The new LADA KALINA

The new Lada Kalina! It can not be! And yet it exists — at the auto show in Moscow Volga car introduced an updated version of its model. This is the first restyling since the start of series production of the car, which was launched in 2004. Of course, 8 years with no changes to the modern automobile industry is too much, but for now, "AvtoVAZ" seems to new times …

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I remember in 1999 … That’s when the auto show in Moscow was shown a brand new car, which is "about" had to go into mass production. The late 90’s new Lada looked very interesting, though even then everyone could see that look of the machine is made in the style of an old Opel Corsa (and this is not surprising, because the work on the draft of a new car "B" class began in Togliatti more in 1993 …). But as time goes on, and even the management of "AvtoVAZ", it became clear that the design of Kalina’s time to update.

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And, in this case, the installation of a new bumper was not enough. After-market model Granta (she, by the way, is also built on the "Kalinovsky" platform) "AvtoVAZ" should explain to the buyer what he needs is Kalina, because no fundamental difference in the size or in the comfort between these machines, frankly, no. And the price is — now the easiest Kalina sold for 293,900 rubles., And the cost of the "advanced" version of the car in Sport is 421,600 rubles. (For comparison, for 373,300 rubles, you can buy a Japanese Granta "automatic", and ordinary sedans are estimated at 259,000 rubles). Of course, Granta and Kalina now separated by a body shape — the first released exclusively in the sedan, and left for the Kalina hatchback and wagon. But this is clearly not enough. That is why the new Kalina decided to make a … "premium" (if that word at all suitable for machines in this price category).

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Kalina has undergone some serious changes. There is a new optics, the other bumpers, daytime running lights and so on. In general, the car was much more interesting to look! Representatives of "AvtoVAZ" yet do not want to say that will be included in the basic package. Surely, it will be by tradition rather poor. But in the middle version of "Norma" We hope to get just two airbags, ABS, power accessories and air conditioning. In addition, the Lada Kalina and start to put four-speed automatic transmission Japanese company Jatco, which has already received Granta, all of which goes to the fact that the "machine" will appear at once, rather than in a few years. In addition, Togliatti engineers promise a more comfortable suspension.

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