Lada X-Ray compact crossover officially unveiled; to be exported to Europe
First official images of the Lada X-Ray compact crossover has been released ahead of its commencement of product next month. Renault-Nissan owned Russian automaker’s second all new product has international aspirations.
The mini SUV is based on the brand’s new design philosophy which prominently displays X motifs on front and sides. Apart from that, the overall design is a bit conservative. A tall stance, contoured sheet metal surfaces, simple alloy wheels, sloping rear windshiled, small taillights and a black diffuser sum up the exterior design.
Lada has not revealed the interior yet but expect the dashboard design to be derived from the Vesta sedan. Expect front airbags, a comprehensive infotainment system and heated seats and steering wheel to be on offer.
Based on the Dacia Sandero’s platform, the X-Ray compact crossover would be aiming to achieve at least 3 stars in the Euro-NCAP crash tests. The Russian automaker is keen on exporting its latest SUV to the old continent as a budget car.
Powering the X-Ray will be a set of two petrol engines. The base 1.6-litre unit is capable of 114 PS while the range-topping 1.8-litre mill puts out 123 PS. Both power houses will be mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission.
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Production of the Lada X-Ray will be handled by AvtoVAZ’s Togliatti plant and launch in Russia is slated for early 2016. AvtoVAZ’s CEO Bo Andersson earlier stated that emerging markets like India are not currently on radar for the new range of Lada products.