In the domestic automotive industry have been many good cars. And the best of them to choose difficult.
Moreover, the criteria used to assess a particular model can be very different.
Automotive industry of the USSR reached itsheyday in the 50s and 60s. It was at that time created a lot of interesting and original designs at the level of the best foreign samples. 70s were marked by the construction of the domestic giant VAZ, became massively produce the most popular in our country, "Lada" and "Lada".
Almost every model can be called a national VAZcar. VAZ-2101 at the time was the first "people's" car in our country. Since the beginning of its release, the car became available to many Soviet citizens. VAZ-2106 at the time was not only the most comfortable car VAZ, but also the most dynamic, second in speed only, "The Seagull" and government ZILam. VAZ-2107 set a record for the duration of release: standing on the conveyor at the end of 1981, he stayed until 2012.
VAZ-2108/2109 became the first domestic front wheel drive car. In the eighties and early 90's, these models have become symbols of the restructuring, the dream of many young people.
In the nineties, he became the leader of the domestic VAZmarket. ZAZ plant became a foreign car, "Moskvich" fell into a prolonged crisis and eventually went bankrupt, IL and has not gained wide popularity. Only the "Volga" could make "frets" more or less serious competition.
Since the beginning of the 2000s, the VAZ bothered updatingtheir lineup. They began to produce deeply modernized version of the VAZ-2110 - "Lada Priora". And since 2004 - modern and affordable "Lada Kalina". After the merger with the French auto giant AvtoVAZ "of Renault 'lineup has replenished" Lada Grant "is replaced by a conveyor ancient VAZ-2107.
Some words should be said about the "Niva" VAZ-2121. In the late 70s it was revolutionary for its time, the SUV. I must say that in those years foreign SUVs built exclusively by web, on primitive stiffer suspension, with the Spartan salons and low-power diesel engines. Cars design, powerful engine, comfortable interior and soft suspension is very different, "Niva" and foreign competitors. Since the beginning of its release 80% of the cars have become available for export. "Niva" became the first and only car comes to Japan. Foreign experts compared the VAZ-2121 with «Range Rover» and «Jeep Wrangler».
With the start of production of the "Chevrolet-Niva"classic VAZ-2121 was not sent "retired." Both the SUV became the leaders of the Russian market in the off-road sector. With almost identical chassis and powertrains, they are still designed for different target audiences. Classical "Niva" - this is the most affordable SUV, and the "Chevrolet-Niva" - a more modern, more elegant and more comfortable car, though more expensive.