Today, July 24, a festive atmosphere reigned on the streets of Kazan. The World Aquatics Championship has started, many tourists came, put things in order, the opening ceremony again amazed the sports world with its scale and beauty. At the same time, there was a reason to rejoice in the city's automobile get-together. Today we were shown pre-production samples of the new Lada Vesta and Lada XRAY. This I certainly exaggerated a bit. In reality, the cars were shown to the first persons and were invited there to look at a mini-presentation of representatives of only news media, and the car was not called at all … But we got upset at the steel, found cars in the city ourselves, looked at them, took pictures. There were even advantages - no one drove away from Vesta (and the newsmen were allowed to shoot with a creak), they managed to capture it calmly from all sides.Below is a photo report with the participation of new products and other events of the day. Please note that the frames for license plates are already Kazan, the Tatarstan market is very important for VAZ.
Lada Vesta against the background of the Kazan Arena with the largest media facade in Europe
Live Vesta is good by the standards of the B + class. With normal marketing, sales can be good
Oh, your mustache seems to come off
New emblem of AvtoVAZ
Imagine that in the city you met the first owner of Vesta, who immediately pasted over it with a film under pseudo-crumbled so that they would throw more drive. Marks on the sidewalls are noticeable
One of the taillights was not glued
Quite a good shape, I like it. Here, stamping on the doors is clearly visible
The choice of tires surprised me - Belshina Artmotion, size 185/65 R15 88H. Caps look good
For me, this is how the design of the smoothest sedan in its class turned out.
How Vesta will look without camouflage, see here.
Photos of the interior did not work for me - the glass was very glare. But my colleague managed to shoot some interesting moments, because of the limit for 20 pictures, I will give here links to his photos taken by a mobile phone, though. So, following the links of the photo: front panel, multifunction steering wheel, dashboard,
key, roof panel, bottom, suspension elements. More photos can be found here, under the link.
Pay attention to an interesting detail. An SOS button is seen on the ceiling: from the module of the ERA-GLONASS satellite monitoring system, which will be able to send a call to emergency services in case of an accident. Also, the system will be able to diagnose the car, lock the doors, engine, prevent theft of the car, or help find it.
Lada XRAY managed to get away from us - gracefully slipping through a busy intersection onto a dying yellow one. But there is a photo in which you can evaluate its size against the background of passenger models. In general, there is little difference in size from the concept that was shown last year at the Moscow Motor Show, and which is now on display in Kazan, about this just below
Two small sketches from Roman Kharitonov:
And also a plot from "BUSINESS online ":
Vesta is on the move, autorevushniks have already traveled: Follow the
link for details of two test trips.
And in the new issue of Auto-Review you can read a test drive and all the details about Lada XRAY.
Regarding prices, who have not heard, here is a fragment of a direct speech from Sergei Ilyinsky, the head of the press service of AvtoVAZ: "… if cars began to be sold today, they would cost like this: sedan - 475 - 495 thousand rubles in the basic configuration, and hatchback - 100 thousand more. Official sales of the first model will begin at the end of November this year, and the second - in February next. … We will look at the economic situation, at the exchange rate before the start of sales and configure the price that would be interesting to the market, and for us "
Now let's move on to a small photo review.
Lada won the right to become the official carrier of the World Championship and the city was filled with white cars with a nice applique: Largus Cross, Kalina Cross and Granta Liftback
LADA Largus VIP was also seen today
A nice FINA park was built near the Kazan Arena. Which will work all days of the festival from 12 to 22 hours. There are a lot of free rides here, broadcasts from games, and in general a lot of things - google to help. We got here late, so all the photos below are darkish
There is also a beautiful AvtoVAZ campus, where you can hang out, relax, take part in sweepstakes
Shown here are the concept models that first appeared a year ago at the Moscow Motor Show: Lada XRAY, Lada Vesta and …
… Lada Vesta WTCC
You can play the simulator, the … Jaguar. And this is in Kazan! Where, even in the Kazan-ring, there is a Kazan-made simulator, where you can drive through the virtual Kazan-ring on a Lada! And among the customers of Kazan IT-schnicks there is even Tanner Foust
Who is Tanner Foust - Wikipedia will tell you. You may not have enough money to put him behind the wheel of a Lada. And he orders simulators in Kazan! How is it in our opinion, in Russian, not to see it in front of your nose. Simulators from Evgeny Ruchkan were tried in the case by Dmitry Bragin, Yegor Sanin, other top pilots, ask them what they think about simulators made in Kazan.
I repeat, right now the simulator is on the Kazan-ring track, it can be loaded into Lada Largus Cross and taken to FINA park in half an hour. Well, or at least try it in practice - to understand the level, compare it with what is in the Lada XV Campus.
We look at the video below: a professional simulator on which you can drive to the Lada Granta Cup on the Kazan-ring track. Comparison with the onboard from a combat vehicle has been implemented. It is worth considering that the recording from 3 years ago, now in 2015 the schedule is more interesting:
And since we are talking about Tanner Faust (the Americans pronounce his name like that), here is a sample video of driving along the rally-cross track, created by his order:
There are also activities for children in the park. For example, a track for radio-controlled models, a children's mini-town
There is also a real sports car Lada Revolution, a running model, not a mock-up
. This ends the mini-reportage. I hope you enjoyed it. There will be an opportunity - come to Kazan, the championship promises to be very interesting.
If anyone has not seen the opening ceremony, then I post the first part and then there are subsequent parts of the show on the channel. By the way, it will be possible to walk on it until August 2 (including).