Engine V6, limousine body and Ukrainian production: myths and facts about the Skoda Octavia I
Skoda Octavia has every reason to be considered one of the most important and “volume forming” models for a Czech manufacturer. For us, this car is also remarkable by the…

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Ford Fiesta mileage: hard-to-reach generator and brittle plastic on the outside and inside
This Fiesta was offered at a price comparable, and sometimes even higher than what was requested for a much larger and more practical Focus, so there are not many cars…

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How to make friends with a modern car with a trailer? The nuances of the installation of the tow bar
The trailer is a favorite accessory of avid gardeners, experienced auto-travelers, as well as many small businessmen from the construction and commercial sector. Its cost is not so great, and…

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5 reasons to love and hate Geely Emgrand EC7

From refrigerators to buying a Volvo
The history of the Geely brand began not so long ago – in 1986, when Mr. Li Shufu borrowed a certain amount of money from his family and organized production … No, not cars, but refrigerators. Seven years later, in 1994, he decided to engage in transport and mastered the production of motorcycles, then mastered small vans, and only in 2001 his company received the approval of the authorities for the production of cars. Continue reading

Creepy smell, exaggerated startups, weakening demand. The present results of Shanghai 2019

Last week, the Shanghai Motor Show completed its work. What do we know about the largest of the world’s automobile exhibitions, which has been held since 1985? Ten years ago, many famous brands began to organize world premieres of their models in Shanghai. The Chinese quickly found their bearings and in 2015 built a huge new exhibition center for their main automobile exhibition. From time to time there are more and more journalists in it, but the number of new products has diminished compared to 2015. Did the salon in Shanghai, barely having time to compete with Frankfurt and Paris for the second place after Geneva, again slide to the level of the exhibition of local importance? We offer you a somewhat atypical review of Shanghai-2019 with an emphasis on the brands and models that emphasize the most characteristic trends not only in the exhibition but also in the Chinese automotive market. Continue reading

Almost crossovers: 5 new sedans with the highest ground clearance

Not so long ago, we found out which off-road vehicles from those sold in Russia have the highest ground clearance – and, oddly enough, solutions were found in different price categories. However, not everyone is ready to overpay and buy a crossover or SUV – for someone a sedan is enough. But one that is able to argue the largest clearance with a different crossover. What options are there for those looking for an off-road geometry sedan? Continue reading

Nissan Tiida I
Transmission Despite the fact that some of the cars on sale are designated as all-wheel drive, there is no full-fledged all-wheel drive here - there is an electric drive to…

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Risk is a noble cause: we buy Chevrolet
Two-faced Janus could envy Lanos. Few models boast such numerous pseudonyms - six producing countries and five names in a long 20-year history. Despite the fact that the first generation…

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Hyundai Elantra IV used
Soplatformenniki and restyling It was the Elantra HD that at one time became a pioneer in terms of using the new J4 platform, on which Kia Ceed and Cerato will…

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Mazda MX-5 III
Mazda in the case of the MX-5 - this is just “the guy who loudly told someone else's joke.” The recipe for a commercially successful low-cost roadster was invented by…

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