AvtoVAZ launches serial production of Lada Granta

Russia’s largest car maker AvtoVAZ has launched serial production of a new passenger car, the Lada Granta, which will replace its lineup of classic Lada models.

A white-colored Lada Granta Norma was the first sedan to roll off AvtoVAZ’s assembly line on Tuesday.

Lada Granta is a new car based on the Lada Kalina platform and expected to replace AvtoVAZ’s classic Lada 2105/07 models. The Lada Granta Standard sedan will cost 229,000 rubles ($7,312), while the Lada Grant Norma model will fetch 256,000 rubles ($8,174).

AvtoVAZ plans to produce over 100,000 Granta cars in 2012. About 30,000-40,000 vehicles will be produced at the facilities of car maker IzhAvto, where the assembly line will be launched in the third quarter of 2012.

Currently, AvtoVAZ has stopped accepting orders for Granta cars until the end of the first quarter of 2012.


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