Design, running and engine "Niva Chevrolet"
The new suspension, gearbox, steering, brakes, interior, the design of the bodywork and, of course, the modern Niva-Chevrolet engine -GM is able to surprise its Russian consumers. This happened for the first time at the beginning of the two thousandth and is expected again - in 2016, after the beginning of the expected serial production of "Chevy" -2.
History of the model
At the Moscow motor show that was held in 1998the management of AvtoVAZ presented a new model of the old "Niva". It was assumed that this version would replace the old one, but the group did not have enough money for mass production. Then it was decided to sell it to the North American corporation General Motors.
By the beginning of 2002, engineers, designers anddesigners have developed and launched into serial production a completely different car, called "Chevrolet-Niva". The new model favorably differed from its predecessor, which was not subjected to restyling for 24 years.
Initially, it was assumed that the modern versionwill replace the "old lady", but after assessing its provisional cost, it turned out that "Chevy" is almost twice as expensive as its prototype. Despite the fact that many Russians appreciated the domestic SUV "Niva-Chevrolet" with dignity, the price was unattainable for some of them. Thus, the management of AvtoVAZ decided to keep both models, which, incidentally, are popular now.
The modern Niva-Chevrolet engine is adaptedto the 92nd gasoline. The presence of four cylinders completely provides the car with traction in any lifts, despite the fact that the declared equipped weight is 1410 kg, and fully loaded "Shevi" weighs a little less than two tons.
Separately, you can allocate a small fuel consumptioncar - 10.4 liters per 100 km in a mixed type (route - 8.5 liters, the city - 13.9 liters). It should be borne in mind that he has a permanent all-wheel drive for all 4 wheels, implemented through the interaxle-locked differential. It is especially worth noting that at this expense the capacity of the Niva-Chevrolet is sufficient and does not allow us to say that the engine is rather weak.
The length of the car by 48 mm exceedsfour-meter mark. Together with excellent ground clearance this makes it optimal for use both in urban conditions and in the total absence of road surface.
Does the valves break?
For the owners of the car is separatelyAdd that the timing belt is not in it, instead of it - a chain. But this does not guarantee that when it is stretched or broken it does not bend the valve. "Niva-Chevrolet" due to the lack of a belt is somewhat protected from the rupture, well, if the metal of the chain or "plates" does not survive, there will be more problems. The following are the possible damages:
- The valves will bend together with the guides.
- The cover may be damaged.
- The hydraulic puller will fail.
- The compensators will be damaged.
And this is not all the problems that canarise when the chain of the timing chain is broken on the "Chevy-Niva". Therefore, it is necessary to carefully monitor the level and quality of the oil in the engine and the condition and tension of the chain itself.
Off-road quality increases the two-stage distribution, which has an interaxle differential with forced locking.
The trick, adapted for domestic operation
Some advantage over imported analoguesconsists in a small volume of the power unit, equal to 1.7 liters and the power indicated in the PTS, 80 horsepower. Russian insurers and the taxation system after exceeding the 100-strong limit increase the calculation coefficients. Thus, the economical engine "Niva-Chevrolet" with such power equals it in these criteria to passenger cars: "Kalina" or "Grant".
Restyling in 2009
Until 2015, the VAZ 2123 is produced without seriousrestyling. Only in 2009, a small modification of the Chevrolet-Niva car was made, the new model of which was not much different from the previous one: it received updated bumpers and a radiator grille, as well as tail lights and plastic covers on the door. On this difference from the previous version ends.
Gearbox, suspension andengine "Niva-Chevrolet" remained unchanged. But the braking system and steering can be said the opposite. The new hydraulic booster produced in Germany, as well as the Valeo brake amplification system, have increased comfort and quality in the management of the domestic SUV.
Restyling of 2016: "Shevi-Niva" -2
The global crisis affected the start of the serialproduction of "Niva-Chevrolet" -2. The expected launch of the pipeline in 2016 may be delayed somewhat. Everything depends on the situation on the world market. But, despite the fact that the model is not yet on sale, much is known about it.
At first glance at the car,that it was the appearance that was restyling. The car began to look more aggressive and grew 25 cm in length. The hood of the model is now integrated with the radiator grille and elongated "sharpened" optics. The skewed and volumetric front bumper with depressed fog lights slightly protrudes forward. This underlines the predatory mood of the model.
Restyling Niva-Chevrolet, the price for which has not yet been announced, will be presented in several variations with a rich selection of additional options:
- automatic transmission;
- rear-view mirror and front heated windscreen;
- headlight washers;
- climate or air conditioning for the buyer's choice;
- electric window lifters for all side windows;
- multimedia system.
And this is not all the declared advantages of the newversion, the most comfortable and expected domestic SUV. It remains only to wait for its premiere release for sale and to check personally the quality of the expected model.