2016 Moscow Motor Show: Russians Sure Know How To Make Heads Turn

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The 2016 Moscow Motor Show is ongoing and the Russians sure gained attention. Lada, the Russian carmaker showcased the XCODE Concept, hinting at a possible compact SUV that could soon hit the market.

Lada, part of the Renault Nissan alliance, says that the XCODE "demonstrates the possible development of the Lada model line-up". The concept was designed by former Mercedes-Benz and Volvo designer, Briton Steve Mattin.

The XCODE could make use of the BO platform, the same platform that underpins the Nissan Juke and the Dacia Duster. Lada has not revealed any other details, and possibilities are that Lada could use turbocharged engines and offer four-wheel drive.

Apart from the XCODE's eye catching exterior, the interior gets a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a digital instrument console. Lada says the vehicle can interact with its Lada Connect smartphone app, which can do things like opening the vehicle, switching on the heating, display diagnostic information, and warn owners about faults.

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Story first published: Friday, August 26, 2016, 15:20 [IST]
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