New Lada Kalina reaches dealerships in Russia, Deliveries commence this month

Nithyanandh

Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The Lada Kalina, a Russian hatchback which underwent a significant renovation process, has started reaching showrooms.

2013 Lada Kalina front three quarters

The Lada Kalina shares its platform with the Lada Granta sedan which in turn accommodates the upcoming Datsun sedan for Russia. The sedan in question will be the first Datsun product for the Russian market.

2013 Lada Kalina rear three quarters

The exterior and interior designs of the Kalina are extensively revised. Under the skin, the hatchback benefits from new suspension system, a cable operated transmission and new electronic gadgetry like ABS and traction control, most of which are borrowed from the parent company, Renault-Nissan Alliance.

The car is powered by a 1.6 litre petrol engine which is available in three states of tune – 87bhp, 98bhp, 106bhp. The transmission choice is a 5-speed manual gearbox while an automatic is available only with the 98bhp version.

2013 Lada Kalina dashboard

The updated Lada Kalina has started reaching showrooms. The top end variant offers usual features like airbags, ABS, ESP, audio system with touch-screen navigation system and climate control.

This top end Kalina, when chosen with the automatic transmission, carries a price tag of 445,00o Rubles (around Rs. 8.07 lakhs) while the Lux variant with the 106bhp engine and manual transmission is priced at 408,000 Rubles (around Rs. 7.40 lakhs).

Carobka.ru reports that the deliveries of the 2013 Lada Kalina is slated to commence by the end of July.

[Source: Carobka.ru]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Lada Kalina News & Updates

Front three quarter of Lada X-ray concept

Report – Budget brand Lada to launch two new not-for-India SUVs with global relevance

Lada Kalina Cross front three quarter

Russia – Privately built Lada Kalina Cross showcased

Lada Kalina 28 millionth unit press shot

Russia – Lada rolls out 28 millionth vehicle from its Togliatti plant

Lada Kalina Sport front three quarter spyshot

Russia – Lada Kalina Sport spied

Hyundai Solaris 500000 car in Russia

Russia – Analysts expect total car market to be down by 4-5 percent

2013 Lada Kalina front-end

Russia – Lada Kalina gets new base variant