|Also called||Lada 119|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback
5-door station wagon
|Engine||1.4 L I4 (petrol)
1.6 L I4 (petrol)
1.6 L 16-valve I4 (petrol)
|Wheelbase||2,470 mm (97.2 in) (2004–12)
2,476 mm (97.5 in) (2013–)
|Length||3,850 mm (151.6 in) (2004–12, hatchback)
4,050 mm (159.4 in) (2004–12, sedan, wagon)
3,893 mm (153.3 in) (2013–, hatchback)
4,084 mm (160.8 in) (2013–, wagon)
|Width||1,670 mm (65.7 in)|
|Height||1,500 mm (59.1 in)|
|Curb weight||1,080 kg (2,381 lb)|
The Lada Kalina (Russian: Ла́да Калина) is a supermini car produced by the Russian manufacturer Lada since 2004. The name Kalina comes from the Russian name for a type of viburnum. It was also marketed as the Lada 119 in Finland.
First generation (2004–2012)
Production began with a four-door sedan in 2005, a five-door hatchback being released in 2006 and a station wagon in 2007.
The Kalina is exported to most Western European markets with a price of about €7,000–8,000. It offers driver and passenger airbags, ABS, electric power steering, air conditioning and rear seats that can be folded so that a horizontal platform is formed.
There are three inline-four gasoline engine options, ranging from 81 to 98 hp (60 to 72 kW): a 1.4-litre 16-valve (91 hp; 67 kW), a 1.6-litre 8-valve (81 hp; 60 kW) and a 1.6-litre 16-valve (98 hp; 72 kW).
Its name is Kalina in most countries, but in Finland, where kalina means rattle, it is marketed as the Lada 119. Its main competitors are cars like the Dacia Logan and Hyundai Accent.
A sportier version, the Kalina GS Sport, is also produced and there has been a Super 1600 version, revealed as a concept car, that uses a turbocharged 1.6 petrol engine derived from the naturally aspirated standard models.
Among the deficiencies of Lada Kalina consumers note engine noise, vibrations at 2000 rpm and in the gearbox.
A Lada Kalina was used as the "Reasonably-Priced Car" in the Top Gear Russia television series.
Second generation (2013–present)
The second generation of the car was revealed at the 2012 Moscow International Motor Show. It is basically a facelifted first generation, albeit with a slightly extended wheelbase and length and now produced only in hatchback and wagon form. It is intended for export production (all interior controls are now in English only, just like with the recently introduced Lux models of Lada Granta).
The technical improvements - such as ABS, ESP, four airbags, audio system with touch-screen navigation system, air conditioning, climate control, automatic transmission, rain and light sensors - come from Renault–Datsun engineers and represent the first technical Datsun overhaul of another brand's vehicle since the late 1980s (worldwide-available structural inventions that feature negative camber, steering, engines, transmission, etc.)
It is powered by a range of two 1.6-litre petrol engines, with 8 and 16-valve respectively, developing 91 to 105 horsepower (68 to 78 kilowatts) and 140 to 145 N·m (14 to 15 m·kgf) of torque.
Hatchback went on production in May, station wagon — later in September. The Lada Kalina might be exported to some overseas countries such as Canada and the U.S. by the end of the year. If successful, this campaign will allow AvtoVAZ to sell its first vehicle to North-American market since 1991
|Engine and transmission||Standard||Norma||Luxe|
|1.6-liter, 8 valve, manual transmission||+||+||-|
|1.6-liter, 16-valve, manual transmission, 106 hp||-||+||+|
|1.6-liter, 8 valve, automatic transmission||-||+||-|
|1.6-liter, 16-valve, automatic transmission||-||+||+|