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A large three-row crossover, expected to appear this year, was demonstrated to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin during the ceremony to launch full-cycle production. Like other Moskvich models, the G8 is a Chinese JAC, namely JAC Sehol X8 Plus. It is larger than the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro and comparable to the Hyundai Santa Fe, and differs from other Muscovites in its massive radiator grille with integrated two-level optics.

“Moskvich 8” will not only be the largest car in the Russian brand’s lineup, but also the most powerful: it is driven by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that develops 174 horsepower and works in conjunction with a seven-speed robot. Front-wheel drive only. The start of production is expected to take place in October-November 2024.

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In one of the new photographs, you can see in detail the interior of the new product: it will not have the usual gearbox selector, but on the front panel there is a single panel that combines two screens – a digital “tidy” and a touchscreen for the multimedia system. The diagonal of each display is 12.3 inches. The “eighth” will have wireless charging for the phone, all-round cameras, and the ability to connect to a smartphone via the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto protocols.

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As for Moskvich’s transition to full-cycle production, this means that from now on the plant carries out not only direct assembly, but also welding and painting of bodies. Due to this, logistics costs will be reduced by a quarter. A robotic welding equipment system was installed at the enterprise and 490 new jobs were created.

Before the official launch of full-cycle production, more than 70 test machines rolled off the production line and successfully passed all the necessary checks.

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