LADA announces the start of the expedition to the Arctic devoted to the 50th Anniversary of AVTOVAZ. With the support of the projects LADA Like and Savages the way of 6500 km will be conquered by the flagman of the model lineup – XRAY crossover in standard version which will be supported by two off-road 4х4 cars reworked for hard off-road and low temperature conditions.
LADA XRAY will make the expedition in the standard variant – the car has not passed any extra preparations. LADA XRAY is designed for long traveling and operation in any temperature conditions. The cars are equipped by the efficient climate system and comfortable interior with good transformation capabilities. High road clearance (195 mm) and good geometrical off-road capability will give the possibility to pass the very different roads. LADA XRAY engines are adapted for operation in low temperature and heavy dust, conditions and, besides this, the engines are calibrated for АИ92 gasoline.
Support expedition cars LADA 4х4 and LADA 4х4 5d are reworked by "Nothern" features which have been proposed by the participants of the Youth Forum "Future Intellectual Leaders of Russia" that took place in Yaroslavl city in autumn 2015. They are different from all standard version by road clearance, reinforced chassis, installed self-locked differentials. Also special cargo platforms are installed on the roof, cars are equipped by reinforced bumpers and sills, extra heat insulation. LADA 4x4 engines and gear boxes are serial.
The expedition will last from March 14th to April 2nd and pass through Syktyvkar, Naryan-Mar, Kirov and Kazan. The expedition plans to reach Varadei village, the most northern point of Russia. LADA flag will be put there symbolizing the 50th Anniversary of the plant.