A test assembly of the first Lada Vesta NG car was made at the AvtoVAZ assembly line in Tolyatti, the press service of the Russian automaker reported. It is clarified that the car will not leave the assembly site and will continue to be used only for staff training.
At AvtoVAZ, they specified that in the coming months they would be preparing for the launch of mass production of Vesta at the main plant. The plans include setting up equipment, organizing production and logistics schemes.
It is expected that full-scale production of the restyled Lada Vesta in Togliatti will be launched in early spring.
Thus, the most popular model on the Russian market in 2021 will return to the assembly line a whole year after the forced shutdown of the plant in Izhevsk after the German concern Bosch stopped deliveries of products to Russia.
The AvtoVAZ management is taking this pause to transfer the production of Vesta: the capacities of the plant in Togliatti will allow the production of more cars, and in Izhevsk at the end of 2023 it is planned to launch the production of electric Largus.
Earlier there was information that the Chinese company Trinova will supply ABS modules to AvtoVAZ. Also, by spring, the production of 16-valve engines will resume – most likely, it will be a 106-horsepower “aspirated” 21129.