In mid-November, AvtoVAZ officially announced a new Lada Vesta CVT equipped with a variator from the Japanese company Jatco. Moreover, this transmission has become available for the entire family, including the sedan and station wagon, as well as their all-terrain Cross-versions. Sales will begin before the end of the month.
The company itself calls the continuously variable variator for the Lada Vesta CVT an automatic transmission, while it was decided to abandon the version with the AMT robot – such machines were in too low demand. True, the robot will still continue to offer grants.
Configuration and prices of the Lada Vesta CVT sedan
|1.6 (113 л.с.) Classic Start Plus CVT||736 900|
|1.6 (113 л.с.) Comfort CVT||767 900|
|1.6 (113 lbs) Luxe CVT||829 900|
|1.6 (113 л.с.) Exclusive CVT||924 900|
Recall that initially the variator appeared on the Lada XRAY Cross, and it is available only with an imported 1.6-liter Renault H4M gasoline engine (also known as Nissan HR16) with a capacity of 113 hp. and 152 Nm of torque. A similar situation is with Vesta, so that other motors from the line are now combined exclusively with manual transmissions.
It is reported that the Lada Vesta CVT sedan accelerates from zero to hundreds in 12.2 seconds, and its top speed reaches 170 km / h. Fuel consumption, and the engine is adapted for AI-92 gasoline, is indicated only in the combined cycle – 7.1 l / 100 km. The characteristics for the “variator” station wagon and Cross versions have not yet been specified.
Compared to mechanically driven cars, for the new Vesta CVT with an automatic transmission, engineers had to modernize the power unit mountings and change the engine calibrations, plus the model was equipped with different wheel drives and an original exhaust system. In addition, disc brakes are already installed on the rear axle in the base.
And it was on Vesta with a variator that some improvements appeared, which will be transferred to all other versions of the model. For example, the car has got frameless wiper blades and deeper cupholders, and the expensive versions boast a heated steering wheel, fog lights with cornering lights, an antenna-fin on the roof and electric folding mirrors, and you can activate the function with a key.
The price of Lada Vesta CVT in the sedan body starts from 736,900 rubles, i.e. for 50,000 rubles. more expensive than the 106-strong version 1.6 with a manual transmission. This is the entry-level Classic with the Start Plus package. The most expensive version of the Exclusive (this first became available for the Vesta SW station wagon) will cost 924,900 rubles.
- Basic configuration Start More includes front airbags, electronic stability control, rear disc brakes, three-level heated front seats and air conditioning.
- Version Comfort supplemented by climate control, a standard audio system, a multifunctional steering wheel, cruise control, parking sensors and power windows for the rear doors, and the door handles and mirror housings are painted in the body color.
- Execution Luxe it already has four airbags, as well as light and rain sensors, plus there is a combined seat upholstery (fabric and eco leather), as well as the previously mentioned fog lights with cornering lights and 16-inch alloy wheels of a special design.
- Top-end equipment Vesta Exclusive boasts a multimedia system with navigation and a rear-view camera, heated steering wheel and rear sofa, black headlining and new moldings in the cabin for aluminum, as well as electric folding mirrors (and their bodies are painted in black) and a shark fin antenna …
At the same time, the sedan in this version sports a spoiler on the trunk lid, chrome-plated exhaust pipe and door sills, textile floor mats in the cabin and steel pedal pads, as well as a special wheel design.