Probably the biggest surprise from a domestic firm at the Moscow motor show, the Lada X Ray has been unveiled.
A small SUV crossover in the style of the Nissan Juke, the X Ray's exterior is the work of British designer Steve Mattin. He has previously penned the Volvo XC60 and Mercedes ML-Class; his provenance in SUVs is evident in this contemporary design.
Lada says the design themes showcased on the X Ray will influence the appearance of its upcoming models, particularly the front grille arrangment. The X Ray name is said to originate from the cross shape created with the headlights and grille, reminiscent of the current Lexus range.
Lada hopes for its next range of X Ray-influenced models to increase its market share in Russia, even though this currently stands at 40%. At present, the X Ray SUV is likely to remain only a design concept.