Of course, Granta is not created from scratch - at the heart of the platform from Kalina. But there are so many changes that it will not turn out to consider Granta simply a reworking of Kalina. Granta is longer than the Kalina sedan by as much as 22 cm, has a more capacious trunk (480 l), and most body panels are new.
AvtoVAZ management swept the first Granta
AvtoVAZ management swept the first Granta AvtoVAZ leadership swept the first Granta
What place did Granta take in the AvtoVAZ lineup?
Lada Granta will immediately replace three models - the “classics”, Samara and Kalina sedans, so the three trim levels (“Standard”, “Norma” and “Lux”) are actually three different versions of the same model. Standard will replace Lada-2107, Norma will replace Samara, and Lux will replace Kalina. Even the engines have three trim levels of different power - 82, 87 and 98 horsepower.
Igor Komarov told what awaits Lada Granta in 2012
Igor Komarov said that he was waiting for Lada Granta in 2012 Igor Komarov said that he was waiting for Lada Granta in 2012
Which Granta will replace the "classics"?
The basic Granta in the Standard configuration is equipped with a Kalina engine and transmission - it is a 82-horsepower 8-valve 1.6-liter engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox. The “standard” Granta has unpainted bumpers, daytime running lights, a driver airbag, 13th stamped wheels and a folding rear seat.
The price was initially planned at 220 thousand rubles, but the airbag, which was not originally provided for in the basic version, raised the price to 229 thousand. But even for this price you can’t buy a “standard”. Acceptance of orders has been suspended, and cars manufactured since the second quarter of 2012 are insignificant, but will rise in price - the “standard” Lada Granta will cost 235 thousand rubles already. The good news: the cheapest “grants” next year will be available with air conditioning. But the power steering of the “standard” Granta is not relied upon: they will leave it with a “long” steering wheel with 4 revolutions and the same as Kalina, the castor of the front suspension.
As told ZaRulem. RF Vice President of AvtoVAZ Sales and Marketing Artem Fedosov, while the base Granta is not particularly popular. Of the "grant" ordered in 2011, 84% falls on the "Norma" package. “Standard” was ordered by only 16% of customers. But we must keep in mind that while the market has a cheaper Lada 2107 (from 206 thousand), which, moreover, can still be bought under the recycling program (50 thousand cheaper). By the middle of next year, the “classics” will be removed from production in Izhevsk.
Granta 400 original parts
Granta 400 original parts Granta 400 original parts
How is Granta different from Kalina?
1. Another suspension setting
In versions of Granta with power steering, castor is changed (longitudinal angle of inclination of the axis of rotation of the wheel) - it was increased by 245 '. The front suspension has a new upper support with an offset rack mount and a stiffer front anti-roll bar. New “short” rails are installed on Granta (speed from lock to lock 3.1). In the front suspension arms are the original hinges in the brackets of the extensions. According to the characteristics (angle of no return) they are closer to foreign counterparts.
The main change in the design of the rear suspension is the negative angle of the rear wheels. The springs remained from Kalina, but the rear shock absorbers are tuned in a new way, and the original silent blocks appeared on the levers, which will reduce vibrations and soften shock from the road. These changes should improve the stability and manageability of Granta.
2. New components and fewer parts. Granta uses about 400 original components, including: fenders, hood and trunk lid, bumpers, heater, seats, power windows, door trim, steering wheel, windows, engine cooling and exhaust system fuel system and others. To make production cheaper, many Lada Granta components consist of fewer parts. For example, the radiator lining is integrated with the front bumper: for Kalina, the bumper consists of 9 parts, for Granta - of three. The upholstery of the Granta door consists of 3 parts (Kalina has 15). The Granta dashboard has 39 parts versus 52 for Kalina. 3. Other engines For Lada Granta in the “normal” and “luxury” configuration, an upgraded 8-valve engine with 87 hp was developed 1.6 liter. Its main difference: a lightweight connecting rod and piston group. On the "luxury" Granta will also be installed 98-horsepower 16-valve from Priora.
Granta will completely replace the "classics" in 2012
Granta will completely replace the “classics” in 2012 Granta will completely replace the “classics” in 2012