Lada will end production of their Soviet-era 2017 sedan, since citizens no longer have to line up to buy a car and can purchase one of the free market. Sales of the 2017 were down 76 percent in Q1 2012, and Lada, which now makes vehicles that aren’t warmed over Fiat clones from the 1960’s, decided to axe the venerable sedan.
Based on the old Fiat 124, the Lada Riva, as it was known outside Russia, was a “pure automobile”, with just the bare essentials for getting one down the road. A radio and a fan were optional, for example. While the Russians could get to the moon, the Lada’s loved to corrode and break down (despite the fact they they were mechanically simple, quality control was hardly a strong point). The Granta will fill the gap left by the 2107’s demise/