Lada Granta

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Lada Granta
Lada Granta 2.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Lada
Production 2011–present
Model years 2012–present
Assembly Tolyatti, Russia
Izhevsk, Russia
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact car
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door hatchback (since 2014)
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related Lada Kalina
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L I4 (petrol)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,476 mm (97.5 in)
Length 4,260 mm (167.7 in)
Width 1,700 mm (66.9 in)
Height 1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Curb weight 1,080 kg (2,381 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Lada Riva

The Lada Granta is a subcompact car developed by Russian automaker AvtoVAZ in collaboration with Renault, based on the Lada Kalina platform. Mass sales started in Russia on 1 December 2011.[1][2]

Additional production at the Izhevsk plant began in September 2012, after the old VAZ 2105 was removed from production.[3] 5-door hatchback debuted in 2014, this version is made at the Izhevsk plant only.[4]

Overview[edit]

The Granta in the assembly line

The Lada Granta is considered to be a step away from the classic A, B and C segment class cars and towards the needs of young Russians and small Russian families wanting supermini sedans designs which are somewhat more popular in Russia after 2010. Moreover, the Granta will likely compete with the foreign market in Russia since most European superminis exported there are hatchbacks, and thus smaller yet more expensive.[5] Considering its dimensions, the Lada Granta is classified as a C segment car.[6][need quotation to verify]


Trim levels[edit]

It comes in three different trim levels: Standard, Norm and Lux. The Norm level includes power steering, front power windows, power door locks and trip computer, while Lux adds passenger airbag, ABS, rear power windows, air conditioning, heated mirrors, CD/MP3 player and heated front seats.

Marketing[edit]

The Lada Granta is marketed in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and within the European Union, it has been made available in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, France and Germany.[7]

Motorsport[edit]

Lada Granta in Sports Racing

The Lada Granta WTCC has been competing in the World Touring Car Championship since the 2012 season. The main driver of the team is James Thompson,[8] while a second car was driven by Aleksey Dudukalo and Mikhail Kozlovskiy.[9] In the 2014 season, Robert Huff, the champion of the 2012 season, will also join the team in a third car.[10]

Recall[edit]

In May 2013, "AvtoVAZ" recalled more than 30,000 of sold Lada Grantas and Kalinas because of problems detected in the braking system.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lada Granta will come on sale on 1 December". Autostat.ru. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cеданы Lada Granta появятся у дилеров 1 декабря" [Lada Granta sedan available in dealerships from 1 December] (in Russian). Motor.Ru. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "История вазовской "классики" завершится 17 сентября" [VAZ Classic history will end on September 17] (in Russian). Auto.Vesti.Ru. 12 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "AvtoVAZ presented Lada Granta hatchback". Wroom.ru. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Aleksey Nepomnyashchy (28 March 2011). ""В последнее время некогда даже голову поднять", - Игорь Комаров, президент "АвтоВАЗа"" (in Russian). Vedomosti.ru. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  6. ^ В России начались продажи бюджетного седана Lada
  7. ^ "Lada Granta sa vybrala do vyspelej automobilovej Európy" (in Slovak). Podkapotou.sk. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "The Lada Granta is ready to race". FIA WTCC. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Михаил Козловский заменит Алексея Дудукало на этапе WTCC в Марокко" [Mikhail Kozlovsky to replace Alexey Dudukalo]. Autosport.com.ru (in Russian) (Haymarket). 28 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Tremayne, Sam (3 November 2013). "Rob Huff secures Lada World Touring Car Championship deal for 2014". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  11. ^ http://runews24.ru/economy/a-review-of-30-cars.html

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