ZAZ-1106: “Tavria”, which could…

ZAZ-1106: “Tavria”, which could…


In the Network appeared the pictures from the exhibition Zaporizhia automobile plant at the exhibition “Design-88”. Then, the company has demonstrated promising models utility ZAZ-11024, the first prototype of the universal ZAZ-1105, and plasticine mock-ZAZ-1106.

Serial production of ZAZ-11024 began in 1991 and ended in 1997. The utility model is a variant of front-wheel drive three-door hatchback ZAZ-1102 “Tavria” -11024 different special roof special configuration, which was able to achieve increased trunk volume.


The car with the engine MeMZ-245 volume of 1.1 liter capacity of 51 HP could take a fully loaded condition 33 pounds of cargo more as compared to a hatchback, while folding the rear seat remained.

The production of universal ZAZ-1105 “Dana” was established in 1994 and phased out in 1997 because of low demand. The model was a version of the basic Tavria ZAZ-1102 with a five-door body. Dana received increased by 12 cm rear overhang, but the wheelbase from the hatchback. This car had a petrol engine MeMZ volume of 1.1 and 1.2 liter (51 and 58 HP, respectively). Some wagons were equipped with a 1.3-liter engine VAZ-2108 power 64 HP

With regard to unsaleable prototype promising ZAZ-1106, it was made on the basis of units and aggregates of the above-mentioned “Tavria”. It is seen in engineers Zaza car of the 21st century.

Futuristic concept, is life-size, stood out of fashion at the time the biodesign with a sleek, aerodynamic side mirrors, large glass area and semi-enclosed rear wheels. It is noteworthy that the designers managed to embody the continuity of generations in the exterior looked through communication with the ZAZ-1102.


The plant was planned to produce a whole family of cars ZAZ-1106. In large-scale models were made sedan and several versions of the hatchbacks. The model was never launched because of the crisis in the country the beginning of 1990-ies. Two prototype cars hid in the backyard of the factory, later transferred to the Museum. In turn, Zaporizhia automobile building plant started up all the forces on the production and modernization of the family car “Tavriya”, which was economically feasible.

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