AvtoVAZ started assembling the updated Lad4x4 off-road vehicles, and photos of the exterior and interior of the produced cars began to appear on the Web. The photographs taken at the plant were published by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.
Lad4x4, codenamed FL (Facelift), has been redesigned with a front bumper with integrated fog lights and an antenna on the roof. Lensed headlights also appeared in the list of equipment.
- The interior of the modernized SUV has a new front panel with large ventilation deflectors, an enlarged glove compartment, a modified dashboard and an air conditioning unit with washers instead of the previous sliders. At the same time, the steering column levers, steering wheel and control levers for the gearbox, razdatka and lowering remained the same.
- The model's equipment list will include side airbags (AvtoVAZ also plans to put a new steering wheel with an airbag on the SUV), modified seats with three head restraints on the second row, a modified heater and the ERA-Glonass system. The tensioned headliner in the cabin will be replaced with a molded one, and the door seals will be three-chambered.
On the technical side, there will be no changes: the 1.7-liter gasoline engine with 83 hp, five-speed "mechanics" and permanent all-wheel drive with a reduction will remain.
- Sales of the restyled Lad4x4 SUV will start in early 2020.