AvtoVAZ, as you know, announced prices for the Lada Vesta car with an automatic stepless transmission. Now the prospects for the model in the competitive segment of folk sedans are clarified.
As you know, in the past October, Vesta sales collapsed at once a quarter, more precisely by 22.3% (according to AEB). And the new version, according to the specialists of the domestic producer, will increase interest in the car. But it is not all.
As you know, AvtoVAZ announced prices on Lada Vesta with a stepless automatic transmission of Jatco JF015E and the Renault H4MK engine of 1.6 liters (113 hp)
We learned when you can buy a novelty. The new Vesta with the variator already enters the dealers of the brand, and sales start very soon, until the end of this month.
For the variator will have to pay 50 thousand rubles. The Lada Vesta sedan in the classic version will have a price tag 736,900 rubles. Universal SW — 773 900 rubles. Comfort equipment will be offered with a price tag 767,900 rubles per sedan, and for SW — 801 900 rubles. The LUXE equipment will cost 829,900 and 866,900 rubles, respectively. Well, the top version of Exclusive will cost 924 900 per sedan and 961,900 rubles per SW.
Here is such a split.
Recall that Lada Vesta with a variator from 0 to 100 km / h accelerates in 12.2 seconds, the maximum speed is 170 km / h. Consumption in urban mode reaches 9.9 liters, in a 6-liter rustic cycle, in a mixed 7.4 liter.
Lada Vesta with a variator has a good chance of success, since the brand marketers guessed with the price and competitors were much more expensive. The appearance of Lada Vesta with a full «automatic» in the form of a variator was the matter of time. This version, by the way, was conceived and was developed initially and even existed in the form of a prototype, but adhered to better times because of the fear of AvtoVAZ to miss the price and bring to the market too expensive model. And as you know, in the budget segment the price plays the first role in choosing.
Moreover, in the framework of the alliance of the new modification, Lada Vesta cleared the market niche. The main competitor Lada Vesta Empire Renault Logan, which, in fact, was borrowed by the engine, in configuration with the variator, it is not fundamentally available and aggregated with an old four-stage automaton. And the main Korean, German and Czech rivals with automata more than one hundred thousand rubles. So Vesta has every chance to strengthen its position in the domestic market.
Also known, Vesta production with AMT robot is already significantly reduced. Soon, such machines will be terminated, but quite from the «robot» AvtoVAZ does not intend to refuse. Such a transmission is equipped with Lada Granta. As for Vesta, this model will remain mechanical transmissions, which will soon add stepless variators. According to statistics of 2019, the Lada Vesta with a robotic box AMT accounts for only 9% of demand — it is too little in order to maintain the cost-effective existence of such a configuration.
And what’s next? How the Lada Vesta project will develop, the readers of our channel will ask. After entering the market, the versions with an automatic stepless transmission will be a little break until the beginning of 2021. The restyling model is still in terms of production plan for 2021, but may well move on the fourth quarter of 2020.
And we still knew that AvtoVAZ will not have new models in 2020, except Largus Facelifting in the company x-shaped design. But the development works are carried out. Lada Vesta «Time» engine 1.3 Turbo, which is already familiar to the Renault Arkana crossover. Moreover, half of coupe crossovers for sale on the new motor with the console of turbo.
Accordingly, if the motor will show good results on Vesta, then AvtoVAZ specialists and Renault Group will begin to calculate in which the localization of the downsayzing motor will cost.
And also news from Tolyatti. The VAZ-21129 vaz-21129 engine is screwed to the phase pazes, cling up the upgraded oil pump and the pump. And all this is as part of the preparation of a domestic motor with a cast-iron unit to install on the Renault-Nissan Alliance model in Russia.