RusAutoNews.Com – Avtovaz has received the approval for the full-cycle production of HR16 engines from Renault-Nissan Alliance. The corresponding document has been signed by the authorised bodies of the Alliance, following a technological audit and tests on serial production.
The casting of the core elements of HR16 engines has been mastered in Avtovaz in January 2017 – blocks and cylinder heads, tooling of aluminium parts, as well as crankshaft processing. Thereby, Avtovaz and Renault-Nissan Alliance have maximised the localisation rate of HR16 engines, which are assembled in Tolyatti. HR16 is currently the only foreign engine manufactured in Russia at such a high level of local production.
Aluminium casting settings and automatic lines for the tooling of HR16 details have been installed in Avtovaz, for new production operations. The annual production capacity is 150,000 engines. The quality of the engines manufactured at Avtovaz has been approved by an audit conducted by the Alliance in January 2017.
As one may remember, the first stage of the localisation of HR16 engines was carried out 18 months ago, when the assembly of the engines was mastered at Avtovaz, in the new modern shop. K4 Alliance engines and mechanical gearboxes are also assembled at the facility.