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The new model of the capital brand will be the large SUV Moskvich 8, which will appear in October of this year. This is reported by Izvestia with reference to the press service of the Moscow automobile plant. The “eight” is the Chinese JAC Sehol X8 Plus with other nameplates, comparable in size to the Hyundai Santa Fe. It is equipped with a 1.5-liter engine with a capacity of 174 horsepower in conjunction with a seven-range “robot”.

“We plan to start sales in October,” the Moskvich press service reported, meaning there are about three months left until the premiere. Earlier, the Moskvich 8 was found on the brand’s website in the list of models with the note “coming soon.” Almost immediately after that, it disappeared, but now it has reappeared under a different banner – “new.” The crossover is also on the banner on the main page next to other models – the petrol and electric Moskvich 3 crossovers and the Moskvich 6 liftback.

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The crossover with index 8 will be the largest model of the brand. Its length exceeds 4.8 meters with a wheelbase of more than 2.8 meters. The 1.5 engine is the only option, as is the robotic gearbox. The car has only front-wheel drive. The seven-seater cabin has a cluster with two 12.3-inch displays and a compartment for wireless charging.

Meanwhile, in Naberezhnye Chelny, they are going to produce Moskvichs on gas. The company “RariTEK Holding” will convert about a thousand cars to methane, the cost of which will be higher than usual by 120,000-130,000 rubles.

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