This compact SUV prototype can be easily called the headline of the Russian auto show, and while there are no production plans just yet by the looks of it there’s a big possibility seeing it as a production model later on.
The XCODE showcased by Lada during the Moscow Motor Show serves as a preview for an upcoming production model, which is going to be inspired by and use parts from the Vesta sedan and XRAY crossover. The XCode has about the same shape and dimensions as the XRay, but it comes with a more pronounced SUV-inspired styling. The production version will most likely sit in the brand’s lineup above the mentioned XRay and according to the company the XCode “contains a range of perspective solutions including possible application of turbo engine and all-wheel-drive transmission.”
No detailed specifications have been shared yet, but the rumors point to Lada using the same Renault-Nissan B0 platform that was used for the Vesta and XRay, thanks to the group ties. B0 is currently in use across the alliance’s small car, also underpinning the Juke – though the Russian models are at the far side of the dimensions scale, with the XRay sized somewhere in between the Juke and Qashqay. The XCode interior hasn’t been shown, but the word is it’s using a 10-inch (250 millimeter) touchscreen infotainment system.