UAZ has partnered with Bremach Inc. to bring some of these rugged Russian off-roaders to the United States.
The first to arrive is the UAZ Patriot, renamed Bremach Taos. Pre-orders have already started, with prices starting at $ 26,405, excluding destinations – nearly $ 2,000 lower than the 2021 Jeep Wrangler.
Standard equipment includes 18-inch Sahara alloy rims, front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LTE / Wi-Fi modem, front seats and heated rear, heated windscreen and mirrors, refrigerated glove box and remote engine start.
Described as a “premium 4 × 4” on the Bremach website, the Taos is powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. It produces 150 hp, driving all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with two-speed transfer case. A manual gearbox will be available as an option. Unlike most high-riders on sale today, this is a body-on-frame SUV, so it should be able to get its occupants off the beaten track without breaking a sweat.
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Russian UAZ Patriot pictured above
The Taos has a ground clearance of 8.26 inches (210mm), a wading depth of 19.68 inches (500mm), and approach and departure angles of 35 and 30 degrees respectively. Bremach will also launch several off-road accessories for the Taos, such as lift kits, snorkels, bull bars, cable winches, and more.
“Whether you’re used to the safety and utility of an SUV like the Lexus LX, or want the advanced drivetrain and 4 × 4 capability of a Land Rover for weekend fun, consider the value offered in a standard Bremach Taos 2022, ”noted Bremach.
Available exclusively in America through Bremach’s official dealer network, the Taos will be covered by a 5 year / 60,000 mile (96,561 km) bumper-to-bumper warranty, while the powertrain will be backed by a 10-year warranty. years / 120,000 miles (193,121 km) warranty.
Bremach Brio Pickup Truck
Bremach will also launch another vehicle from UAZ’s portfolio, the Patriot pickup. Said to be in the process of final homologation, it will be renamed the Bremach Brio and is expected to launch with an MSRP of $ 27,882, which would actually make it almost $ 3,500 more expensive than the 2020 Ford Ranger. For reference, the Jeep Gladiator 2021 has an MSRP of $ 33,565 and an employee starting price of $ 31,529.