By the end of the year in the Stavropol region will electric cars. Previously, this could only promise science fiction writers in the journal "Science and Life", and today AvtoVAZ to talk seriously about the issue of electric version of its "Kalina" - to begin with, in the amount of 100 pieces. For half a century the car Togliatti giant greatly changed, and the breed as their country. Suggest to remember how it all began, because without nevi "Lada", as told to Parfenov, we can not imagine, even harder - to understand. So how does the monkey became a man?
Our auto industry began as reigning in Russia, after the "vocation Vikings' only car we were taught not to build the Vikings and the Italians. The first "Lada" have a copy of their models Fiat-124. For the Soviet people, this car was a dream come true for a small fortune and personal vehicle. In the late 80s he made insulting nickname "penny". But before the first WHA affectionately called "unity".
In 1972, descended from the conveyor new model - the VAZ-2102. From the "penny" it differed by the presence of the body. As one would say now, factory workers have created a five-door wagon. This version of "Lada" became the best friend of Soviet truckers, because in the trunk puts a lot of potatoes.
Together with the "two" in 1972 began production of more powerful VAZ-2103. The new car can accelerate to 100 km / h in just 17 seconds - the fastest car in those years. In addition to speed, the third model could boast comfortable interior: over the head was more space. And inside there were plastic lining, ending with a "bare" metal in the cabin.
In 1980, the "penny" has found a new life. Factory produced her replacement VAZ-2105. "Five" and called more noble - LADA-2105. Long range was produced until 2010 and was considered the cheapest car VAZ.
"Four" came later "five" - the Soviet workers had their own inscrutable logic. VAZ-2104 was released in 1984. It was created on the basis of the VAZ-2105. Inexpensive and spacious car liking citizens for exceptional load capacity - because she easily took away in the direction of giving almost half a ton of cargo. By the way, the export version of the "quartet" can be found no where else but in England!
The most popular in the history of AvtoVAZ was "six", descended from the conveyor in 1976. She produced thirty years, and all this time the design is constantly making changes, over and over again to prolong the life of the machine on the market.
In 1982, the car factory closed topic "old classics". VAZ-2107 was the last of its representative. For a basis of "Seven" was taken VAZ-2105. Cheap seventh model has long been one of the most sold even after the collapse of the Union.
In place of the classic series in 1984 came "Samara" (VAZ-2108). It would seem that nothing special, and the three-door hatchback because this marked the beginning of the era of VAZ with front wheel drive. However, for a typical wedge-shaped silhouette model dubbed the "chisel".
In 1987, AvtoVAZ gave the world a masterpiece - a five-door version of the "Group of Eight" VAZ-2109 "Sputnik". In the early 90's "nine" was the dream machine for all the coolest kids in caps and pants Mike Abibas. Funny, of course, but with them it is better not to joke.
First post-Soviet brainchild plant was "ten" - VAZ-2110 (LADA-110). Our main claim for a foreign car. Serial production of the VAZ-2110 was planned to begin in 1992, but because of the total crisis plans gradually shifted to 4 years.
In the 90s in Togliatti were mainly modification of earlier models. So, in 1997 AvtoVAZ has labored four-door sedan VAZ-2115. Girls flirtatiously joking that "Nine" is finally ass, but it was the coolest kids is not an option.
Second wind AvtoVAZ began in the arms of a sultry woman "Lada Kalina". Its prototype of the general public saw back in 1999 as a hatchback, but he rolled out only after seven years. Production sedan established in 2004th. A year later appeared wagon. With a sporty version of Prime Minister Putin introduced. I wonder whether he will ride on the electric vehicle?
Sedan became a true revolution "Lada Priora". In 2008 the plant by clicking the jurisdiction of the state corporation "Russian Technologies", took a deep breath after 20 years of gang wars and celebrate the release of "Priority" hatchback, and in 2009 - the wagon. Everything is new - well forgotten old. It is now in the "Priority" is difficult to recognize "ten", but because without it there has not been.
A year ago, at the Congress of the Union of Mechanical Engineers in Togliatti AvtoVAZ presented the car "Lada Granta". The new model, according to experts, successfully replace the already familiar "Kalina" with "Samara". There is already a clear evolution from simple organisms to the thinking being.
Once the WHA started to build cars with the Italians, but in the 21st century, the French and the Japanese were dearer to him. In April 2012, Russia saw a wagon with increased capacity "Lada Largus" - the first joint project of AvtoVAZ and alliance Renault-Nissan. "Kopek" certainly would be surprised to learn that she has such a great-granddaughter. Now the company plans to produce modern, comfortable and affordable cars that are adapted to our less than ideal roads.