LADA — brand of the Soviet, and then Russian cars made by JSC AvtoVAZ. The headquarters and plants of the company are in the city of Tolyatti (Samara region). Earlier the name "LADA" was used only for the cars exported, and cars were made for internal consumption under the Zhiguli and Satellite brand. Now "AvtoVAZ" uses only one writing of brand of the cars – LADA.
Construction of automobile plant in Stavropol - on - Volga which was renamed into the city of Tolyatti, began in 1967. The first stage of the industrial giant calculated on release of 220 thousand cars a year became operational in 1971. In the previous year (1970) there was the first car from family of "Zhiguli" - VAZ 2101. This car completely corresponded to the well-known 124 models of FIAT concern with which the Soviet government signed the contract for production of Fiat cars in the USSR.
Five-seater small-capacity VAZ-2101 which the people is nicknamed "kopeika", was supplied with the 60 hp four-cylinder engine. The car gathered the maximum speed of 140 km/h. "Zhiguli" 01 models because of rather low price became the real national car. This model was issued up to 1984 when "AvtoVAZ" began to pass to production of front-wheel cars of Sputnik/the Samara family gradually.
At the beginning of the new millennium the JSC AvtoVAZ company, having got support of the state, I took important steps in the direction of improvement of quality of products and compliance of LADA cars to the international standards of safety. City cars, competitive in domestic market, such as Lada Kalina, Lada Priora, Lada Granta, the Renault and AvtoVAZ joint project of Lada Largus are issued now. The LADA brand has real prospects, and time so, the last end in the history of brand Zhiguli Ladas isn't put yet.1 - 50 | 51 - 100 | 101 - 144
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