— Today nearby to our firm there was an autocart with “Lada Kalina”. Anything, the nice machine. Spacings all as threads … — my companion has shared such impressions. More impressions has not followed: except appearance of anything it was not possible to estimate to it. As, however, and to many readers it will not be possible, while they will not sweep on this “berry”. What them expects? Attentively having inspected “Kalina”, having sat in it, a few having tried it on the move, having talked to experts, we have found out that first of all it is Excellent ergonomics of the Requirement of Russians to quality of cars grows, and designers have considered it. Car LADA KALINA roof rather high, interior capacious, therefore in it it is possible to feel freely and on front places, and behind. To sit down in the car and from it too to leave convenient, because corners of opening of doors and the sizes of the doorway are executed big enough. To convenience of using the door in “Kalina” applies handles of a new design, under “natural” the successful fellow, and thanks to new locks of a door open and closed almost silently — with easy click. Besides, function of remote opening of locks of doors and a luggage compartment — by means of a uniform (“integrated”) key-charm on which buttons of steering by locks and an anti-theft system are located is provided. The boot lid (and a cowl too) leans back almost at right angle.
In car LADA KALINA seats of a new design with the big range of resettings are established. The hand lever of resetting of front seats is transferred on an inside — so more conveniently. The rear seat is divided in proportions 1/3 and can develop both entirely, and in parts. Landing high enough that in a combination with low podokonnoj a line provides good visibility. The panel of devices informative to use controls conveniently: all near at hand, buttons large, adjusters of heating system rotate easily. The steering tube is regulated on height. A wheel in a regular complete set it is equipped by the electrobooster — how much it conveniently, it is not necessary to explain. In “Kalina” original multipurpose underwheel switches are applied. So, on right “podrulnik” command keys are taken out by an on-board computer. On an armrest of a driver’s door — a control package all window regulators and the central lock. Those who went by “Kalina”, say that this car is capable to give pleasure from driving. In new model stability-roadability and smoothness of a course are successfully combined. For example, at an input in turning movement “Kalina” holds speed of 77 km/h (at the requirement 72 m/m). Speed of the rerate (or as it still name, «elk the test») — 88,5 km/h (at the requirement of 83 km/h).
Comfort adds not only a modern suspender, but also transmission. The gear box is developed for “Kalina” on the basis of that which is applied in “ten”. Speeds are engaged easily and accurately. Among several improvements the gear of electroblocking of a backing is allocated. A backing can be engaged, only having pulled a ring on the hand lever. By the way, podnimanie rings, instead of utaplivanie downwards all over the world it is considered hand levers more ergonomic. Pedal knot at “Kalina” spacious enough thanks to what the car the driver with the big size of footwear can steer with comfort. The gas pedal is carried from the others a little forward and to the right. The new booster of brakes has made steering of a braking system more conveniently, the pedal became softer (effort decreases on 4 kgs) and informativnee. On “Kalina” the advanced light engineering for the given class of the car is established. And in interior the 3-section plafond displaced forward is mounted. In this plafond there are two sections of individual illumination which give a narrow beam of light. The spectacle-case is integrated into a plafond.
In “Kalina” still it is a lot of the trifles raising comfort: modern noise – and a vibration insulation, effective system of ventilation and heating, the panel of devices which is not giving patches of light, the big exterior mirrors… All car consists of such pleasant trifles to which you get used quickly, as to all good. Thus convenient and simple “Kalina” in steering — at all a carriage for the prim young lady, and the present Russian car, capable to sustain much. Because the second main quality of this model — Reliability And even unpretentiousness. Without problems having passed from Moscow to the distant East, having passed millions kilometres of test roads, “Kalina” has proved it. The high road gleam, a reliable suspender plus moderate appetite and even certain immunity to our fuel — the best advantages “nashemarok” are united in “Kalina”. Thanks to the colouring current technology, and also thanks to that almost half from weight of details of a body of “Kalina” is made of the zinced steels, corrosion firmness of a body — at the European level, that is a minimum six years. The general resource of the car — 150 thousand kilometres.
Recently Russians at a choice of the car more and more attention give safety. “Lada kalina” tests on passive safety have shown that the car corresponds to effective standards EEK the United Nations even without safety pillows. The novelty fulfils the most rigid modern requirements, concerning deformations of a body at face-to-face blow with offset and at blow sideways. For this purpose the body bottom in a zone of feet of the driver is made by more rigid. Thresholds are put forward outside. B-pillar is strengthened. Under seats the powerful cross bar that at an angle collision this zone was less deformed is mounted. Characteristics of upholsteries in a B-pillar zone are optimised. The place of fastening of a seat belt on a rack is covered by a special plastic moulding which urged to rescue a head at an angle collision. The additional detail in an upholstery bokoviny at level of hips is introduced. At blow sideways it pushes away the person from a rack, thus loading goes on tazovye bones, but weaker edges escape. The panel of devices is executed according to rules of passive safety EEK the United Nations — on the basis of the modified polypropylene. In car LADA KALINA use of keeping systems of passive safety is provided also. These are pillows of safety of the driver and the passenger, belts with the gear of a pretension and the effort arrester. The main thing that the driver and passengers were fastened for berezhenogo the car protects.
As to active safety, it too up to the mark. And in an additional signal of braking light-emitting diodes are applied. They also work more reliable faster lamp bulbs that is at great speed very important. Low podokonnaja the line and the big exterior mirrors of the rear review provide good visibility which so is necessary at movement on close city streets. The 1,6-litre engine promotes not only ecological safety LADA KALINA. Thanks to the increased twisting moment of the new engine dispersal occurs much more intensively, than at the car with polutoralitrovym the engine. This quality raising active safety, is very actual in city traffic conditions. Finally such property of the motor reduces fatigue of the driver so, also does driving more safely.