Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 2 years ago

This Is The All-New Lada Niva

Lada has teased a 'Niva Vision', which previews a production vehicle set to arrive in 2024

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Lada - This Is The All-New Lada Niva - News

Confusingly, Lada currently makes two different vehicles that could both be considered the Niva. One is the ‘4x4’, a continuation of the original, while the car that actually carries the Niva badge is a newer model based on the old car’s underpinnings.

The frame isn’t the only thing these two have in common, though - they’re also both very, very old. The 4x4 has been going for 44 years now, while the Niva (which was branded as the ‘Chevrolet Niva’ for a good chunk of its life) has been built since 1988. A properly new one is long overdue, then, and now we finally know when that’ll happen - 2024.

Renault-owned AvtoVAZ has teased the Niva Vision, a concept car which previews the production version. It takes on a much more boxy, utilitarian look than the 4x4 Vision (below), which Lada revealed at the Moscow Auto Show in 2018.

Lada - This Is The All-New Lada Niva - News

Details are thin on the ground right now. However, thanks to Renault‘s wide-ranging strategy announcement today - which included details of Alpine’s all-electric rebirth with the help of Lotus - we know it’ll be based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CMF-B Platform.

The architecture is the basis of numerous cars including the Renault Clio and Nissan Juke, and will eventually be used for all Lada and Dacia products as the brands form a streamlined ‘business unit’. This will help the former launch four all-new models by 2025, including something for the C-SUV segment.