The Lada Priora is a compact car produced by the Russian automaker AvtoVAZ since March 2007. It is largely a restyled and modernised Lada 110 and replaced it in 2009. By May 16, 2012, 590,000 Prioras had been produced. Starting model year 2016, the Priora is not available for export market and has been replaced by Lada Vesta (but is still available domestically).
July 16, 2018 in the network appeared photo of the last body LADA Priora in the welding shop of the car factory, decorated with colored balloons and covered with a poster with the inscription "Последний!" ("Last!"). The photo was taken on July 13 at about 2 pm (on the poster in the photo there is another date - July 11). The model will still be assembled using previously welded bodies, including the last, a few days. On July 17, 2018 AutoVAZ confirmed the cessation of Priora production in an official release .
VAZ-2171 Universal: station wagon (produced since May 2009);
VAZ-2172: 5-door hatchback (produced since February, 2008);
VAZ-2172 Coupé: 3-door hatchback, based on the 5-door hatchback (limited production since 18 January 2010);
VAZ-21708 Priora Premier: long-wheelbase version of the sedan, with an extra 175 mm Small-scale production by AvtoVAZ partner ZAO Super-Avto. Equipped with a 120 hp 1.8-liter VAZ-21128 engine (low volume production since the autumn of 2008)
Also, convertible versions are going to be produced in small numbers, according to the demand.
In June 2011, AvtoVAZ announced that they will offer soon a version with a 90 hp engine, the weight will be reduced by 39% compared to the 98 hp basic engine. The engine will be more long-lasting with up to 200,000 km mileage.
In August 2011 a new version named Lada Priora CNG was announced. It is powered by gasoline and Compressed natural gas (CNG). The fuel tank capacity is also 43 liter and the four gas tanks 96 liter. The range with gasoline is 580 km and 330 km with CNG.
On May 22, 2018, AvtoVAZ announced the long-rumored end of Priora sedan production by July 2018; hatchback and station wagon had already ended production by end of 2015 as sedan accounted for over 80 percent of sales mix.
However, as has informed "Avtosreda", the press service of AVTOVAZ, the specific decisions on this issue are still pending.
"A model of demand, its production continues," - so said "Avtosreda", the press service of the company.
The car received a 1.6 L engine with 16 valves and new transmission, designed to transfer torque of 145 N·m and a box set of closed transmission bearings with extended lifespan.
The maximum speed of the Priora 1.8 L is 190 km/h (118 mph), with acceleration of 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 10 seconds.
Lada Priora 1.6 AMT (106 hp) equipped with automated manual transmission (semi-automatic transmission) debuted in 2014. The AMT gearbox is made on the base of a standard five-speed manual transmission, but was supplemented with electric actuators and an electronic control unit of the ZF Group.
The car scored 5.4 points out of 16 in a frontal crash test conducted by the Russian ARCAP safety assessment program in 2007, and was awarded one star out of four. A newer version of the car scored 10.6 points out of 16.