Series production to start on September 25.
The interior of the upcoming Lada Vesta has surfaced online, courtesy of a Lada fan group. It gives us a clearer look at the design and features of the production-spec model, which is expected to launch in major cities in November 2015.
Judging by the features and trim, the interior is of the top-end "Luxe" model. The design is nearly identical to the Lada Vesta Concept from last year's Moscow Motor Show. It also comes equipped with features like a 7-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth connectivity, FM/AM, USB and AUX ports, steering mounted controls, cruise control, heated front seats, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, automatic headlights, and automatic wipers.
The Lada Vesta also comes with an SOS function, which uses "ERA-GLONASS" to transmit distress signal to emergency services. In the event of an accident, the system sends the location coordinates and severity of the accident to the respective emergency service, and is also functional even when the car's battery is dead.
As for the exterior, it measures 4417 mm long, 1764 mm wide and 1497 mm tall, and comes with optional 16-inch wheels. Engine options include a 1.6-liter engine in 8 valve and 16 valve configurations, and a more-powerful 1.6-liter 16-valve unit (code – H4M), sourced from Nissan. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT (lower variant only).
The Lada Vesta will be launched in three stages across the country, and will be available in all Russian cities/towns by March 2016. It is expected to be priced between 500,000 – 550,000 rubles (INR 4.97 - 5.47 lakhs).