On December 21, at the LADA Zapad Togliatti plant, a subsidiary of AVTOVAZ, the serial production of an off-road vehicle under a new name - LADA Niva Travel - started. The Governor of the Samara Region Dmitry Azarov and the President of JSC AVTOVAZ Yves Karakatzanis took part in the solemn ceremony of leaving the assembly line of the first production car. The first car produced was Niva Travel, performed by Off-road.
At the solemn ceremony, AVTOVAZ President Yves Karakatzanis noted: “This is a great achievement, especially for the LADA West Togliatti team, which coped with this important project with high quality and on time. Niva has a long history and a glorious journey. More than 650 thousand of these cars today drive on the roads and off-road of Russia, the CIS and other countries. With the return of the legendary name Niva to the LADA family, we open a new page in its history. I want to assure you that in the coming years a lot of important and interesting news will be associated with this name. ”
The appearance of LADA Niva Travel has undergone significant changes, becoming more expressive and modern. At the front, the courageous character of the car is underlined by a new bonnet with more volumetric embossings, a large-mesh grille and new headlights. Side moldings and more prominent wheel arch liners, combined with a new wheel design, underline the model's outstanding off-road performance. The rear has also been redesigned with new, all-LED taillights and a more prominent bumper.
In the Off-road version, the image of Niva Travel is complemented by a standard snorkel, off-road tires and a body kit made of unpainted plastic, which protects the body in nature and looks 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 engaging a downshift.
LADA Niva Travel also has a compact body, optimal distance between the axles, short body overhangs, and high ground clearance that guarantees increased cross-country ability in difficult road conditions. The energy-intensive suspension makes off-road driving as comfortable as possible.
Comfort of the driver and passengers is provided by a spacious cabin with excellent visibility, powerful air conditioning, reliable noise and vibration isolation, comfortable seats and multimedia.