Cars 2021

Lada Vesta CNG – two-fuel Lada Vesta

New AvtoVAZ 2019-2020 replenished with a new model Lada Vesta CNG – a modification of Lada Vesta with a prefix CNG, equipped with a motor adapted to work, both on gasoline and gas methane. In our review, the two-fuel Lada Vesta CNG – photo, price, configuration and technical characteristics of the sedan, capable of one petrol station (petrol 55 liters and gas 18 m3) to overcome up to 1000 km. Sales of the Lada Vesta CNG biofuel sedan in Russia started on July 11, 2020 at a price of 600.9 thousand rubles, which is only 30,000 rubles more expensive than the cost of the Lada Vesta sedan in the Classic Start kit with a 1.6-liter engine that operates exclusively On gasoline.

It is interesting that the price range for two fuel sedans Lada Vesta CIS is very interesting for potential buyers. The starting price of 600,900 rubles, and the maximum cost of 715900 rubles per car in the richest configuration Luxe. Such an interesting cost of a sedan with an engine that absorbs gasoline and methane is provided by a state subsidy in the amount of 140 thousand rubles for each gas engine vehicle compensated to the manufacturer.

Lada Vesta CNG is equipped exclusively with a 1.6-liter VAZ-21129 engine in the company with 5 manual transmissions, and it’s not easy to distinguish two fuel modifications of the sedan from the gasoline Lada West. As a clue that before us a car with a bi-fuel motor there is a CNG shield on the trunk lid, behind the fuel hatch, it hides not only the throat of the gasoline tank, but also the gas injection connector, the gas reducer and equipment of the Italian manufacturer BRC Gas Equipment The luggage carrier was registered with a 90-liter metal-composite cylinder (18 m3 of methane) closed by a protective casing from the Chinese company Sinoma.

It is important that the reducer and the fuel rail do not require maintenance, and the life of the gas cylinder is 15 years. So, in the planned passage of TO, the owners of the two fuel sedans Lada West are additionally required to change only the filters in the gas equipment (their cost, by the way, scanty).

In the cabin, only one detail hints at what is not an ordinary, but two fuel version of Lada West CIS. At the center console, next to the alarm button, is a round switch that allows you to select the type of fuel.

I would like to note that the 1.6-liter VAZ-21129 engine produces 106 bhp and 148 Nm of gasoline that is familiar to motorists, when the engine is switched to methane, it falls slightly – about 90 hp and 135 Nm. At the same time absorbing gasoline sedan can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h for 11.8 seconds, when switching to gas fuel, the overclocking dynamics becomes more modest – 12.9 seconds.
To overcome 100 km requires an average 6.3 m3 of methane, which in money terms is 3 times cheaper than when running a motor on gasoline.

The initial basic configuration of Lada Vesta CNG Classic + Start at a price of 600900 rubles promises the presence of an airbag for the driver, ERA-GLONASS, ABS and ESP systems, air conditioning and heated front seats, exterior rear-view mirrors with electric adjustment and audio preparation.
The next Comfort package raises the price to 629,800 rubles due to the additional presence of an audio system and parking sensors.
In addition to the basic equipment, 4 airbags (front and side for the driver and front passenger), climate control, light and rain sensors, a color 7-inch multi-touch screen are installed in the most luxurious Luxe and Luxe Multimedia complete sets of the new Lada Vesta CNG sedan System, cruise control and a rear-view camera.

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