VIENNA – The half-millionth Chevrolet Niva small cross/utility vehicle rolls off the GM-AvtoVAZ production line in Togliatti, Russia, today. Originally developed by Lada manufacturer AvtoVAZ and unveiled as the Lada 2123 Niva at the Moscow auto show in 1998, the model later was modified to become the Chevrolet Niva, Russia’s best-selling Chevy. Volume production of the Chevrolet Niva started in September 2002 at GM-AvtoVAZ, a 50-50 joint venture owned by General Motors and ...

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