Putin believes that owners of Mercedes 600s will still be able to buy luxury goods, but it will cost them “a little more”. At the same time, it is not this that is important for the development of the country, but the creation of engineering centers /39/756535642178393.jpg” alt=”Putin promised “luxury, but more expensive” to those accustomed to the 600th Mercedes” />
Russians who “drove the 600sMercedes” ;, will continue to ride them and buy luxury goods, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Forum; RBC is broadcasting.
“Those who want to bring some luxury goods, luxury, they can do it, but it will be a little more expensive for them. But these are the people who already drove the 600s Mercedes, and will drive, I assure you, they will bring them from anywhere, from any country,»,— said the head of state.
According to the president, many companies have announced that they are leaving Russia, but Russian manufacturers can fill their niches. Putin noted that Russian production “will safely land on the soil prepared by partners.” He also added that engineering and research centers are important for the development of Russia, we need to work on this.
The 600th Mercedes in Russia is usually called the flagship model W140 with a six-liter engine, which was produced from 1991 to 1998. Accordingly, she had the number 600 on the trunk.
Earlier, the EU countries, the United States and Canada banned the supply of luxury goods to Russia as part of sanctions. The United States included alcohol, tobacco products, products made from natural fur and silk, precious stones, grand pianos, clothing and footwear items (from $1,000 per item).
In early March, some automakers, including Mercedes, Volvo and Volkswagen announced the suspension of deliveries of cars to Russian dealers until further notice.
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