IAB Report - Lada Priora facelift's first official image released ahead of Moscow debut

25/08/2014 - 17:44 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

To be replaced next year with the Vesta.

The Lada Priora will be replaced in September next year, but before that, the car will be refreshed. Seen here is the first image of the Priora facelift, which is reported to debut at the Moscow Motor Show this week.

Lada Priora facelift first press shot
The Priora facelift gets a redone front fascia.

Designers have redone the front fascia of the car and have given it a new grille, new light clusters and a redesigned bumper. In fact, a part of the Priora facelift (the bumper especially) seems inspired by the Vesta concept which will also debut at the Moscow Motor Show.

Lada Vesta concept teased
Teaser image of the Vesta concept added for reference.

Changes to the powertrain aren't expected, so the Priora facelift would continue using the 1.6-liter gasoline engine which is good for 98 bhp. Also unknown are the changes that will be seen inside the car.

See: Lada reveals interior of the Vesta

The Priora is also available in estate and notchback bodystyles. Expect a similar refresh to be carried onto those derivatives as well.

For the Priora successor, the company is likely to use Renault-developed engines, though the current 1.6-liter could be on offer. The Vesta, according to the company's CEO Bo Andersson, will cost about 400,000 Rubles (INR 6.9 lakhs) when it is launched next year.

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