Press-release of the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) 2018 | Press releases of exhibitions held in Crocus Expo
Press-release of the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) 2018
24 August 2018


Crocus Expo, Pavilion 3, outdoor area

Organizers: Association of Russian Automakers (OAR) NP, Crocus Expo

The Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) is the main national exhibition event of automotive profile and according to the calendar of the international industry shows supported by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs dAutomobiles (OICA) is held in Russia once in two years (even years).

Since 2006 the Moscow International Automobile Salon has become a significant event in the automobile life of Russia. Today it is ranked among the top five European motor shows alongside with the Geneva, Paris and Frankfurt auto shows.

Chairman Association of Russian Automakers NP,
Director General KAMAZ PTC
Sergey Kogogin

The Autosalon has been evolving. MIAS18 reflects the main, current trends in organization and holding of a new format of a motor show: interactivity of the project and emotional involvement of attendees increases. The event is a genuine fiesta for all car devotees. For those experienced drivers who cannot imagine their life without a car and for those who dream about joining the army of car owners. For those who do not consider their rides to be just a vehicle!

This year the Moscow Autosalon gathered the brightest premieres and novelties from the leaders of the Russian automobile market. Families of model ranges will be displayed by: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, KIA, Huyndai, AVTOVAZ, Geely, GAC, Haval, Lifan, JAC, IKCO and many others. The premiere of the national AURUS brand will become the highlight of the project. Besides well equipped test drive sites are waiting for the guests of Crocus Expo. The test drives will not only provide the opportunity to test vehicles but to improve also driving skills in precarious conditions.

The impressive MIAS18 exposition is accommodated in the halls of the biggest, the third, Crocus Expo pavilion and also on the outdoor areas. The largest stand about 2500 sq m has been presented by the KIA company. AVTOVAZ, Huyndai, Renault, Lifan, GAC, Haval, Geely are also notable for their exhibit spaces. Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stands impress by enormous scales 10 000 sq m.

The organizers of the project did everything possible to make the visit to the motor show not only interesting, but also the most comfortable. There is a spacious free parking lot, infrastructure offers convenient exits from the metro station right to pavilions, foodcourt zone is located directly on the MIAS18 site. In addition reasonable prices and online sale of tickets which are separated into categories Office Days and Weekend have been specially established for the motor show.

August 30, the first working day for visitors is Business Day. Holders of the tickets of the category will have an opportunity to admire the exposition and experience communication with representatives of manufacturers in a comfortable and businesslike atmosphere. Besides the Forum Russian Automotive Industry: Challenges of the global market, problems, opportunities, prospects will be held within the frames of the Business Day. Panel discussions, conferences, round tables for discussion of the most urgent issues related to automotive industry of Russia will be held at the forum. Among topics of the forum are: State support of the automotive sector and export of motor vehicles, dynamics of automobile production in Russia; Localisation issues and promotion of local manufacture of automotive components; Technical regulation in the Eurasian Economic Union, harmonisation of regional and international requirements and others.

Automotive industry of Russia develops actively, there are not only new models of motor vehicles but also new competences thanks to which innovation projects, such as electric, connected, driverless and use of alternative types of fuel are being implemented.

Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Denis Manturov


Renault: world premiere ARKANA! Group Renault releases the first teaser of an absolutely new crossover show-car. Thanks to the unique solutions for its class in the field of design and engineering, the novelty will take a special place in the product line of Renault and will be a real breakthrough for the Russian SUV-market, strengthening the leadership of Renault Russia in this promising, fast-growing segment. The production of the new crossover will be set up at Renault Moscow plant, which was selected as the first industrial site to manufacture the new global C-crossover thanks to its high quality and processes standards.

AURUS: the world premiere of the brand! There will be displayed two absolutely new models AURUS SENAT sedan and AURUS SENAT limousine. The cars have been designed on the Unified Modular Platform under the AURUS brand. The best experts and engineers from the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engine Institute NAMI designed vehicles possessing unique characteristics and combining exclusive performance characteristics, perfect comfort, safety, unsurpassed protection of passengers and pedestrians. The AURUS cars open a new page in the history of the automotive industry of Russia!

AVTOVAZ: the largest Russian car maker keeps intrigue until the event opening, preparing novelties or updating five positions of the lineup. The slogan of the official teaser published by the company is Premiere, Which will Change Everything. At the moment it is already known that one of the premiere will be a serial version of the Lada Vesta Cross. In addition, AvtoVAZ will bring to the Crocus Expo an updated Granta, which will finally receive the front part in the Vesta style. Most likely restyled Granta debuts at once in two bodies: a sedan and a liftback.

