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.
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.