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The Ministry of Industry and Trade has expanded the list of domestic cars that are recommended for priority use by state and municipal employees. According to Interfax, it now includes 14 brands and 40 models: the list has been expanded to include the Russian-Chinese crossover Xcite X-Cross 7, which has returned to the Lada Largus assembly line, as well as light commercial vehicles from the Gorky Automobile Plant.

The updated list includes GAZelle Next, GAZelle NN, Sobol and Sobol NN, Xcite X-Cross 7 and Lada Largus. In addition to them, officials are recommended to use Lada Vesta, Vesta SW Cross, Granta, Niva Legend, Niva Travel, Moskvich, UAZ (including Bukhanka) and Sollers, Evolute and Amberauto electric cars, as well as Aurus and Citroen assembled in Kaluga for official trips.

The list also includes purely Chinese brands whose cars are assembled in Russia: Haval, Kaiyi, BAIC and SWM.

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Officials have begun to be “transferred” to domestically produced cars, following the order of President Vladimir Putin, which he gave almost a year ago. The head of the Russian Federation noted that “all officials in the country should drive domestic cars” in order to benefit the Russian auto industry.

AvtoVAZ assured in March that there would be enough Ladas for all officials. And in September, full-scale production of the Lada Aura should begin — a “long” version of the Vesta with an increased comfort interior, which was developed as a replacement for the usual foreign cars. Departments have already begun to receive such business sedans: the Ministry of Finance, for example, noted that they are “no worse than the BMW 5 Series.”

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