According to the insider public Avtograd News on the VKontakte social network, AvtoVAZ has mothballed the site for welding the bodies of the five-door Lada Niva Legend. In the coming year, long-wheelbase SUVs will not be produced, and what will happen next is still unknown.
The production of five-door Nivs has not been carried out since the beginning of this year, so for now only three-door SUVs remain on the assembly line, which returned to sale at the end of July. Their equipment has neither ABS nor airbags, but there is a power steering, steel engine protection, front electric windows, daytime running lights, an on-board computer, audio preparation, an ERA-GLONASS system with a manual activation system.
The car is equipped with a 1.7-liter engine with a capacity of 83 hp, which works in conjunction with a five-speed “mechanics” and permanent all-wheel drive, equipped with a forced differential lock and a reduction gear.
In mid-October, AvtoVAZ expanded the equipment of the Lada Niva Legend by launching configurations with air conditioning and heated front seats.
The admin of the Avtograd news public lives in Tolyatti and works at AvtoVAZ, so the information published by the insider is up-to-date and almost always reliable.