The 2016 Chevrolet Niva is a rugged new baby SUV for Russia - and perhaps the rest of the world - that been teased ahead of the 2014 Moscow motor show.
Inspired by the iconic Russian off-roader, the Lada Niva, the new-generation Chevrolet Niva - which will be revealed on August 27 in Russia - is said to "be the perfect choice for buyers who love their country and want to enjoy its vast open spaces at any time of the year".
The heavily accessorised compact SUV seen in these spy shots is fitted with a range of off-road extras, including headlight and tail-light protective screens, exposed tow and hitch hooks, underbody bash-plates, a snorkel, a roof-top crate with spare wheel and quad driving lights, and chunky all-terrain 237/70/16 tyres.
A Russian release from Chevrolet claims the latest concept model is: "Paying tribute to the current generation of the legendary SUV models in the exhibition with the help of additional equipment underlines the exceptional all-terrain potential model".
"In the style of the new car will be much closer to the line of Chevrolet," said company spokesperson Jeffrey Glover. "At the same time a more brutal appearance and characteristics of the car suggest that it will continue to be a real Niva."
Chevrolet currently sells a Niva off-roader in Russia as part of its collaboration with Avtovaz, and that car is based upon the underpinnings of the classic Russian Lada model.
The emergence of a new-generation of Chevrolet Niva is expected in 2016.
Chevrolet Russia public relations manager Alexey Kuprin told CarAdvice that GM is "investigating the possibility of selling new Niva in other countries beyond Russia and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)".