Lada Vesta

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Lada Vesta
Vladimir Putin driving Lada Vesta 04.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Lada (AvtoVAZ)
Production 2015–present
Assembly Izhevsk, Russia (Lada Izhevsk[1][2][3])
Designer Steve Mattin
Body and chassis
Class Small family car
Body style 4-door saloon
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Lada B/C[4]
Powertrain
Engine 1.6-L petrol engine
Transmission 5-speed manual; 5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2635 mm
Length 4410 mm
Width 1764 mm
Height 1497 mm
Curb weight 1230 - 1270 kg
Chronology
Predecessor Lada Priora

The Lada Vesta is a small family car produced by the Russian car company AvtoVAZ since 2015.[5] Designed by Steve Mattin, it was presented in August 2014 during the Moscow International Automobile Salon[6] and went into mass production on 25 September 2015 in Izhevsk.[7] Within days after the Lada Vesta went on sale in November, it became one of the best-selling cars in the Russian market.[8]

Technical details

The Vesta is built on the new Lada B/C platform, developed by AvtoVAZ and Renault–Nissan Alliance engineers. It is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine coupled to a Renault-sourced manual transmission[9] or an in-house built single-clutch 5-speed automated manual transmission. As standard, the car has an airbag, anti-lock braking system with brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), electronic stability control, traction control system, hill start assistant, ERA-GLONASS emergency system, tilt/telescoping adjustable steering column, remote controlled car central locking system with folding key, trip computer, car alarm, 15 or 16-inch wheels and full-size spare tyre, making it one of the most equipped models in the entry-level segment in Russia.[10]

Production of the Vesta started on 25 September 2015 at AvtoVAZ's Izhevsk manufacturing site. The first mass production Lada Vesta was a car of the Comfort trim-level, equipped with a 1.6-litre engine and a manual transmission. Sales started on 25 November 2015. The car is one of carmaker's flagship models.[11]

Racing

2015 Lada Vesta WTCC car

Lada Sport races the Vesta in the FIA World Touring Car Championship since 2015 with drivers Robert Huff, James Thompson and Mikhail Kozlovskiy.

In March 2015, Lada grabbed the pole position for Race 2 of the Argentina WTCC, with a Rosneft Vesta TC1.[12]

See also

References

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  2. "Go, "Vesta". The mass production of the Lada Vesta has started in Izhevsk". Gazeta.ru.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "The mass production of the Lada Vesta has started in Izhevsk". Rossiyskaya Gazeta.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "LADA Izhevsk celebrated 50th Anniversary and welcomed record 30 thousand guests". AvtoVAZ. 2 November 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  7. "AvtoVAZ presents Lada Vesta and Lada Vesta WTCC". Wroom.ru. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "More than 5,000 Lada Vesta sedans have been produced by Lada Izhevsk".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "AVTOVAZ Group starts production of LADA Vesta". AvtoVAZ. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  11. "There were revealed specifications of Lada Vesta". eng.autostat.ru. Retrieved 2 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. http://www.motorsport.com/wtcc/news/lada-grab-pole-position-on-vesta-tc1-debut-in-argentina-wtcc/

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