Mitsubishi GALANT — your diamond

The OEMs today are overwhelmed with Russian car market: available “Chinese” or “Koreans” offers every other car dealer. However, these cars are rather ordinary means of transportation, rather than more. Because those wishing to buy quality “Asian” you should pay attention to Japanese cars Mitsubishi. Among the lineup of the automaker is to provide a single playboy — Mitsubishi Galant. This car truly represents a harmony of practicality with quality. To make sure this will help you review a Mitsubishi GALANT.
Японский автомобиль Мицубиси ГалантJapanese car Mitsubishi Galant

Mitsubishi Galant and its evolution

World famous automobile company was founded by Yataro Iwasaki in 1873. She was engaged in the production and repair of ships. Initially, the owner named his company Tsukumo, but later renamed to Mitsubishi Commercial Company. Thanks to the support of the government, the brainchild of Yataro Iwasaki was Japan’s largest shipbuilding firm.
Later the firm began to aircraft – and automotive industry, and the first car was produced in 1917.

The Mitsubishi Galant was launched in 1969 and, in fact, was another variation of his prototype Colt. It was a pretty little car with 1.5-liter engine. The utmost distinguished variety of Galante’s special body shape and engine series Saturn. A little later on the basis of this machine created the Colt Galant GTO, became the founder of a new line of cars in Japan.
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After four season the car was converted into an independent model and presented in two body styles: sedan and coupe. In certain export countries, he had the name Mitsubishi Sapporo.
Японский автомобиль Мицубиси ГалантJapanese car Mitsubishi Sapporo
A few years later came the first technical modifications GALANT: rear springs replaced suspension springs, upgraded motors.
New GALANT appeared in front of Japanese audiences in 1983. This was a completely new medium size sedan.
Японский автомобиль Мицубиси ГалантCar Mitsubishi GALANT 1980 issue
After a few years, Mitsubishi motors presented another, fourth line Galant. The interior of the new car stands out front panel design and three-dimensional space.
The fifth generation GALANT was established in 1992. Updated auto put on weight, and from its predecessor the hatred flowing rounded shapes of the body. Technical data is also changed: now the car has gained power and modernity. Despite the drive quality and reliability, generation lasted only four seasons.
Японский автомобиль Мицубиси ГалантMitsubishi Galant fifth series
In 1996 the world saw the Galant sixth generation — with a flat body shape, upgraded engine and dynamic silhouette. He acquired adaptive automatic transmission and the engine on gasoline with the technology of injection of fuel directly into the cylinders. A year later, the car became the best in Japan among classmates.
Японский автомобиль Мицубиси ГалантMitsubishi Galant VI
Lineup the Galant few updated five years later. Standard car got “sport” package and, consequently, the appearance. Updated GALANT produced only sedan and wagon.
In the spring of 2003 Mitsubishi company presented in new York the next generation Galant car for the U.S. market. It is based on the M1 platform with front-wheel drive produced by Daimler Chrysler.
Японский автомобиль Мицубиси ГалантJapanese sedan Mitsubishi GALANT (1996-2003)
Sedans GALANT eighth generation since 2004 sell only in the markets of Japan and Taiwan, other global car markets of their realization ceases.
Японский автомобиль Мицубиси ГалантMitsubishi Galant eighth generation
In 2008, the sedan of Mitsubishi Galant ninth generation returns to the Russian market. He acquired appropriate samples of the Russian lighting equipment and the dashboard. Motor cars are now designed to work in cold climates. The premiere of the updated Mitsubishi Galant was held in Chicago in 2009.
August 2012 Mitsubishi motors stops production of the Mitsubishi GALANT.
Японский автомобиль Мицубиси ГалантMitsubishi GALANT ninth series

Test-drive of Mitsubishi Galant

Infinite variety of variations of Mitsubishi GALANT is embodied in just two trim levels — Intense (basic) and Instyle (top). The Intense version contains climate control, cruise control, side and front airbags for the driver and passenger visors, heated front seats, and a system of ABS+EBD and audio system with six speakers.
Grade Instyle equipped with audio system premium. The interior boasted leather seats and leather steering wheel with buttons for audio controls. In addition, there is a sunroof, and a stylish instrument panel with backlight. The front seats and side mirrors equipped with heating and driving and is adjustable in eight directions.
Technical data Galanta vary depending on the configuration. The basic version has an engine of 150 horsepower and a volume of 2.4 L. In the movement of the vehicle causes automatic transmission with ability to shift manually or automatic. The top version also has a 2.4-liter V6 engine with adaptive automatic with a capacity of 158 horsepower.
Японский автомобиль Мицубиси ГалантThe Mitsubishi GALANT basic set added
Variations Intense c automatic transmission and manual transmission are different technical data. With the 2.4-liter engine, they have different power — 158 horsepower in automatic transmission and 8 less mechanical. Mitsubishi GALANT Intense with the automatic transmission reaches 100 km/h in 11.5 s, and with mechanical — 10,5 C. the Maximum speed of both the engine develops the same 200 km. But fuel consumption around town and highway too different: he is 13.5 l in the city and 7.2 l on the highway in a car with an automatic transmission and 11.3 l in the city and 6.8 l on the highway at the Mitsubishi GALANT with manual transmission.
All versions include disc brakes, air conditioning, electric Windows, mirrors and immobilizer and Central locking.

The price of the car

It is worth considering that August of 2012 the vehicle is not performed, and therefore, a new model of the past years is difficult to find. Car dealers offer to buy a new car from 780 000 rubles, depending on configuration. Mitsubishi Galant with mileage starts from 150 000 rubles (depends on the year of manufacture, machine, technical parameters of the car, mileage).
Японский автомобиль Мицубиси ГалантTo buy a Mitsubishi Galant with mileage easier, than to find a new

Positive and negative quality model

To evaluate the quality of a car should be not only technical characteristics, but also on the design and ease of use. Your attention is invited to the summary positive and negative aspects of the Mitsubishi GALANT of the latest generation.

Pros:

  • the digitization of the speedometer in km/h (useful for Russian buyer);
  • the open space behind;
  • comfortable cabin;
  • decent noise isolation.

Cons:

  • fairly small trunk;
  • no prikurivatelja (only available socket);
  • the lack of ashtrays;
  • the inability to fold the rear seat backrest.

