- AOL Lada is a brand of car produced by the Russian car manufacturer, AvtoVAZ. The company was founded in 1970, and is the largest car manufacturer in Russia. The Lada brand has become synonymous with Russian car manufacturing, and is the most popular and recognizable brand in the country. The company produces a variety of models, from compact hatchbacks to luxury sedans. Lada cars are known for their affordability and reliability, making them a popular choice for budget-conscious drivers. In recent years, the company has begun to focus on producing more modern and stylish cars, such as the Lada Vesta and Granta models.