Test: What suits you best, Lada XRAY Cross or Renault Sandero Stepway?
Despite the strangeness of the very concept of a front-wheel-drive hatchback, dressed in plastic "off-road" armor, this segment proved to be viable. You already had the opportunity to choose between…

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5 reasons to love and hate the Suzuki Grand Vitara I
The Japanese are great confusions. Someone is counting the history of the model, which will be discussed, since 1988 and considers it the second generation of the family Vitara /…

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5 reasons to love and hate TagAZ Tager
Origins In 2006, the Korean company SsangYong ceased production of the three-door SUV frame Korando. A year earlier, the conveyor life of his five-door older brother, Musso, ended. In this…

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They scold, but admit: what Kolesa.ru readers think about Chinese cars

The past two weeks, inspired by the Shanghai Motor Show, which had 4 of our journalists, were marked by Chinese premieres and news. There were so many of them that some readers were perplexed, some were enraptured, and some were even outraged. But something else became interesting to us: what is the general attitude of the audience towards Chinese cars? Is there a shift, and how do the majority vote for or against?

Our curiosity is quite logical and easy to explain: in the comments, critics usually gather in detail indicating the reasons for the low popularity of Chinese cars, but the voting results, as they say, are not always so straightforward. Continue reading

French design, wrong name and best layout: myths and facts about IL-2125 Combi

In the mid-sixties, Izhevsk decided to organize automobile production. The corresponding government order prescribed the creation of a car factory on the basis of Izhmash, where Moskvich clones would be produced. However, almost at the same time, an “automobile” GKB-88 was created at the engineering design bureau. It employed young and ambitious enthusiasts, in a short time created on the basis of the “four hundred and eighth” Moskvich new universal car, whose body was a cross between a sedan and a station wagon. Moreover, it was not a hatchback – the same as the newest French Renault 1 released in 1965: after all, the fifth door (also the boot lid) had a noticeable protrusion below the glass, which formed another visual volume. Continue reading

Light against the light: Does the ceiling light in the cabin help from blinding the headlights?

Blinding the driver with headlights of oncoming cars in the dark is an eternal problem. And with the advent of modern halogen lamps with increased luminous efficiency and cheap kits for self-installing xenon, it has become only sharper …

If the rear blinding was partially overcome by the use of electrochromic auto-dimming mirrors (although budget cars usually do not have such a function), then backlight is still dangerous for cars of almost any class and price. Continue reading

Rotor carrot: tuning Lada Samara Fun
Anyone who has long been interested in tuning and racing can remember this car: the VAZ-2108 nicknamed “Carrot” participated in the very first official drag racing competitions in Russia back…

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JAC T6 pickup in Russia: twice cheaper than Toyota Hilux!
Our editorial has a JAC T6 pickup commercial created specifically for Russia. The Chinese quail our famous military song "Katyusha", simultaneously demonstrating the features of their "truck". At the same…

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Why did FAW stop building on Avtotor? Where will adjust the release of Besturn X40 and what have the Haval?
The oldest Chinese company FAW introduces its second passenger model FAW Besturn X40 to the Russian market and plans to begin assembling it in Russia. And at what factory? ..…

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Rock and Roll Concentrate: Bertone X1 / 9 Ownership
Such cars in Russia on the go - no more than three or four pieces. This copy was literally saved by a miracle in Rostov from the garbage dump and…

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