Video about the characteristics of the car Mitsubishi Galant 9:

GALANT last generation raises a number of conflicting emotions. The appearance of the car is unattractive, loses even against “the Koreans” underclass, which is especially noticeable on the background of the charming predecessor. However, the new GALANT is a modern solid machine that meets your style. Even basic equipment is equipped with benefits that are not offered in top versions of other brands, but it’s worth a lot. This car is a reasonable choice for practical business person.

Older brother or a copy

Generally, Porsche involves a lot of interesting. As an example, remember the case that happened to Porsche Cayenne in the beginning of the XXI century, when the company launched the SUV, thereby breaking the thread of her successors. But the founder of Porsche was always warned to stay away from crossovers.
Still, the company has taken this step, thus calling to his attention. Maybe it was another successful PR, which is so fashionable to spend today? Or the company is trying to find their way in a new world, where absolutely other rules, not applied to the year 2000?

Among the fans of Porsche cars, of course, the decision was met with skepticism. Some even predicted the end of the Porsche, but apparently I was wrong in a root. It’s been more than a decade, and Porsche Cayenne has become one of the best selling models in the entire history of the brand. The German car company produced good profits, which they have successfully invested in the business and continued it wisely. Those who predicted Porsche bankruptcy, and could not expect that cursed the founder of the future SUV will be the mainstay of the company today.
And here it is new-the compact crossover. The Porsche macan was created as the younger brother of the Cayenne, the aim of which is to represent the company in the segment of small crossovers. Classical fans who so vehemently condemned the release of the Porsche Cayenne, now silently waiting to see what will happen this time.
Хищник в образе Порше МаканPorsche Macan front view
Brother a brother, and the similarities will not hide. With mind, especially when you look from the side, makan — an exact copy of the Porsche Cayenne. Optics Porsche macan repeats Kalinovsky. And the lines and contours of the body no segmentation revolutionary in themselves do not carry. Still consistent with the General design of the brand that in principle a good idea. After all, to lose individuality, we have to get away from the usual style of the brand, this is something quite unusual. It’s like a rebirth or even a new birth of a totally different car.

Yet, despite this similarity with the Cayenne, the Porsche macan uses a different base. The basis of the Porsche Cayenne, as you know, he took the Volkswagen Touareg, and Makana got to sample the Audi Q5.
As for the engines, from the very beginning, the company declared the offer on the buyer’s choice of three engine types and three types of transmission:

  • 6MKPP;
  • ACP with dual clutch (PDK);
  • ACP.

Four-wheel drive Torsen, functioning with electronic control of torque. It’s not such a new thing, but about it more heard than seen. And here it can try Porsche macan, and in other words, feel the force distribution on the rear axle in the automatic mode. This system, like the start-stop system and the ability to coast down, designed and installed for real-world fuel economy, not to attract consumers as many people think. Although this is not excluded.
Хищник в образе Порше МаканPorsche Macan back view
Same with the Porsche Cayenne and the wheelbase. Although it makan a few millimeters longer, wider and lower, there is no significant difference. Regarding the suspension, it is presented in the form of original steel stabilizers and rigid adjustable shock absorbers. Details of the technical specifications can be viewed in the table below.

Technical characteristics of Porsche macan

Car brand:
Porsche Macan

Country of origin:
Germany

Body style:
SUV

Number of places:
5

Number of doors:
5

Engine capacity, cu. cm:
3604

Power, HP/Rev. min.:
400/6000

Maximum speed, km/h:
266

Acceleration to 100 km/h, with:
5 (automatic)

Drive type:
parallel

CAT:
6/ACPP, 6MKPP

Fuel type:
gasoline AI-98

The consumption per 100 km:
the city at 11.8; and 7.8 highway (automatic)

Length, mm:
4699

Width, mm:
1923

Height, mm:
1624

Ground clearance, mm:
205

Tire size:
235/55R19 (front); 255/50R19 (rear)

Curb weight, kg:
1925

Full weight, kg:
2550

Fuel capacity:
75

Again about the engine. Standard engine will be a V-shaped six-cylinder version of the 3.6 liter with direct injection. As for engine power, the developers managed to raise it to 100 horses due to strong turbine, a complex scheme of cooling mixtures and other high-tech nuances. Now power the Porsche macan is already 340 HP
In addition, the developers will present the Porsche Macan and other engine, familiar from the Cayenne S. This Assembly is disclosed by as much as 400 horses, when even the most powerful Audi in the country, has only 272 HP (for comparison).
Finally, the third option is most likely to be diesel engine. Information about it, not so much, and the developers have only shown the power to 254 HP and that it will be very economical in terms of fuel consumption, and will consume only 6 liters per 100 kilometers.
Interestingly, all the models, regardless of engine, are fitted with a special button. It allows you to switch the engine to sport mode, strengthening the already powerful unit. The Sport button located on the center console to the left of the selector.
Now, about the name. Although this does not have anything to do with test drive and specifications are not still understand. It turns out that the macan is an Indonesian word, which translated from this language means tiger again. Well the Germans like to call their cars, their symbolizing with representatives of the fauna. The same Volkswagen Tiguan used two names of species of wildlife predator tiger and iguana.
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As for makan, in this case, the company’s designers all the accents correctly placed: the attention of every person was attracted by the front part of the body, endowed with enormous air intakes (nostrils or large predator), as well as the back, may boast of modern lighting 3D.

Body and interior

Perhaps one can rightly call this lightweight, made mostly of aluminium and its alloys the bodywork of the Porsche macan is perfect. The first thing you had to pay attention to is its small weight, but at the same time strength. Deserves praise and molding of the hood, as well as the original cutouts for the lighting head.
Now, about the salon. And here the first thing that draws attention — a sports steering wheel. It is so multifunctional that it will not compare with anything. Except that with the model 918 Spider, where the “donut” installed buttons that control the phone and audio system, as well as the controller Board computer. This electronic system is the latest version, not posted anywhere, but right on the steering wheel. This, perhaps, would be uncomfortable in another car or caused a lot of critical comments, but the Porsche macan innovation looks harmoniously.
The instrument panel is a combination of three rounded scales and a tachometer located right in the middle. Beautiful color high resolution display built right. Diagonal of the monitor is 4.8 inches. On the left is the ignition.
Spacious and the interior of the car, despite the small dimensions of the body. It is noticeable that worked here the designers and engineers of high level. It’s peaceful, without any constraints and fits five people. As for trunk volume, it is the whole 75 litres.
Хищник в образе Порше МаканThe driver’s seat and dashboard in the car Porsche macan
Equipped with the Porsche macan perfectly. In the basic version only comes with four-wheel drive, multi-function steering wheel (described in detail above), a powerful sound system and a door equipped with an electric actuator.
In an additional set of air suspension system, adjustable automatically. In particular, this type of suspension can increase or decrease the basic clearance of the car. Agree that it’s cool! In addition, a list of optional extra equipment is not limited. Thus, the system of distribution of torque, which was written above, also deserves all the praise. It is configured specifically for the Porsche macan and not otherwise. In other words, the car feels perfect and is its inseparable part. Finally, completing the picture: electric adjustable rear cross-axle differentials, and dynamic system, which is available for an additional cost to equip your Porsche macan.
Now let’s talk about landing. In the Porsche macan once you feel a little differently. Not a single trace of it from the captain’s chair vertical. Here you feel more driving a sports Kara, than crossover SUV. Probably, this contributes to more advanced lateral support of the backrest of the driver’s seat and the location of the steering wheel, which well harmonizes with the rest of government.

