In the year of its half-century anniversary, the Russian manufacturer AvtoVAZ announced the launch of the 30 millionth Lada car. The red Lada Granta sedan, which will fill the exposition of the museum of the enterprise, has become the jubilee car that got off the assembly line of the Volga Automobile Plant, the company’s press service announced.
The first car of the Volga Automobile Plant – VAZ 2101 Zhiguli – was also shown at the ceremony with the participation of AvtoVAZ President Yves Karakatsanis and Renault CEO Luca de Meo. It was created on the basis of the Fiat 124 sedan, entering the assembly line in 1970 and being produced until 1988. About 4.85 million cars have been produced from this model in 18 years.
As for the anniversary Lada Granta, this is a car with a special design #CLUB. This car differs from other versions of the model with special rear door plates, new seat upholstery with an embroidered orange name from the series, as well as two-tone wheels and black body on the side mirrors.
Currently Lada Granta is the most popular model in the domestic market, recalls autonews.ru. According to the Association of European Business (AEB), from January to August 2020, 71,992 Lada Granta cars were sold in Russia.
In Russia, Lada cars were counted. Which models are the most popular?
Nearly 10 million of them, manufactured before 2010, are on the country’s roads.
The Lada Granta family includes a sedan, liftback, hatchback, station wagon and its cross-version. In addition, the model has a training option for training in driving schools, as well as a modification Drive Active with sports suspension and steering settings.
The cars are available with 1.6-liter engines with 87, 98 and 106 horsepower. The engines can work together with a five-speed manual transmission or with a robotic automatic transmission.
Prices for Lada Granta range from 470,900 to 684,900 rubles or from 5,260 to 7,643 euros.
(Reference exchange rate of the Bank of Russia for September 26 – 1 euro = 89.66 rubles, 1 dollar = 76.82, note).
Where are Lada cars sold and how much do they cost outside of Russia?
AvtoVAZ is developing the markets of Central Asia, sales in Europe are declining