TOGLIATTI, Russia – Lada maker OAO AvtoVAZ has ceased production of its aging Samara 2108, Russia’s first front-drive car. First prototypes of the 3-door hatchback Lada Samara 2108 were built in September 1978, and actual production began in December 1984. More than 900,000 units have been built since then. However, only 50 to 80 Samara 2108s were being produced daily when output ended in September. Originally, the car was available with 1.1L, 1.3L and 1.5L 4-cyl. gasoline engines. But ...

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