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The Lada Vesta is a compact car produced by the Russian car company AvtoVAZ since 2015.[5] It was presented in August 2014 during the Moscow International Automobile Salon[6] and went into mass production on 25 September 2015 in Izhevsk.[7]

Lada Vesta
Vladimir Putin driving Lada Vesta 04.jpg
ManufacturerLada (AvtoVAZ)
AssemblyRussia: Izhevsk (Lada Izhevsk)[1][2][3]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car (C)
Body style4-door saloon
5-door estate
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformLada B/C[4]
EngineVAZ 21129 1.6 L 106 hp (79 kW) I4
VAZ 21179 1.8 L 122 hp (91 kW) I4
Wheelbase2,635 mm (103.7 in)
Length4,410 mm (173.6 in)
Width1,764 mm (69.4 in)
Height1,497 mm (58.9 in)
Curb weight1,230–1,270 kg (2,711.7–2,799.9 lb)
PredecessorLada Priora (export market)

Bo Andersson, President & CEO of AvtoVAZ, was responsible for improving overall operations and quality at AvtoVAZ[8] , enabling the Lada Vesta – AvtoVAZ’ first completely new platform in several years – to launch on-time and with the highest crash safety rating in its class[9].

Within days after the Lada Vesta went on sale in November, it became one of the best-selling cars in the Russian market.[10] In 2018, Lada Vesta became the Best Selling Car in Russia[11].

Lada introduced a station wagon and a "Cross" version of the station wagon, with higher ground clearance, in September 2017. A "Cross" version of the sedan, with more ground clearance than a Toyota RAV4, arrived in the first half of 2018. [12]


Technical detailsEdit

The concept car introduced in 2014

As standard, the car has an airbag, anti-lock braking system with brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), electronic stability control, traction control system, hill start assistant, ERA-GLONASS emergency system, tilt/telescoping adjustable steering column, remote controlled car central locking system with folding key, trip computer, car alarm, 15 or 16-inch wheels and full-size spare tyre, making it one of the most equipped models in the entry-level segment in Russia.[13] The Lada Vesta gets side airbags in 2016.[14]

Production of the Vesta started on 25 September 2015 at AvtoVAZ's Izhevsk manufacturing site. The first mass production Lada Vesta was a car of the Comfort trim-level, equipped with a 1.6-litre engine and a manual transmission. Sales started on 25 November 2015. The car is one of carmaker's flagship models.[15]

The Lada Vesta is sold on Russian and Kazakhstani markets. AvtoVAZ also commenced Vesta exports to the European Union, to countries such as Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia in early 2017. [16] The sale of the SW and Cross versions started a year later. The EU-spec Lada Vesta meets Euro 6 emissions standards and offers additional safety equipment. Only the 1.6-litre engine is sold in the EU. [17]


The Vesta was formerly available in three basic complete sets - base Classic, average Comfort and top Luxe. In all trim levels, there are options. For the complete set of Classic - Start, for Comfort - Multimedia and Image, for Luxe - Multimedia.

Lada's newest Prestige option, which includes the Multimedia package and 5 additional items of equipment that increase the comfort of the driver and passengers. These include a folding rear armrest with cup holders. To recharge the gadgets the passengers will be helped by a power USB socket in the central armrest, which is located between the front seats. On the same armrest are the controls for heating the rear seats and tinted rear windows. Also, the Prestige package provides atmospheric illumination of the interior: several LEDs are located in the niches of the feet of the front passengers, on the console and on the upholstery of the doors. Integral equipment LADA Vesta in the maximum configuration with the package Prestige - multimedia system with navigation (7-inch color display with TouchScreen, FM / AM with RDS, USB, SD card, AUX, Bluetooth, Hands free, 6 speakers), on the screen which displays the image from the rear view camera. The Prestige package is available for LADA Vesta sedans in the Luxe package with the following power units: 1.6 l manual transmission (from 746,900 rubles), 1.8 liters manual transmission (from 781,900 rubles) and 1.8 liters automated manual transmission (AMT) (806,900 rubles).[18]


There are several variants of the Vesta:


  • Vesta Sedan - 5-seat passenger sedan.
  • Vesta Cross - 5-seat passenger cross-country sedan.
  • Vesta Sport - 5-seat passenger sedan with factory tuned 145-horsepower engine. The official premiere will be held at the Moscow International Automobile Salon, which opens on 29 August 2018 in the Crocus Expo complex.[19]

Station Wagon

  • Vesta SW - 5-seat station wagon.
  • Vesta SW Cross - 5-seat off-road vehicle.

Alternative fuel

  • Vesta CNG is a modification that allows using two types of fuel: compressed natural gas (methane) and gasoline.[20]


2015 Lada Vesta WTCC car

The Vesta raced for Lada Sport in the FIA World Touring Car Championship between 2015 and 2016, and later with privateer RC Motorsport in 2017.

In March 2015, Lada grabbed the pole position for Race 2 of the Argentina WTCC, with a Rosneft Vesta TC1.[21] During its time in the championship the Vesta claimed four race victories with Gabriele Tarquini, Nick Catsburg and Yann Ehrlacher driving.


The car scored 14.1 points out of 16 in a frontal crash test conducted by the Russian ARCAP safety assessment program in 2016, and was awarded four stars out of four.[22]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Go, "Vesta". The mass production of the Lada Vesta has started in Izhevsk".
  3. ^ "The mass production of the Lada Vesta has started in Izhevsk". Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
  4. ^ "LADA Izhevsk celebrated 50th Anniversary and welcomed record 30 thousand guests". AvtoVAZ. 2 November 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  5. ^ "The AvtoVAZ Group has started the mass production of the Lada Vesta".
  6. ^ "Lada reinvents itself with three bold new models". Autocar. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  7. ^ "AvtoVAZ presents Lada Vesta and Lada Vesta WTCC". 28 August 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Bo Andersson (businessman)", Wikipedia, 13 December 2018, retrieved 13 January 2019
  9. ^ "LADA Vesta gets maximum score in ARCAP crash test conducted by Autoreview - Press-releases - News - Official website LADA". LADA official website. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  10. ^ "More than 5,000 Lada Vesta sedans have been produced by Lada Izhevsk".
  11. ^ (PDF) Retrieved 13 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "New Lada Vesta Cross Sedan Has More Road Clearance Than A RAV4".
  13. ^ "LADA Vesta hits the Russian market". AvtoVAZ. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Lada Vesta Gets Side Airbags". 13 September 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  15. ^ "There were revealed specifications of Lada Vesta". Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Lada Vesta im Fahrbericht". 17 February 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  17. ^ "AvtoVAZ is preparing LADA Vesta for export to Europe". 25 November 2016. Archived from the original on 2 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
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  20. ^ "Lada Vesta CNG". Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  21. ^
  22. ^ "Лада Веста". Авторевю.

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