Soviet Union and the socialist countries, people built their own cars. Surprisingly, not only mechanics and engineers, but even musicians and cosmonauts, doctors and teachers were able to do it. Now it looks strange, but in the seventies and eighties of the twentieth century this phenomenon was quite large-scale and well-known and attracted the attention of not only auto enterprises and the Minister of the automotive industry, but also the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the CPSU. Why did people build cars themselves and what did it sometimes lead to? Continue reading
Russian dealers began to appear updated Nissan Qashqai, and we have already tested copies of the first batch of the St. Petersburg assembly. In our market, this model traditionally fights with all the best-selling C-class crossovers (only Sportage and Tiguan are noticeable ahead, and last year Tucson only slightly surpassed Qashqai). Did you need to upgrade the Nissan model and what did it give?
Around this novelty there were two intrigues. Continue reading
Mazda invited journalists to the Murmansk region to familiarize themselves with its updated flagship – as if emphasizing that the car, which is being produced for Russia in Vladivostok, is ready for use anywhere in the country. Even literally at the opposite end from the place of its production. And in fact – ready!
Often, an upgrade in the middle of a model’s life cycle is called facelift, which literally means a facelift. Continue reading
At the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March, the first major premiere of Russian cars for many years was held. This, of course, about the executive sedan Aurus Senat S600 and armored limousine Aurus Senat L700. World media could not ignore such an event. We bring to your attention translations of the most interesting foreign articles on Aurus Senat.
The Aurus stand in Geneva was quite impressive, although only two cars were presented on it, and access to one of them was denied to journalists. Continue reading
As Napoleon Hill said, “the starting point of any achievement is desire. … Weak desires give poor results, just as a small amount of fire gives little heat. “And if you follow the idea of this successful author, is it worthwhile when choosing a car to dwell on the available options while most of them are lost in the shadow of the luxurious CX-9? Continue reading