Will the new "Patrick" become an alternative to "Pradik" – it will become known in three years.
On the eve it became known that the new UAZ "Patriot", which is called the "Russian Prado", will go on sale in 2022. The cost of the SUV will be about 1.5 million rubles, so you should not expect the most modern technical solutions from it. However, still something he and Toyota Land Cruiser will have in common.
Firstly, when developing the “Russian Prado”, the manufacturer relies on reliability, and as you know, Toyota cars are one of the most reliable in the world. Developers paid attention to both functionality and size. It is these qualities, along with an affordable price, that are critical for the Russian consumer.
The new UAZ "Patriot", like the real Prado, will remain a frame SUV. It also became known that he will receive a fully galvanized body that will not rust. It is reported that the car will be able to boast of a new engine, but there are no clarifications about the power plant.
The Russian Prado will keep the gearbox from the Patriot – both mechanics and an automatic will be offered, including the Punch Powerglide 6L50, which just recently went on sale. The SUV will have independent suspension at the front and a semi-independent spring type at the rear. This should make the new Patriot one step closer to the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in terms of handling.
As for the appearance of the “Russian Pradik”, it is known that UAZ will focus not on aesthetics, but on safety, due to which it will reach a new level in the automotive industry. It is noted that the front of the car will become less traumatic for pedestrians, and the rear will be left without a spare wheel.
It is hoped that with the launch of the market in 2022, the new Patrick will not disappoint the Russians, because the price of 1.5 million does not look promising. It is worth noting that the cost of the “naked” Toyota Land Cruiser Prado in the “base” is 2.5 million rubles, and about 4.4 million will have to be paid for the top version.