The domestic model Lada Vesta can be called a sign Russian car. And this is not due to the fact that it is the flagship of Russian autohydagant, or one of the most popular bestsellers car market. Consider, this is one of the last cars developed on the domestic platform. For the four full years of its conveyor life, the domestic motorist shaped figuratively saying the «consumer model» of choice.

Recently on our channel we talked about the fact that Lada Vesta most often interests the Russian motorist in the body of a wagon. Recall that last year 111.5 thousand vesta cars were sold. But in the body sedan there were 56.1 thousand pieces, or 50.4%. Almost half.

Then we concluded that the success of «Sarah» Lada Vesta is due primarily to the fact that in this class there are actually no competitors in the market. RENAULT GROUP does not withdraw to Russia a wagon based on Logan to our market, and other automakers ignore and do not design cars of the size class B + with this type of body. Therefore, actually Lada Vesta SW is out of competition. And satisfied the emerging demand of consumers.

In response, it is that we have Lada Granta wagon, but it is not popular and in this type of body, the share of the station wagon was only 10% of all «Grant sold». Yes, and the luggage branch of this car undoubtedly loses the «West» in volume.

There is still Lada Largus. Last year, there was a circulation of 52,397 copies. Almost as much as Vesta wagons and universal. But there is one point: almost every fifth Largus turned out to be a van, and passenger variants were sold 43123 pieces. Still, Lada Largus is a different car class.

By the way, some more interesting points on the choice of Lada Vesta. The body in the version of Cross sold a third of the cars collected at the Udmurt enterprise «Lada Izhevsk». Lada Vesta production occurs only at this enterprise in the capital of Udmurtia.

But what motors are equipped with the flagship model of AvtoVAZ purchased by our motorists? As you know, under the hood of the car, the domestic motors are 1.6 liters (106 hp), 1.8 liters (122 hp). Recently, the engine of the Alliance Renault H4M 1.6 L (113 hp) began to install.

At the same time, it was approximately 3 such machines with a motor volume of 1.6 liters (106 hp or 113 hp) for one sold «Vesta» with the engine of 1.8 liters (122 horsepower).

In November 2019, the Renault-Nissan power unit was available for the Lada Vesta family — a 113-strong 1.6 liter engine and a stepless automatic transmission, an additional charge for such a «duet» was only 50 thousand rubles, which immediately made the car with one of the most affordable Among the models with automatic transmission in its class. But so far it has passed too little time to appreciate this numerous automobile autoinaving and its popularity.

And so, while our inhaled car enthusiasts continue to buy cars with a manual transmission. The overwhelming part of the owners (91%), who bought Vesta last year, vote by the ruble for the «mechanics». And only 9% wanted to take the Japanese «Variator» Jatco (AT) or Vazovsky Robot (AMT). It will be interesting to see what proportion will be in the current year.