According to the press service of AvtoVAZ, the starting price for a Granta in the Classic’22 configuration with a driver’s airbag (since June, cars have been sold without airbags at all, and air conditioning returned to the list of optional equipment at the end of July) is 753,500 rubles, excluding state programs.
For comparison, a “naked” car in the Classic’22 version is available for 678,300 rubles according to the price list, that is, the driver’s airbag at once increased the initial price by 75.2 thousand rubles! However, air conditioning in such machines is also installed by default.
Vazovtsy specify that in more expensive trim levels, cars are also equipped with an airbag for the front passenger, as well as belt pretensioners, and their design is “similar to those used on the Lada Granta earlier.” At the same time, it is not specified whether the function of automatically calling the operator by the ERA-GLONASS system in the event of an accident will be available.
“The resumption of the production of cars with airbags in the face of a shortage of electronic components and sanctions pressure is a real victory for the entire AvtoVAZ team and our partners. Customer care is a priority for the Lada brand. We will continue to expand the list of equipment of our cars with comfort and safety features and will make every effort to complete this work in a short time,” said Maxim Sokolov, President of AvtoVAZ.