VIENNA – Russian Lada maker AO AvtoVAZ recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Lada 2121 Niva SUV, first launched April 5, 1977. In the first export years, the vehicle not only saw success in the domestic market but in some West European markets, as well. And the Niva was the only Russian-made car offered in Japan at the time. Chevrolet Lada 2123 Niva Today, more than 1.5 million units have been produced, one-third for export. The Lada 2121 Niva currently is ...

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