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…

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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…

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Instead of a Patriot: Is it worth buying Great Wall Hover
Seven-ten years ago, one of the main dilemmas for those who were going to buy a new frame SUV for minimal money was the choice between the UAZ Patriot and…

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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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Good mine: Mitsubishi ASX review
Restyled Mitsubishi ASX, oddly enough, has become one of the most popular exhibits of Geneva. Whether due to the fact that the world premieres were a bit small, the German…

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Russian car industry

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 is perhaps the VAZ with its “figure of eight”, which managed to launch it even before the restructuring. But the Zaporozhye Tavriya, a front-wheel Moskvich and other cars, markedly different from their predecessors, got up on the conveyor with great difficulties, and many did not become serial at all. Continue reading

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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5 reasons to love and hate Great Wall Safe
Great Wall Safe - from that first generation of Chinese cars in Russia, about which legends were made: they seemed to be falling apart on the move 100 meters away…

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