Growth in sub - 7,000 - euro - segment

Buxtehude, March 13, 2015

Price war in the discount class: Buying a new car for less than 7,000 euros in Germany? That is, even if the selection is very limited. So far there have been to this fight only the price at Mitsubishi Space Star ( from 6,990 euros ) or more times cheaper Dacia Sandero ( from 6,890 euros ). But now a genuine Russian joined the ranks of the penny pincher-Mobile, the Lada Kalina II.

Falling prices

The Kalina II is in the automobile plant AvtoVAZ in Tolyatti, Russia, and to date has been made ​​in the five-door hatchback version from 8,490 euros in German Lada dealers. Now the budget cuts and reduced the exercise price to 1,540 euros. 6,950 euros is now demanding the manufacturer for the naked Price hammer. The slightly better equipped wagon version of the Kalina II costs 8,750 euros so far. If this amount is just as radically curtailed, the greater Lada would not end up among the 7,000 euro mark, would be with a starting price of 7,210 euros but the cheapest combination in Germany.

constant technology

While the cost decrease, the Kalina design, the décor and the outdated drive II remain preserved. The latter is taken over by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine. The four-cylinder 87 hp and 140 Nm of torque exerts on the crankshaft. The supply to the 1.1-ton hatchback Lada to reach a top speed of 169 km / h. And what is the price war competition in terms of engine technology? In the base - Sandero currently a 1.2 - liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 75 PS is used. In the entry-Space-Star, a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo petrol engine is fitted with 71 hp. (ml)