OREANDA-NEWS  State Research Center of the Russian Federation FGUP NAMI has started the production of a pilot pre-series lot of special vehicles on the basis of a single modular platform. Within the first stage of the project, it is planned to create the production facilities based on FGUP NAMI, designed for a volume of 150-200 cars, including in the specification, some of which will go on sale at the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. New cars will be presented in the sedan, limousine and minivan bodies, informs the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The second stage involves the production of a commercial series of cars with a volume of 5000 units per year, by using large-scale production capacities of partner enterprises. "The newest developments underpinning the Unified Modular Platform, without exaggeration, will largely determine the future of the Russian automotive industry and its positioning on the world stage.

On the one hand, we are creating a modern design school based on the most advanced technologies and approaches to design. On the other hand, we are entering a new premium automotive segment. Separately, it should be emphasized that one of the main objectives of the EMP project is the creation of competencies in the development, as well as the development of component base production, " - said the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, Denis Manturov.