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Telegram channel “Autopotok” drew attention to the fact that the company “Automotive Technologies”, which at the end of March this year restarted production at the PSMA Rus plant in the Kaluga region, registered the Rosva Motors trademark and a logo for it – the corresponding document appeared in open FIPS database. It can be assumed that the new name Rosva Motors will be used for the legal entity and the enterprise, and cars will continue to be produced under the Citroen brand.

At the Kaluga plant “Automotive Technologies” they produce a single model – the Citroen C5 Aircross, the components for which are supplied from China. The crossover is equipped with a 175-horsepower 1.6 THP gasoline engine, developing 175 horsepower, which works in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Such a car costs 4,299,000 rubles and is covered by a warranty of three years or 100 thousand kilometers, whichever comes first.

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A month after the restart of production in France, an investigation was launched into how, under the conditions of sanctions, Russia managed to establish the production of Citroen cars. The publication France Info came to the conclusion that “industrial piracy” is taking place, but Citroen does not want to spoil relations with China, and a legal battle with Russia is futile in the current conditions.

Stellantis claims that it has “lost control” over the plant, and the Russian-assembled Citroen C5 Aircross and the Citroen.ru domain allegedly have nothing to do with the global automaker. French journalists admitted that it is impossible to establish who exactly is behind the Automotive Technologies company.

Previously, other owners of factories abandoned by foreign companies registered new trademarks and logos. For example, AGR, which owns the former Hyundai plants in St. Petersburg and Volkswagen in the Kaluga region, came up with the Agron brand and a logo for it. And the Automobile Motor Society, which manages the ex-Volvo Trucks plant, showed a new logo consisting of the letters AMO, where A and M are enclosed in a circle.

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