Lada XRAY

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The Lada XRAY is a crossover car produced by the Russian car manufacturer AvtoVAZ. Designed by the team of Steve Mattin,[1] the chief designer of the Lada Vesta,[2] it was first presented as a concept in August 2012 at the Moscow International Automobile Salon. A newer version, the Lada XRAY Concept 2, debuted in August 2014. The Lada XRAY was released for sales in early 2016.

Lada XRAY Concept

Lada XRAY
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Overview
Manufacturer AvtoVAZ
Production 2016–present
Designer Steve Mattin
Body and chassis
Class crossover
Body style 3-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Dimensions
Length 4,200 mm (165.4 in)

Overview

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Lada XRAY — rear view, of the Moscow international automobile salon 2012

The prototype was produced by Vercarmodel Saro in Italy,[3] at a cost of $1,000,000.[4] The crossover receives an equally edgy styling complete with a leather coated seating arrangement, along with a futuristic dashboard and infotainment system.[5] It has a stylish exterior, featuring a pair of long and thin headlights. The front grille looks almost like an “X” when you look at it.

AutoVAZ hopes that Mattin's expertise will bring the brand to the forefront of the Russian market beginning with their all-new concept.

The name has two meanings: as an X-Ray (a form of electromagnetic radiation) and as an abbreviation (X - crossover class, Recreation, Activity, Youth).[6]

Reaction

According to Justin Cupler of TopSpeed, AvtoVAZ kept its Lada XRAY SUV under "such tight lock and key that it took all of us aback when it was debuted at the Moscow Motor Show".[7] It was mentioned that Lada XRAY’s cabin also continues the progressive design of the exterior.[8]

Lada XRAY

Lada XRAY
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Overview
Manufacturer AvtoVAZ
Designer Steve Mattin
Body and chassis
Class crossover
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Dacia B0 platform
Related Dacia Sandero, Lada Largus Cross
Powertrain
Engine 1.6L 106 h.p.

1.6L 110 h.p.

1.8L 123 h.p.
Transmission 5-speed manual, 5-speed semi-automatic

Overview

The Lada XRAY debuted in August 2014 at the Moscow International Automobile Salon as a concept. The car was created on the basis of the Dacia Sandero hatchback produced by Automobile Dacia, subsidiary of the Renault–Nissan Alliance which has control over AvtoVAZ, but features an original design, engines, gearboxes and various options, unavailable for the Sandero in the Russian market. It went into production in December 2015.[9] LADA XRAY is the first compact city crossover in the company’s history. The car’s design is based on the Dacia B0 platform and is the result of Renault’s and AVTOVAZ’s specialists. Production started on December 2015 in full compliance with schedule previously announced by the company. It is produced at Togliatti manufacturing site. Starts of sales was held on February 14, 2016. LADA XRAY is available in 7 trim-levels.

Production

The first car body was assembled in Togliatti in October 2015 for testing, whereas the actual production of market vehicles started in December 2015. The first XRAYs appeared in the Russian market on 14 February 2016.

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References

  1. "British car designer Steve Mattin has put the brakes on Lada jokes". Daily Telegraph. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Lada reinvents itself with three bold new models". Autocar. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Vercarmodel Saro
  4. Lada XRAY
  5. Lada XRAY
  6. Рентгеновский луч надежды
  7. 2012 Lada Xray Concept
  8. Lada XRAY concept: Russia’s Evoque debuts in Moscow
  9. (Russian)"AvtoVAZ has officially begun accepting orders for the Lada XRAY".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>