The automotive industry in Russia pleases users more with projects than with a real product. However, there are very good specimens that have the optimal combination of practicality, quality and price. For example, "Lada Nadezhda", reviews of which are very ambiguous, became the first domestic minivan. The car has a base from Niva-2131, a spacious interior, increased cross-country ability and all-wheel drive. Over the years of serial production (1998-2006), a little more than eight thousand copies were produced.
It is worth noting that the Lada Nadezhda, reviews of which we will consider below, was equipped with original door handles designed for natural girth. It was one of the first domestic cars with a similar feature. The car is easily recognizable by the round head light elements, identical to the headlights of the "six". The first minivan from VAZ is equipped with lamps in pairs on each side. Later modifications are equipped with 2110 series optics.
When creating the machine, the designers chose the path of maximum unification of spare parts. The body part of the car has smooth lines. The entrance to the second row is made only from the right side, for whichsliding door is used. Small lights are placed at the back, there is more metal than glass. The windshield and rear window are fixed not with glue, but with special locks. In general, the design of the car in question is not something special among analogues. However, for its time, it was a uniquely designed minivan.
Controls and interior fittings
The Lada Nadezhda car, reviews of which are mostly positive, has a vertical driving position, the front seats are adjustable in the longitudinal plane and tilt. The main cushion of the seats is flat, equipped with a small lateral support. By category, the vehicle clearly belongs to the family class.
Two-spoke safety steering wheel copies a similar element of the VAZ-2110, does not interfere with reading data from devices, is equipped with a corrective column. The central console houses the air outlets of the heating unit. They are installed with an output deep into the cabin, the temperature regime is adjusted using sliders.
There are many levers for various purposes on the working panel. There are manual transmission switches, a differential lock, a low speed switch, an electric lift control and other auxiliary buttons. In terms of its equipment, the car resembles the classic Niva.
"Lada Nadezhda", reviews of which are not always unambiguous, has a spacious interior. The second row of seats can be transformed andconsists of three folding chairs. "Seats" can be folded, depending on the need and the number of people, turning them into a bed or a table.
Cup holders in the backs are not very practical. Due to the shallow depth, the contents may not just splash out, but fall along with the container. Passengers in the second row can use an ashtray, and there are rounded plastic niches in the trim on the sides designed for speakers.
The rear seats are a pair of seats with headrests for added comfort on long journeys. Despite the rather large area inside the cabin, all the pleasure of traveling will spoil the creak and clang of the transmission. The optimal speed for moving is considered to be 90-100 kilometers per hour. Depending on the number of seats folded down, the luggage compartment holds between 265 and 1250 liters of cargo.
Technical plan parameters
How to characterize the technical part of the car "Lada Nadezhda"? Feedback from motorists and the instruction manual will help determine these indicators. Consider the main characteristics:
- power plant - 1.8 liter gasoline engine;
- power indicator - 81 horsepower;
- torque - 134 Nm;
- number of valves - eight pieces;
- acceleration from zero to hundreds of kilometers is 19 seconds;
- top speed - 138 kilometers per hour;
- fuel consumption in mixed mode - 12 liters per 100 km;
- fuel tank capacity - 42 l;
- length/width/height – 4, 35/1, 8/1, 69 meters;
- body type - minivan;
- wheelbase - 2.7 m;
- clearance - 19.5 centimeters;
- machine weight is 1.45 tons.
The car "Lada-2120 Nadezhda", reviews of which characterize it as a family car, has a rather pleasant control. This process is facilitated by the ZF type hydraulic power steering. The gear ratio of the main pair is identical to the VAZ-2106 model. The gearbox is mounted in a mechanical version, has five steps. Power units are presented in 1, 7 or 1, 8 variations.
With one motor, the carburetor system aggregates, with the second - the injector. The first option is slightly superior to the "colleague" in dynamics and speed. The difference in acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers is two seconds. As standard, the car is equipped with high profile tires (16 diameter). The front brake assembly is of a disc type, the rear system is a drum. The stability of the machine is ensured by all-wheel drive, but the vehicle is not intended for high speeds. Regarding the suspension of the minivan: the front part is an independent option, a dependent type block in the form of a continuous beam is installed at the back.
Lada Nadezhda: owner reviews
User responses about the car in question are very contradictory. If we take from them in common, we can highlight a number of positive aspects and a few negative features. Topluses consumers attribute the following:
- spacious roomy interior with 7 seats;
- possibility of folding seats to expand the trunk;
- high cross;
- affordable price;
- easy to operate;
- good interior heating.
On the other hand, Nadezhda Lada also has plenty of negative reviews. The owners note the rapid decay of the body. At the same time, suitable iron is very problematic to find on sale. Also, users have complaints about the quality of plastic, poor noise insulation and high fuel consumption.
There are not so many cars of the series in question. However, they have several active and planned variations. The following models have been in serial production:
- 2120 (1, 8) - carbureted version with an 84 horsepower engine.
- 2120 (1, 7) - injection model with distributed fuel injection.
- VAZ-2120M - an improved version with a power unit from VAZ-21214.
In addition, modifications to the taxi, van, office van and pickup truck were planned but not implemented.
Auto VAZ-2120 was produced in small batches for eight years. For all the time, 8 thousand copies were collected. This car is not often seen on the roads. The first domestic minivan was discontinued in 2006 due to low demand and obsolescence, incomparison with foreign analogues and the VAZ-2131 model.
Reviews about the car "Lada Nadezhda" partially confirm the not quite optimal characteristics of the vehicle. In principle, the idea of the designers was very good, but the implementation failed a little. However, there are significant advantages in this car, which the owners also note in their responses.