Lada's Niva still looks surprisingly modern, doesn't it? It may look similar to today's car-based crossovers, but this 40-year-old icon built by Russia's AvtoVAZ is a body-on-frame beast with legendary off-road ability.
Black-painted, machine-faced alloy wheels do a lot to modernize today's Lada 4x4's appearance, but most examples throughout history left AvtoVAZ's various factory gates wearing simple pressed-steel wheels.
For its 40th anniversary, this Soviet-era superstar will be available in Edition and 40th Anniversary trims. Just 1977 examples of these special models will be built, a nice nod to the year the vehicle entered production.
Interior changes include "eco-leather" seats and steering wheel (presumably cows were not harmed in the making of this upholstery), as well as revamped instruments and 40th anniversary logos.