Almost no overpayment: new convertibles out of the luxury tax
A convertible, especially a new one, cannot be called a pragmatic purchase - it is in any case a toy. However, the so-called luxury tax does not want to pay…

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Opel officially in Russia: start at the end of the year, three models, ambiguities with dealers
French concern PSA starts Russian sales of Opel in the fourth quarter of 2019. Entering the market three models. Opel Zafira Life and Opel Vivaro will be assembled at the…

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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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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

Contrary to stereotypes: the smallest cars of the Russian market
The car market is a reflection of consumer demands: today it is dominated by sedans and crossovers, because everyone needs cars “bigger and more difficult”. However, there is a certain…

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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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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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Opel officially in Russia: start at the end of the year, three models, ambiguities with dealers
French concern PSA starts Russian sales of Opel in the fourth quarter of 2019. Entering the market three models. Opel Zafira Life and Opel Vivaro will be assembled at the…

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