Riding

To 100 km/h on Porsche macan accelerates in just 5 seconds or less. This is with the engine of 3.6 liters. But it was enough to look at the Audi Q5 down, burying it in his memory.
Managed to test the seven-speed automatic transmission. In normal mode it rarely allows the engine to gain revs above 2000. But when activate the modes sport and Sport Plus, it makes blood rush through his veins at twice the speed.
Хищник в образе Порше МаканThe interior of the car Porsche macan
Coming into the turn and almost do not feel any roll. Porsche macan revealed the wonders of handling not only on the asphalt. It turned out that off-road crossover is not folded. In the absence of different lock and pongani. But Porsche is fully automatically adjustable ground clearance and center of gravity is noticeably lower than the Audi Q5.
Maybe on the roads is a positive impression the car left due to the fact that nobody saw him as a true SUV? The so-called psychological aspect has had an impact on us. Probably, but still it pleases.
As mentioned above, the Porsche macan into corners goes well. He does it smoothly, though the brakes the car a bit heavily. But this is not a SUV after all, let’s not forget. Here, compared with the same Audi Q5 Porsche macan is just nuts. And it seems that Porsche is moving with a certain reserve, which for some reason completely missed. But if need be, the car will show.
The price of Porsche macan in Russia ranges from 2.5–3 million rubles.
It’s time to reveal the pros and cons of the new Porsche macan. We will disassemble all on shelves.
So, let’s start with the advantages of this model:

  • very roomy trunk that allows you to safely go anywhere at all (to load into the car everything for long trips and travel by car);
  • beautiful appearance, designed by leading international designers;
  • the interior of the cabin (comfort in any, even the smallest detail);
  • finishing materials are just super.

You could do without them, but let’s be honest. Unfortunately, there are drawbacks.
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These include:

  • tall person will be uncomfortable to sit in the chair, as the amount of space overhead leaves much to be desired;
  • the front panel is too loaded.

And finally. As mentioned above, the Porsche macan will be offered to the Russian buyers in three versions: diesel version is with engine at 258 horsepower, a variant of the Porsche macan S with 340 HP and a turbo with a motor by as much as 400 horsepower. In addition, the choice will be presented with three types of suspension: multilink, pneumatic suspension with active shock absorbers. Bought one of the versions of the Porsche macan can only sincerely envy you, because they will be the owners of this miracle of technology.

Progress in mechanical engineering

The pace of development of China annually, are progressing, and today the automotive industry in this country is not the last place.
Chinese factories produce a normal car with modern technology. Quite easy for these manufacturers to do things like ABS, ESP, but over the setting of specifications and design need to work.

Hopes Chinese automotive industry imposes on the production of electric vehicles. Almost all major manufacturers have their version of the electric car, some are already trying to lead in the global market. If you compare released by the Chinese car industry, for example, 7 years ago with cars of today’s generation, naked eye can notice a great progress.

Китайские автомобили — достоинства и недостаткиCrossover FAW HongQi

The quality is clearly at a higher level. The materials for the interior were pleasant to the touch, in salons of cars no peculiar smell, smooth gaps, no squeaks. However, with the improvement of the quality of the cars respectively and the price increased slightly. The Chinese have serious intentions to produce cars of premium class.

Rating Chinese car manufacturers

Lifan

The most popular representative of this class of vehicle, occupying a leading place in sales, — Lifan. This model is practically not inferior to the success and popularity of the Honda. Just over two years Russian car owners have purchased around 15 000 Veh.
Китайские автомобили — достоинства и недостаткиLifan Solano
This young company has won the domestic market due to several points:

  • The end of the crisis.
  • The opening of the plant Derways in Cherkessk (the complete process of car manufacturing from welding to painting the body).
  • The rapid pace of development of the dealer network.
  • Today the model range of Lifan are four cars:

    • sedan-class Golf Solano, 620 EV electric vehicle;
    • sedan-class Golf Solano with an automatic transmission;
    • Smily hatchback, with an automatic transmission;
    • Breez hatchback.

    In the near future in showrooms will appear front-wheel drive Lifan X60. Hopes the manufacturer on this car with a starting price of 499 900 rubles.

    Chery

    Another well-known manufacturer that are trusted in the automotive market, Chery. Since 2005, the Russian dealers are introduced to the market cheap cars from this manufacturer. Due to low prices, the popularity of the company grew rapidly.

    Led in sales at the time the following models:

    • sedan Amulet;
    • crossover Tiggo;
    • small hatchback QQ.

    For the first half of 2012 the company sold more than 10,000 cars. The last few years, experts Chery worked on the reconstruction of the lineup. Cars acquired not only the Italian design, introduced a Austrian motors. There is information that the company is going to establish its Assembly plant in Russia. The firm also exports its cars to South America, the middle East and CIS countries.
    Experts say that the Chinese car industry is the potential by 2015 to occupy a leading position in the global car market.

    GREAT WALL

    Car brand Great Wall, enjoying success in our state — SUVs and pickup trucks. The best selling cars of the brand are: pick-up Deer, Hover, SUV G5. Passenger car, such as Florid and Coolbear Cowry or remained unclaimed, so the dealer showrooms, these models will not be found.
    Today, the Hover SUV produced by two domestic companies. At the plant Derways carry out welding of the bodies and painting them, but the Assembly happens in the suburbs in Gzhel.

    FAW


    The most Mature automobile company is Chinese manufacturer of runabouts Vita (2007) — FAW. Although their plants are available in almost all varieties of cars:

    • trucks and buses;
    • cars;
    • the SUVs.

