The GM-AvtoVAZ joint venture in Russia has released two teaser images depicting the 2014 Chevrolet Niva concept.

The GM-AvtoVAZ joint venture in Russia has released two teaser images depicting the 2014 Chevrolet Niva concept.

The concept serves as a sneak preview of the next generation model which will likely continue to boast a full-time 4WD arrangement rather than turning into a soft city crossover lacking any serious off-road capabilities. We modified the original teaser image by boosting brightness in order to get a better view of the exterior which appears more refined compared to the outgoing model.

The generous ground clearance, off-road tires and additional lighting are all ingredients signaling the Niva will be tailored to off-road enthusiasts but this time offering a more evolved exterior styling. It is believed the modest 81 bhp 1.7-liter engine of the current car will be replaced with a PSA-sourced 1.8-liter motor developing 135 bhp (100 kW).

The concept will be showcased two weeks from now at the Moscow Motor Show and is set to enter production in December. We should specify that although General Motors has announced the Chevrolet brand will exit the European market by the end of 2015, Russia will be an exception to this decision.

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2014 Chevrolet Niva concept teased ahead of Moscow Motor Show