16 Nov 2017 13:15

Uzavtoprom, Volkswagen plan to set up assembly of Amarok pickup trucks in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT. Nov 16 (Interfax) - JSC Uzavtoprom and Volkswagen AG have concluded an agreement to set up production of Amarok pickup trucks in Uzbekistan, a source in Uzavtoprom told Interfax.

The document was signed this week as part of Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdullah Aripov's visit to Germany.

Volkswagen Amarok pickup trucks will be assembled using knock-down kits at Uzbek-German joint venture (JV) MAN Auto-Uzbekistan. The project is scheduled to be implemented in 2018-2019; its cost and production capacity has not been disclosed.

A JV MAN Auto-Uzbekistan spokesperson confirmed plans to produce Amarok trucks and also said that Uzavtoprom has signed an agreement with MAN Trucks & Bus AG on setting up production of MAN CLA trucks with liquefied gas engines, MAN CLA dump trucks weighing 50 tonnes and MAN Lion's Coach intercity buses at the JV.

JV MAN Auto-Uzbekistan, which produces heavy cargo vehicles, was established in 2009 by Uzavtoprom, owing 51%, and MAN Truck & Bus AG with 49%.