Lada Samara

The VAZ 2108-2115 (export Lada Samara / Format ) is a car in the compact class of AvtoVAZ from the Russian Federation. It is built in Togliatti on the Volga River and is named after the nearby city of Samara. By mid- 2004, the Samara / formatting was delivered to Germany. Was first presented to the public, the Model 1984 as a three-door VAZ -2108 and replaced the Lada Zhiguli. It was the first model of the Russian car manufacturer with front wheel drive and came with three engine variants on the market. It was developed in collaboration with Porsche. In 1986 the five-door VAZ -2109, which was jointly developed with IzhAvto and AZLK and is based on the same concept as the Izh 2126. In 1990 the notchback model 21099, which replaced the Lada 1600 Lada Forma than in exports. In 1997, the second generation was introduced with the sedan VAZ- 2115, followed by a five-door VAZ- 2114 in 2004 and since 2005 the three-door VAZ- 2113th These were only partially marketed in export as the Lada 110 came to offer here. The first generation was partially parallel production until 2004 and offered in Eastern Europe.

Model Name

The Russian Samaras had a peculiarity: Originally the name was Sputnik instead of Samara provided. This name is to this day in Cyrillic letters ( Спутник ) attached to many Russian Samaras from the factory, even though the car only in Russia under the name Samara (or short forms: Wosmerka 08er, 09er and Dewjatka Dewjanostodewajatka 099er ) is known.

1st generation VAZ -2108 ( 1984-2003 ), VAZ -2109 ( 1986-2004 ) and VAZ- 21099 ( 1984-2004 )

VAZ 2108

The models 2108 and 2109 were fitted in the base with a petrol engine with 1300 cubic centimeters, which carried 48 kW (65 hp). There were mainly for export an engine with 1100 cc displacement, the 39 kW ( 53 hp ) and a 1500 cc engine with a maximum power of 53 kW at first (72 hp). The 1100s was not originally offered for the 21099.

The first variants differed depending on which county in part by the design of the front grille. With the introduction of the 21099, there was first modifications for Samara. So the 21099 originally had a different cockpit. The 1500 model received the fenders and hood of the 21099th First, headlights and grill were housed in a block, the hood and fenders only began behind it. Through the upheavals in Russia and in AvtoVAZ ( English spelling AvtoVAZ ) but you can not make any clear distinction, that is, there were 1100s and 1300s with a long hood, but also 1500s and 21099er with a short hood or 21099er with old dashboard or 1100s engine. The production of the 1100 version was set in mid -1990s.

Next stage of development in 1997 was the Lada - Baltic on the basis of 2109, which at Valmet Automotive in Uusikaupunki (Finland ) convertible was parallel to the Opel Calibra and Saab 900 built. The Baltic was available in two variants: Baltic and Baltic GL. Both versions were equipped with driver airbag and had a dashboard essay on the (old ) cockpit. The Baltic GL carried the body modernization of the second generation of the VAZ- 2115 with modified front and rear aprons and therefore seemed more modern. The three-door sedan in 2108 and the 21099, there was not as Baltic as both the entry-level models in the former export program had been and the new Lada 110 provides additional competition from the factory. However, from the German importer, some vehicles were equipped with optional driver's airbag and Baltic dashboard. The Baltic had the 1500 engine, now with single -point fuel injection, 57 kW ( 77 hp) and EURO 2 emission standard. This engine was in exports since 1996, standard motor for all Samaras.

The next revision came in 1998, from this date began in the Samara gearbox and exhaust system of the install of 2110 had the same engine. Also standard has now revised the cockpit of the 2115 with tachometer and overhead radio slot. Production of the 1300 model ( since 1996 only for the domestic market ) has been set. Again, the older parts have been fitted according to their availability until early 1999. 1999, production of the Baltic was set because it was too expensive for AvtoVAZ. This period also saw the bankruptcy of European sales company Eurolada falls.

An adapted to the needs of the South American markets model version was produced as Bognor Sagona 2000 to 2007 in Montevideo ( Uruguay).

AvtoVAZ streamlined production and now had only two engines for all three models on offer. Both possessed the 1500s block, for the domestic market, it gave it with carburetor without Kat, all others did have single -point fuel injection. 2002, the single -point injection was replaced by multi -point fuel injection, this allowed for export an Euro -3 classification. It remained at 57 kW ( 77 hp). Also, all Samaras were equipped with black grill from this stage. In the years 2003 and 2004, the models were re- exported in 2109 and 21099 to Germany. The production of the three-door has been discontinued for lack of demand in October 2003. 2004 ended the production of the models 2109 and 21099 in Togliatti, last built was a 21099th

There were also numerous special models, such as

  • The Samara EVA 16V ( 1987) with direct injection, turbocharged and 1860 cc
  • A panel van version
  • Of Samara 4 × 4 (1985 ), built for the Soyuz - rally
  • The Samara T3, a rally car with a Porsche engine ( Vmax220 km / h)
  • The Samara Bohemia / Fun ( semi - convertible pickup blend, offered in Germany as Fun)
  • Samara Convertible, a product manufactured in Belgium Fully Convertible

Lada 21099 ( saloon )

Lada Samara Baltic

Second generation 2115 (1997-2012), 2114 (2001-2013) and 2113 (2005-2013)

VAZ 2114

In 1997, the second generation of the Samara was officially presented with the notchback model 2115. This was based on the notchback sedan Lada Forma, however, has a different interior with instruments of 2110 and a new front and rear fascias. Only the side line is reminiscent of the predecessor. The vehicle is first from the single point injection 1500i engine with 57 kW (77 hp) and the 1.6- liter petrol engine with 66 kW powered (90 hp). 2001 then came the five-door hatchback in 2114 on the market, while the 1.6 liter instead of carburetors on multi -point injection was changed, as was the 1.5 liter from a single point to multipoint. In a new rear end similar to the 2115 was abandoned for reasons of cost, also had the first models still have the old interior. Since mid-2005 there is due to the renewed domestic demand again a three-door, this time as 2113th Since 2010, the 1.6 liter from the Lada Priora with 72 kW is installed (98 hp). Thus a hitherto standard attainable speed of over 190 km / h possible. All three Samara models made ​​at that time comprised a third of the total production of Lada. An export to the European Union, however, was not provided. 2012 ended the production of the sedan VAZ- 2115th On the Togliatti Motor Show a convertible was presented based on the 3 -door VAZ- 2113, which is produced by a coachbuilder in small scale since the middle of 2012.

Lada 2113 Convertible