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AUTOVAZ has spent long over-the-road tests LADA KALINA for the purpose of definition of reliability of the car and acknowledgement of the characteristics put in its design. Tests have shown: after 240 thousand kilometres of run LADA KALINA remains in a good condition.

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Two sedans of family LADA KALINA from among the first serial samples have been subject to long over-the-road tests. Cars were maintained according to AUTOVAZ instructions: the first servicing is spent at run of 3000 km, the second – between 14 and 15 thousand run, and then – everyone 15 thousand kilometres. The recommended account materials and spare parts were used only. By the way, examination of the engine oils ordered by AUTOVAZ has shown, what even before replacement through everyone 15 thousand kilometres they basically kept the operational properties. The cooling fluid after 100 thousand kilometres of run (such is term of its service) has kept all physical and chemical characteristics.

Cars were tested on country highways, high-speed and lines of factory proving ground, and also in mountain areas of Russia. Run also have been engaged in the program of tests with a luggage compartment on a roof and with the 900-kilogramme trailer. Approximately 70 % of run cars went with an interior and luggage compartment total load. Cars were stored on open parking at temperature from-30 to +30 degrees.

After overcoming of 240 thousand kilometres both cars have been tested in laboratories of the scientific and technical centre of AUTOVAZ, then completely disassembled and checked up on deterioration degree. Following the results of probe it was found out that cars have not reached a limiting wear, and are still serviceable. In particular, in a good condition there was an engine, a gear box, a suspender, a steer, brakes and other basic knots.

Both cars have kept demanded body stiffness. Thanks to it LADA KALINA even after a continuous exploitation provides necessary level of passive safety and roadability which depend on ruggedness and strength of a body.

High-speed properties LADA KALINA also have not changed after 240 thousand kilometres: max has made about 160 km/hour, dispersal to 100 km/hour – 13,5 seconds. Fuel consumption too remained at level of passport indicators – 7,8 litres on 100 kilometres. The engine has kept the capacity (59,5 kw at 5200 turns in a minute) and twisting moment size (120 Nanometers at 2500-2900 turns in a minute). Preliminary treatment of an electronic engine management system has confirmed its serviceability.

During resource tests through cars LADA KALINA everyone 15 thousand were located at 6 o’clock in the chamber of a salt fog for check of anticorrosive protection. After 240 thousand kilometres of run appearance of a paint and varnish covering remained in norm. Sites of a body, which can be the corrosion centres (welding seams, flange connections and the body bottom), have appeared are not subject to a rust. Corrosion it is not revealed even in thresholds and other latent cavities of a body which after tests have been specially cut.

Results of tests are already used and today are applied in works on modernisation of design LADA KALINA. So, thanks to resource tests the manufacturing techniques of the catalyst converter which has raised strength and efficiency of knot have been corrected. Examinees of the car have received new system of drop of toxicity when have passed already on 90 thousand kilometres. After following 150 thousand kilometres cars LADA KALINA have kept the ecological compatibility up to the standard “Euro-3”.

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AVTOVAZ has begun release of new version LADA Kalina. It is a sedan with 1,6-litre 16-valves the motor VAZ-21126 capacity of 98 h.p.

Lada kalina 98 h.p.

The engine was initially developed for LADA Priora, it differs a low level of noise and vibrations and has a high resource. One of the main features of the motor – the facilitated shatunno-piston group of manufacture of firm Federal Mogul. Besides, the drive gear gas-dispenser firm Gates gear which resource makes 200 thousand kilometres is applied.

On family LADA Kalina 1,6-litre 16-valve the motor at first has appeared on small-scale model LADA Kalina Sport 1.6. Operation has shown that more powerful motor gives to this easy car high dynamic characteristics: the maximum speed – 183 km/hour. Fuel consumption on a drive cycle of 7,2 l on 100 km. All cars for the Russian market correspond to requirements ecological-standart “Euro-3”.

The recommended retail price of new version of sedan LADA Kalina – 322824 rbl. the Hatchback and the versatile person with the 98-strong motor which have gone to a series in the end of 2009, stand 322824 rbl. and 327589 rbl. accordingly.

These three versions of family LADA Kalina are issued in a luxury variant – the complete set engages climatic installation with the air conditioner, face-to-face pillows of safety, seat belts with the gear of a pretension and effort restriction, antiblocking system of the brakes, a full electropackage, the filter of air arriving in interior, and other options.

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Lada Kalina Sport

Lada Kalina Sport

Avtovaz begins sales of novelty LADA KALINA Sport 1.6. The recommended price of a novelty makes 361 047 roubles. LADA KALINA Sport 1.6 it is intended for people who practise sports style of driving, but thus do not wish to use tuning studio, losing a factory guarantee. The easy and compact hatchback is equipped 16-valve with the engine capacity of 98 hp Similar motors cars LADA PRIORA are completed. One of the main features of this engine – the facilitated shatunno-piston group. Thanks to it and other innovations it was possible to raise capacity of the motor, to make its more economic and reliable. Engine LADA KALINA Sport 1.6 works together with the strengthened transmission which is capable to perceive the raised twisting moment in 145 Nanometers. LADA KALINA Sport 1.6 differs from the serial car not only the power unit, but also a suspension bracket of sports type, back disk brakes, forward brakes of the increased dimension, seats with the developed lateral support, and also a number of original details of an interior and an ex-terrier. LADA KALINA Sport 1.6 it is possible to learn on such elements, as original a bumper and an upholstery of salon, an overlay on a pedal, inscriptions “Sport” on a body, moldings, alloy 15-inch disks of wheels, a spoiler of the back door, the chromeplated nozzle on an exhaust pipe. Besides special options, the novelty complete set includes climatic system and other equipment provided for variants of execution “lux” of cars of family LADA KALINA.


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— 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.

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lada kalina

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).

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lada kalina

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.

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lada kalina

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.

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lada kalina

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.

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lada kalina

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.

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