Not so long ago the famous AvtoVAZ presented a brand new brainchild of the Lada brand. We are talking about Lada Vesta sedan. In the summer of last year there was an opportunity to get acquainted with the new car at the Moscow exhibition.
Manufacturers immediately reported that this car will completely replace the Lada Priora, from which, by the way, our model has no radical differences. So, what is remarkable about the described model? Why does it deserve our attention? Let’s look into it. The whole model range is Lada.
The appearance of the model under discussion is quite good enough. The basis for the design was a new corporate identity. In front of the car – X-shaped, and the sides have zig-zag stampings, which are typical for Lada models. Experts share that in the near future these features will be inherent to all cars of AvtoVAZ.
By the way, as a basis of some details was taken the car “Lada” of a harmony X-Ray, a photo in the article about it, being the raised hatchback. The interior of Vesta is very modern. Lada Vesta has a multimedia system, the highlight of which is a touch screen, multifunctional steering wheel with three spokes, as well as the latest dashboard. Our car is based on a platform В/С on which the Togliatti experts, and also engineers of corporations Renault and Nissan worked.
Those who paid attention to Lada Vesta, almost never can experience indifference, because the car is well remembered. Perhaps, the main difference of Lada is the letter “X” on its side. The Internet is not the first day of the debate on the expediency of such complicated elements – it makes the assembly of the car more expensive, and can be difficult to repair spare parts. Moreover, many people murmur in various forums grumble for uncomfortable car wash. However, the expressive appearance of Lada Vesta is almost completely able to compensate for such disadvantages.
The sedan nose looks great. Side and stern are also well combined. Moreover, you can easily notice the original design of the car from Stephen Mattin. Surely Lada Vesta, the most beautiful of all produced cars of AvtoVAZ company to date. The entire exterior has been designed to the smallest detail. And in general, the car looks much more expensive than its own price (approximately from 495 000 p). The name “Lada”, which can be found on the lid of the luggage compartment, slightly resembles the style of today’s Volvo.
It is not a minus, because the nameplate “Vesta” is harmoniously intertwined with nearby materials and general style. On a stern, lanterns look rather modern though they do not have light-emitting diodes. Below all, on the rear bumper there are fog lights and 4-r sensors of parktronic. Installed on the right side, the hatch of the gas tank, unfortunately, has no possibility of locking. The handles on the doors, together with the rearview mirrors, were painted in the colour of the entire machine, which is an advantage.
The door opens without much effort. Repeaters of turns, at last, moved on to the mirrors of a rear view that give to the car of some charm and solidity, as at the European cars.
Although there are no lenses on the headlights, there is an inscription “LADA” and they are no worse than diode lamps. According to the manufacturers’ statement, the Lada Vesta car in the medium version will already be produced together with 16-inch cast disks. A disc braking system is installed in front and a drum braking system is installed at the back. The luggage compartment of the domestic sedan has 480 liters of useful space.
However, the hinges of the luggage compartment lid can interfere with the loading/unloading of bulky goods. The lid can be opened from the interior or the key, and it closes with a handle. As for the color palette, it is rich in various and bright colors, such as – Lime, Angkor, Krypton, Pluto, Serdolik, Platinum.
This cooperation allowed the Vesta model to become the first of its kind among Lada models, using new achievements in the automotive industry. Now the wheelbase is 2636 millimeters and the wheelbase is 1510 millimeters each.
Three “factory” colors have been calculated, which will be used for painting Nissan Centra’s production “ways” – black, white, and silver. Thanks to the equipment at Ih-Auto, it will be possible to get up to 18 varieties of dyeing. In the spring of 2015, on the personal official website, AvtoVAZ proposed voting to elect 12 color variations for Lada.
On the same day, Kolesa.ru website launched its own poll on the topic: “Which color is most suitable for Lada Vesta? In one week only, about 9 thousand people took part in the voting. The leader in color was brown metallic, which gained 14.16%. White (12.72%) and metallic grey (11.81%) followed. Later, in autumn, it was reported that Br19 thousand would have to be paid extra for luxury dyeing of the “lime” color.
After getting inside, you know, there’s nothing like the past of AutoVAZ here, too. You literally feel how all the details were developed in the design plan. They used hard plastic, which looks soft. Other steering wheel switches have become available. You can highlight the upholstery cards on the doors. Together, they make up a letter “X”. The same letters were used for the upholstery of the chairs and the rear seat.
After hitting the steering wheel, you feel quite comfortable. In addition to the elevator, there is a good side support and adjustment of the steering wheel in height and outreach. The steering wheel itself has acquired a different shape. The material of finishing is soft plastic, which is very pleasant to hold in your hands and which can not be called slippery. Another innovation is the new dashboard with white backlighting. The panel is now easy to read and looks modern.
The interior of the new sedan is quite spacious. The interior does not smell like cheap plastic. Three adults will be able to sit on the back sofa, and there will be enough space in the legs. But there is a small minus – it is a small place above the head – tall people will not sit comfortably.
The dashboard has been assembled qualitatively and without big gaps. It looks nice, despite the hard plastic used. In the center of the panel there is a speedometer, the maximum value of which is 200 km/h. To the left of it found its place tachometer, and the right sensor of fuel level in the tank and engine temperature sensor. In the middle of the steering wheel there is a Lada restyling emblem.
By the way, Vesta is the first car to make a fancy flip key. The driver’s seat has a number of settings – elevator and lumbar support. To the right of the chauffeur, there is a block of settings for window lifters and side mirrors. It is a shame that screws and screws left unclosed.
