Russia's luxury gain
It seems like it was just yesterday when we heard the news come in. Russia wants to build their own luxury manufacture. Sure we all had a good laugh as it was hard to believe that in the land of Lada and GAZ we could ever see a true contender to Mercedes and Bentley. But here we are today and this is no laughing matter. Russia was true to their word and today we have a few new models and a brand new motorcade for Putin.
Seems like the times are changing within the world of automobiles, as it wasn't that long ago that China only made poor domestic models and Russia only really had the good old Niva. Sure both countries had a few companies, but none of which could stand on a global scale and match the top dogs of the automotive world. But today it seems that a cold war within the automotive world is brewing as both China and Russia are set on world domination.
No that does not mean that we're about to have another arms race, but we are about to have another shift to the automotive production scale. Whereas now most vehicles are built within North America and Europe. This shift may move that scale to Asia, Eurasia and South America. Sure we will still have automotive production in North America and Europe, but not to the scale of today.
Should Canada adopt a similar look as Russia
By now all of you have heard about the new Cortege Limo which was built for the soul purpose of being President Vladimir's official ride. It was commissioned by the state and the President as he wanted to be able to move around in a Russian built vehicle. This was due to the fact that previously he had been using a German made Mercedes S-Class.
Seeing that most of the G20 rulers have limos which were created within the confines of their country, Vladimir wanted the same for his country. And why not, as Russia was originally part the G8 and still is one of the great super powers of the world. So why build their own presidential limo? Well the President had gotten tired of moving about in their German made vehicles and wanted to show the world that they too could design, engineer and build their own luxury motorcade. And what a better way than through the state office.
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