10 Moscow International Automobile Salon

Moscow International Automobile Salon

Posted on August 29, 2016 by marina

A homepage of the Moscow International Automobile Salon stipulates that it’s The most long-awaited and spectacular event for manufacturers, professionals and fans of the cars. Well, let’s check!

Within the first day of the motor show, there were held a several presentations of new cars, in particular, LADA, Hyundai, Geely, DFM, Changan, the Larte Design and Ravon.

In comparison with the previous auto shows, this year, under the impact of the crisis on Russian market, the amount of panelists declined markedly, almost a third of the area was occupied by the Museum of retro technology and advertising.

If two years ago for the motor show there was allocated about eight halls in two huge pavilions, now all people wishing to take part in the exhibition fit only in three rooms located next door. Despite the fact that one of them was fully occupied by Mercedes.

In Hall 14, guests are greeted by Ravon and Avtovaz located opposite each other.

The manufacturer of passenger cars “AvtoVAZ” presented six new models, including a brand new lime green Lada X-Code.

Lada X-Sode Concept is a car that is designed to demonstrate the possible development of a lineup Lada and show a new design concept (the words of a president of automaker Nicolas Mora and a carmaker Lada designer Steve Mattin).

According to the representatives of the company, the car concept provides a number of potential solutions, including the use of turbo and all-wheel drive transmission and telematic Lada Connect platform. The latter makes it possible to control the vehicle systems via smartphone, and in the future use of the car cloud services.

Apart from Lada X-Code Concept, at the stand of “Autovaz” there was presented a new version of manufactured Vesta and X-Ray vehicle, and the version of Lada Vesta SW.

Cross Concept is a version of the off-road wagon, as well as models of Vesta and X-Ray from the upgraded Sport version.

All-terrain version of Vesta, Lada Vesta Cross, is to go into production in September 2016.

Like other cars Cross version of Vesta, line, the sedan increased clearance between the bottom of the car and the road and weather-cloth from unpainted plastic.


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10 Responses to “Moscow International Automobile Salon”

  1. Papa Karlo says:

    A Lada is a Lada is a Lada. Nothing will ever change that.

  2. Papa Karlo says:

    Vaz means Volzhsiy Avtomobilnyy Zavod – Volga Automotive Factory.
    Now traditionally automotive plants in Russia (with just one exception that I know of, ZIL) are named by the city they are located.
    VAZ located in Togliatti (named after a worthless Italian scumbag, by the way), so the plant should be called TAZ – Togliattinskiy Avtomobilnyy Zavod.
    So why is it VAZ then? Because TAZ means “a washbowl” in Russian – which exactly what a Lada is!

    • Ball Breaker says:


      Feel better now?

    • Rashomon says:

      Good to see that Russia is making their own cars again, and look pretty competitive.

      We know that’s something traumatic to you, “Karlo” boy. At least back in your far away, 1930’s dimension.

  3. Vagner Pontes says:

    Ok, I would too.

  4. Griffin says:

    I love the last picture :)

  5. Knight2 says:

    Great article. love your site! Thank You.

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