Lada XRAY concept
|Production||2012 (concept car)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||3-door hatchback|
|Length||4,200 mm (165.4 in)|
The Lada XRAY is a concept car by Russian car manufacturer AvtoVAZ. It was presented in August 2012 during the Moscow International Automobile Salon. It is designed by Steve Mattin.
The prototype was produced by Vercarmodel Saro in Italy, at a cost of $1,000,000. The crossover receives an equally edgy styling complete with a leather coated seating arrangement, along with a futuristic dashboard and infotainment system. It has a stylish exterior, featuring a pair of long and thin headlights. The front grille looks almost like an “X” when you look at it.
As it sits, the Xray is still in concept form, but it is possible that we could see the new design style in the lineup (BM-Hatch, B-Cross and LADA B), which will be carried out in the years 2015-2016 as early as 2015. AvtoVaz gave no details of SUV’s powertrain. AutoVAZ hopes that Mattin's expertise will bring the brand to the forefront of the Russian market beginning with their all-new concept.
The name has two meanings: as an X-Ray (a form of electromagnetic radiation) and as an abbreviation (X - crossover class, Recreation, Activity, Youth).
According to Justin Cupler of TopSpeed, Lada kept its Lada XRAY SUV under "such tight lock and key that it took all of us aback when it was debuted at the Moscow Motor Show". And it was mentioned that Lada XRAY’s cabin also continues the progressive design of the exterior.