Tomorrow, the 2014 Moscow Motor Show will open its doors but the new vehicles that will make their debut in Russia’s capital are already starting to show up on the Web. The Chevrolet Niva Concept will make its debut tomorrow but the vehicle was already unveiled today.
According to the official info, the Niva Concept was designed by Ondrej Koromhaz, the man behind the Aveo RS Concept that was unveiled back in 2010 at the Detroit Auto Show. Unveiled at the 2010 iteration of the Detroit Auto Show, the Aveo RS Concept was a sportier version of the 2010 Aveo budget car.
Serving as a preview of the next generation of the Aveo due in 2011, the Chevrolet Aveo RS Concept was described by General Motors Co. Vice Chairman Bob Lutz as a "pocket rocket." The Aveo RS Concept is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that was available in the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze small car, delivering up to 138 hp of output. The car employs a six-speed manual transmission.
Although we don’t believe that the production version will look like this, we admit that Koromhaz’s design is pretty impressive. As you can see from the photos, the Niva Concept is ready to take you almost anywhere and comes equipped with a winch, an exhaust snorkel as well as with a roof rack where a second spare tire is stored.
Moreover, the concept car features a new suspension system and a generous ground clearance but also 29-inch tires. Under the hood, there is a 1.8-liter petrol engine that produces 135 hp of max output and 170 Nm of peak torque, built by PSA Peugeot-Citroen for emerging markets. The engine is bolted to a five-speed transmission.
The Moscow Motor Show – formally known as the Moscow International Automobile Salon (or MIAS) is the auto show every two years (biennial) held at Crocus Expo in Moscow, Russia. Organized by the Association of Russian Carmakers NP and the Expo Centre, the Moscow Motor Show is considered by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles as a major international auto show. The Moscow Motor Show received the status of 'A' High Class Automobile Salon in September 2010.
The previous iteration of the Moscow Motor Show was from August 29 to September 9, 2012. Among the cars presented or shown at the 2012 Moscow Motor Show were the Besturn B50, Bentley Continental GT Speed, BMW Zagato Coupe, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet Colorado, and Chevrolet TrailBlazer. Also presented or shown were the Ford Evos Concept, Honda EV-STER Concept, Infiniti JX, Lada XRAY concept, Lada Kalina, Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG, SEAT Toledo concept, and Skoda Yeti Sochi.