Lada Priora

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Lada Priora
Lada 2170 Priora.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Lada
Also called VAZ 2170/2171/2172
Production 2007–present
Assembly Tolyatti, Russia
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Body style 4-door sedan
3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
5-door station wagon
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine 1.6 L 98 hp (73 kW) I4
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,492 mm (98.1 in)
Length 4,350 mm (171.3 in)
Width 1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Height 1,420 mm (55.9 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Lada 110

The Lada Priora is an economy car produced by the Russian automaker AvtoVAZ since March 2007. It is largely a restyled Lada 110 and in 2009 replaced it.[1] By 16 May 2012, 650,000 Prioras were produced.

Body styles[edit]

  • VAZ-2170: base sedan (produced since March 2007);
  • VAZ-2171 Universal: station wagon (produced since May 2009);
  • VAZ-2172: 5-door hatchback (produced since February, 2008);
  • VAZ-2172 Coupé: 3-door hatchback, based on the 5-door hatchback (limited production since 18 January 2010);
  • VAZ-21708 Priora Premier: long-wheelbase version of the sedan, with an extra 175 mm Small-scale production by AvtoVAZ partner ZAO " Super Car ". Equipped with a 120 hp 1.8-liter VAZ-21128 engine (low volume production since the autumn of 2008)

Also convertible versions are going to be produced in small numbers, according to the demand.

In June 2011 Lada announced that they will offer soon a version with a 90 hp engine, the weight will be reduced by 39% compared to the 98 hp basic engine. The engine will be more long-lasting with up to 200,000 km mileage.[2]

In August 2011 a new version named Lada Priora CNG was announced. It is powered by gasoline and Compressed natural gas (CNG). The fuel tank capacity is also 43 liter and the four gas tanks 96 liter. The range with gasoline is 580 km and 330 km with CNG.[3]

Equipment[edit]

Base Prioras come with standard driver's side airbag and electric power steering. Since May 2008, Lada Priora offers a «Lux» package, which includes passenger airbag (and more recently front side airbags), seat belt pretensioners in the front seats, ABS and parking sensors. In addition, some packages add standard air conditioning with climate control, integrated audio with bluetooth handsfree, heated front seats, automatic headlamps and rain sensor. In April 2010, an optional multimedia system was added to the options list, followed by a navigation system in early 2011. On the other hand, automatic transmission and electronic stability control are not offered.

The car received a 1.6l engine with 16 valves and new transmission, designed to transfer torque of 145 N·m and a box set of closed transmission bearings with extended lifespan.

Motor sport[edit]

The LADA Sport team contested the latter part of the 2009 World Touring Car Championship season with a trio of Prioras, having started the season with Lada 110s.

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