2016 Chevrolet Niva Second Generation
According to the latest reports, the next-generation Chevrolet Niva is due to arrive in early 2016. The 2016 Chevrolet Niva is intended to go on sale in Russia first, while spreading to other markets somewhat later. The upcoming Niva 4×4 crossover will come as a vastly improved model compared to its predecessor.
Now, the current version is powered by a 1.7-liter gasoline engine with fuel injection. This unit is paired with a manual gearbox and an all-wheel drive system. However, the models fitted with this engine are sold in Russia only. As for the exported version, it features a 1.8-liter Opel Ecotec Family 1 gasoline engine as well as Alsin 4WD.
2016 Chevrolet Niva Changes
The concept version of the new Niva was revealed at the 2014 Moscow auto show. Announcing the second-generation model, the concept came replete with all sorts of innovations and updates. Fortunately, we now have enough information concerning the production-ready model. Compared to the outgoing model, the 2016 Chevy Niva will grow in size considerably. The upcoming Niva will gain 26 cm (10.2 inches) in length, reaching a total of 4.32 m (170 inches). As a result, the model will feature a much more spacious interior with lots of room for rear passengers. Great improvements are expected to come with the new interior design as well. It will boast a more modern look, better materials and much higher quality trim.
The 2016 Chevrolet Niva is actually a product of cooperation between the GM and AvtoVAZ companies. The production-ready model will be based largely on the concept vehicle designed by Ondrei Koromaz. It features a longitudinally mounted engine, a permanent 4WD as well as rigid-axle suspension. We expect the 2016 model to be propeled by a new four-cylinder 1.8-liter EC8 engine making 135 horsepower, developed by PSA. At first, the engine will be coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission, while an automatic gearbox is expected to arrive in the near future.
The brand new engine will definitely boost the new Niva’s performance as well as its fuel economy. Thanks to its superb 4×4 system, the Chevrolet Niva will continue to be one of the most capable off-road vehicles available on the market.
2016 Chevrolet Niva Price
Official information concerning the new pricing are yet to be released. However, we assume that the 2016 Chevrolet Niva shouldn’t stray too far from its current price range.