    Sales of sedans and hatchbacks Vita did not bring the expected result, therefore this manufacturer some time out on the market. Last year, FAW has launched a sedan-class Golf Besturn B50, but at the moment, plans to start selling the sedan and hatchback V5 V2. Due to low cost of these vehicles from the company from China has all chances to occupy a leading position in terms of sales of its production on the Russian market.
    Popularity of Chinese cars among Russians acquired due to the lower price when compared with Japanese or Korean counterparts. Many blame local producers for copying of foreign automotive development models, which they, with additions or small changes, produced in their factories. This is true, but that does not stop their vehicles to enjoy high popularity.
    Китайские автомобили — достоинства и недостаткиGreat Wall Haval H8
    This approach was created by crossover, is already widely known in China and Asia. Shanghai auto show demonstrated this model in April 2013. In Russia Chinese new crossover great Wal Hover 2014 release will be produced in the Lipetsk region, and sales began in the summer of 2014.
    A large percentage of cars are exported: Chinese trucks, dump trucks, special machinery, used in industries of small and medium business. Chinese trucks are always of high quality. This is a very reliable technique is at the forefront of sales in the Russian market.
    The most common model is:

    • the Foton truck (Photon);
    • SHAANXI truck;
    • buses Higer (used as public transport and intercity trips).

    This technique is comfortable, inexpensive, so the money invested in it will pay off fast, which means the owners receive a profit.

    The shortcomings of Chinese cars

    The time has come to talk a little bit about the shortcomings of Chinese cars:

  • Old-fashioned design. General view taken from the models of Japanese and Western producers of the last decade, as a result — simplified and slightly modernized machine with some flaws.
  • Poor build quality, rapid wear, outdated engines, fragile bumpers.
  • The plastic creaks in salons, there is a failure of equipment, problems can occur with emnikami.
  • Low security, so the machines of Chinese production was forbidden to import into the EU. Shortly before the present moment in these cars is simply absent from airbags.
  • Bright beautiful machine is uncomfortable, the cabin smell of poor quality plastic. Low insulation, sheathing in the cabin is short-lived, with the squeaks and rattling.
  • It is for these reasons promotion of cars from China to the Western countries even for the low cost is reduced to “zero.” Nevertheless, the Chinese industry has significantly improved the quality of the latest models of cars.

    Conclusion:

    Chinese manufacturers have completely conquered the world market. Russian consumers purchase the merchandise with the logo Made in China, new Chinese cars are more and more gaining popularity. Compact and inexpensive models are willing to acquire fleets and other small companies. Even the economic crisis failed to push these machines to the domestic market. The Chinese have shown that they have success not only in his country, and rapidly try to completely conquer the global automotive market.

    Buy Chinese ATV — risk or not

    Should I buy a Chinese ATV? Here is the question for several years occupied the minds of young people, and indeed, those who like to ride ATVs. We hasten to warn: the theme of Chinese ATVs has long passed back and forth. They have many and know actually what it is. For many Chinese ATVs be a great solution, as they allow a good save. But let’s discuss in detail.
    Chinese ATV and you can buy, despite the fact that they break down. Of course, to buy equipment from a manufacturer / brand is better, but where would you get money? It turns out that for the average Russian solution would be to buy a Chinese ATV.
    Покупать квадроцикл из Китая или нет

    Chinese already not what it used to

    As mentioned above, Chinese ATVs break. So what? Breaks down any equipment, no matter where it is made.
    In addition, it is time to think differently. Previously, all Chinese were perceived as fake or marriage. Today, this opinion has left only the most conservative of people, just remaining in the past.
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    Today, China produces huge number of products — good and not so expensive and cheap, original and non-original. China is the world center, which contains billions of workers. And many well known and branded companies, firms, corporations order the production of their products here, so, good save. But this does not mean that they are not interested in quality. On the contrary, they give the patent and monitor the issue. What does this mean? What China can do well.
    But, let’s not deviate from the topic. So, Chinese quads is a good option today. And long gone are the days, when you buy “Chinese” and parts to be found on him, and the workers of the country of China today, all the forces trying to reach the same level as the same Japanese, Koreans, Germans.
    Yes, like other equipment, ATV, from China can be damaged. But he learned to repair and to date, chock-full of necessary components. And here the cost of parts is much lower than on branded equipment. This does not mean that they are worse, of course not. The Chinese are trying to promote their products, so they are trying to do is reduce the price.
    Покупать квадроцикл из Китая или нетThe China center of world trade of any goods

    Price is what counts

    As mentioned above, Chinese ATVs can be a great solution for those who are used to save. And in this case it may be advisable to purchase a Chinese ATV Stels, for example, considered to be Russified brand.
    What is the complete answer to the question: should I buy a Chinese ATV? Everything here depends more on the availability of money. If you have the opportunity to buy an expensive brand, go for it. If there is not enough money, buy Chinese, and there is nothing progressdialog no. It’s not throwing money to the wind, do not buy fakes. Chinese iron horses in the way ATVs is also super. Moreover, they are distinguished by good bargaining chip — the price!
    ATVs from China cost about 145 thousand rubles. Although there are more expensive models, which stand about 350 thousand or even more than 400 thousand rubles. But everything is relative in this world.
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    If you buy a more expensive model, in addition to motovezdekhody get a winch, ball hitch, backrest and more. And it is important. And for comparison, the same eminent manufacturers offer only the Rover, and the additional components do I need to buy preplate still a considerable amount.
    The difference of the Chinese ATV from branded models are still noticeable if you look closely look, as they say, good. In particular, it is not the cross, as some think. She’s in “the Chinese” is the same as the branded models. Even if the Rover from the US or Japan, he goes the same way as the Chinese. But here’s the difference in the absence of electric power steering and other options considerably.
    But Chinese ATVs allowed many to become quads, even those who did not spend a lot of money.
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    Individual component

