Next-gen Chevrolet Niva compact SUV shows its interior – Spied

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015 - 2:44pm IST

Will continue to be made at the AvtoVAZ plant in Russia.

Carobka has spyshots of the next generation Chevrolet Niva compact SUV, which is scheduled to launch in Russia next year. The country’s economic downturn not withstanding, GM will go ahead with the launch of the new Niva in 2016.

Chevrolet Niva front quarter spied
GM confirmed a 1.8-liter petrol engine with 30 percent more torque for the new Niva.

As can be seen from the spyshots, the test mule looks very similar to the concept Niva which was revealed at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show. It is easy to notice that the Niva will have an overall length in the region of 4 meters, thus pitting it against the Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster.

At the time of its unveiling, Chevrolet announced that the Niva will be powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 30 percent more torque than the current model. Local media reports state that the Peugeot-sourced engine will develop around 135 bhp, and will come paired to a 5-speed manual transmission with 4WD and a locking differential. Production of the new Niva will continue to take place at the AvtoVAZ plant Russia.

Chevrolet Niva interior spied
The Niva, according to reports, will launch in 2016 in Russia as per the original schedule.

Spyshots of the interior show a production-ready dashboard with a 3-spoke steering wheel, a manual gearbox, manual, rotary controls for the AC, a 2-DIN music system, and silver accents for the AC vents armrests.

Also read: 2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer (facelift) spied again – Brazil

For the Indian market, GM India will first focus on the full-size SUV market, by launching the Trailblazer this month. Later, in 2017 reportedly, the brand will bring a compact SUV inspired the Adra concept showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.

Chevrolet Niva – Spyshot Gallery

Chevrolet Niva Concept – Image Gallery

[Source – Carobka]

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