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2016 Chevrolet Niva Concept teased ahead of August 27 debut

A concept version of the 2016 Chevrolet Niva SUV will be unveiled on August 27 at the Moscow Motor Show and, to tease us, GM has released a few artfully disguised shots of the car.

Since 1998 when GM setup a joint venture with AvtoVAZ, owner of the Lada brand, Chevrolet has marketed its own version of the Niva.

According to Chevy, a new generation of the Niva will hit stores across Russia in 2016 and this concept car will give us a preview of that vehicle.

It’s believed, and we can just barely make out, that the concept car will feature an all new, more modern body. Don’t expect the new car to be at all like soft-roader vehicles, like the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V. The Niva will be engineered to handle Russia’s poor quality roads, especially those outside of major centres, like Moscow and St Petersburg.

To that end the Chevrolet Niva concept will be fitted with 235/70 all-terrain tyres, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof-mounted driving lights, a spare wheel on the rear tailgate and a snorkel.