The second generation of the Chevrolet Niva , which is planned to start in the series back in 2015, but froze on the initiative of General Motors may still appear on the conveyor of the joint venture “GM-AvtoVAZ”. On the implementation of the project it takes about 10 billion rubles, which US investors are not willing to invest. For the Samara region leaders promise to help with the financing, which would run at least a novelty in 2018.
Exterior, interior, technical part of the already ready. Not even in 2014, the company “GM-AvtoVAZ” brought a new stamping press equipment from Korea for the production of cars. The power unit for new items to collect as planned in Togliatti under license the Peugeot / Citroen. Aspirated petrol engine of 1.8 liters capacity of 135 hp I had to be combined with all-wheel drive manual transmission. 5-speed gearbox is collected in a single housing with a transfer case had finally replaced the noisy vazovskoy transfer case gear developed in the 70s.
The front suspension on the idea of the designers was to get rid of arm structure in favor of “McPherson”. But back to stay not cutting hard bridge, as all of these off-road vehicles. Therefore, the main quality of the new Chevy Niva is to save. It’s compact size and phenomenal patency.
It should be noted that in parallel with the new Chevy Niva on “AvtoVAZ” just slowly work proceeds on developing Lada 4 × 4 of the new generation. This model can be on the market as well in 2018. But the development of VAZ information is even smaller than the second generation of Chevrolet Niva.