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Moskvitch 2141 Aleko

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Moskvitch 2141 Aleko
Moskvich
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1986 - 2001
Class Mid-size
Body Style 5-door, 5-seat hatchback
Length 4350mm
Width 1690mm
Height 1400mm
Wheelbase 2580mm
Weight 1070-1140 kg
Transmission mechanical 5 gears + frontwheel drive
Engine 1.5 litre Inline-4 (petrol)
1.6 litre Inline-4 (petrol)
1.7 litre Inline-4 (petrol)
1.8 litre Inline-4 (petrol and diesel)
2.0 litre Inline-4 (petrol)
Power 44-83 kw
Similar Simca 1307 Simca 1308 Audi 100
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Moskvitch 2141, sometimes referred to as simply Aleko (Russian: "АЛЕКО", derivative from factory name "Автомобильный завод имени Ленинского Комсомола"), is a Russian mid-size hatchback car manufactured by Moskvich.

It was first announced in 1985 and was manufactured between 1986 and 2001 years. From 1997-2001 an upgraded Aleko, which was renamed to Svjatogor, was produced. From 1997-2001 its sedan body version, Moskvitch 2142 was also produced in very restricted quantities.

History

Shortly after introduction of Moskvich-412 in 1967 engineers of MZMA started planing of the new car. First plan was to enlarge the bodyshell of Moskvich-412 20 cm in length and 10 cm in width, and to increase wheelbase 15 cm. Prototypes of the car were named series "3-5". On these cars the mechanical layout was planed to retain as it was on Moskvich-412. This project wasnt realized and series "3-5" ended 1975 with prototype "3-5-6". "3-5-6" had similarity in several aspects with BMW cars and the influence of Renault cars was obvious also. In 1974 was started new project which was named "C". The BMW-520 E12 car was used as a one model car during the designing process of "C" series (axles and some other parts copied). During 1974-1976 C1, C2, C3 and C4 cars were built, but then project stoped. Factory received order from ministerium of automobiles industry of USSR to design frontwheel driving car instead rearwheel driving. As the Simca 1307/1308 cars were pleasant to the ministerium officials it was given order to take these cars as the basis for the workout of the new car. Ten new Simcas was immediately buyed and the designation process of new Moskvitch started. Formally "C" series continued as the prototypes were also named C-"x". The first protoype used Simca bodyshell with engine and with lot of other parts accommodated from Moskvitches and was named Maksimca ("Максимка").

===Recent Changes=== In 1997 a facelit was made for the car and it was renamed to Svjatogor (in Russian Святогор). Major changes were made on car front side. New Hella manufactured headlamps, a new grille and other parts were used to give a more modern appearance to the car. In the mechanical side the 2.0 litre Renaults F3R petrol engine was used alongside with Lada 1.6 litre and UZAM 1.7 (later 1.8 and 2.0 l versions) litre petrol engines. Some minor changes were made in gearbox and several design flaws of Aleko gearbox corrected. Some changes were made also to dashboard, etc. As the financial situation in the factory was very difficult, the assembling quality of the cars was going down being lower from the Aleko.

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Safety

Compared to others Soviet Union cars of this period Moskvitch 2141 had better safety level. Especially good was the safety of it during of the frontal collision.

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Moskvitch 2141 Aleko

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Criticisms

The car had quite low complectation quality, especially the cars produced in 1990-x. One big problem was the rapid body corrosion and the low qulity of its painting. Cars produced after mid 1990-x were especially susceptible to the corrosion and without additional anticorrosion treatment the body panels were destroyed after 2-5 winters of the explatation.

Generations

First generation

Named Aleko (derivative of Автомобильный завод имени ЛЕнинского КОмсомола). Was produced 1986-1998 y.

Second generation

Named Святогор (by the name of a Kievan Rus' mythical bogatyr (knight/hero) from bylinas). Was produced 1997-2001 y.

Worldwide

On European market it was sold under different names like were Aleko-141 and Lada-Aleko. For European market a model with Ford XLD-418 diesel engine was produced also in 1990-1994 y.

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