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VAZ 2101 (ВАЗ-2101)/VAZ 21011 (ВАЗ-21011)/VAZ 21013 (ВАЗ-21013). 1970–83 (prod. n/a). 4-door saloon. F/R, 1197, 1294 cm³ (I4 OHC). Original Fiat 124-based model, colloquially known inside the Soviet Union and Russia as the Zhiguli (Жигули). Built at Togliattigrad (named for Palmiro Togliatti, the Italian Communist Party politician), the cars were outwardly identical to the donor car in the early days. Basic model exported as Lada 1200. Larger engined 21011 (Lada 1300) has 1·3-litre engine, 21013 (Lada 1200S) is 1·2 with higher tune. Introduced before the 124 went out of production, so initially did not seem obsolete, though far more primitive than the original car under the skin. Sold cheaply in the west, and in Communist Bloc countries, plus Cuba, a fairly common sight.


Manufacturing location: Togliatti, Russia

Marques: VAZ | Successor: VAZ 2105

q.v. VAZ 2102


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