Russia – Lada Vesta to replace Lada Priora, late 2015 launch


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Lada will replace the Priora sedan with a new sedan called the Lada Vesta, a report on Carobka says.

The new car is built on Lada’s B-platform and replaces the Priora sedan in the Russian market. The Priora was built by Lada at its Tolyatti plant starting in 2007. The front-engined, front-wheel-driven car was built in different shapes including as a four-door sedan, 3-door hatch, 5-door hatch and a 5-door station wagon.

Lada Vesta ppt image

The Priora was powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that made 98 hp and was mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The sedan measured 4,350 mm in length, 1,680 mm in width, 1,420 mm in height and had a wheelbase of 2,492 mm.

We expect to see the same engine doing duty on the Lada Vesta, which is likely to launch in 2015. Though the launch is a while away, we expect to see a concept at the Moscow Motor Show towards the end of August this year.

Lada Priora front three quarter press shot

The Priora featured electric power steering, dual airbags, heated front seats, exterior electrically operated rear-view mirrors, automatic headlamps, rain sensor, ABS and climate system. These features can be expected to carry over for the Priora’s replacement as well.

[Source – Carobka (In Russian)]

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