VIAM launch tests of LADA Granta
On February 3, 2014 two cars “LADA Granta” were delivered to G. V. Akimov Genedzhik Climatic Testing Center (GCCT) for environmental road tests.
Tests of the cars will be carried out under the contract concluded between VIAM and JSC AVTOVAZ under operational conditions to assess development of artificial defects of protective coating of corrosion-susceptible areas. The daily mileage of the cars will be 50 km run under action of the lukewarm climate of Gelendzhik.
As Sergey Panin, the head of GCCT VIAM, reported «the main advantage of these tests is the fact, that we test not a sample of material or structural component on a test bench, but evaluate an impact of aggressive climate on protective properties of coatings used in a real finished article». «This test mode corresponds to those trends of the development of climatic tests which are stipulated by the strategic directions of the development of materials and technologies for their processing for the period up to 2030», – he emphasized.