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Five reasons to love and hate Chevrolet Orlando
He looks like a crossover, capacious and, with the exception of a pair of generic diseases, reliable. But at the same time, he categorically “does not go” either on asphalt…

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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…

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Five reasons to love and hate Chevrolet Orlando
He looks like a crossover, capacious and, with the exception of a pair of generic diseases, reliable. But at the same time, he categorically “does not go” either on asphalt…

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Almost broken stereotypes: buy Chery Tiggo

Personally, I do not have a special love for products from the Middle Kingdom. And in this respect, not alone. Steady stereotypes about Chinese cars can be found in automotive publications, on forums and on serious blogs: tin cans, foil stuff, suicide carts … Yes, the titanic efforts of Chinese manufacturers have not yet led, in my opinion, to an acceptable result. But the “Koreans” in their time were not taken seriously … Continue reading

Karapet and Mihleon: unknown Soviet experimental cars

If we are not too lazy to rummage in the yellowed Soviet books, magazines, newspapers and penetrate the depths of the archives of the domestic auto industry, we face an endless tilled virgin that hides in our depths information about numerous cars, about which even contemporaries had no idea. Continue reading

Both frame and sport: is it worth buying a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport II

Born as a simpler and cheaper alternative to the flagship Pajero, the SUV on the frame of the L200 pickup even got the same name – Pajero, but with the prefix Sport. What is sports in the frame all-wheel drive, how does it attract the audience, and is it worth thinking about buying this instead of the new “budget sedan”? Our colleagues from Avito Auto say that this Mitsubishi reluctantly loses in value, and without 800 thousand you can even not be approached. Continue reading

Five reasons to love and hate Renault Fluence

Renault Fluence has never been a hit and bestseller. There were no queues behind this model, and it was not necessary to wait for many months to receive your car in the cabin. And yet, at a certain period, this car was very popular. First of all, because it can be called a radical embodiment of the concept of “a lot of car for modest money.” Continue reading

Design from Zagato, Japanese salon and someone else’s index: myths and facts about the VAZ-2110

Among the many models with a difficult fate, developed in Soviet times, the “pregnant antelope” stands alone. After all, the “ten” was for many the long-awaited model of the VAZ, which finally received a “foreign-made” design and a powerful 16-valve engine, which allowed it to compete at the beginning of the zero with an equal to 10-15 year old “Europeans” and “Japanese. Continue reading

Motors Aurus
Our previous material on the “economy” of the “Cortege” project (Aurus) caused a lot of complaints, for the most part - the following property: they say, the Kolesa.ru editors raised…

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Why did the Volkswagen Polo become popular in car sharing?
Who and how chooses cars for car sharing? Why did the Volkswagen Polo gain widespread popularity in this market segment? How does Major Auto holding win 70% of sales in…

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Stoplight: I bet you don't know everything about it?
Stoplight - two or three light bulbs on the stern of the car: it would seem, what could be simpler? However, the tricks in this seemingly elementary system suffice, as…

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5 reasons to love and hate the Opel Mokka
Attitude to the Opel brand has always been ambiguous. On the one hand, it’s still “German”, and the German car industry should be treated with respect. And on the other…

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