LADA are gas

Moscow, 26 August 2016

It is in a sense the Russian IAA: the biggest domestic producers especially in scene is on the "Moscow International Motor Show" (MIMS) from August 24 to September 4, 2016. LADA shows off with 19 vehicles on the stand, including six studies. Most notable is the XCode concept no doubt.

SUV featuring Renault-Volvo charm

The XCode is a very large SUV based on the Nissan Juke and Dacia Duster. No wonder is but Renault-Nissan of the majority shareholder of AvtoVAZ, the company behind the brand LADA. The 4.30 metres-long XCode gets SUV such as been the limousine Vesta and the 15 cm shorter, Xray appropriately named a distinctive X-embossing in the pages. The past of LADA Chief Designer Steve Mattin, who once worked for Volvo is evident when looking at the rear. It does not react to technical details of XCode, it is spoken only by the possible use of a turbo engine and an all-wheel drive. Also a telematics platform called "Lada Connect" is mentioned, with the support of the vehicle systems by Smartphone can be set.

Rustic trio

With three "cross concept" are in Moscow-studies. One of them is a higher scale Vesta sedan, LADA sedan-loving Russian customers wants to speak with the. At the same time, such a vehicle would be ideal for the often bad roads in the country. In the meantime, it has according to the world market at a glance. The latter is already looking forward to the 4.16-metre Xray, which came early 2016 in Russia on the market. As "Cross Concept" there are more plastic sheeting all around for the SUV. The trio is completed finally by a station wagon, the Vesta SW cross concept.

Long live the sports

Sports models of LADA? This may sound very hollow for some. However, goes LADA in Russia not only race, but was also long active in the WTCC touring car series. ERGO, one shows two sports studies, a Vesta with lowering and an Xray tuned to around 150 HP in Moscow.

Natural gas Vesta and 4 x 4 pickup truck

The Moscow program is rounded off by LADA through four series vehicles. Russian taxi driver to make Vesta CNG with natural gas drive happy, while signature is patriotic Mayor of Vesta. For them, there are 20 centimeters of more and two individual seats with armrests in the rear. The Vesta 1.8 122 HP gasoline engine with an automated manual transmission developed jointly with ZF is more interesting for lovers of German LADA. In the exclusive version shows off of Vesta (which still 2016 come to us) with Alcantara, leather and chrome. Clearly rustic Hunter 4 x 4 pick-up, however, occurs. The chassis has been upgraded for pick up conversion of the vehicle better known as Niva, at the same time there's more equipment for hunters. (rh)