The 2018 Chevrolet Niva AWD off-roader, unveiled recently at the auto show can win a million hearts. Promised to be better in quality than its predecessor, this new vehicle guarantees an enjoyable ride even through rough terrains.
2018 Chevrolet Niva – Powertrain
The existing Chevrolet Niva has got a 1.7-litre 4-cylinder engine able to produce a meager 170 hp. However, the car maker has planned to install a new 1.8-litre engine under its hood. This will be capable of producing 135 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. This will be coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Typical made for the Russian market, Chevrolet has been planning to make 2018 Chevy Niva more efficient in terms of fuel requirements. Rumors have it that the new Niva might include natural gas as an option for feeding its engine.
Improving itself from its current and previous models, the new Niva also promises to offer maximum performance in the size of a family vehicle. The suspension improvements will help it handle the car with ease. Although exact mileage numbers are not yet known, this rather small engine will not consume much fuel, sources say.
2018 Chevrolet Niva – Appearance
Potential car lovers will not dislike the box type look of this new vehicle. With two-way grilles up front and slimmer entry, 2018 Chevrolet Niva is mildly inspired from the Merc ML class vehicles.
Compensating for its off-roading capabilities, this new vehicle is fitted with off-roading gears. With multiple xenon headlamps on the roof and a muscular front bumper, hence, the new Niva has got a narrow hood and better visibility on roads.
Excess of LED lighting ensures ample illumination and improves its look overall. The neatly placed Chevrolet emblem sits comfortably at the center of a hexagonal grille and front bumper. Ground clearance has been raised to allow the bigger body to sit on the drivetrain.
Being a family vehicle, Chevrolet Niva 2018 promises a competitive offering in terms of its interior styling. While Chevrolet has taken care to make it more comfortable, the box type shape might not be too comfortable. Nevertheless, Chevrolet has tried to introduce new innovations.
However, this new vehicle has got ample space to house 5 passengers and the driver gets nicely spaced steering and cabin. Aiming to compete with the likes of Ford Eco Sport, 2018 Niva sports beautifully finishes seats of leather.
Chevrolet Niva 2018 new cabin has got superior styling with LED illuminations for indicators. Chevrolet promises maximum entertainment through the installation of new music systems and better connectivity options. Falling a bit short in terms of offerings, new Niva, however, does not fail to keep the driver glued to the road.
2018 Chevrolet Niva – Price and Release Date
Set for an early 2017 release, 2018 Chevrolet Niva will be available for the Russian market alone as of now. Chevrolet, however, has plans to expand its sale of Niva in the European markets as well. Expected at a base price of $13,000 to $21,000, it surely values owner’s money given the set of features it offers.