Dead end: why GAZ-3111 did not become a mass car
Already in the late eighties, a few years before the official “demise” of the USSR, each fundamentally new model was given to Soviet automobile plants with great difficulty. The exception…

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Do not avoid, but delay: is it worth buying a Volkswagen Passat B6
Volkswagen Passat is a sort of “classic of choice” model in the D-class: many people want to get “real German quality, proven over the years,” and the confident reputation of…

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Will live: buy a Mazda CX-5
Zoom Zoom Remember this strange slogan that accompanied the change of generations from the 300th and 600th series to the laconic 3rd and 6th? Youth, enthusiasm, drive. Only 10 years…

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Project Aurus: at whose expense is this “Cort”, where did the Arabs go, and what is the UAZ?

In 2018, five years after the start of the design work on the “Cortege”, we were shown the Aurus sedan at the Moscow Motor Show, and a little earlier Putin drove on the “limousine” version. Cars have not yet been certified, so the only thing that we can reliably say is that our commander-in-chief was driven in a car with Aurus appearance. Continue reading

Nissan on the background of the new Qashqai: Murano will live, Juke goes away forever, vagueness on SPIC

At the launch of the production of the updated Nissan Qashqai, which arrived in Russia with a big delay, we talked to the key managers of Nissan in Russia. Igor Boytsov, general director of the Nissan Manufacturing Rus plant, told us about the features of production, and Andrei Akifev, managing director of Nissan in Russia, about giving up Juke, the horizon of Nissan Kicks and many other things. Continue reading

Arkana, Corolla, Granta Cross and others: the most anticipated Russian premieres of 2019

We have already figured out the world premieres of 2019: there will be a lot of them, and all the key ones are collected in our material. But even more in the new year will be the Russian prime minister. What news are we waiting for in the next 11 months?
The new Q3, with which we met in the fall, is already available in Europe for ordering, and we have to arrive by about summer. Continue reading

Five reasons to love and hate the Volvo XC70 I
This car was born at the turn of the millennium and was produced until 2008. This means that the youngest Volvo XC70 with the P2 index is ten years old.…

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So that the car does not burn: how to disconnect the mass
A sudden car fire is, fortunately, not too frequent, but it is quite common enough to cause serious phobias in many drivers. Especially those who at least once in their…

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Live or survive: is it worth buying Nissan Leaf
Savings, environmental friendliness or self-indulgence - perhaps these three concepts can be considered key and non-related causes pushing people to buy an electric car. Someone seriously expects to abandon expensive…

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No drive - no problem: buy a Suzuki Grand Vitara
Grand Vitara broke into our market in 2005 as a bright class star. Still, a modern and comfortable frameless crossover with real off-road attributes: ponizhaykoy and tight locking center differential.…

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