Here introducing the SCM Klin (not Blin blyat). Newest model of Socialist Car Manufacturing. It’s cast of very best thick stronk iron. Power is of second hand Japanese truck engine.
Okay. Now some of you may say hang the bloody on we’ve seen this before. And you’d be right, you’ve seen this before. Just 6 CSR ago. The truth is I don’t really have time to create a whole new car. So I created 3 new cars, one of which is simply a modern Buhanka which I think is not going to make Victor very happy, other 2 are just crap.
I then thought, well, I had this very reliable taxi I made a few CSR ago, why not reuse it?
The story goes that after Plainoi scrapped their TU program after failing to procure any customer wanting their van in 2001. The tooling of the van which was actually finished stood still for 10 years. Plainoi business was still quite good so they didn’t bother scrapping the tooling. But during the noughties they face stronger import competitions and shrinking sales. The result of which in 2011 they were very close to bankruptcy. They even had to resort to selling some of the excess land they own for their factory just to keep the doors open.
Luck would have it that SCM, the post-Soviet automotive manufacturer were designing a new utility model for their line up. They stumble upon the tooling for TU (not quite literally). And decided that instead of developing totally new car, they’d be able to reuse a lot of the Plainoi TU. It was blessing for Plainoi and enable them to remain in operation.
For SCM however, they found that it’s not quite what they’d need for their application. So they made a few changes. Not a few actually, apart from the use of Mitsushita petrol engine and body shell, everything else is entirely new from chassis to interior. It finally debut in 2013 to great critical and consumer fanfare.
It retails for $12,300.