How Much Did The New “muscovites” Cost In 2001: Let’s Plunge Into The Past

Automobile plant “Moskvich” went bankrupt almost 20 years ago, however site of the enterprise still works! Moreover, the portal even has a section where you can get acquainted with the market prices for cars as of September 2001. Interestingly, the price quoted here includes both VAT (20%) and sales tax (5%).

At the beginning of the 2000s, the enterprise produced the Svyatogor model, moreover, in several body types (sedan, hatchback, pickup and van). The line of power units of the car was represented by a 1.6-liter VAZ engine, a two-liter Renault, as well as 1.7 and 1.8 liter engines produced by the Ufa Automobile Engine Plant (UZAM).


Note that the Moskvich-21412-136-01 “Svyatogor” with a 1.7-liter UZAM engine was considered the most affordable model of the enterprise and, according to the price list published on the website, it cost only 115,800 rubles. At the same time, for “Svyatogor” with a French engine, the plant already asked 158,200 rubles.

From 1998 to 2002, the plant also produced Moskvich-2141 Yuri Dolgoruky hatchbacks. According to the official price list, this model cost from 144,000 to 183,300 rubles. In parallel, the Moskvich-2142 “Prince Vladimir” was assembled here. For a single-wheel drive version they asked from 154,500 rubles, and for an all-wheel drive – 212,250 rubles.

In the period from 1999 to 2002, the assembly of the Moskvich-2142 Duet coupe was set up at the Moscow Automobile Plant. In the basic version (with a 1.6-liter VAZ engine), such a two-door cost 138,700 rubles.

In the same years, the Moskvich-2142 “Ivan Kalita” was produced here. This sedan was equipped with a two-liter Renault engine and was offered in both front- and all-wheel drive versions. In the first case, the cost of the model was 510,000 rubles, and in the second, 574,400 rubles. It was the most expensive car of the company.

Yury Dolgoruky


In addition to the price list, on the website of the bankrupt plant, you can find a plate with prices for additional equipment. According to the information published in it, the power steering for Muscovites was offered for 21,500 rubles, and seats with an improved design – for 7,500 rubles.

For 12,500 rubles, a power package was available for cars, which included electrically heated and electrically operated mirrors, electric lifters for all doors, electric door locks and an additional set of wires.

Other options include foglights (R 959), Krista alloy wheels (R 5 800), leather interior for the Prince Vladimir model (R 25 000) and air conditioning (R 50 300). At the same time, the most expensive additional equipment was the Clarion video system, estimated at an impressive 335,369 rubles.

Note that the assembly of Muscovites at the enterprise was completed in 2001, and a year later the production of spare parts was also curtailed here. In fact, the plant was already “dead” then, but it was declared bankrupt only in two thousand and six and only then was it finally closed.

Ivan Kalita

See also: What they did not do on the basis of Moskvich-2141: amazing and rare modifications

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