The production car, dubbed Т98 “combat”, was stopped, tried to explain the Creator of the SUV Dmitry Parfyonov.
According to the statement of the St. Petersburg designer, production had to be stopped before he really did begin because of recent changes in the foreign policy of Russia, especially the area that concerns the importation of a variety of components from abroad. In Т98 “combat” the number of foreign units and aggregates reaches 90% because the prospects for a new SUV for the Russian army is not very bright.
As said Dmitry Parfenov, import substitution in a specific situation – not a solution, because the Russian part is sorely inferior to their original counterparts. While the needs of the domestic market in an exclusive SUV at the moment there is, says the designer, was another reason why the production Т98 “combat” was frozen.