The Moscow Off-road Show started in Moscow, where one of the main novelties of the season - Lada Vesta Cross Concept - was presented quite unexpectedly.
Final vanity, the veil of mystery will soon fall
What can we say, Vesta may be the swan song of the VAZ design bureau. This is due to the merger with Nissan-Renault in the staff of which there are enough specialists to develop cars, and use huge production areas only for the production of already designed cars. One shouldn't look far for examples - Lada Largus is selling very well despite the fact that it is a 2006 Dacia Logan MCV with Lada nameplates. Therefore, the first question for the corporation when optimizing costs is why unnecessary spending on the national scientific department, if the global one is doing quite well?
But let's digress from the sad thoughts about our auto industry, let's see how the Vesta Cross turned out.
First, answers to questions. From left to right - Steve Mattin, Boo Anderson and Oleg Gurenkov, I hope you heard something about them
To say that the design was a success is to be cunning. Because the exterior of this station wagon is great!
Many people began to compare the silhouette with the Volvo V60 - it's so great!
The design is extremely successful
Would you give way?
Unfortunately, this is still only a concept. Much more real is the usual Vesta, which is expected on sale this fall (!). But at the exhibition, as before, it was still impossible to approach it (again they brought a concept, and not a commercial sample), when it would already be possible to at least get into an already essentially production car?
It can be seen that both concepts are essentially the same.
Everything from afar …
But both concepts are really concepts, and they were assembled according to the AvtoVAZ management in the shortest possible time. And it is true.
The luggage compartment is not functional yet
After opening the rear door for its demonstration, the roof trim was damaged, imitating its panoramic view.
The wheels are 18-inch, you won't have to wait for such on a real car. Bridgestone tires on real Vests will replace Pirelli
It is precisely because of the conceptuality that it is still difficult to talk about what kind of commodity car will be. It is known that the appearance will be slightly different. But I would like to leave this one - by far the most beautiful domestic car turned out.
And it is too early to talk about the filling. Obviously, in terms of technology, it will be an ordinary Vesta with the same set of power units and transmissions. But as you know, Vesta is a front-wheel drive car, again "pseudocross"?
As the director of the project Oleg Gurenkov assured the eyewitnesses of the premiere, the discussion on the type of drive is underway, which means that the all-wheel drive version may be … those letters.
Disc brakes in a circle. It is a pity that there is only an H-shaped beam behind
So, this is indeed a concept in the form of a running layout, which means you can look into the salon, in which you most likely will not have to wait for changes - consider the donor serial Vesta.
Cool seat upholstery, but it was not possible to evaluate them - a ban.
Modern, but nothing more
Multi-wheel, which means everything is at hand
No additional conveniences for rear passengers, we expect at least sockets on real cars
Still cool upholstery
Here is such a wagon turned out - certainly beautiful, everyone liked the appearance! And everything else, God forbid, will follow, and the serial car will not leave this harmonious image, but it will acquire all-wheel drive - then it will be a bomb!
We do not miss the video application from the presentation, pulling off the banner and answering questions.
Shot in 4k - I hope your computer can handle it.