|Also called||Datsun on-Do|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door sedan
5-door hatchback (starting 2014 model year)
|Engine||1.6 L I4 (petrol)|
|Wheelbase||2,476 mm (97.5 in)|
|Length||4,260 mm (167.7 in)|
|Width||1,700 mm (66.9 in)|
|Height||1,500 mm (59.1 in)|
|Curb weight||1,080 kg (2,381 lb)|
The Lada Granta is a subcompact car developed by Russian automaker AvtoVAZ in collaboration with Renault, based on the Lada Kalina platform. Mass sales started in Russia on 1 December 2011.
Additional production at the Izhevsk plant began in September 2012, after the old VAZ 2105 was removed from production. A 5-door hatchback variant, aimed at replacing the discontinued Lada Samara 2 series in the line-up, debuted in 2014, and is assembled at the Izhevsk plant only.
The Lada Granta is considered to be a step away from the classic A, B and C segment class cars and towards the needs of young Russians and small Russian families wanting supermini sedans designs which are somewhat more popular in Russia after 2010. Moreover, the Granta will likely compete with the foreign market in Russia since most European superminis exported there are hatchbacks, and thus smaller yet more expensive. Considering its dimensions, the Lada Granta is classified as a C segment car.
It comes in three different trim levels: Standard, Norm and Lux. The Norm level includes power steering, front power windows, power door locks and trip computer, while Lux adds passenger airbag, ABS, rear power windows, air conditioning, heated mirrors, CD/MP3 player and heated front seats.
The Lada Granta is marketed in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan, and within the European Union, it has been made available in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, France and Germany.
The Lada Granta WTCC has been competing in the World Touring Car Championship since the 2012 season. The main driver of the team is James Thompson, while a second car was driven by Aleksey Dudukalo and Mikhail Kozlovskiy In the 2014 season, Robert Huff, the champion of the 2012 season, will also join the team in a third car.