ВАЗ-2107 “Жигули”

VAZ-2107 “Zhiguli” (LADA 2107) is a Soviet and Russian rear-wheel drive car of group II of the small class, with a sedan-type body. At the time of its debut in the hierarchy of Volzhsky Automobile Plant models, it was considered the successor to the VAZ-2103. It is one of the last representatives of the “VAZ classics”, produced at OJSC Volzhsky Automobile Plant/AvtoVAZ from March 11, 1982 to April 17, 2012.

In the early 1970s, AvtoVAZ Design Bureau began work on creating a second generation of rear-wheel drive passenger cars designed to replace the existing models VAZ-2101, VAZ-2102, VAZ-2103. As in the case of previous models, it was planned to create a car with a sedan body in the basic configuration (model 2105). It was also planned to produce a station wagon (2104), intended for transporting goods and passengers. And finally, it was planned to create a car with a more prestigious sedan body (2107). The first running prototypes of the VAZ-2107 were built in 1978. Serial production of model 2107 began in March 1982. In 2006, the entire classic AvtoVAZ family was rebranded (with the exception of the 2106 model, which was discontinued in 2006). Thus, the VAZ 2107 “Zhiguli” became known as LADA 2107.

The VAZ-2107 is a modified luxury version of the VAZ-2105, which, in turn, traces its origins to the Fiat 124, a subcompact family sedan from 1966 (winner of the 1967 European Car of the Year). The VAZ-2107 was exported under the names Lada Nova, Lada Riva, Lada Signet, Lada 1500.

The designer of many classic cars is Vladimir Stepanov.

From 2002 to 2012, the VAZ-21070 (modification of the VAZ-2107) was produced in Ukraine (LuAZ, ZAZ and KrASZ). In May 2008, the assembly of LADA 2107 was launched at the Argun plant “Pishchemash” in the Chechen Republic. Since March 2011, the production of LADA 2107 has been mastered by the Izhevsk Automobile Plant.

In April 2012, the AvtoVAZ concern, managed by Igor Komarov, decided to finally stop production of the classic LADA 2107 sedan at the IzhAvto plant. This decision was made due to the greatly decreased demand for this model, as well as due to the acceleration of work in Izhevsk to prepare production for the release of the Lada Granta. The last LADA 2107 sedan rolled off the assembly line of the IzhAvto plant on April 17, 2012. In Egypt, LADA 2107 was assembled until the beginning of 2014. In 2014, the VAZ-2107 was completely discontinued.

Production of the 2104 station wagon, unified with the sedan in terms of power plant, exterior and interior of the front part of the body, continued until September 17, 2012.

In March 2017, the analytical agency Avtostat conducted a study, according to the results of which the LADA 2107 sedan became the most popular passenger car in Russia. In 2012, the VAZ-2107 was completely discontinued. This model was used by 1.75 million Russians at the time of the study. As of mid-2022, LADA 2107 is still the most common model on Russian roads (1,562 thousand cars of this brand are registered).

Modifications

  • VAZ-21070 (engine VAZ-2103, 1.5 l), plastic radiator grille, hood, aluminum front and rear bumpers with rubber insert.
  • VAZ-21072 (engine VAZ-2105, 1.3 l).
  • VAZ-21073 (engine VAZ-21213, 1.7 l), export version for the European market.
  • VAZ-21074 (engine VAZ-2106, 1.6 l).
  • VAZ-2107-20 (engine VAZ-2104, 1.5 l, Euro-2).
  • VAZ-2107-71 (engine VAZ-21034, 1.4 l), version for China.
  • VAZ-21074-20 (engine VAZ-21067-10, 1.6 l, Euro-2).
  • VAZ-21074-30 (engine VAZ-21067-20, 1.6 l, Euro-3).
  • VAZ-210740 (engine VAZ-21067, 1.6 l), 2007.
  • VAZ-21077 (engine VAZ-2105, 1.3 l), export version for the UK.
  • VAZ-21078 (engine VAZ-2106, 1.6 l), export version for the UK.
  • VAZ-21079 (1.3 l, 140 hp), originally created for the KGB. Years of production: 1986—1991.
  • VAZ-2107 ZNG (engine VAZ-21213, 1.7 l).

Assembly: Tolyatti (USSR/Russia) / Izhevsk (Russia) / Zaporozhye (Ukraine) / Cairo (Egypt)

Years of production: 1982—2014

Production: 3,100,000 units

Length: 4145 mm

Width: 1611 mm

Height: 1440 mm

Powerplant: ВАЗ-21011

Engine: 6 cylinders; 1294 cc

Power: 69 HP

Max speed: 145 km/h

Fuel consumption: 7 l/100 km

Weight: 1060 kg

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