Greetings to you, friends. AvtoVAZ announced the beginning of the production of the car Lada Grant Liftbek. The domestic auto industry does not spoil us with new products, but since the Volga Auto Gigant has become Bu Andersson, the situation gradually began to change. Last year, a grant with a machine gun appeared, now the new version of the body, which was not used before on our cars. By the way, according to the results of 2013, the absolute leadership of sales among cars belongs to Sedan Lada Grant. And the liftback many experts predict no less success.
Outwardly, the beginner looks much more interesting than the sedan. In addition to the completely changed back, the car received new bumpers, rear -view mirrors and air intake. The liftback will be equipped with three engines: one with 8 valves and two 16 – valve. There is a choice of transmission options between a five -speed “mechanics” with cable gear shift and Japanese 4 -step automatic transmission Jatco.
There are also three options for configuration:
The most affordable is “standard”, the price starts with 314 thousand rubles. Engine 8 – valve, with a capacity of 87 liters. With., aggregated only with a five -speed manual transmission. Equipment – driver safety pillow and audio training. Apparently, for a more attractive price, they saved the rear door on the “janitor”.
The next equipment is “norm”. Its cost starts at 346 thousand rubles. There is already a rear wiper. In addition, there are: steering wheel power power, ABS, rear head restraints and athermal glasses. Additional options may also be offered to this configuration, the so -called “norm +” option. It differs more powerful 106 – strong 16 – valve engine and the presence of a multimedia system in the cabin.
The most advanced version is “Lux”. In addition to the 16 – valve engine, there is a choice between a mechanical checkpoint and a “automatic”. The equipment of this version is far from Spartan, there are airbags of the driver and the front passenger, heating the front seats, air conditioning with automatic support of the given temperature and even electric drive and heating of the side mirrors. Suspension for Lux is strengthened, and noise insulation was made better. On the most expensive suite with automatic transmission – 477 thousand rubles, additionally set parking sensors and rain sensors.
The salon was completely borrowed from Lada Grant. The same black hard plastic that makes many extraneous sounds on bumps. The same flat front seats, almost without lateral support. At the wheel, you like you feel comfortable, but after a while you begin to feel that the seat pillow is short. On the rear seats is frankly crowded, especially if a tall driver. And above the head of the place in Lada Grant Liftbek much, less than in the sedan. The falling line of the body is affected. But the trunk turned out to be roomy and comfortable – 440 liters of useful volume. In motion, the car is also not much different from the sedan. Openly disappointed the mechanical box. It used to be the clarity of shifts before at the front -wheel drive vases, now any sloppy clutch is accompanied by an unpleasant crunch. “Automatic” could not be tested, but if you focus on Lada Grant Sedan, there should not be complaints about it.
Result. If this car was born 10 – 15 years ago, no doubt would be a “hit” of sales. Today, the competition in the segment of budget “cars” is so great that Lada Grant Liftback will not have a light life. Moreover, competitors are not asleep, there Renault not so long ago presented a new Logan with a very attractive price tag. Most likely in large cities behind the liftback lines will not be built. But in the province he will find his niche.
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