KrAZ is returning as a car manufacturer

The company will develop and offer armored military equipment.

In the reports of state public procurement of Ukraine appeared information about the purchase of two armored vehicles KrAZ “Cougar” from the Armed Forces of the country. According to official information, the price of an armored car is about 7.5 million UAH – an amount equal to approximately 243,350 euros.

The KrAZ “Cougar” armored SUVs in question are manufactured by the Kremenchug Automobile Plant under license from the Canadian company Streit Group, but the company had not fulfilled orders for a long time. Otherwise, the premiere of the innovation took place in August 2014 and was part of the parade in Kiev.

In the same year, the National Guard acquired two dozen of these vehicles, after some time another 47 units of armored vehicles from KrAZ were made available to the State Border Service.

The army car is based on the time-tested Toyota Land Cruiser 79 pickup. Under the armored hood is mounted a 4.0-liter gasoline engine with 218 hp, which works in combination with a five-speed transmission. The armored SUV can also be ordered with a 4.5-liter turbodiesel with 232 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission.

With a length of 5,352 mm, the interior of the car is designed for 8 people. The minimum clearance is 300 mm. The body of the armored car corresponds to the class of ballistic protection CEN Level BR6 and is able to withstand bullets 7.62×51 mm from a distance of 10 m. The armored KrAZ also has tires with RunFlat technology.

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