Chevrolet Niva SUV Concept is a Renault Duster rival: Moscow Motor Show
Chevrolet has unveiled their second generation Niva SUV concept at the 2014 Moscow International Motor Show. Expected to enter production in 2016, this new compact SUV is a rugged beast aimed at Renault Duster.
Chevrolet Niva was first launched in Russia back in 1998. The product was from GM-AvtoVAZ, the JV between American car maker GM and Russian car maker AvtoVAZ. Speaking about the new gen Niva, though it has been unveiled in Russia, the car has all the qualities to be a successful global car.
Featuring a permanent all wheel drive system, the new Chevrolet Niva concept is powered by a Peugeot sourced 1.8l petrol engine that generates 135 hp and 170 Nm torque. Transmission is taken care by a 5 speed manual gearbox. Front suspensions are in the form of McPherson struts while rear features independent suspensions.
Compared to the present generation Niva, this one is longer by 260 mm at 4,316 mm, which makes it a perfect rival to cars like Honda Vezel, Renault Duster, Hyundai ix25 and Nissan Terrano.
As you can see in the image gallery below, the concept is loaded with features like roof rack, snorkel, roof mounted spare wheel, all-terrain tires 235 / 70R16, engine protection equipment, caged headlights and taillights, winch at the front, hooks at the rear, ABS, airbags, and much more.