Niva Chevrolet diesel - overview and benefits
For many motorists diesel is associated withpower and high efficiency. However, the version of the Niva Chevrolet diesel turbo is not widely appreciated. It would seem that the Niva is a great SUV, and the diesel is more suitable than a gasoline engine. However, the automobile community decided otherwise.
So in what all the same the reason? And the fact is that the authors of the Niva Chevrolet project were not diesel developers of GM "AvtoVAZ", but designers of the little-known Togliatti firm "Theme Plus". Its specificity is the tuning of the Niva, and not new developments. After many twists and turns, "AvtoVAZ" nevertheless allowed to represent a new car under its own brand.
Here's how Niva Chevrolet appeared (the new dieselversion). However, unflattering reviews about the company "Theme Plus" played a novelty with a cruel joke. It is because of the quality of work that many motorists do not recommend buying its products. Despite the fact that the Niva Chevrolet diesel almost does not differ from its gasoline counterpart, the rumor has done its job, and the diesel has fallen into the number of ignored.
And what about the technical characteristics of thisversion? As already mentioned above, there are no special differences between gasoline and diesel. Of course, except for the power plant itself. We must pay tribute to the developers: they managed to reduce the fuel consumption of Niva Chevrolet from 12 liters from gasoline to 7.5 liters from the diesel. The difference is substantial. In addition, the diesel has a high thrust at low revs. And this quality is especially appreciated in off-road cars. High traction at the bottom allows you to overcome any terrain.
The developers have installed a Japanese transmission. For clarity of work and functionality, it seems to be no complaints. But the habit of our drivers with a big swing to switch gears, makes the box uncomfortable. According to the owners, the gear lever is too short. It is surprising that on foreign cars, on the contrary, the small course of the gearshift lever is valued. Why does Niva Chevrolet diesel on this occasion get negative feedback?
The only drawback of the diesel version, whichit's noisy work. In terms of noise insulation, the working diesel Niva is more like a tractor. The sound is slightly reduced during the movement of the car, but still clearly heard in the cabin. Employees of "Theme Plus" answer that the noise level of the diesel does not exceed the gasoline. Maybe it's not the noise level, but its frequency? The diesel produces a lower sound, and this is perceived by man as an unbearable noise.
Now about the price. The cost of diesel novelty is 597 thousand rubles. In the opinion of Russian motorists, this is an overestimated figure. Most prefer to add a little and buy a foreign SUV. Those who tried the diesel turbo on the move Niva note that the car is quite high-quality, economical and very passable. By the way, the cost of almost six hundred thousand rubles, they do not consider too high, given the capabilities of the car.
Choose whether or not a new car from the "AvtoVAZ" - Niva Chevrolet diesel, depends only on you.