MOSCOW – Lada-maker OAO AvtoVAZ plans to launch a Siberian-made 1.8L diesel engine in one of its cars at the beginning of 2005. Lada 21045 station wagon will receive a 1.8L diesel in 2005. However, it is not a new-generation engine. The 1.8L powerplant is based on an existing 1.5L diesel made in small numbers. Currently, AvtoVAZ offers only one model powered by the 1.5L diesel – the boxy rear-wheel-drive Lada 21045 station wagon manufactured in low volume. Only 5,000 units ...

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