The delay can be explained by the fact that this modification has not only a changed appearance, but also a redesigned chassis, which increased the ride height. But this is only one of the reasons that may lead to the purchase of this machine. Here are a few good reasons for you.
The bright orange color is a characteristic feature of the cross version. Standard Grants are not offered in this color scheme. The bright orange color is a characteristic feature of the cross version. Standard Grants are not offered in this color scheme.
Maintainability and ease of maintenance
Lada answered readers' questions “Driving” - new engines and improvements I think I won’t open America, saying that the new Lada Granta Cross is formally. By and large, this is a redesigned Kalina Cross, which has been known to our motorists for many years. This machine is extremely simple - in case of breakdown it can be quickly and inexpensively repaired in any garage service.
By the way, after the upgrade, the motors received the so-called non-plug pistons - due to special recesses they do not bend the valves in case of a timing belt break. So, engine repair will not be ruinous for the owner.
Excellent geometric cross
Modern crossovers are getting lower and lower - we are no longer surprised by their ground clearance of 170-180 mm. But the clearance of the "raised" Lada is 198 mm - and this is when fully loaded! With such an indicator on it, you can safely move out of the asphalt, without fear of damaging the bottom of some pebbles. The angle of entry / exit is 19 and 26 degrees, respectively - and this is also a decent indicator. Together with plastic protection around the perimeter of the body, this allows you to confidently go along the intersection.
An important advantage of Grants Cross is a solid ground clearance of 198 mm. An important advantage of Grants Cross is a solid ground clearance of 198 mm.
Spacious interior and trunk
Of all the cars of cross-ideology present on the Russian market, Grant is the most compact. The length of the car is 4.15 m, the width is 1.7 m. At the same time, the cabin cannot be called cramped. Four adults will sit down without problems. By the way, unlike other versions of Grant, the station wagon has the largest supply of space in height on the second row. And all because of the high roof. The trunk is also quite roomy - 360 liters, which can easily be brought up to 675 by folding the rear seatbacks. Thus, the Granta Cross may well be the only car in the family.
The architecture of the front panel is Kalinovskaya. Of the new things here, one can note X-shaped strokes on the central deflectors and a more convenient gear knob. The architecture of the front panel is Kalinovskaya. Of the new things here, one can note X-shaped strokes on the central deflectors and a more convenient gear knob.
Devices received stylish orange scales. Devices received stylish orange scales.
Finally, the driver’s seat elevator was returned to Grant. Alas, even in the lowest position, the landing is too high. Finally, the driver’s seat elevator was returned to Grant. Alas, even in the lowest position, the landing is too high.
If necessary, the luggage capacity can be increased to 675 liters by folding the backs of the rear seats. If necessary, the luggage capacity can be increased to 675 liters by folding the backs of the rear seats.
Lada XRAY Cross, Ford Ecosport and Creta: crossover test Unlike regular Grants, cross-versions are not “empty”. So, the initial version of the Classic includes electric drive and heated side mirrors, an on-board computer, a driver's airbag, combined trim (fabric / eco leather) and 15-inch wheels (14-inch wheels in the usual Grants).
The second step is Comfort. It adds a passenger airbag, audio system, heated front seats and a central locking with remote control.
Top performance Luxe flaunts light and rain sensors, fog lights, cruise control, heated windshield, parking sensors, as well as rear power windows. Not so bad for a budget car.
From this perspective, it is difficult to distinguish Grant Cross from the former Kalina. From this perspective, it is difficult to distinguish Grant Cross from the former Kalina.
A big test of updated state employees: Lada Granta versus Renault Logan 554, 900 rubles - how much does Granta Cross cost in the initial Classic version with a basic 87-horsepower 1.6-liter 8-valve. Thus, relative to the usual Grant universal with the same level of equipment, you will have to pay 59, 400 rubles.
Granta Cross in the Comfort version can be both with an 87-horsepower engine, and with a 106-horsepower (16-valve). In the first case, the price is 577, 900 rubles, in the second - 592, 900 rubles. Moreover, for an additional 25, 000 rubles of a more powerful version, the AMT automated robotic transmission is available.
The top version of Luxe involves only a 106-horsepower engine and costs 618, 900 rubles. Surcharge for the robot - the same 25, 000 rubles.
Thus, at present, Grants Cross has a very attractive price tag. All other pseudo-crossovers are noticeably more expensive. So, for XRAY Cross you will have to pay at least 754, 900 rubles, Vesta SW Cross will cost at least 779, 900, and Renault Sandero Stepway - 727, 990. Kia Rio X-line is even more expensive - 874, 900 rubles.
However, in addition to these advantages, Grants have a number of disadvantages. And about the most important of them we will say separately.
The Grant platform was pretty outdated, which is not surprising - it with small changes migrated from the eighth family of the VAZ thirty years ago. The rigidity of the body is low (especially the front of the car), so in the turns of Grant there is not enough solidity and feedback on the steering wheel is also not enough. So in terms of manageability, it is inferior to its classmates. If you crave driving pleasure, the Granta Cross is unlikely to satisfy you.
5 reasons to think about buying Lada Grants Cross (and one to doubt)