2018 Lada Niva 4×4 Introduces Something That Other Brands Joke About

One might think that one of the most basic SUVs that money can buy straight from the factory is the Dacia Duster, but don’t forget that the Lada Niva is still alive and kicking

It has remained virtually unchanged beneath the skin since 1977, when it first hit the assembly lines. However, it has welcomed a few updates over the years, such as air conditioning, along with a new name: 4×4.

The Russian automaker that’s owned by AvtoVAZ has come up with something new for 2018, too, and it’s depicted in the two images that follow, but can you tell what that is? If you answered the camo paint, you’re right, as this is a 29,000 Russian Rubles (€406 / $499) accessory, which is described using words such as “combat” and “brutal” by the car company.

Created using a black-finished surface as a blank canvas, to which two shades of green are being added, it’s joined by a black disc coating on models equipped with alloy wheels.

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Okay, we’ll admit that it’s not the most exciting update that we have come across during these past few years, but it’s still a nice addition to the off-roader that has a starting price of 534,900 (equal to €7,490 / $9,200). It should appeal to those taking the Lada 4×4 on fishing or hunting trips, who had to turn to aftermarket companies for a similar wrap, until now.

What’s funny is that, unlike the Russian automaker, which sees the camo pattern as business, BMW actually tried to prank the internet on April Fools’ Day with a digital camo wrap for the X2.

  • Actually with that price it’s actually quite cheap, and this thing is ubiquitous in former USSR, like their own version of Land Rover.

  • wait a minute

    great, because they were already doing camo paint for the military.

  • Bob

    Is there meant to be a car in these pictures?

  • Huge Dom

    Seems like an expensive option at €406 / $499 for basically a paint job and disc break inserts on a €7,490 / $9,200 car…

  • andy

    a revisit to the 70s