Renault, which owns AvtoVAZ, stops selling the Lad4x4 SUV in Europe. According to the Spanish edition Motor.es, this is due to the tightening of environmental standards.
In the European Union, the average carbon dioxide emissions of all new cars sold should not be more than 95 g / km. If the norm is exceeded, the car manufacturer is obliged to pay a fine at the rate of 95 euros for each extra gram of CO emissions2 for every car sold. From 2020, this rule applies to new products that are just entering the market, and from 2021 it will apply to all models.
Gasoline aspirated 1.7 with 83 hp Lad4x4 releases 216 grams of CO2 per kilometer. That is, for each Renault copy sold, the European Union will have to pay a fine of 11 495 euros (885 thousand rubles), while the cost of the model itself is 11 990 euros (923 thousand rubles). To avoid falling under multimillion-dollar fines, the French company is curtailing sales of the Russian SUV in Europe.
- The last batch of Lad4x4 arrived from European dealers in March 2020. As soon as all the cars are sold out, the model will leave the market.
Among European countries, Russian SUVs are most popular in Germany. Lad4x4 Urban was recently bought by former Formula 1 and DTM Touring Car Championship driver Ralf Schumacher, the younger brother of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher. He modified it and now uses an SUV to transport a trailer with his own brand of wine.