At the plant “AVTOVAZ” in 1996, the pipeline was released a car named “Tarzan”. It was a prototype, created on the basis of VAZ 2109.
In its 50-year history, the plant in Togliatti as all-wheel drive car offered not only the “Field”. Model VAZ 210934 “Tarzan” and its three-door version VAZ – 210834 Tarzan was a full-fledged SUVs. Model aroused great interest of the public for the first time, but after a couple years of off-road became interested in the project “Lada-Consul” who is running it in production.
The SUV borrowed the body from the front-VAZ 2109 and 2108, and the frame and main aggregates – LADA 4?4. The model received a full set of disc brakes. As for the exterior “Tarzan”, it differs from the “donor” models of plastic covers on the body in the form of sills and wheel arches wheels and new bumpers. The salon is equipped with three levers for transmission control and “razdatkoy” as in the VAZ-2121.
The developers felt that the capacity is the same 1.5-liter engine VAZ-21083 insufficient to potjazhelevshie SUV and installed it in the “Tarzan” more powerful 1.6-litre petrol engine from the “Fields” of 80 HP and 1.7-liter 85 HP of power. As transmission used 5 speed manual transmission from the VAZ-2121 with transfer box. Such “filling” the model can reach a maximum speed of 150 km/h.
“Tarzana” was collected exclusively in the framework of the individual order and the number of copies in the end did not exceed several hundred copies. In 1999, the developers decided to release the next generation of “Tarzan” on the basis of “Niva” VAZ-2111 station wagon and hatchback. SUV production ended in 2003.