Having debuted the rugged Chevrolet Niva Concept at the 2014 Moscow Auto Show, General Motors has confirmed that the next-gen Niva will, in fact, launch in 2016.
Unlike the current model, the new Niva will offer an all-new exterior and interior that will be aligned much more closely with the rest of the Chevrolet lineup. Meanwhile, a more rugged appearance and design characteristics allow it to be a “real Niva”, while a redone cabin will allow passengers to ride in comfort.
The new Niva is expected to cradle a new Peugeout-sourced 1.8L inline-four engine making 135 horsepower, replacing the current model’s pre-historic 1.7-liter, 80-horsepower motor. The redesigned model is also expected to grow in length by roughly ten inches (25 cm).