NIVA in Antarctica The ordinary Niva worked in Antarctica for 15 years, at the Bellingshausen station. In 1989 the Volga automobile plant decided to conduct long-term tests of the VAZ-2121 in extreme conditions of Antarctica. In 1990 the car which underwent a small technical revision, was sent to the Russian polar station "Bellingshausen", becoming, according to sources, the first wheeled vehicle operating in Antarctica. After the tests Niva remained at the station at the request of scientists and continued to operate.
Future without going out from the car.
Only these words can describe the amazement of Soviet car drivers. However the history of this future is sad enough... In the beginning of 80-s Avtovaz managed to deal with the industrial concern "Autopribor" and the factory "Izmeritel" about introduction of innovative construction changes and equipment of cars. After all tests in the year 1984 the first batch of 1500 electronic panels KEP 43.501 for VAZ-21093-03 come from Izmeritel factory.
Each LADA is individual so even though the kit manufacturer declares the kit is "bolt-on", some modifications might be required.
We thank our customers František Bachleda for his report about the installation of the hydraulic steering booster on his LADA 2101.