    Of course, for the full picture will be interested to know what you think about ATV owners Chinese ATVs. Someone is buying ATV from China, can not be happier with the purchase and uses it for a long time. The other buying it, was dissatisfied and was fiercely hated all Chinese disgusting quality of their products.
    This is, as they say, an individual component, and here to find the right decision will be very difficult. To predict the mood of the buyer, the queries are not so easy, especially if the acquirer is far from knowledge of machinery, mechanics and so on.
    In this case — as with cell phones or cars. One like to use Chinese Dorado, and for five years he works calmly, and branded Nokia and Samsung already spoiled. Another reluctantly, on the advice of friends, also buys a Chinese phone, but after a month fails. Feel the difference? And things can react to the mood and attitudes of the owners. Don’t believe? And for good reason.
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    If one thing like it, no matter where it is made, will take care of it and keep it always clean. He won’t sleep, but his car, for example, must be washed, brushed and taken to service station for inspection. If the owner loves his thing, then he envelops her with his aura or something like that, but really it works.
    If the owner refers to the buying already biased, considering that it is a fake and soon some parts will fail, the way it happens. In other words, all rooted in humans (in this case the owner things, products, goods) in the brain.
    The Chinese are already a couple of years trying my best. I think they don’t understand or don’t know what their production has a plume of various speculations, myths, and other stuff. So they removed the bugs, administered warranty and quality put already in the first place.
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    Of course, there is always someone who will throw rotten tomatoes and shout — the Chinese have no place! They’re not the same brand! But in the world of ATV China its position is firmly occupied and many people know it.
    Spare parts for ATVs from China are always cheap, and finding them is very easy. This is another great advantage.

    Where to buy

    Now let’s talk about where you can buy such equipment. Today to buy ATV in China or in Russia is not a problem. Throughout our vast country scattered a great many shops selling this technique. You can even visit the distributor’s website and choose the right model right from home. You can go on forums and read the opinion of those who in this question has a lot of experience. In the end, where to buy ATV in China or not, you decide.
    Finding the right company, the buyer provides the transport company kind of specification, which includes descriptions of services, search of the necessary parameters and the like. The company, in turn, offers the options available, and if the result satisfies both sides discussed the working nuances of delivery. To buy ATV directly into China, some companies take prepayments but they do everything that the product was delivered to Russia in the shortest possible time.
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    While we were discussing the price of Chinese above, I would like to remind you that the cost of Chinese equipment manufacturers have substantially increased the audience of buyers. And many today are trying to buy ATV directly from there. How to bring it — no problem. As mentioned above, this has been the one company in which the buyer applies.
    And finally I would like to say that Chinese ATVs are a wide variety of modifications. You can choose vehicles with different engine capacity or with different equipment. To give an example of Chinese ATVs is better is impossible. After all, it all depends on what the consumer needs.
    Video review of some models of Chinese ATVs:

    ATVs made in China today occupy the last place in the list of best-selling automotive products in Russia. This is not an advertisement or a made-up rumors, but real statistics, which can always be verified.

    Sedans 2014

    The Honda Civic Tourer. In the automotive market there are some interesting models in the Honda, but that didn’t stop them this year at the auto show in Frankfurt to present a new model for universal class Honda Civic Tourer. Externally the car looks attractive in the style of urban family car. The prototype of this model was shown earlier in Geneva, but according to observers — the model is not changed, so the car is so good that the producers decided to leave it as is without any corrections. The estimated initial cost for a Honda civic 2014 779 000 rubles taking into account the fact that for the cost of the car will be the base.
    Lada Granta. Very popular today are the models of VAZ is, of course, Lada Granta, Lada Kalina, Priora, Largus. Thanks to its technical features they are worthy competitors to Western counterparts at an affordable price.

    Автомобильный ряд в 2014 году значительно пополнилсяLada Granta 2014
    At this point you already have official information about the cost of Lada Granta 2014 is approximately 314-477 thousand rubles. The cost is such a significant difference, since the “insides” may be very different. Lada Granta sedan is staggering popularity among the Russian consumers and ranks first among the most purchased cars.
    Renault Logan. A brand new family car Renault Logan MCV has a modern design, spacious and comfortable interior is technologically advanced and safe. Despite the fact that it’s a sedan, the machine copes with challenging road conditions, easy to manage, with a high level of security.
    Автомобильный ряд в 2014 году значительно пополнилсяRenault Logan 2014
    Such purchase for any family will be primarily practical, and trips to Logan are very comfortable. In addition to the many advantages of distinction of this brand is the cost, since the price at it’s smallest in its class.

    Video review Renault Logan 2014:

    New in 2014 in the style of a hatchback

    Skoda Rapid Spaceback. New Skoda rapid 2013-2014 though similar to the wagon, but is still considered a five-door hatchback. Some confusion in classification models “Skoda” absolutely no impact on the popularity and marketability of the car. For anybody not a secret that such successful manufacturer was made due to the quality Assembly machines. Technical stuffing borrowed from Volkswagen, and the original design of our own design.
    Автомобильный ряд в 2014 году значительно пополнилсяSkoda Rapid Spaceback 2014
    The basis of the Skoda rapid the rapid is Spacek five-door Liftback, but the body is made more compact is shortened by as much as 18 cm in All other dimensions left unchanged. This car is designed for driving on the roads of our country, as ground clearance is going to increase to the level of 150 mm. Machine is ergonomic, functional, and quality of the materials used in the finish corresponds to all European standards. On sale this model will come in three versions:

    • Active;
    • Ambition;
    • Elegance.

    As you may have guessed, the more additional options stuffed into the car, the more expensive will have to pay for it. These models can be equipped with xenon headlights, alloy wheels, the cabin has a panoramic sunroof, touch screen multimedia system. Due to the fact that body length is reduced, more compact became the Luggage compartment and is only 415 liters. This model is endowed with economical fuel consumption in the combined cycle is just 4.5 litres; the maximum overclocking speed — 190 km, manual transmission with 5 and 6 speeds. In the summer of 2014, this model should appear in the domestic market.
    Video test of the Skoda rapid Spacek:

    Lada Granta. Representatives of the company declare that Lada Granta with the hatchback is endowed with a unique design, which is very long and worked hard. On the appearance of a hatchback, the Grants did a great job, but constructive change is almost not fulfilled. Brand new hatchback with a basic configuration will have a value of 314 thousand, 25 thousand more than the sedan. The “standard” specification will have engine capacity of 1.6 liters 8-valve capacity of 87 “horses”. Steering column adjustable in height, provides an airbag and mounts for child seats.
    Автомобильный ряд в 2014 году значительно пополнилсяLada Granta hatchback

