How the Russian Motor «pulls» Renault


The new Russian eight-flaped motor with the VAZ-11182 EVO index is actually a new engine. The overall resource of the power unit is now 200 thousand km instead of 160 thousand km in the 87-strong predecessor of the VAZ-11189 model.

In the Russian automotive press, they already talked in detail about the technical characteristics of the motor, about his trap, about which nodes and parts are used in the engine, which allowed to improve its indicators. But almost no one noted such a feature that

And it is not by chance. Apparently, the Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi approved the modernization of the motor, as Renault considers the use of this power unit on the basic version

Today, the new motor is installed on the updated Lada Largus. And this is also not by chance. Most likely, the case is in the subject, in case of possible «children’s» diseases. As already announced, until the summer of this year, the new power unit will appear on Granta. And goes into the next Granta generation, which was noted on the Renaulution presentation, held on January 14, this year., Build on the CMF-B Alliance platform, on which new Dacia Logan / Sandero-III of the third generation has already been built.

Recall that on the third-generation cars Dacia (Renault) Logan / Sandero today are installed — atmospheric 1.0 SCE (65 hp) and turbo engine 1.0 TCE (90 hp). It is clear that with such a motor gamma, the new generation of popular budget Renault in Russia expects a failure. The 65-strong engine is too low, and the domestic motorist has no confidence in the domestic car lithuan. All together, this will lead to the market failure of a new generation of budget Renault Logan / Sandero families. This is probably aware of Renault Groupe, because they will try to try on domestic development. In this class of cars, competition from the Hyundai Solaris / Kia Rio couple and the German Czech pair Skoda Rapid / VW Polo. Therefore, no sense to take competitors the Russian market from Renault is not.

If we return a few years ago, you will find that the former leadership of AvtoVAZ also made a strategy for the development of an enterprise that has passed under the control of the French company. In particular, another four years ago it was known that the Alliance Renault-Nissan does not prepare programs for the modernization or development of a line of 16-valve vazov engines — a volume of both 1.6 liters and 1.8 liters. Then they counted the evolution of these power units unpromising. They had to complete their life cycle and gradually go and replaced with Franco-Japanese engines. At the same time, the project of the VAZ Turbomotor volume of 1.4 liters and a hybrid transmission was stopped, which was developed in conjunction with the English company Ricardo.

In that last technical strategy of AvtoVAZ, the only VAZ engine (VAZ-11189), which shone a longer life cycle was an eight point of 1.6 liters (87 hp), which was planned to be upgraded into the VAZ-11186 EVO engine with new blocks of block and block Control.

Strong brand — strong motors

For more than two months, after the presentation of the Renaulution development strategy, a separate section was devoted to the domestic brand Lada and its perspective, as well as the integration of the future business unit «Dacia -Lada».

After many publications, which filled out the automotive Internet, our channel found such an informational vacuum. It concerns the development of the engine line of the French concern and its subsidiaries, including Lada. In addition to one voiced thesis: the number of power units for the upcoming period in Renault should decrease with 8 existing engines of engines up to 4. That’s all information on the engines. In principle, such an approach in voicing the strategy is legitimate: the strategy is the general provisions leading to the achievement of certain purposes. Well, the goal has clearly formulated the head of the Renault Luka De Meo concern — profit growth. On this question, it will be necessary to stop in more detail.

As you know, the motor production is running motor production, designed to release one million domestic VAZ motors and 300,000 foreign Renault engines per year. This is a huge industrial potential, about the fate of which in the presented Renaulution strategy and the following performances of the top management of the company and materials on this topic practically nothing is said.

A few years ago, the work on a promising car Lada 4×4 Vision in the X-style designer of Steve Mattin’s designer in different words is promising Lada Niva. And then it was decided that as the basic for this promising SUV will be developed by Nissan

True, then this power unit turned out to be too expensive due to the presence of a large number of imported parts and nodes. But if you remember the chronology of events, on October 10, 2017 AvtoVAZ announced that she stops the release of LADA cars with foreign power units. Then the former generation Lada Largus changed the 102-strong Renault K4M unit on a 106-strong domestic sixteenthly gauge VAZ-21129 (106 hp). VAZ motors were cheaper, which was the result of the devaluation of the national currency after the Crimean sanctions.

And now, with regard to the most powerful motor, which is also painted in the engine compartment of the promising SUV LADA 4×4, whose teaser lit up in the presentation of Renaulution in the future LADA section. We are talking about the engine H 5HT TCE 150 with a volume of 1.33 liters. Some time ago, rumors were actively agreed in the car press that this power unit will produce in AvtoVAZ.

Let us explain, today this motor of Franco-German development is already installed on more than 16 thousand cars Kaptur and Arkana. Even with the fact that this motor will appear under the hood of a more popular DUSTER model, and in perspective and new Niva (Lada Niva 4×4) and even other LADA models of a sharp increase in the needs in this motor will not be on the part of Russian assembly sites. For the organization of some significant amounts of its release on the territory of the Russian Federation, serious investments are needed and for the localization of nodes and parts for it. Even a promising Lada line and the existing Renault will provide a need for even one hundred thousand such aggregates. And this fact of low demand may not recoup in the investment. Today, this motor in the Russian Federation is delivered from Spain.

Thus, after all, with the Lada time, you will have to go to the Renault -Dacia aggregate base. Not today, not immediately. So far, we have a good example of the localization of the H4M atmospheric motor, for which the heads of the cylinder block are also produced and actually blocks, and these good motors find their decent place in the motor line of cars both Renault and Lada. There are also vazov engines, and in the new Lada Granta, built on the CMF-B trolley we will see them, and in the new Lada Niva. According to the author, the youngest will be the vazov engine of 1.8 liters. Yes, and the release of Lada Vesta strategy promised us until 2025 inclusive. So, the entire existing engine line will continue during these five years.

Nevertheless, at an interesting time, we live — observe the stories of change on the largest domestic automaker.