The second generation of the Chevrolet Niva has been revealed in its production format, thanks to a few leaked images of the patent office.
Andl last year General Motors presented the prototype of the Chevrolet Niva in the Automobile Salon Moscow, as a preview of what later will become the substitute for the model presented in 1988. Now, after a year the second generation model is left to see in the format that will eventually reach production thanks to some leaked images from the Federal Institute of Industrial Property Russian.
In the images it is observed that the model is strongly influenced by the prototype, although already without the typical features of a conceptual work, such as the body painted in matt black, the roof bars with lights, supplemental, and a spare wheel and additional defenses in front. It is still soon to know which will be the mechanics chosen, but the prototype I painted a unit of 1.8 liter with 122 HP, associated to a manual transmission of 5 gears and a traction system four-wheel drive with differential lock.
putting into production of the new generation Chevrolet Niva has had several twists and turns since its introduction as a prototype. Despite the fact that the concept was very well received by the public and the press, GM-AvtoVAZ had been in the beginning announced that it would not be put into production, then that General Motors announced its withdrawal from the Russian market.
But by the middle of this year, GM-AvtoVAZ announced his intentions to find funding to complete the development and start the production of the new Niva, something that all seems to indicate that is what will happen.
although, in principle, will be destined for the Russian market, it should be remembered that at mid-year, a prototype was caught while driving through Spanish roads, so that could not be ruled out, their arrival to other markets.