Lada 110

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Lada 110
Lada 21108 - 0698.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Lada
Also called Bogdan 2110 (Ukraine)
Lada 110
Lada LUX 110 Dunarea (Romania)
Lada Vega (Turkey)
VAZ 2110
Production Russia:
1995–2007: 2110 (L)
1997–2008: 2111 (SW), 2112 (HB)
1999–2009: 21123 (C)
Egypt:
2005–2015: 2110 (L)
Assembly 6th of October City, Egypt (Alamal Group)
Bucharest, Romania (Dunarea)
Cherkasy, Ukraine (Bogdan)
Kremenchug, Ukraine (Kremenchug Car Assembly)
Tolyatti, Russia (AvtoVAZ)
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FF layout
Related Lada 111
Lada 112
Chronology
Successor Lada Priora

The Lada 110 or VAZ-2110 is a compact car built by the Russian automaker AvtoVAZ from 1995 to 2009. It spawned two close derivatives: the Lada 111 estate and the Lada 112 hatchback.

History

The prototype of the Lada 110, known as the 300 series, was created in 1987 and optimized for aerodynamics in Zuffenhausen, Germany, in cooperation between AvtoVAZ and Porsche engineers.[1] The first photos of the new compact car were published in the popular monthly magazine Za Rulem in November 1990,[2] and the car itself was demonstrated at the AvtoVAZ Togliatti factory in 1991. Serial production was planned to start in the following year, but an economic crisis stalled the project and the first cars rolled off the assembly line only on June 27, 1995.[3] The Lada 110 featured a 1.6 litre engine producing approximately 90 hp (67 kW). Production began with 8 valve, and subsequently, 16 valve motors. Overall, the car weighed around 1050 kilos (2315 lb). It had electric windows, trip computer, power steering, and galvanized body panels. Fuel-injected models were equipped with electronic engine management system.[4] In early 2006, new taillights and a new dashboard were introduced.

The car was very successful in the domestic Russian market.[5]

In 2007, the Lada 110, 111 and 112 were largely restyled, modernised and relaunched as the Lada Priora.

Trim levels

There were three trim level: Standard, Normal, and Luxe.

The Standard trim level included clock, heated rear windows, electro-door locks, power door locks, power trunk lock, onboard control system, immobilizer, body-color bumpers, seat trims tweed and tapestries, front head restraints. The Normal featured powered windows, exterior mirrors with antidazzle effect, velour seat and door upholstery, and rear head restraints. In the Luxe the owner also received heated front seats, trip computer, fog lights, electric and heated outside mirrors, velvet upholstery and doors, a trunk spoiler with brake lights, and tinted windows.

The model has been a favorite target for styling, both artisanal and professional, especially the version with the five-door hatchback body (Lada-112). Various companies from Tolyatti also designed and offered different body kits: APAL company produced components for the Lada BIS 110 and 111, as did Tornado, Katran, and Grossmeyster; AKS company of Kurage, Autostyle company of Tomcat, and Motorica did so for the Lada 110M (which was included in the official catalogue of AvtoVAZ and considered a restyled version of the original car), Pit-Stop produced the Grand Rally and Rally Sport versions, and Arsenal-Auto built the Sprint. Super-Avto developed a version with a motor of 1.8 liters of its own design and an elongated version of the sedan VAZ-21108 Premier; it was included in the official catalogues of AvtoVAZ. The Motorica company produced the sporting VAZ-21106 version with a 135 PS (99 kW) Opel engine, altered rear wings, and extended wheel arches. Enterprise, together with AvtoVAZ, produced the Consul in 1999-2006, along with the four-wheel drive Tarzan-2 built on the basis of the station wagon Lada 111, with a raised body placed on a separate frame.

VAZ-2110 in Geneva 
The sporty VAZ-21106 
VAZ-21106, rear 
Tarzan-2 

Ukrainian production

Since 2007, the 110 has been discontinued by Lada, however Bogdan continues to produce this car as the Bogdan 2110 for the Ukrainian market.

Racing

The Lada 110 WTCC car during the 2008 World Touring Car Championship season

The Lada 110 was entered in the 2008 World Touring Car Championship season by the Russian Bears Motorsport team, with Viktor Shapovalov (#28) and Jaap van Lagen (#29) as the drivers.[6]

Team LADA Sport commenced the 2009 World Touring Car Championship season with a trio of 110s for Jaap Van Lagen, Kirill Ladygin and Viktor Shapovalov. The team replaced the 110s with the newer Prioras during the course of the season.

See also

References

  1. (Russian) "Interview with Vladimir Yartsev, chief designer of the Lada 110".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. (Russian) "Za Rulem, November 1990".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "The Lada 110 at Autocade".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The Lada 110 at Autocade".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "VAZ-2110 – one of the most popular models in Russia".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Car Info - LADA 110 2.0". fiawtcc.com. Retrieved 2008-11-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>