On September 9, as part of a working trip to Naberezhnye Chelny, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov tested the latest model of the auto giant’s product line – the KAMAZ-54901 mainline tractor and talked to the workers of the KAMAZ press and frame plant.

Driving a new truck, Rustam Minnikhanov was interested in its technical characteristics. “We are testing KAMAZ-54901 – the fifth generation! It’s driving great,” the president commented later.

Also, Rustam Minnikhanov was presented with a new Mercedes-Benz Actros mainline tractor with a Euro-6 engine. The truck cab with the use of various local auto components was manufactured at the DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS JV, which specializes in the production of cab frames for Mercedes-Benz and KAMAZ trucks. Serial production of the Mercedes-Benz Actros will begin in November.

The President of the Republic of Tatarstan also visited the KAMAZ press-frame plant, where he got acquainted with the progress of the implementation of a large-scale production modernization project and talked with representatives of the labor collective.

Rustam Minnikhanov noted that KAMAZ has very good development prospects, stressing that of all the automobile plants in Russia, this is the only enterprise that independently develops its vehicles.

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