Russia’s AutoVAZ Group has unveiled its Lada XRAY 2 and Vesta concepts this week at the Moscow Motor Show.
Styled under the guidance of AutoVAZ’s owner, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the two concepts are previews of road-going models set for production in the next 18 months.
The XRAY 2, as the name suggests, is the second XRAY concept following a three-door version that debuted at the same motor show in 2012.
The 2014 version has grown to a five-door SUV design, with a more ‘jacked-up’ look than the 2012 concept.
Underneath the XRAY 2 along with the Vesta is an “absolutely new” platform called “Lada B”, which was also influenced by Renault-Nissan.
Both the new models share the same 2650mm wheelbase, but the Vesta sedan is understandably the longer of the two at 4350mm.
Power in production-form is expected to come from a range of engines with outputs from 65 to 85kW. The Vesta is due to arrive in showrooms in 2015 while the XRAY will follow in 2016, with pricing yet to be revealed.
Lada also plans to unveil a ‘racing version’ of the Vesta at the Moscow Motor Show, and says it “will try to surprise the public every day”.
Motor show images via Wroom