Over the past two weeks, GM Authority has teased you a few times with the Chevrolet Niva Concept that will make its debut tomorrow at the 2014 Moscow Auto Salon. Now here is the real deal, unfettered for your approval.
As reported before, the Niva Concept is a preview of the upcoming redesigned Niva. The next-gen SUV will likely feature a 135-horse 1.8-liter four-cylinder motor courtesy of Peugeot, a five-speed manual gearbox (this time from General Motors, of course), and permanent all-wheel-drive. It’s rumored that a diesel unit is not on the horizon.
The overall length of the vehicle has been reported to be 169.9 inches (431 cm), which is over 10 inches (25 cm) longer than the current Niva. The Concept retains its live-axle rear suspension but the front suspension is a new McPherson strut design.
The Niva Concept photo clearly shows a roof rack, a front axle cover, a front axle cover, a roof rack with an attached spare wheel, 16-inch wheels with off-road tires, and a snorkel − a nice update to a much-loved Russian SUV.