According to representatives of AvtoVAZ, trial welding of bodies is part of the commissioning process, which will last until the start of mass production of Vesta. Today, the first three bodies of Lada Vesta have been welded at the enterprise.
The start of mass production of the model in Tolyatti is scheduled for the first half of 2023 and mainly depends on the timing of the replacement of suppliers of ABS and ESP modules, as well as other ECUs. By the resumption of production of Vesta, the Russian auto giant also intends to return 16-valve engines to the conveyor.
AvtoVAZ announced the transfer of production of Lada Vesta from Izhevsk to Togliatti in August. The main argument in favor of changing the site is the insufficient capacity of the Izh-Avto plant. AvtoVAZ believes that in order to meet consumer demand in 2023, it will be necessary to produce 250,000 Lada Vesta alone.
At the plant in Izhevsk, from the end of 2023, they plan to produce passenger station wagons and e-Largus commercial vans, an all-electric modification of the Largus.
“With the transfer of technology from Izhevsk to Togliatti, a high level of quality and safety of the car is maintained. The transfer process is proceeding in accordance with the approved technological schedule,” the AvtoVAZ press service said.