In the year 2013 Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant set up a record in recent years by the number of the cars realized in foreign markets. So, in last year, 10 421 cars were sold in the export markets, this number exceeds 37% a similar indicator of 2012. UAZ cars were delivered to 20 countries. In February the official opening of the new dealer center UAZ took place in Naberezhnye Chelny on the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan. At the end of March expedition on the SUV UAZ PATRIOT reached one of the most northern ports of Russia — Tiksi harbor mislaid on the coast of the Arctic Ocean. For the first time in history, Russian UAZ Patriot SUV crossed Yakutia on winter roads through the frozen tundra, also it reached the Yakut settlement of Yuryung-Huy, and for the first time, through Taymylyr, passed from West side to one of the most northern ports of Russia to Tiksi, having become the only and by right the first one who crossed the 73rd parallel of a northern latitude under the own steam.
On the 4th of April Russian Prime Minister D. A. Medvedev visited Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant where he examined a production site and the project on modernization and development of the enterprise. In the middle of April UAZ presented completely updated design and content of the UAZ official site www.uaz.ru: the structure was improved and interactive elements were added by means of which is has become possible to choose the color of the car, to carry out comparison with other models, and also to decide on a choice of a definite specifications set. UAZ Polar expedition has finished in Krasnoyarsk. In 38 days UAZ PATRIOT SUV successfully overcame more than 21 000 km of the route passing on public roads, winter roads, the frozen Tundra and ice of the Laptev Sea, having finished in a start point of Krasnoyarsk. At the beginning of June the SUV UAZ PATRIOT received modern options and became even more convenient and comfortable: modern ABS Bosch of the 9th generation with the EBD functions (Electronic Brake Distribution system) and CPC (an obstacle to the separation of a back axis from the road).
In the middle June, 2014 UAZ PATRIOT model range was replenished with three new special versions at once: UnLimited, Expedition and Trophy. In the second half of June UAZ PATRIOT and UAZ PICKUP received the up-to-date power steering and became even more convenient and safe.
On the 7th of October Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant started mass production of the updated UAZ PATRIOT. The first three PATRIOTS symbolically descended from the conveyor in colors of a tricolor of the Russian flag. At a ceremony there was a Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation D. v. Manturov, the Plenipotentiary of the Russian President in Volga federal district M. v. Babich, the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region S. I. Morozov who started the new assembly conveyor of bodies in a festive atmosphere and gave start to a mass production of the updated UAZ PATRIOT.
From November 22 to December 7, 2014 motor rally on the new cars UAZ Patriot equipped with the ZMZ petrol engine took place on the Crimean peninsula. 8 UAZ Patriots of the last generation were involved in run including the ones painted in colors of a tricolor of the Russian flag, which were first to descend from the conveyor of Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant.