Facelifted 2022 Lada Vesta Revealed In Sedan And Cross SW Forms

Facelifted 2022 Lada Vesta Revealed In Sedan And Cross SW Forms

AvtoVAZ published the first images of the facelifted Lada Vesta in Russia which incorporates more modern design features and additional sensors for safety equipment, while it is expected to gain a fully redesigned interior with more tech.

The photos show the updated Vesta Sedan and Vesta SW Cross bodystyles, although the visual changes will be carried over to the rest of the range including the regular Vesta SW and the adventurous Vesta Cross, most likely followed by the performance-oriented Vesta Sport. Visual changes are limited but enough to make the compact model look fresh, seven years after its market launch.

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The facelifted Vesta (above) compared to the outgoing model (below)

At the front, the headlights have been updated with full-LED graphics and are now merging with the chrome strips surrounding the grille. The latter has additional chrome stripes combined with larger bumper intakes. The profile looks identical with Lada’s signature sculpted fenders, but the model gets new designs for the 16-inch and 17-inch wheels. At the back, we find modern LED graphics on the taillights and a sporty bumper with decorative exhaust pipes and a faux diffuser.

As for the adventurous Cross bodystyle variant, this one retains the increased ground clearance and the plastic cladding all around the bodywork but it benefits from new full-LED lighting units and revised front and rear bumpers. Those are fitted with larger aluminum-style skid plates emphasizing the outdoors character, a new pattern for the grille, and more cladding around the foglights. At the back, changes are more extensive thanks to the new shape of the taillights.

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The facelifted Vesta SW Cross (above) looks smarter than the model it replaces (below) thanks to the slimmer LED taillights, with a larger portion of the bumpers being covered by aluminum-style skid plates.

Lada also took the opportunity to incorporate additional sensors on the front and rear bumpers for the parking aids and the new blind spot control system. The press release didn’t include photos of the interior, which is expected to feature a redesigned dashboard benefiting from the Renault Group’s parts bin. More specifically, Russian media suggest that the Vesta will inherit the round climate controls with integrated screens from several Renault and Dacia models, a new digital instrument cluster, and a larger touchscreen for the infotainment system.

Lada didn’t provide details about the specifications, although the engine lineup will likely be carried over from the current Vesta range with small updates to comply with stricter emission regulations. The current Vesta is available with two 1.6-liter engines with 105 hp (78 kW / 106 PS) and 111 hp (83 kW / 113 PS) respectively, while the Sport is fitted with a more powerful 1.8-liter unit producing 143 hp (107 kW / 145 PS).

The outgoing Vesta was introduced in 2015, with the Cross variants arriving in 2017 and 2018. Lada’s compact model was the best selling vehicle in Russia last year. The 2022 update will make it even more attractive to Russian buyers since the modern tech brings it closer to more expensive rivals. Production of the facelifted model has already started in Lada’s Izhevsk plant, with the first Vesta SW Cross painted in “Garfield” shade rolling off the assembly line on February 22. Lada said it will announce pricing and market launch at a later date.

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