Russian gas will be produced by the "recipe" Chrysler
Concern German-American Daimler Chrysler will sell equipment and various equipment from the factory assembly Heights, of Michigan, the East Coast Trading Company (ECTC), an intermediary exporter based in U.S., final destination following to be Russian manufacturer Gorky Automotive Works (GAZ). Equipment was used to produce models Chrysler Se bring and Dodge Stratus, which will be replaced in production this year. GAZ is the second car producer in Russia, with an annual capacity of 250,000 units travel, minivans and trucks, and owns approximately 18% of new car market in Russia. Its main product is Gazelle Volga minivan or Sobol. Gas was established in the former USSR, in 1929. The company started building cars and trucks in 1932, the plant in Nizhniy Novgorod, and is currently the oldest car producer in Russia. In March 2005, Daimler Chrysler announced it would invest 278 million dollars in Heights Assembly factory for refurbishment. Thus, the factory will have new equipment for the assembly of new generation Chrysler Se bring and Dodge Stratus.
A date with the purchase of manufacturing equipment, gas will receive and production rights in Russia, CIS, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. This license will enable GAZ to manufacture and sell under its own brand cars have as a starting point platform group class Chrysler. GAS can change the name of these cars and to intervene with some style changes (facelift). Also by this Agreement, GAZ will buy, for several years, 2.4-liter engines produced by Chrysler in Mexico. Propulsive will be used in some models of class products in Russia and other CIS countries, and the Volga and Gazelle models.