The Association of Russian Automakers would like to congratulate you with the opening of the Moscow Off-road Show.
The big country which expands practically in all climatic zones, setting the task to provide accessibility of the population into any of its corners, must have a developed and hi-tech production of competitive cars.
The history of such production development in Russia serves as a bright confirmation. At first – skis and caterpillars on serial equipment, than – special all-wheel drive passenger vehicles. One may list many models, names of chief designers and plants.
Today it is possible to see, try at a test drive and to choose a car meeting one’s requirements and opportunities at the project we are opening.
I wish you all success, good luck and wellbeing.
Executive Director of the Association of Russian Automakers
Let me express sincere congratulations with the beginning of the Convention!
In Russia, due to its specific geographical location, various climatic conditions and, unfortunately, off road terrains, all wheel drive cars have always been much in demand.
At the very beginning of the automobile market development, in the first quarter of the last century, vehicles for Russian conditions were equipped additionally with caterpillars and skis. But there was a limited quantity of such cars.
Today the market offers a huge number of motor vehicle models for the most various operating conditions meeting the most exacting requirements of consumers.
We would like to hope that the opening event will help participants in finding new consumers, and will help guests in choosing a vehicle model meeting their requirements.
May you have good luck and bright off-road adventures!
President of the Russian Automobile Dealers Association
The Association of Automotive Engineers warmly congratulates all participants and organizers of the event which is interesting and significant for all connoisseurs of all-wheel drive cars.
Desire to design and put into commission a car which implement the best way the opportunities on any type of surface irrespective of a season, always was and remains to be one of the key challenges of any car maker.
The Soviet and Russian engineering school on development and production of all-wheel drive motor vehicles is one of the best in the world.
The unsurpassed passability of our all-wheel drive equipment demonstrated in the most fierce conditions of various armed conflicts, and in victories of our racers on national vehicles in the most complicated sports competitions serve as a convincing proof to it.
For many years such competitions were automobile cross-countries which were held in different regions of the country in the conditions of spring and autumn off road terrain, and also on the sports truck of the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute (NAMI) Testing Centre (Dmitrov). Today these are multi-day international marathons testing for endurance not only people but also equipment in the conditions of heavy competitive struggle.
We do hope that with improvement of the economic situation it will be possible to organize such competitions again, and on their results we shall be able to define the best all wheel drive vehicle of the year in field conditions and, of course, to award prizes to the winners of the Convent and Test-drive Weekend Moscow Off-road Show.
I wish you success, wellbeing and good luck!
President of the Association of Automotive Engineers