Well, there are surely plenty of you that aren’t familiar with Niva name, especially when it comes together with General Motors. It is a SUV, which is in production since 70’s. It is a vehicle made by AutoVaz, known under the name Lada Niva. This model was considered as the ultimate off-road vehicle, which overshadowed and still does most of much younger models from the United States, Japan and other countries, in terms of off-road capability. There is simply no terrain which this SUV can’t overcome. After almost four decades of production, we will see a new model which will come as joint venture of AutoVaz and General Motors, and which will come as 2016 Chevrolet Niva.
2016 Chevrolet Niva redesign
The 2016 Chevrolet Niva comes as new model. It is developed together by AutoVaz and General Motors and it will be also known under Lada Niva name in Russia and some other markets. The concept of new model was already showed last year in Moscow and it is expected that production model will have pretty much the same characteristics. The 2016 Niva will come with excellent off-road capabilities, just it was case with the original. That is the part that is care of engineers from AutoVaz. On the other side, engineers from General Motors created a completely new vehicle, when it is about terms of visual appearance.
Compared to model that came in 1977, 2016 Niva looks completely different, which is expected, consider time distance. It comes with modern, we can say impressive design, which will make this model also excellent for those who want comfortable city drive. New model will feature slightly bigger dimensions, which will also affect on space inside the cabin. Also, expect to see plenty of advanced technologies installed, both in terms of safety/drive assist and entertainment.
2016 Chevrolet Niva engine
The 2016 Chevrolet Niva will come with new engine. Original model was characterized by excellent 1.7 liter petrol engine. It has extremely high level of quality, reliability and durability. However, this engine is old and has problem when it is about new CO2 emissions standards. Fuel consumption also is not on the highest level. Because of that, 2016 Chevrolet Niva will come with new 1.8 liter engine. It will have an output of around 135 horsepower.
2016 Chevrolet Niva release date
The 2016 Chevrolet Niva will be released somewhere in 2016. More precise date and price will be known soon.