Car "Ivan Kalita"

Today we will speak about the already forgotten Russian car, which appeared in the late 90s. This model AZLK got the proud name "Ivan Kalita".
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In the late 1990s, Moskvich, which was already experiencing difficulties, decided to create an expensive and prestigious car with a view to purchases from the capital’s government. Presented at the 1998 Moscow Auto Show, Ivan Kalita was a version of the Prince Vladimir sedan, but with new lighting technology (in fact, the standard lights were simply covered with decorative covers) and a massive grille, in addition, it was longer than Prince Vladimir ".
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The main focus was on equipping the cabin: a new front panel, leather seats, air conditioning, a radio tape recorder, powered seats, even a refrigerator - all this was unusual for the Muscovites.
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The choice offered two engines "Renault" of two liters capacity of 113 or 147 liters. with. and a five-step "mechanics". There was even a version with all-wheel drive, it had an index of 2144, the front-wheel drive cars had the designation 2142.
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Length: 4910 mm
Wheel base: 2780 mm
Rear track: 1426 mm
Front track: 1446 mm
Weight: 1300 kg
Acceleration to 100 km / h: 12.9 (10.5 seconds)
Max. speed: 170 (187 km / h)
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The price of "Ivan Kalita" was transcendental - about $ 35,000. For this money it was quite possible to buy a decent foreign-made car, not to mention the fact that this model was almost 10 times more expensive than the standard "Muscovites."
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Naturally, the demand for the car was virtually absent, and the Moscow Government purchased only one small batch of sedans. "Kalita" piece released until the closure of the plant in 2001.
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