On December 21, the plant ”LADA West Togliatti”, a subsidiary of JSC ”AVTOVAZ”, started series production of the SUV under the new name – LADA Niva Travel. Dmitry Azarov, Governor of the Samara Region, and Yves Karakatzanis, President of AVTOVAZ, took part in the solemn ceremony of the first production car rolling off the assembly line. The first car released was the Niva Travel in the Off-road version.
At the ceremony, Yves Karakatzanis, President of AVTOVAZ, noted: «This is a great achievement especially for the team of «Lada West Togliatti», which managed efficiently on time this important project. Niva has a long history and a glorious path. More than 650 thousand of these cars today drive on the roads and off-road in Russia, the CIS, and other countries. With the return of the legendary Niva name to the LADA family, we open a new page in its history. I want to assure you that in the coming years, this name will be associated with a lot of important and interesting news».
The appearance of LADA Niva Travel has received significant changes, becoming more expressive and modern. In the front part, the masculine character of the car is emphasized by a new hood with more voluminous stamped lines, large-mesh grille and new headlights. Side moldings and more embossed wheel arch linings, combined with a new alloy wheel design, highlight the model`s outstanding off-road performance. The rear part also has got changes, receiving new, fully LED taillights and a more embossed bumper.
In the Off-road version, the Niva Travel exterior is complemented by a standard snorkel, off-road tires and a body kit made of unpainted plastic, which will protect the body in nature and look great on city roads thanks to contrasting details and expressive design.
All LADA Niva Travel cars are equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system, which ensures uniform distribution and constant transmission of torque to all wheels of the car with the possibility of mechanical locking of the center differential and switching on the downshift series.
Guaranteed increased cross-country ability in difficult road conditions LADA Niva Travel also gives a compact body, optimal distance between the axles, short overhangs of the body, high ground clearance. Energy-intensive suspension makes off-road driving as comfortable as possible.
The comfort of the driver and passengers will provide a spacious interior with excellent visibility, powerful air conditioning, reliable noise and vibration isolation, comfortable seats and multimedia.
The start of sales of LADA Niva Travel will be announced later.