This model, says 24-year-old Muscovite, has an excellent handling, and during the road on mountain serpentines of Crimea, on the road to Simferopol where the car drove on the testing, Inessa even dozed off next to the driver – that smoothly it was in turns.

The company FAW introduced crossovers Besturn D60 and X80.

Crossover Besturn X80 will cost in Russia from 850 000. The car will get a 2.0-liter 142-horsepower engine, which will be aggregated with 6-step Manual transmission or 5-step Automatic transmission Aisin.

The new SUVs of Chinese brand will appear on sale during September.

The starting price of one more new car from the FAW – compact crossover FAW Besturn D60 – will be on the Russian market approximately 500 – 550 thousand rubles.The car will be powered by gas engine 1.6 liters capacity of 102 HP and a mechanical 5-speed gearbox.

The company Geely introduced five new products, three of which will be available within the next year to the Russian market.

One of the main news from Geely there became a sedan Emgrand GT.
The car is equipped with a petrol turbo engine capacity of 1.8 liters of 163 HP working together with a classic 6-step automatic transmission.

The new sedan from Volvo V90 Cross Country is not available for sale in Russia (cars cost from 3 million Rubles will come only in the first quarter of 2017), but everyone was already in a hurry to take a pre-order.


The Chinese firm DFM showed dancing before presentation of a new A9.

As part of the MIAS-2016 the Chinese company Dongfeng presented six new models, including sedan A9 DFM, minivan DFM 370, crossover AH 3, and others.

Sedan DFM A9 is the first model of the premium-class from Dongfeng Motor Company. The car was created on the basis of the new platform Alliance Peugeot Citroën. Under the hood there is a 1.8T engine with a return of 20HP. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission combination. 

Military SUV Warrior CTJ102 is used as a vehicle for carrying out military operations of special forces troops and Airborne Forces.

Five-ton, four-wheel drive Chinese “hammer” can accelerate to 120 km/h (74 mile/h) and is equipped with tires that provide movement in a deflated condition at a distance of 30 km and the fuel tank is protected with overwhelming of explosions material.

Hyundai decided to focus on only one of its novelty – Creta. The model went on sale about three weeks ago, but in that short time has already set a record – about 3 thousand contracts to purchase. At Creta Koreans have high expectations: due to that car they plan to grow in the second half of the year winning 10.5-11% of the Russian market.

The Iranian group “Iran Khodro” chose to return to Russia. Its representatives have a three models — Soren, Dena, Runna.
IKCO Sales Director told us that the flagship in our market must become a model of Dena. In Iran it is proposed for the 7th. dollars, and for Russia, taking into account the cost of transport price will be around 10 th. dollars. However, IKCO found no dealers in Russia, wishing to engage in the sale of its products.

Sport prototype BR01 of LMP2 class was created for participation in endurance racing Russian company “BR engineering”
This year’s crew of SMP Racing consisting of Vitaly Petrov, Kiril Ladygina and Viktor Shaitar won on a prototype third level in the legendary BR01 Marathon “24 hours of Le Mans”

Ravon company introduced a new generation of Russian public car Ravon Nexia R3, which, in essence, raised Chevrolet Aveo which was available in the mid-2000s. However, we got a budget option – from September 1, it can be purchased for 419 thousand rubles in the basic version and manual transmission. Maximum speed with an automatic transmission will cost from 569 thousand rubles.

Fans of Uzbek automobile industry can now purchase Ravon R2. As stated by the manufacturer, it is the most affordable car with automatic transmission on the Russian market with a price tag of 389 thousand rubles. Outwardly Ravon R2 is a copy of the Chevrolet Spark departed with the domestic market concern General Motors.
And in November, they will begin selling Ravon R4 — a twin brother of Chevrolet Cobalt, so that we can talk about a kind of return to GM in Russia. Car cost is not yet known.

The stand LARTE Design introduced a new tuning package for the Mercedes GLS.

In addition to new cars, they offered snowmobiles, ATVs, different types of tuning and airbrushing.

The ideal car for traveling in Russia.

The ones who in love with  bikes there were also something to look at.

A very large area was allocated for the exposition of retro art from the museum of Vadim Zadorozhnyi.

There was something to see.

Restorers of cars buy junk.

*I’ll buy a motorcycle before 1945 year of issue*

Whether the boat, or SUV.

Rather, two in one.

Unlike many major automakers, Mercedes-Benz company did not ignore the Moscow Motor Show. German premium brand occupied the whole pavilion of the Expo Centre in the capital showing the Russians both familiar models and absolutely new ones.

Tuning studio Brabus presented a modified Smart Fortwo and Forfour. All Smart cars were equipped with retuned sport suspension and improved electronic stability system. Design changes were minimal: novelties are equipped with modified bumpers, wheels and diffuser.

Also, vehicles equipped with new exhaust system with two tailpipes.

S400 4MATIC Coupe

Mersedes-AMG S63 4MATIC.

For the first time in our country has been demonstrated “charged” version of the new e-class, the main competitor to BMW X 4-GLC 250 4MATIC.

Dealers started taking orders for crossover Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe in June 2016.

The most affordable gasoline version of the GLC 250 4MATIC in “special series” is estimated at 3 660 000 rubles, and most expensive diesel car GLC 250 d 4MATIC Sport worth of 3 890 000 rubles.

G500 4×4 SUV.


Attention to details.

V250 Exlusive, V-class elongated 4×2 Service AMG.


Cabriolet S63.

Armored Mercedes Maybach S600

AMG Mercedes PETRONAS F1 W07 Hybrid, PU106B Hybrid engine.

4-liter AMG V8 Biturbo for S63 coupe.Mersedes AMG G 63

Sorry, could not resist

The exhibition runs until September 4, entrance fee 500 r.


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10 Responses to “Moscow International Automobile Salon”

  1. Papa Karlo says:

    A Lada is a Lada is a Lada. Nothing will ever change that.

  2. Papa Karlo says:

    Vaz means Volzhsiy Avtomobilnyy Zavod – Volga Automotive Factory.
    Now traditionally automotive plants in Russia (with just one exception that I know of, ZIL) are named by the city they are located.
    VAZ located in Togliatti (named after a worthless Italian scumbag, by the way), so the plant should be called TAZ – Togliattinskiy Avtomobilnyy Zavod.
    So why is it VAZ then? Because TAZ means “a washbowl” in Russian – which exactly what a Lada is!

    • Ball Breaker says:


      Feel better now?

    • Rashomon says:

      Good to see that Russia is making their own cars again, and look pretty competitive.

      We know that’s something traumatic to you, “Karlo” boy. At least back in your far away, 1930’s dimension.

  3. Vagner Pontes says:

    Ok, I would too.

  4. Griffin says:

    I love the last picture :)

  5. Knight2 says:

    Great article. love your site! Thank You.

  6. dukeb0y@hotmail.com says:

    No Fords?

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