"Lada Vesta" with all-wheel drive is called one of the most controversial and expected domestic innovations in the automotive industry. The entire model range of this series is presented in the station wagon. Fuel is added to the fire by the promises of manufacturers, which cause a certain resonance in knowledgeable circles. However, leading automotive experts see a reasonable grain in these messages and do not hide the fact that all beliefs will be justified in whole or in part. Such confidence is given by the success of the standard sedan, which has received recognition from domestic consumers.
Will Lada Vesta have all-wheel drive?
According to the general director of AvtoVAZ, the start of sales of this vehicle is scheduled for the first half of this year. Such information brought inspiration and hope to many connoisseurs of the domestic auto industry to change the traditional station wagon to a compact SUV "local spill". Is it all rosy, let's try to figure it out further.
For the sake of justice it is necessaryIt should be noted that the plant's engineers made an application for the release of an improved variation of the existing Cross car, which will be equipped with two drive axles, improved suspension and related elements aimed at improving the depreciation rate for off-road driving. If the promise is kept, the all-wheel drive Lada Vesta has every chance of becoming one of the best representatives that came off the assembly lines of the domestic AvtoVAZ.
The release of Lada Vesta with all-wheel drive is significantly limited by financial and economic indicators, which are very unstable on the domestic market. The plant is heavily dependent on government subsidies and additional injections. In any case, financial problems make themselves felt, which is significantly reflected in the efficiency and productivity of the enterprise.
For example, the release of the hatchback was moved forward a couple of years, perhaps due to the disruption of economic ties identified with problems in the near abroad. Such a delay in the release of the advertised model sowed a certain panic among potential buyers. There is information that the Lada Vesta with all-wheel drive will be released exclusively on the basis of the existing station wagon. How justified this is, time will tell.
Since there is no exact information about the release of a full-fledged modification of the Lada Vesta with all-wheel drive, it is too early to debate about the characteristics,economic benefits and other "successes". It is quite possible that all-wheel drive will simply be connected to a reinforced sedan with a large engine capacity. What it will give, let's try to figure it out further.
It's hard to argue with the facts, as well as with the reviews of potential owners of the Lada Vesta Cross with all-wheel drive. Among the features, the following points are positioned:
- standard station wagon is a prototype with a slightly modified body and running gear;
- engines at the same time remain virtually unchanged, giving out the same 106 "horses" with a volume of 1.6 liters;
- transmission assembly remained in the form of a five-mode manual gearbox or a robotic machine;
- it is possible that some characteristics of the existing sedan will be changed, but there is no clear information on this yet.
What to expect in reality?
As for the crossover "Lada Vesta SV" with all-wheel drive, it's the same story. The full set of technical parameters remains a secret, where there are more questions than answers. According to knowledgeable people, all-wheel drive will function by installing an engine with enhanced performance. In this direction, they predict a model from Nissan with a power of 118 “horses” or a domestic analogue from a sports version, the power of which reaches 140 hp
According to forecasts, the modification in question should become easier to manage, more dynamic and more aggressive. The only thing that raises certain questions is whether the concern will be able to realizeconceived prospects.
To increase the cross-country ability of the expected novelty, we decided to expand the ground clearance by a few millimeters compared to the basic modification. The updated soft suspension will raise the bottom of the vehicle above the wheelbase. Thanks to this transformation, the machine can overcome problematic obstacles of a different nature much easier. Interior equipment and innovations introduced into the interior are an issue that is practically not considered on the agenda.
It is worth noting that the luggage compartment will definitely increase in capacity, and the cabin itself will become more elongated. Heated debates and discussions about the equipment and features of the Lada Vesta Cross SV with all-wheel drive are being conducted in various forums and discussion rooms of automotive connoisseurs. Any heightened object of attention cannot avoid such a fate, so the excitement is understandable, especially among domestic motorists.
Many of them consider this body design the most practical, justifying its current absence by the desire of designers to create a truly real prototype that allows solving most problems with patency, comfort and cost, while not neglecting the opinion of ordinary consumers.
All these disputes and assumptions give reason to think that the idea will not sink into oblivion, but will enter the real market. In fact, off-road modification will become a very real alternative to Chinese and domestic counterparts, which are not so economical.and practical. Time will tell who is right and who is wrong. In any case, nothing remains but to wait for the decision of the leaders of the concern.
Prices of all-wheel drive "Vesta" station wagon are discussed no less actively. Russian users believe that they will be unreasonably inflated. At the same time, such rumors only make advertising for a car that cannot yet be properly characterized reliably. There is no doubt that if all the promised innovations are implemented, the car will turn out to be quite interesting and practical.