Today: February 24 2018
The updated Ford Explorer is a vivid demonstration of how the weakening of the ruble is affecting the Russian car market. For the most affordable version of the SUV, which is not too much changed, ask for 350 000 rub. more than before restyling. However, Explorer and I were lucky twice. First, the mountain roads in Chechnya were thoroughly cleaned, so we, unlike the first group, did not miss the plane and did not stay without a cellular connection for five hours. Secondly, with me in the car was the owner of the dorestyling Explorer - with his help to see minor changes in the SUV was easier. Outwardly, it is not difficult to distinguish the updated crossover from the previous version.
The handle of the door to meet vyschelkivaetsya fingers - welcome to the future. I'm driving a Tesla Model S. And I am in Moscow. As they say in Hollywood movies: the world will never be the same as before. Sales Model S has just started in some European countries, but the first "eski" already romp on Russian roads. Driven as the latest Apple gadgets from the United States before the official start of the Russian sales. Why not bring the Electric Car? One Model S, for example, bought a resident of Barnaul and immediately became a star of the local media. Another after a five-month waiting received Moscow official.
Ghibli is not just another business-class sedan. This car is a milestone in the history of the company from Modena, in fact it is Ghibli that is destined to become the upper stage in the Maserati flight to record sales. Will she get it, I tried to understand on the roads of Tuscany. Last year, Maserati announced an ambitious plan: sales should grow tenfold - to 50 thousand. For three years. It's not ambitions anymore - insolence. Or madness. Due to what the Italians were going to make such a jerk? The first step of this exciting flight to the stars was the new Maserati Quattroporte, presented at the end of last year. The car became more comfortable, more spacious and "more compromise".
Make Seat quietly went to the Russian market and also quietly returned. Russians who came to love Spain, its property, jamon, La Rioja, the football club "Barcelona", Salvador Dali and Gaudi, could not fall in love with the Spanish cars. Love - the feeling irrational. High prices, strange design, not the best quality interiors and an abundance trehpedalnyh versions ardent feelings are not aroused. In Europe, the Seat was more affordable alternative to Golf, and with the same "folksovskimi" units. And this was due to his popularity.
Leaving behind a cloud mountain highway in the Southern Carpathians, the twists and turns that are unpredictable, as the path from a blossoming tangle thread - Transfagarasan, a Mecca for motorists who want to tickle your nerves. Clambering serpentine between the two highest peaks in Romania Moldoveanu and bliss, the highway reaches the top mark in 2034 meters - and falls down a breathtaking downhill, winding like a spiral staircase.
"Our goal was simple - to make the best car in the world" - repeating each speaker from the podium Mercedes-Benz. Let the direct question "luck?" Representatives of the German giants modestly replied that under the class definitely new S-Class - the best I can say it for them. S-Class (W222) - this is the best car in the world pryamoseychas. There are more powerful cars, there are cars faster, more expensive cars there, but like the new flagship of Mercedes-Benz, is no more.
Do you have cheap or go? Toyota is confident that its customers do not need fancy now driver assistance systems and basic elements such as convenience avtodovodchiki windows, but does not skimp on the solution of technical flaws. When buyers Auris and Corolla began to irritate yanking "robot", the Japanese helpfully replaced it with an archaic, but more flexible four-step "automatic", so as long as not to bore consumers in the new eleventh generation again changed the box - perfect for a variator.
Cadillac ATS makes you forget all that we previously knew about the American brand. Small, two-liter engine, turbo - Cadillac yes it?
"Well, you'd imagine this took?" - Asks me each advance confident in the negative response. "Yes" - without hesitation I say, than call it a genuine surprise. My buddy decently behind the times. With 2008-th, when the head of the design bureau Volvo Cars was the Briton Steve Mattin (now almost two years working at AvtoVAZ chief designer), the Swedes stopped doing incredibly boring cars.
Text napisa with skrasch in commonly understood but perceptually square and even irritable it. Were able to read this? Then understand and Russified multimedia Land Rover, it is with the help of such words should be warped to guess the value of menu buttons and recommendations onboard computer. If you overcome the language barrier incivility, the new Range Rover Sport should not remain any grievances - almost.
Historians have shown that the wheel was invented here in the Armenian highlands. It tells my interlocutor, last cybernetician, and now - managing a small hotel in the mountains. So let us drink cybernetics. And for home wheels, where we have to try out the new Chevrolet TrailBlazer.
Japanese - amazing people. Restrained and mannered, disciplined and responsible, they will give them gladly go into the lead. Crazy punk hairstyle Harajuku district of Tokyo, insane monsters tuning style bosodzoku, illegal drift along narrow mountain paths ... One look at the new Lexus IS enough to understand that this time the Japanese decided not to hide his cheerful disposition under the guise of decency.
In sports car sit, wear seat belts and four-point valish full. Go out with sweaty palms and knees trembled. Want more. Gives the same feeling whether Jaguar F-type? We tested it on a copy of the first batch arrived in Moscow.
Habitual patterns destroyed - burning in the fire, where they were cast as Montag - books. Vitas with a gun, just a little worse for the position instead of prison officials for the stolen millions, football clogging 66 goals a season ... front-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz.
Driver "BelAZ" was, to put it mildly intrigued - to meet him, swaying in the ruts, rolled once bright as a child's toy, a crossover. It was here, in the suburban sand quarry, we conceived the organizers had to get acquainted with the new version of Honda CR-V, equipped with a motor 2,4.