Fabricante alemã fará versão limitada a 50 unidades com mudanças na carroceria e acabamento em couro

A Partisan Motors é uma empresa alemã especializada em construir modelos off-road e, de vez em quando, algumas coisas diferentes. Aproveitando os 50 anos da fábrica de Volga, onde o Lada Niva é produzido, a fabricante resolveu criar uma série especial do símbolo russo limitada a 50 unidades que serão vendidas por €19,900 (R$ 129.337 pela cotação atual). E, curiosamente, os russos não poderão comprar o carro, pois será vendido somente na Alemanha.

Esta edição especial do Lada Niva recebeu um tratamento especial da Partisan Motors, com uma carroceria levemente revisada, adicionando um scoop no capô e para-choque com ganchos de reboque. Os pneus agora são BF Goodrich de uso misto, em combinação às novas rodas com cinco pares de aros duplos. As caixas de roda estão maiores e o teto recebeu um rack para ter onde amarrar a carga. Por fim, as laterais receberam estribos para ajudar a entrar no carro.

Galeria: Lada 4x4 2020 (Niva)

No momento, a única coisa que a Partisan Motors tem para nos mostrar são essas imagens do veículo e somente do lado de fora. Por dentro, a fabricante diz que colocará um acabamento de couro e que cada unidade terá uma placa numerada comemorativa.

A empresa não comenta nada sobre sua possível motorização. O Lada 4X4 atual, nome que o Niva usa na Rússia, é equipado com um 1.7 aspirado de quatro cilindros, que entrega 84 cv. É combinado a um câmbio manual de 5 marchas e, como diz o nome, tem tração 4x4. Como é de se esperar, ele não entrega nenhum desempenho de esportivo, acelerando de 0 a 100 km/h em 17 segundos e com velocidade máxima de 142 km/h.

Originalmente lançado na União Soviética em 1977, com o nome de VAZ-2121, o Niva recebeu este batismo em outros países por significar "campo de cultivo" em russo. Como muitos crossovers modernos, o veículo tem um chassi monobloco, ao invés de carroceria sobre chassi. Após o seu lançamento na Europa Ocidental em 1978, virou um sucesso e chegou a ter 40% do segmento de carros 4x4 da Europa.

O Niva continua vivo na Rússia, agora chamado de 4x4, com atualizações constantes. Em 2020, ganhou faróis de neblina no para-choque, um novo ar-condicionado, porta-luvas maior e dois porta-copos no console central. Já o visual continua o mesmo que já vimos nos últimos 40 anos. O Lada Niva chegou a ser vendido no Brasil durante um breve período, entre 1990 e 1997, aproveitando a reabertura do país para produtos importados. 

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PARTISAN MOTORS

Magdeburg

Germany

PRESS INFORMATION

22 September 2020

Partisan Motors, a German company specialising in the development of ultimative off-road vehicles, is launching a special limited edition of the legendary Niva dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Volga Automobile Plant.

An international team of specialists united under the slogan "NIVA - Forever!" has developed a project of a special Niva series dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Volga Automobile Plant for production in the German city of Magdeburg in a limited edition of 50 cars.

This group includes well-known and experienced engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and top managers from the automotive industry.

All cars in this limited edition series will be numbered with the appropriate plate and a certificate from the manufacturer confirming that they belong to it.

Jubilee series cars will not be available to Russian fans of this brand, but will be distributed mainly in Germany through specially selected dealers.

The retail price of a car on the German market, including all taxes, will be 19,900 euros for the end consumer.

LADA 4x4 - LADA 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Despite AvtoVAZ's decision to stop supplying Lada 4x4 cars to Europe, they continue to be very popular with the German automotive community - the offer currently includes around 180 new cars for the 2020 model year.

This situation has shown not only the huge popularity of the legendary Lada 4x4 SUV, but also once again confirmed the cult of this car on an equal footing with Land Rover Defender, Mercedes-Benz Gelanderwagen, Toyota Land Cruiser 70-series and Jeep Wrängler.

The Niva's proven design is a well-proven platform for the construction of machines for everything from agriculture to rallying events.

Special attention has traditionally been paid by European dealers of the brand to creating special versions of this car for sophisticated consumers of this iconic off-road vehicle.

This year, Volzhsky Automobile Plant, the largest automobile plant in Europe, is celebrating its half-century anniversary. With its appearance and production, VAZ has fundamentally changed the automotive look of the entire huge Soviet Union and all post-Soviet countries.

Starting with the production of an improved copy of Fiat-124 in 1970, Volga Automobile Plant already in 1976 brought to the market its own development, which had no analogues in the world, the car "Niva-2121".

"Niva-2121, in turn, was able to transform the automobile landscape worldwide, becoming the ancestor of a whole class of cars - crossovers.

The Niva or Lada 4x4 car is not only a unique and very successful development by Soviet designers, it has become a world legend, the potential of which has not been exhausted even 40 years after its launch. Niva is the same symbol of the success of scientific and technological progress of the Soviet Union and Russia as the first Sputnik, Yuri Gagarin's flight into space, and the first nuclear icebreaker "V. I. Lenin", the Mir space station. The Niva car is a national treasure! Its fate is no less important for the image of our great country in the international arena than these events and milestones.

The German company "Partisan Motors", specialising in the development of ultimatum off-road vehicles, is launching a special limited edition of the legendary Niva dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Volzhsky Automobile Plant.

An international team of specialists united under the slogan "NIVA - Forever!" has developed a project of a special Niva series dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Volga Automobile Plant for production in the German city of Magdeburg in a limited edition of 50 cars.

This group includes well-known and experienced engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and top managers from the automotive industry.

The appearance of the car was taken up by Vladimir Yartsev, a leading designer of the tenth family of VAZ cars, and now a successful European independent designer.

Doctor-engineer Yuri Postnikov and engineer Alexander Romanov - were engaged in the layout and configuration of this version of the legendary model.

Jubilee series cars will have both external and internal distinguishing elements that are characteristic of these cars only. Outside are all-terrain Goodrich tyres on special light alloy rims, roof rails, wheel arches covers, running boards and original power bumpers. Inside is a fully leather interior from Erich Bitter, an exclusive supplier.

All cars in this limited edition series will be numbered with the corresponding anniversary plate and a certificate from the manufacturer confirming that they belong to it.

Unfortunately, the cars of this anniversary series will not be available to Russian fans of this brand, but will be distributed mainly in Germany through specially selected dealers.

The retail price of a car on the German market, including all taxes, will be 19,900 euros for the end consumer.

Magdeburg, 22.09.2020

Dr.-Ing. Yuri. E. Postnikov