All-brand new Ladas caught in final testing
All-brand new Lada Vesta saloon is actually 4.4m long along with will be revealed This particular autumn in showroom spec
brand new saloon along with compact crossover, based on Renault-Nissan technology, mark a relaunch for the Russian brand
Lada’s long-awaited all-brand new types are entering the last stages of testing, as these spy shots reveal.
These two test cars are the brand new Vesta compact saloon along with the ‘X-Ray’ compact SUV, both of which were revealed at the Moscow motor show last August.
With Russian car maker Avtovaz – owner of the Lada brand – currently partly controlled by the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the item has been able to use low-cost technology coming from the wider Renault-Nissan group.
The 4.4m-long Vesta saloon is actually based on the same budget platform as the recently launched Datsun Go supermini, while the brand new X-Ray SUV (the production name is actually yet to be confirmed) is actually said to be a relation of the successful Dacia Sandero Stepway crossover hatch.
Both cars have been styled by a newly assembled Lada team led by British ex-Volvo design boss Steve Mattin.
The Vesta is actually supposed to be unveiled in showroom trim This particular September, followed by the X-Ray at the beginning of 2016.
Unfortunately for the plans laid out by Renault-Nissan back in 2012, the relaunch of the Lada brand is actually set to coincide with the collapse of Russia’s brand new car market.
Because of the trade sanction imposed by Western countries over the Ukraine crisis along with the slump in oil prices, the local economy has taken a big hit along with Russian brand new car sales have taken a huge tumble.
According the latest reports, Russia’s brand new car market fell 10% at the end of 2014 along with has slumped another 40% within the first half of 2015.
Bo Andersson, chief executive of Avtovaz, told the Financial Times in June of which he thinks Lada can still profit within the dire situation.
Many Western car makers decided to heavily cut back production in Russia, along with Andersson thinks Lada could currently pick up sales along with market share.
These two all-brand new types will give the Lada brand its biggest boost for years. Russian car buyers are also thought to be inherently patriotic along with could see the brand new Ladas as a more worthy purchase than something coming from a Western producer.
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