    New models 2014 category: SUVs and crossovers

    Chery Tiggo. Those who follow the Chinese-made cars, also this year there is something to rejoice, as the handsome Chery Tiggo produced in several variants. Different models of this car complete set, the drive and the motor. At its discretion, the buyer may also choose all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive versions, power the car 126 and 136 horsepower. Some sources claim that in the configuration the following changes have occurred: the front seats are equipped with heating, there was airbags, and a special airbag system, as in the past on tests in Australia this crossover showed the most impressive performance. At this point, the value of the car is not specified, but it is clear that each model will have its price threshold. In the middle of 2014 this model will be able to buy the Russian clients.
    Автомобильный ряд в 2014 году значительно пополнилсяChery Tiggo 2014
    The Suzuki SX4. In Europe, the company Suzuki has started the production of crossovers new generation. The representatives of Japan and Hungary have managed to find the Suzuki SX4 right from the Assembly line. Hopes concern lays exactly on the model of this crossover, according to them cars of this category are expected to produce about 100 000. By the end of the current autumn the brand will appear in Russian dealerships. At this time it is still no detailed information on the specific model and spec of the engine of the new SX4. Although it was said that these representatives of their class set a new all-wheel drive system. The ALLGRIP system allows to reduce the level of emitted exhaust gases, making the Suzuki SX4 can record in environmental class. What fuel will be poured into the tank of the car while also unknown.
    Автомобильный ряд в 2014 году значительно пополнилсяSuzuki SX4 2014
    Jeep Cherokee. This car will join a wide range of vehicles. In Russia there were still quite a successful version of the car, therefore, and Cherokee manufacturers have high hopes. Because of problems with transmission for a long time delayed the production of cars abroad, but today this issue has been resolved and the dealers will gladly offer you to buy a car of this class.
    Автомобильный ряд в 2014 году значительно пополнилсяJeep Grand Cherokee 2014
    Nissan X-Trail 2014. This stylish Japanese crossover will be available from mid 2014. So, what are the changes moved this representative of Nissan category SUV category SUV? Of course, this appearance, the car no longer looks like a man with courage and brutal, significant changes occurred in the size of the machine.
    Video review of the Nissan X-Trail 2014:

    At first glance the interior looks stylish and expensive and after a longer examination next make sure the materials used in the interior decoration, the most modern:

    • the front seats feature electric adjustment and heated;
    • the upholstery of the armchair in natural or artificial leather;
    • soft plastic high quality;
    • decorative inlays encrusted with carbon or metal.

    Multifunction steering wheel, 5-inch multi-function graphic screen, multimedia system with 7-inch touchscreen and many other features the new X-Trail makes it look luxurious and expensive.
    Автомобильный ряд в 2014 году значительно пополнилсяNissan X-Trail 2014

    Beginners 2014 in Sport class

    Lada Kalina. This year can be seen in the market a new creative work AVTOVAZ, the domestic representative in the class “sports” is Lada Kalina Sport. Build a new sports Kalina is a subsidiary of the automaker — OOO “LADA Sport”.
    Автомобильный ряд в 2014 году значительно пополнилсяLada Kalina Sport 2014
    Today it is known that in Kalina Sport will introduce a 1.6-liter engine capacity of 135 horsepower, while the conventional Lada with the same engine pushes only 98 horses. The luxury model will be equipped with “stuffing”:

    • sports front seat heated;
    • heated exterior mirrors;
    • audio system;
    • the climate system;
    • navigation system;
    • alloy wheels in 15 inch.

    Representatives of AVTOVAZ has not yet released data about the initial value and fully loaded car.
    Chevrolet Corvette. New car models 2014 in Russia can be not only economical, but also very expensive. For example, such new sports as the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, will be affordable only to the elite, as the estimated cost of a brand new Chevrolet 5 million rubles. This is already the seventh generation of the sports car, in our country it will be sold officially. Mark will be available in two versions: convertible and coupe with the strongest V8 engine.
    Автомобильный ряд в 2014 году значительно пополнилсяChevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014
    The lineup of cars this year, very pleased with car enthusiasts for its wide variety both in styles and in price ranges. A more detailed description of the interesting models we can publish on our website according to your wishes. It’s enough to leave a comment of your vehicle.

    If to speak objectively to the end, it is worth noting that a production line of Jeep cars are permanently lost and continues to lose its price counterparts both on technical characteristics and level of comfort. But do not forget that the lineup of Jeep vehicles is an extremely high degree of popularity even today. For example, in a hot desert climate Jeep is the most popular. This is due to one unique parameter — absolute degree of reliability. Here are other advantages:

    • the running of the car regardless of temperature conditions;
    • balanced riding on a flat surface and a sufficient degree of permeability to movement on roads;
    • engine operation in extreme temperature conditions;
    • compactness;
    • moderate fuel consumption, etc.

    The content

    • Versatility is integral for
    • The roots of the new Jeep Renegade
    • Hands-on review of the interior and exterior
    • Modern decor Jeep Renegade
    • Safety as a basic priority
    • The functionality and technical equipment

    Versatility is integral for

    Due to the fact that universal SUV Jeep fully meets the above requirements, he enjoys such high popularity for tourism purposes. Because the main criterion for any vehicle for tourist trips is its ability to overcome a huge distance from the initial starting point to final destination. During the trip to meet many unforeseen circumstances.
    To overcome them requires that the car functioned completely reliably. Even if the maximum speed of dispersal does not exceed 150 kilometers per hour, but this speed the car is capable of holding at a constant level, and during a particularly long period of time. This provision, in turn, allows you to quickly reach your final destination, thanks to continuous and that is no less important to the smooth operation of the engine, by changing the drivers. According to the principle: one driving, the other is resting.

    Тест-драйв Jeep Renegade — новый формат будущегоJeep aims to transplant the young people on the new crossover Renegade

    The roots of the new Jeep Renegade

    In early March 2014 was presented SUV Jeep Renegad, base functionality which has been expanded dramatically. Itself the basic design of the car has a lot of visual differences in comparison with the predecessors, which can be easily seen with the naked eye. The name Jeep Renegade in translation is treated as a backslider, that is the producer alludes directly to the original style.
    Indeed, the modernization to begin is long overdue, as today is fundamentally changing the priorities of production, which, in turn, demonstrates the need for rethinking basic production styles. Too strict conservative style for cars not uses a wide range of popularity.
    If years earlier on the design of the car consumers in the face of the world community did not pay too much attention, with the introduction of quotas on emissions, manufacturers are trying to produce more parsimonious models in terms of fuel consumption. This, in turn, leads all global car makers to a certain boundary limits of possibilities that most manufacturers have already reached. Today is a moment of compactness and parsimony and the main priority of every producer is the release of the car in accordance with the new international production standards, while maintaining current technical and functional movement.

