Production Lada Vesta (Hyundai Verna rival) spotted undisguised – Russia
Posted on: Feb 10, 2015 - 10:50pm IST
Will compete with the Hyundai Solaris (Verna) and VW Polo sedan (Vento).
The 2015 Lada Vesta sedan has been snapped in its production avatar on the factory floor.
The Renault-Nissan company had unveiled the Lada Vesta concept in August last year at the Moscow International Motor Show, and officials had said that series production would begin in September 25, 2015. Now, pilot production of the vehicle has commenced at the Izhevsk plant, which will yield 49 units, mainly for on-road testing. The company will invest 5 billion rubles (INR 469.16 crore) on a new production line to manufacture the car.
There aren’t too many external changes from concept, and the car is a big step forward from current Lada models like the Granta and the Kalina.
The car, according to Russian reports, gets a 1.6-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that will be offered with 87, 106 and 114 bhp outputs. Depending on variant, manual and automatic transmissions will be offered. The company has already announced that the car’s starting price will be 400,000 rubles (INR 3.75 lakhs).
The 4.4-meter car will launch in four trims and 18 body colours. Lada plans to roll out 100,000 in its first full year of production in 2016.
Lada Vesta Concept – Image Gallery
[Source – wroom.ru]