Jubilee year for LADA 4×4

2017 is a jubilee year for LADA 4х4. LADA introduces the first car of this model in 1977. This model holds a series of world records. It passed the most distant and impossible places and corners of the Earth. LADA 4х4 has been to the North Pole three times. It’s been having its duty in Antarctica for 12 years. This 4×4 has been to the Tibetan Plateau and several times to Elbrus and Everest. It has conquered all the Earth continents. There have been about 2,5 million cars of this model produced in 40 years. They exported over 350 thousands of them.

The new Camouflage Series

LADA 4x4 Camouflage

The “Anniversary” series is in honor of the 40th anniversary. These cars are specific with the new interior colors trim, body paints and body claddings with the jubilee symbols.

The market  will get another special LADA 4×4 with the “camouflage” body. The paint combines three metal colors – light-greenish, dark-green and black. Bumpers and light-alloy wheels are black in black. There is a Special trim interior. It has bright red-orange “mask” on the instrument cluster. An eco-leather trimmed steering wheel and rockers made of stainless steel. The logo of the series embroidered on foot pads and on seat trims reminds of the jubilee status.

The essential attribute of the jubilee series – the original plates on front fenders, deck lid and on the glove box cover. And the latter reflects the unique index number of the car: from 0001 to 1977, to the year of the start of production of LADA 4х4 and the number of cars within the limited series. The jubilee series consists of 3-doors and 5-doors versions. It comes with maximum content: air-con, seat heating, powered and heated outside mirrors.


You can find the latest news about the gatherings of LADA 4×4 fans at the NivaFest. This where the members of European and Russian fan-clubs meet-up. This tradition of regular gatherings and off-road contests among the fans of the model was laid back in 2002 in Germany.

There are exhibition of special LADA 4×4 cars, contests and test-drives.

Comparing New and Secondhand Cars

If you compare new and secondhand cars, indisputably secondhand wins. Sorry to disappoint you if you think otherwise. Especially today where you can find a 3 years old used that is almost as new and similar to the new ones.

it is a sensational fact to drive off in a brand new car, instead of a used car. But when it comes to monetary thoughts… Buying secondhand cars is a much better financial deal. For most buyers of a new car, You better be prepared to lose exorbitantly. When you will sell off your new car, you probably will lose 50% of your initial purchase.

An average rate of depreciation is approximately 35 to 40 percent within three years. 40 percent is considered a steep losing price to pay for. Even giving rooms of the factory’s warranty period, the new smell and the days you spent driving on the road. The figure may vary if there are accidents or other repairs and defects.

It cost less

Basically, to compare new cars and secondhand, the first owner is the one at the highest stake because they undergo highest reduction value. Aside from that, most secondhand cars buyers benefited from lower costs of:

  • registration,
  • insurance premiums,
  • taxes costs,
  • licensing costs,
  • interests paid on a loan. A lower purchasing cost means lower financial costs. Less interests to pay for despite the interest rate being much higher.

What usually happens is that buyers don’t want to hear that they would better with a used car. They listen to the sirens  of new safety improvements, enhanced performances and latest automobile features. Like the 3 years old car is from another century!

For this, you have to pay a hefty amount of money for those new features, plus the cost of the car itself to get those accessories. Something like twice the amount of that 3 years old car. That makes those extra accessories very expensive…

Lada Vesta SW Cross : breaking the stereotypes

LADA extends the lineup, adding the Vesta SW Cross. An addition to the most popular cars on the Russian market. The first car in its segment combines the expressive design, crossover features, and multi-functionality.

Lada Vesta SW Cross News

The LADA Vesta SW Cross has the main design features of its body from the Cross concept. The car bears the philosophy of the X-shaped design. LADA continues the strategy in developing new products. It works on the basis of the most recent demands of potential customers. The model demonstrates LADA’s careful approach towards modern car building trends. The cars become not only a transport means but a true living space.

According to Steve Mattin, LADA Design Director, the LADA Vesta SW Cross will become a unique offer on the market. It intends to set the tone in its segment. Breaking the stereotypes and attracting new customers is the objective.

The future owner is a person that
  • does not want to sacrifice the bright design to the practicality,
  • strives to find the perfect car for all occasions,
  • reflects his or her urge to emphasize his individuality and,
  • is active lifestyle.

LADA Vesta SW Cross is an example of the new Brand’s dynamic development. These trendsetting cars attract new customers and increases the image of LADA. It lay the foundation for future development. The new functionality and sportive look  creates worthy addition to the lineup.

LADA Vesta SW Cross: design features

The LADA Vesta SW is dynamic and balanced at the same time. It has additional functionality thanks to the big internal volume and the fifth door. In its turn, the LADA Vesta SW Cross brings more practicality through increased road clearance.

The model has powerful and imposing look. The LADA Vesta SW Cross has these graphics more powerful and expressive character. Dark edges of the front headlight smoothly transfer into the radiator grill and the air duct located under it thereby forming the X. The LADA Vesta SW Cross has this line running down to the lower part of the bumper. This visually makes the X-graphics in the car’s front bigger. The front bumper’ appearance together with the front wheel arch pads visually makes the car bigger.

Sloping roofline melts into rears spoiler that improves the aerodynamics and grip. The specific inclination of the glass in the car’s rear and the original C-pillars produce the optical illusion of the floating roof. The railing located on the roof makes the silhouette more sportive. LADA Vesta SW Cross has these railings painted in silver color.


The shape of the car’s C-pillar resembles the “shark fin” and makes the car’s look more fresh and unique. The edge of the C-pillars is aligned versus the inclination angle of the rear lights. The glossy black insert separates the pillar from the roof and rear spoiler. It contributes to the “floating roof” idea. Such a solution serves for separation of airflows at the sides of the car. It improves aerodynamics. This solution brings an element of emotion into the car’s rear. It is visually wider and the seating more stable.

The imposing look of the LADA Vesta SW Cross is underlined by the broad wheel track and bigger tires. These disks have 5 spokes which are made in the shape of a blade with diamond-cutting.

Bigger wheels and original settings of suspensions allowed to increase the road clearance.

Lada produces its 100,000th Vesta

LADA Vesta 100,000th demonstrates the model success. LADA Vesta is the Russian best-seller for sure. It enters the TOP 3 of the new best-selling passenger cars. For the five months of 2017, sales is around 28,000 cars.

Lada Vesta Sedan

Customers appreciate the bright style. It comes with a large cabin capacity for a class ¨B¨. They like the smooth running and sharp steering. One advantage of the Vesta is the good equipment level. It includes:

  • emergency warning system,
  • front seats heating,
  • electric mirrors,
  • external mirrors heating,
  • active safety equipment,
  • including ESC,
  • ABS with Brake Assist System (BAS),
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD),
  • Traction Control Switch (TCS),and
  • Hill Start Assistant (HSA).

Awards Winner

This year, the model received ”The Best Product of the Year” from the Russian Automotive Forum Award. It won the prize for the design of the First Moscow Biennale of Design.  Vesta is the Grand Prix of ”Za rulem” magazine. It is the the ”Car of the Year” in Russia a second time in a row.

Its popularity is growing among corporate customers and car park owners. The model is use in the Yandex Taxi system in all regions of the country, including Moscow.

It is exported to Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, as well as Ukraine, Belarus and other near abroad countries.

  • The model is priced at around $11,000 CAD.