Production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Niva compact SUV for the Russian market has been leaked via detailed patent renderings. Shortly after the patent leak, spyshots of the car’s interiors have also found their way online.
The concept was basically an accessorized version of the production model and hence there are no surprises when it comes to design. Following Chevrolet’s current design language, the new Niva’s front fascia sports a dual-port grille with hexagonal lower part, narrow headlamps, prominent foglight enclosures, and a silver skid plate.
The short and tall profile is characterized by accentuated creases and angular day light opening. The rear fascia is composed of old Mercedes ML Class-like wraparound windshield, tailgate mounted spare wheel, vertically oriented taillights and silver skid plate. The five seater has its dimensions comparable to those of its primary rival, the Ford EcoSport.
The interior is pretty much identical to the one seen in the concept. The upright dashboard houses digital instrument console, a piano black centre console with integrated audio system, and a familiar steering wheel.
The 2017 Chevrolet Niva will be produced at AvtoVAZ’s plant in Russia. It remains to be seen if the new mini SUV will be marketed elsewhere. GM is working on a family of compact cars (a hatchback, a sedan and a crossover) based on a common platform (codenamed Amber) for emerging markets. We expect these new candidates to be given the responsibility of uplifting the company’s ailing business in India.