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New Oka : the left foot has a rest
  Suzuki - OKA

New Oka : the left foot has a rest

this year there will be an epoch-making event for the Russian motor industry: on sale there will be a first domestic car with an automatic transmission. the automatic machine and at the same time and Suzuki engine will be established on minicars VAZ - 11113 Oka the Serpukhov car factory (SeAZ).

Manufacturers Oka - SeAZ and Factory mikrolitrazhnyh cars KamAza (ZMA) intend to increase in the near future total release of the car to 100 thousand a year (now SeAZ lets out about 12 thousand cars, ZMA - 24 thousand) . Meanwhile Autovases, nowadays the unique supplier of engines for Oka it is capable to let out no more than 50 thousand motors VAZ - 11113 in year, therefore situated near Moscow and Tatar factories are compelled to search for foreign suppliers of power units.
under data the Businessman ZMA tends to the Yugoslavian engine of manufacture of factory Zastava (this motor equips a minicar of Fiat Cinquecento let out in Poland). SeAZ wants to use the engine of Suzuki blocked with an automatic transmission.
Serpukhov Oka becomes the first domestic car with the automatic transmission, accessible to the mass buyer (limousines ZIL collected manually it is not counted). The price of new updating Oka will not exceed $4500. That is Oka in the best complete set will cost much less the cheapest the Zhiguli Also does not leave for a side of the market niche. Factory workers promise that Oka with the automatic machine will go on sale this year.
while SeAZ will sell intermediate the version Oka - with automatic electromagnetic coupling. In the car of such design the driver should switch transfers manually, but the coupling pedal is absent - it is replaced with automatics. (The similar scheme last years Audi and Saab apply, for example.) And such car to the buyer only on $300 more expensively the base version which costs $3300 will manage. Orders on to Oka - a semiautomatic device some Moscow dealers of SeAZa accept from this week.
in any sense naturally what exactly SeAZ began the first to introduce on the cars the automatic machine and a semiautomatic device as in the factory production program the appreciable part is made by hand-operated cars for invalids. automatic machines in that case - that is necessary. Simultaneously the automatic machine sharply raises appeal of the city car in the opinion of the usual buyer.
it is no wonder and that Oka it has appeared range for introduction of technical novelties. The low price does by its most probable candidate for a role of really national car (unlike the car for middle class With what, on a plan of founders, should become VAZ - 2110 and the Muscovite - Svjatogor ). to Oka it is possible in considerable quantities not only to make, but also to sell. And the abundance of various inexpensive updatings is in this case serious help.

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