The 2015 Lada Vesta has been photographed for the first time in production form.
Russian marque Lada unveiled the Vesta concept back in August last year at the Moscow Motor Show and now they have commenced pilot production of the compact sedan at their factory in Izhevsk where the attached pics were taken. The initial production run will consist of 49 cars while series production is scheduled to kick off on September 25.
As noticeable in these images, the design hasn't suffered that many changes from concept to production but obviously it is a little bit toned down. Nevertheless, the compact sedan looks surprisingly appealing compared to other products from AvtoVAZ’s portfolio.
Final technical specifications have not been disclosed but the Vesta is expected to get a four-cylinder 1.6-liter naturally aspirated engine offered with 87, 106 and 114 bhp. Depending on version, Lada will provide a manual transmission and possibly an automatic gearbox sending power to the front axle.
It will be available in four trim levels and 18 different body shades while an official price tag is not available at this point because of the ruble’s instability. The model will be produced on the assembly line with the Russian-spec Nissan Sentra and Lada plans to produce around 100,000 cars in 2016 during the car's first full year of series production.