Lada Niva Tales - Next Chevrolet Niva Teasers Released

We have to set things straight here - this is not a story about the Lada Niva iconic Russian offroader, at least not directly. That model was last modernised earlier this year and thankfully lives on much like the Land Rover Defender.
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Nonetheless, the Niva’s maker, AutoVaz has entered a joint venture with GM and offers the Chevrolet Niva as a compact SUV - the vehicle is still based on the old Niva, but features a multitude of tech and design updates. Now there’s a new twist in the story, which comes in the form of the adjacent teasers.

These show the new Chevrolet Niva, which is expected to arrive at the Moscow International Motor Show 2014, scheduled to take place at the end of the current month. While the current Chevrolet Niva does have a solid reputation as an offroader, it appears that the upcoming model will take this even further, at least in the concept form we expect the Russian event to bring*.

From a serious ride height and offroad tires, through light cluster protection elements and extra lights, this Niva looks like it’s ready to tackle the toughest of terrains.

While the Chevrolet is will withdraw from Europe next year, the brand will remain active in Russia (among other markets outside the US). Thus, the company is expected to release the production version of the new Niva in 2016, while certain updates for the current generation are expected meanwhile.

Sure, the production Niva won’t have all the extreme elements of the concept, but some of these may make it into production, at least as optional extras.

As for the pricing, we can tell you that, in Russia, the current Niva is the second cheapest model in Chevrolet’s line-up, only being more expensive than the Spark city car.

*with all the sanctions the European Union and the US have imposed on Russia following the Crimea annexation conflicts, we wonder what the implications will be on the motor show.
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