Lada Vesta is a debut car, in which “ERA-GLONASS” service will be installed as standard. The car will be able to call for help in case of accidents by itself, sending its coordinates to the coordination desk of the rescue service.
Power units at Lada Vesta 3. Moreover, only gasoline variants were provided by the designers. They are presented by simple atmospheric variants, which are equipped with injectors and distributed fuel injection. They have a volume of 1.6 litres, but their capacity is far from equal. For example, there is a 16-valve 106-horsepower engine and a 16-valve 114-horsepower engine.
It is interesting that these two units were developed by AvtoVAZ, but the third engine comes from Renault-Nissan. It is clear that the extraordinary design will affect the power limit, although for the time being this information is kept secret.
It only indicates that the new Vesta car will reach the first hundred kilometers in 10.3 seconds, only 0.2 seconds faster than the VAZ 2110 with a two-liter engine, and its maximum speed will be 185 km/h.
In its luggage Lada has a 5-speed manual gearbox, which is designed for engines with 114 horses. The robotic gearbox will be paired with a 106 hp engine.
The car is built on the platform of a completely new suspension, which included a castor of 5 degrees and L-shaped levers with vital swiveling fists. This suspension is installed on the subframe, and the engine support points will also be installed on the subframe.
Moreover, the same sub-frame will be equipped with a steering column with an electric booster from Renault Megan. By the way, all steering and independent suspension were borrowed from Renault Megane RS.
Such suspension has improved characteristics, than previously used at a palm tree for more than a dozen years. In general, the car contains parts of French and Japanese origin, but, in general, Lada is assembled on a unique base.
If the car is heavily loaded, the ground clearance will not be greatly reduced. Thresholds and the bottom are covered with special content, which is designed to protect against gravel and stone in road areas.
What is the size of the Lada Vesta? The new car is 4400 millimeters long, 1765 millimeters wide and 1498 millimeters high. The car weighs 1190 kilograms.
General information on modifications
Today it is known that the new sedan will be sold in 3 major modifications:
So far, this is only the main equipment, but the Russian company has decided to brush off the template variations and switch to the chosen policy of the list of equipment, which made it possible to increase the number of selected modifications, which now has a number of 12-units.
This is a very thought-out move, because then, it will be possible to pick up the car for any person with his wishes and tastes. Now the cost of the novelty is known. For a standard complete set Classic it will be necessary to give from 514 000 rubles.
In a complete set “Lux”, passive safety consists in presence of 4-eh AirBag, there will be also lateral pillows. The kits will be cheaper with 1 or 2 AirBags. The Russian-made car must pass a 4-star crash test for class leaders.
The newest generation of ABS+ESC Bosch complexes are included in active safety, even in the starting modification. In the summer of 2015, the Bosch company was launched in Samara and will start production of ABS and ISC for Lada.
Complete sets and prices
The “Classic” version will be heavily equipped with security features. Despite the fact that airbags will not be available, it can be easily compensated by a rich list of electronic services that will avoid impact. Among them: BAS, ABS, ESC, EBD, TCS and HSA. They will allow you to keep the car under control and start driving on an inclined surface without any problems.
Other equipment is the steering wheel, which can be adjusted in 2 positions, ERA-GLONASS. It also includes an on-board computer, central lock, which is equipped with a remote control, stamped 15-inch rims, alarm system, full-size spare wheel and other functions.
If to speak for technical moments, the similar modification goes together with the 1.6-liter engine which gives away 106 horses and is synchronized with 5-speed manual gearbox.
Moreover, the Classic modification provides an opportunity to buy an optional package Start, which is estimated at 30 thousand rubles. For such a sum, it is possible to get a cooled glove compartment, air conditioner and the 2nd airbag. For an additional 25 thousand, you will get an automatic box.
For the modification of “Comfort” will have to pay from $ 8909. Besides everything else, the car includes door handles and mirrors painted in body color. In addition, there is a parking assistant, audio system and heating of mirrors and front seats.
For an additional 15 thousand there is a package, which will bring the light alloy wheels and heated windshield. The car Lada Vesta in the modification “Lux” costs from $ 9518. It includes a rain sensor, full electric package, fog lights, 16-inch light alloy wheels and other functions.
There are also optional packages, two of which are Multimedia, which costs 24,000 rubles and XV Line – the price of which is 29,000 Russian rubles. The latter contains a cruise control with a built-in speed limiter, a multimedia system with a 7-inch screen, which supports touch input, pedals and an exhaust pipe nozzle. Moreover, it is possible to place a separate order for the corporate color “Lime”, at an additional cost of 19,000 rubles.
As mentioned, the Lada Vesta sedan comes with ERA-GLONASS, a crash box that is integrated into the car’s bumper, multifunctional steering wheel with various adjustments, rear view camera with a display of the picture. There are also automated technologies that are responsible for closing the doors at the start on the road, opening them and turning on the emergency when shooting AirBag.
Pluses and minuses
- Good technical side of the machine;
- Decent tooling;
- Detailed design;
- Acceptable price for the population of Russia;
- Not bad safety;
- Work of the power unit;
- The ratio of price to quality;
- The developed dealer network across all Russia;
- Modern exterior and interior of the machine.
Cons of a car
- Doubts about the vehicle’s ability to pass through difficult sections of road;
- The cost depends on the currency exchange rate, as about 70% of spare parts come from other countries;
- The first time will be produced only in the body of the sedan;
- Appearance of the “amateur”;
- Still, cheap interior decoration and poor noise insulation;
- Variable range of motors;
- Some details are imported, so the price of them will be obviously more expensive.
We advise you to read the article: AutoVAZ history – LADA cars