The new inexpensive sedan Lada Granta, whose serial production is planned to be launched at AvtoVAZ in October, will come on sale on 1 December. We should remind that preliminary orders for the brand-new have been taken at AvtoVAZ site since the beginning of September.
Prices for inexpensive Lada Granta with basic options “Standart” will be from 229,000 roubles. The Granta with middle package “Norma” will cost 256,000 roubles. According to AvtoVAZ president Igor Komarov, preliminary price of the car with automatic transmission from Japanese company Jatco will be about 350,000 roubles in Lux package.
The new AvtoVAZ car is designed on the Lada Kalina platform, however about 400 original car components, including modernized front and rear suspension, as well as new engine, were designed specially for the Granta. The Lada Granta “Standart” and “Norma” will replace the VAZ Classic and the Lada Samara sedans. Top modification of the Granta will become an adequate replacement for the Lada Kalina sedan. In the future the number of packages will be increased due to the installation of optional equipment.
According to AvtoVAZ strategic vice-president Grigoriy Hvorostyanov, AvtoVAZ is planning to produce over 100,000 Lada Granta cars in 2012, 30,000-40,000 cars of them will be assembled at IzhAvto. As he says the production of the Lada Granta at IzhAvto is planned to be launched in the third quarter of 2012. G. Hvorostyanov said that two top packages without automatic transmission will be assembled there.