Here’s the 1970 version:
Here the results of a decade of innovation, the 1980 model:
And finally, add another 5 years of design excellence, the 1985 edition:
How about reliability and engineering excellence? In the old Soviet Union, of course, free speech could only occur on the sly. Russian humor became the means of true expression, and the Lada fostered a whole genre of jokes. Here’s just two:
Why do Ladas have rear window heaters? To keep your hands warm while pushing.
How do you double the value of a Lada? Fill it with petrol.
Unfortunately for taxpayers, this bailout is no laughing matter.