Lada Vesta — Superjet Russian Auto industry

Car Lada Vesta, consider the latest and most modern development of domestic auto giant. More than five years ago, domestic designers in AvtoVAZ NTC completed design work and the car stood on the Lada Izhevsk plant conveyor.

Further, the trial trip of two presidents — the Russian Federation and AvtoVAZ — Vladimir Putin and Bu Inge Anderson are memorable. In the course of which Putin asked a question about the degree of localization of the new domestic car and received an answer — 71%.

As you know, when the steering wheel of AvtoVAZ stood up, Anderson, he discovered an ahead of the work of the suppliers to the conveyor: overestimated prices, poor quality of autocomponents, breakdowns of shipments and much more. In theory, it was necessary to pull up almost the entire auto component industry of the country. But the top manager of Swedish origin has no authority or deadlines. The market could not wait, the share of AvtoVAZ was reduced, on its market

Lada Vesta and became the answer that the domestic motorist demanded. When it was created, I had to make compromises. And in particular, to stuff in it a lot of foreign car components to improve the quality of the product. At this step had to go Bu Anderson.

Recently, such a precedent occurred. One of the bloggers with nickname «in the garage at Sandro» made the discovery, it turns out that Lada Vesta has a little domestic ladies. For example, a domestic engine with a volume of 1.8 liters (VAZ-21179). The motor is designed in AvtoVAZ, but on this «Russian footprint» and ends. Marking plates on a phase screening, a magnetic valve, rollers and the timing — German (INA). The thermostat installed on the Vesta disassembled also from Germany. Pomp and Oil pump — Korean, Ignition Coils Italian (Elbert Company). Only the control unit is native, Russian.

All attachments on Lada Vesta from Valeo: generator (Turkey assembly), air conditioning compressor (Czech Republic) and, unexpectedly, the Russian starter. The clutch is also from Valeo, but whose assembly did not specify the mechanic.

But the gearbox disassembled: transmission and clutch actuators, as well as the control unit in it German (SACHS). Even the Lada box case is externally incomprehensible from Renault. It did not exception and the brake system — it from TRW and Lucas companies, from the USA.

It was pleasantly surprised by the mechanic suspension Lada Vesta. After breaking it to the last bolt, the blogger determined that there are many Russian components in it: rear beam, springs, shock absorbers, front levers. The design of the levers at the same time «slipped» at Skoda Octavia, let them be created in Russia. The only imported in the suspension was a transverse stability stabilizer. Whether it is proud of the «native» suspension on the Lada Vesta mechanic does not know, because motorists are most often sinning.

The master showed that the electric power steering wheel on the Lada Vesta Japanese (Nidek), the steering rack from Bosch, and the heater is completely fully assembled by Valeo.

Lada Vesta Domestic development based on domestic LADA B / C plateform. As a result, most of the Lada Vesta components turned out to be created abroad, in Russia the aggregates are only collected on the body. True, a number of components have the label «Made in Russia», but it is clear that this is the so-called «hidden import», in which only the final assembly operations were carried out in the walls of enterprises located in the Russian Federation.

It is clear that when designing a Lada Vesta car I had to compromise, borrow many nodes and details of foreign production, otherwise it would not matter as a result of a domestic car in high-quality and technical characteristics. The point is left for small — tightening the automotive component industry of the Russian Federation so that it can supply high-quality and reliable details on the conveyor and nodes.

But we note another important point. Today it is no longer a secret that gradually