    Made the car Jeep Renegade will be in Italy in the town of Melfi, where is the automobile concern Fiat. The Jeep Renegade is a joint production of American and Italian companies. This, in turn, is directly reflected in the exterior and in the interior of the Jeep Renegade. The car will appear approximately in the middle of autumn 2014, as for the cost of it on the market of the Russian Federation, the exact price will be known until late August or early September.
    Despite the compact exterior of the Jeep Renegade noticeable to the naked eye, it has a whole series of qualities and aggression reminiscent of the jeep.
    It is noteworthy that the design was developed with the aim to emphasize the unique qualities of all-wheel drive classic American car-crossover. Jeep Renegade is based on SCCS Italian carmaker Fiat. The client will be provided a choice of two configurations: full and front-wheel drive Jeep Renegade. Body length is about 4.3 meters, width 1.8 m and height 1.6 m — these dimensions show very high compactness of the car. The jeep Renegade is planned to supply about 100 countries in the world.

    Hands-on review of the interior and exterior

    Тест-драйв Jeep Renegade — новый формат будущегоJeep Renegade Trailhawk
    The client will be provided the opportunity to order a more aggressive version of the car Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, which is equipped with a high degree of permeability. In particular, the value of clearance increased to 220 mm, with 17-inch tires. The disks are produced from a specialized alloy that has a unique degree of ease.
    Body style Jeep Renegade cannot be called extremely brutal, as it is made in traditional style with modern popular elements. The front and rear of the body is made slightly different from each style.
    Front grille Jeep Renegade is at a slight tilt with the substantially thickened wall that, in turn, slightly increases the degree of aggression. Chromed silver grille attracts attention and looks really solid, especially against the plastic of the bumper that is unpainted, as has its native color. A small hump on the hood, combined with the widely inflated wheel arches. The body lines follow a strict smoothly in the same direction, without abrupt changes. The roof body is made of durable clear plastic and has a smoothed contour. The rear is a continuation of the overall aggressive style.
    To the naked eye visible air the rear wheel arches of the base. Front and rear doors open nice and at closing time no knocking in this tightly fixing with a body.
    The trunk is of large size, the door opens almost 180 degrees. To access it from the rear seat presents no practical difficulties that, in turn, is a very important caveat.
    Тест-драйв Jeep Renegade — новый формат будущегоInside The Jeep Renegade

    Modern decor Jeep Renegade

    Design Jeep Renegade is a hybrid, because it contains equally both original and radically new features, which were not previously inherent to him. This car can be assured comfort all around the road, and on a completely flat solid road.
    Renegade is not a restyling of its predecessor, a radically new version. A feature of the interior is its spaciousness, which is in all respects superior to its competitors. The exact amount of space in the cabin is 3356 liters. Inside the cabin is equipped with leather panel, which has a smooth smooth shape along its entire length. Due to the rational use of space the maximum permissible capacity of the Luggage compartment is 870 liters. If temporarily rolling back of the front seat, bringing her down, you put it in the trunk of the subject length one and a half meters.
    The driver’s seat and front passenger are equipped with high-tech management panel, which has a lateral location. Plus all the seats of the car connected to the heating function, which can be run at any time. The dashboard is equipped with all the necessary controls that are user-friendly and extremely compact arrangement.
    Overall, the car is equipped with fairly modern appliances. All the passengers in the cabin will feel not only safe, but also completely free. Auxiliary information screen will be a great practical help on the road, as there are absolutely all features. The speedometer and tachometer have a classic shape. The Central management console contains a touch panel with a diagonal of 5 inches and allows you to control many features of the car:

    • music;
    • the internal climate of the car cabin;
    • audio system;
    • rear view camera;
    • navigation, etc.

    Safety as a basic priority

    Jeep Renegade is equipped with the optional airbags, which are standard seven instead of five. The MySky roof is dynamic and has two panels, which if necessary can provide a car for more airflow. Regarding security, it performed at the highest technological level. In particular, contains two intellectual systems of safety: ABS and EBD, which allow you to monitor blind spots and prevent collisions by signaling the driver of the need for action.

    The functionality and technical equipment

    Technical characteristics of Jeep Renegade

    Car brand:
    Jeep Renegade

    Country of origin:
    USA

    Body style:
    SUV

    Number of places:
    5

    Number of doors:
    5

    Engine capacity, cu. cm:
    1400-2400

    Power, HP.:
    118-170

    Maximum speed, km/h:
    180

    Drive type:
    4×2 or 4×4

    CAT:
    5–6MKPP or AKP

    Fuel type:
    gasoline AI-95

    Length, mm:
    4232

    Width, mm:
    1804

    Height, mm:
    1689

    Ground clearance, mm:
    2000

    As for the technical side of the question, a hybrid compact crossover Jeep Renegade is engineered on the platform of the Italian car concern Fiat, but suspension remains a classic, from the original version. Jeep Renegade can travel in both forward and full drive. When you turn on all-wheel drive mode occurs a unique opportunity to engage with four settings: snow, sand, mud or automatic.
    The engine has two main models are: diesel and gasoline. A diesel version is represented by three engines with a volume of 1.4 liters, which differ from each other only in the number of horsepower, and a 2.4-liter. The petrol variant is represented by only two engines volume of 1.6 and 2.0 liters, as well as 120 and 140 horsepower respectively. Gearbox has ten configuration options.
    Overall, the new Jeep Renegade is designed for classic roads, and for travel.

    The content

    • What is this car?
    • The introduction of the drone is not exactly rocket science
    • Responsibility
    • Rabotosposobnosti or refusal of freedom
    • The advantages and disadvantages of the introduction of the Google Car in our lives
    • Conclusion

    What is this car?

    First, a quick glance at this car, and I want to throw in the face of Kuhlmann: “It’s not a simple “search engine” come up”. The point here is much more difficult. But when you look in the root and changing the usual standard of thinking, you realize that it’s not a simple car. Here, everything is worse. How can you not remember the saying: “Everything of genius is simple”.
    This strange car except the steering wheel is not there and the brakes! And he has no gas pedal, and the rear seats, and much, much more. That absurd? No, it turns out that a perfectly acceptable option – focus on the future.
    The Google car – that’s his name. But oddly enough, with the usual car makes him only the end of a word and four wheels that rotate a low power motor. Interestingly, this mini car is capable of speeds, but it does not exceed 40 km/h.

