Vladivostok-based Automobile Industrial Technologies starts production of new Sollers ST6 pickup trucks. The first serially produced vehicles rolled off the assembly line with the Russian Federation Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and SOLLERS PJSC Board of Directors Chairman Adil Shirinov in attendance.
The project of organising the production of pickup trucks in Vladivostok provides for the gradual localisation of these vehicles, in particular by installing engines and transmissions that will be produced by SOLLERS at enterprises located in European Russia. The use of Russian-made electronics is also a priority.
‘Today in Vladivostok we gave the go-ahead to serial production of new Sollers ST6 pickup trucks, and in 2024 the company plans to launch production of another Sollers model as part of a special investment contract (SPIC). SOLLERS Group also plans to expand the model range of vehicles to be manufactured in the Far East. SOLLERS is the leader in the Russian market for full-size SUVs and light commercial vehicles. This is evidenced by impressive performance indicators – in less than a year, SOLLERS Group has launched 5 plants, three of which are carmakers, including the Vladivostok site. Production of car engines has recently been launched in SEZ Alabuga, with funding provided by the Industry Development Fund (IDF) as a preferential loan, while a transmission production project has also been launched at Zavolzhsky Motor Plant. Simultaneously, SOLLERS continues actively working on R&D, also using state support mechanisms for this purpose,’ Denis Manturov commented.
‘Relaunching serial production in Vladivostok and retaining the enterprise’s unique professional team were among our top priorities for this year,’ SOLLERS PJSC Board of Directors Chairman Adil Shirinov said. ‘Today, we have made the first step in the new history of development of this industrial asset by moving into the pickup truck segment, which is one of the most promising in terms of growth potential in the Russian market. Our new ST6 model combines reliability, functionality and comfort to provide a wide range of uses for business, travel and outdoor enthusiasts alike. We expect ST6 to be in particularly high demand among Far East residents, and that is why we are offering preferential terms of purchase in the Far Eastern Federal District,’ Adil Shirinov remarked.
Sollers ST6 is a universal solution for a wide range of transportation tasks. All-wheel drive transmission with reduction gear and high ground clearance allows this vehicle to move confidently on any type of road surface.
Sollers ST6 is available with a choice of gasoline or diesel engines with cubic capacity of 2 litres. The turbocharged gasoline engine develops 176 hp and a maximum torque of 290 Nm. Diesel engine has a power output of 136 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm. The engines meet EURO-5 environmental standards and are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.
All versions of Sollers ST6 have advanced safety systems. The basic package includes two airbags, seatbelt reminder system, ABS+EBD, ESC and hill start assist.
The five-seat pickup will be available for order in Base and Comfort configurations with six color options. The Base configuration includes multifunction steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control, trip computer, audio system, and electrically adjustable side mirrors and power windows, as well as heated front seats and rear parking sensors. The Comfort configuration is complemented by such options as leather trim on the steering wheel and seats, keyless access with push-button engine start, a multimedia system with six speakers and a large touch screen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto system, and a rearview camera.
The cargo compartment measures 1520x1520x470 mm and has special loops for securing the contents. Payload is 820 kg (gasoline engine) and 900 kg (diesel engine).
Prices for Sollers ST6 start from RUB 2.4 mln (gasoline engine version) and RUB 2.5 mln (diesel engine version). Sales of the new pickup truck are scheduled to begin in October 2023. For residents of the Far East, the new vehicle will be available on special terms with direct discounts amounting to RUB 150,000.