Tuesday 02 November 2010
ZAZ Tavria (Ukrainian: Таврія) is a range of front wheel drive subcompact cars made by Ukrainian ZAZ. ZAZ-1102 Tavria and subsequent ZAZ-1105 Dana and ZAZ-1103 Slavuta replaced rear wheel drive Zaporozhets in the product lineup.
ZAZ-1102 Tavria, a 3-door hatchback was the first model of the range, released in 1987. It features independent McPherson struts suspension at the front and torsion beams at the rear. The watercooled MeMZ-245 I4 engine was a major shift forward from aircooled V4 used in former models.
The 1102 acquired the Tavria name in 1989. It was chosen in an internal factory contest and resembles Tauric, the ancient Greek name of Crimea.
- engine: 4 cylinders
- capacity: 1197 cc
- horsepower: 58 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 145 km/h