Hyundai Motor CIS: the company will unveil the Russian premiere of a new Hyundai Santa Fe. The fourth generation of Santa Fe SUV which became in the past the first model of the Hyundai crossovers lineup boasts numerous improvements.

GAC Motor: the heads of the company consider Russia to be overseas strategic market. The models GA3S and GS5S which have already obtained Customs Union Certificate and will be launched according to market needs will be presented at the show.

JAC Motors: the guests of the Moscow Autosalon will be one of the first to eyewitness two novelties from JAC Motors: the automaker will display two crossovers JAC S3 and JAC S5.

KIA Motors: the greatest number of the new products! New third generation of Ceed hatchback will be the main KIA premier at the MIAS. Created on a new platform, it appears more mature and sportive. New Ceed Sportswagon will be presented as well. The most spacious load compartment in its class will be a convincing advantage for the customers. The third generation KIA Cerato sedan with automatic gearbox will be another bright premier. Its sales in Russia will start in October 2018. The fourth model making its debut will be the updated version of worlds most popular KIA model Sportage. Its power unit lineup has been expanded and include a new 2.4 GDI 184 bhp petrol engine.

Lifan: The guests of the Moscow Autosalon in Crocus Expo will have an opportunity to get acquainted with a new version of the seven-seat crossover LIFAN MYWAY with a five-speed automatic transmission which the company has introduced recently to the Russian market. All in all the stand will attract visitors with displayed 7, X70, 80, renewed LIFAN MYWAY with automatic transmission and Lifan 820 EV midsize electric sedan. The attendees will have also an opportunity to get acquainted with the models which havent been presented at the Russian market yet but have already gained popularity and are in demand in China.

Volkswagen: the brand will display Touareg, Teramont, PoloJOY and a new version of Volkswagen Tiguan, Arteon and I.D. Volkswagen will be for the first time presented in an innovative format arranging a special area devoted to modern technologies. The visitors will get unique experience of acquaintance with bestsellers from Volkswagen by means of advanced digital technologies

Haval: premiere of the new F7 crossover! The model will be manufactured on the conveyor of the Russian plant Haval in Tula region already in 2019. In addition to stylish design, the crossover is equipped with a number of technologies voice-activated control, connection to the Internet, connection of mobile devices and other options meeting needs of modern young people.

Yandex.Taxi: unveils its autonomous car project. The prototype of a self-driving car the company has developed is a step towards a comprehensive set of driverless technologies for application across a wide range of industries. There will be an opportunity to test a self-driving car opposite the Crocus Expo pavilions within MIAS18. Yandex.Taxis effort in developing the self-driving car technology aims at creating a fully-fledged autopilot functionality, which is described as Level 5, according to the currently universally accepted classification system for automated vehicles.

Commercial vehicles Group GAZ: the first two models of driverless electric buses GAZel NEXT equipped with two different types of autonomous driving systems will be for the first time displayed for the wide audience.

Maserati official club in Russia: seven Maserati cars in one place! Among the novelties, visitors of the exhibition will be able to see 2 cars: Maserati Levante in the tuning package Shtorm and Maserati Ghibli also with a set of carbon parts from LARTE Design. Five Club cars, released in limited edition, will demonstrate the evolution of the sports coupe from the 80s of the last century to the present Biturbo RACING, Ghibli Primatist, Shamal, GranSport MC Victory and GranTurismo MC Stradale.


The future of transport and logistics will be presented at the event. The festival of innovative technologies Mobilistic demonstrating the prospects of vehicles development will be for the first time held within the frames of the Moscow Autosalon. In focus modern solutions in the automotive industry, alternative means of transport, electric transport, autonomous driving and smart projects. Bright ideas of the modern mobility and futuristic concepts of people and things movement, electric transport, autonomous driving, alternative fuel, space travels, drones, smart cities of the future only a part of what awaits the guests of the festival. Mobilistic presents the smart mobility lifestyle of the future, specialists talk about concepts and visions and visitors experience and try ideas.

The organizers of the project are Emin Agalarov, First Vice President of Crocus Group, and George Redlhammer, Advisor to the First Vice President and ideological inspirer of the Mobilistic.


Moscow International Automobile Salon will become the next indicative event for the development of the automotive industry in our country and will serve as additional incentive for filling of the Russian market with modern and high-quality cars.

Crocus Expo and the Association of Russian Automakers (OAR) NP would like to express their gratitude to general information partners of MIAS18 Avtoradio and Avto Plus TV channel, to general Internet partner and also to all Mass media which have rendered information support to the project.

See you at the Moscow Autosalon!