    Гугломобиль скоро на дорогах мираIt looks like the car from Google
    Gugler full of cameras and various sensors. For example, one camera detects traffic lights and traffic signs. The most interesting and unusual is laser Lidar system. It is an analogue of radar, using radio waves instead of light. This sensor can detect objects around gupkar at a distance of 50 meters.
    The other system featured in the car called Googles Autopilot. With radar sensors, this system accurately determines a “picture” of the surroundings. The system is able to accurately identify hundreds of objects, including other cars, buildings, pedestrians and cyclists.
    Googles Autopilot functions with the special road maps with more detail than the usual automobile.
    Below is a list of all sensors and systems, based on which the Google car works.

    • Lidar, as mentioned above, the main element of the system of the car. Its task is to display a three-dimensional picture of what is happening around. A kind of “all seeing eye”, covering 360 ° and operating radius of 200 meters.
    • 64 laser. These laser heads are spinning with a frequency of 600 rpm and help the system all around to notice.
    • Radars arranged in front and rear of the car.
    • Camera.
    • Buttons that allow you to specify the route, start driving, stop and so on.

    The introduction of the drone is not exactly rocket science

    Cause confusion the words of the developer of this car, who said that it is designed for those who for today has not found a suitable answer to their needs concerning the use of private transport. If we translate it is written in conventional Russian language is a vehicle for people with reduced mobility finally received the ability to go wherever they want.
    This car will come with a phone-call, and carry you where you need. You can compare it to a taxi but without a driver. How happy will be the inhabitants of large cities, such as Moscow, for example, if instead of “Where Edis?” the questioner and the person with the Caucasian mustache will meet the robot, who well know the language by heart and knows all the neighborhoods of the city. Here are just beginning to understand why Travis Kalanick, one of the Directors of Uber, crumbled with such zeal in the praise the Google Car – the car, something resembling a Koala. According to the same Calanica, he is crazy in love with cars driving by themselves. In a word, drones. And he added that the services of Uber expensive, because of the fact that the driver without pay for the wheel of a car does not sit down. And in this case, if you can do without a man to use such a service will come much cheaper.
    Гугломобиль скоро на дорогах мираTesting of the system of vehicle control in urban environments
    Invented hupmobile or at least was responsible for practical work for the establishment of the Christopher Urmson. If you listen to it, understand the full meaning of the introduction of gupkar in modern life. According to him today to have the own car is pointless, because its capacity is used by only 5 percent. It looks like a bad investment. Moreover, if we accept the fact that cars constantly get into an accident, given the purely human factor, when it is impossible to be constantly focused and attentive, the introduction of the drone will really become the solution to all problems.
    On the other hand, to fully understand how Google sees the future, not so simple. While Google is actively promoting this project, putting in it a lot of money, yet none of the interviews were discussed in details about it. It turns out that Google still “dark” and do not wish to disclose the whole truth. Gugler is a kind of Joker, which is held in the sleeve, and Google is not going to limit the introduction of the car in taxi parks, and aimed to radically change the whole concept of motoring in the global sense of the word. But the right to entrust the driving of the robot, obviously not so simple.

    Responsibility

    Humanity will face a big problem − transformation to the main character pulls a plume of complex issues. If in the past people have used robots as assistants only, and the main function was performed by themselves, the introduction of the drone – a big responsibility. Google, it seems, is going to take her to himself, but alone the company can not cope with this. Let’s not get into technical wilds, but let’s start with one important caveat. Consider the infrastructure that will suffer changes. With the introduction of the Google car, all the cars on the road are required to move the same, because otherwise, to provide security will be impossible. The movement of vehicles will be similar to the uniform movement of bits of information in the digital network. The whole transport system will experience a complete upgrade. All responsibility in this case will be imposed on certain “big brother”, capable of negating all the risks associated with moving such vehicles from point A to point B. How you think, how many countries in the world that can afford it? Properly, only a few and those are the leaders of the world economy. Poorer countries also will be face to face with the problem of security.
    Гугломобиль скоро на дорогах мираThe car from Google won’t need the driver
    One of the most serious issues associated with the introduction of drones, the responsibility for the accident. Of course, reliability approaching 99.9 percent, but what to do with the remaining hundredth share, because we are talking about human lives? Anyway, all that was before, the entire history of mankind, all its laws are based on the rational use of the individual’s awareness of others his fellows. Mechanical element, robot, how he was perfect, a priori, would lead to a General revision of a complex system, hitherto governing human relationships and our with you, dear reader, life.

    Rabotosposobnosti or refusal of freedom

    The drone, which is gugler, and will have a social impact, if it becomes a reality. Autonomous or nearly Autonomous vehicle and drone are completely different vehicles. In the first case, without the presence of the person in the car movement was impossible, the second option involves complete removal of the inhabitant of the planet Earth from control. Below is the hitherto known methods of control of the vehicle and their differences. Drone is completely different.

    • Management assistants such as Parking sensors, cruise control, a lane and etc. are Widely used today and their application is calculated till 2015.
    • Management of semi-Autonomous, implying again the presence of man and his hands on the steering wheel. The electronic unit controls the steering wheel, the brakes and the car engine. Intend to implement in 2015.
    • The almost Autonomous control, where you have to keep your hands on the steering wheel, but in the case of extreme necessity he must be ready for it. But that’s not a fully automated system, because it still has to understand when to alert the driver that he took the management into his own hands. Such control humanity intends to introduce from 2020.
    • Finally, fully Autonomous control or drone. The whole car is equipped with sensors that send informationabout, managing the movement of the car in any weather, on any road, regardless of the situation. Gugler is the representative of this control system.

    For the motorist, his car is not only the embodiment of the desires and inclinations of his ambition, but the status or, if I may say so, a small universe, in which a person feels a freedom and a life of its own. The concept of gupkar while that carries a complete rejection of it all. The question is: is today the man to abandon all the above, of independence and freedom, entrusting all to the robot, for the sake of false comfort and save? In this case, you will need to forget the history of the automobile, and to change the philosophy of car ownership in General.

    The advantages and disadvantages of the introduction of the Google Car in our lives

    It’s time to weigh all the “pros” and “cons”. To be perfectly honest and try to review all the points, not leaving aside any sphere of human relations.

    Advantages

    • Entrusting control of the vehicle to the robot, you can come to find a new level of road safety and its location. Today most accidents are human error.
    • Humanity is aging and the number of citizens able to operate the machine, is automatically reduced. The introduction of the drone in this case is true and justified.
    • The present financial crisis came a global problem with no end in sight. Car maintenance for a citizen of any country is, first of all, a big expenditure, and then to the comfort or driving fun.

    The shortcomings presented in the form of a question

    • Driving in Europe is much more complicated than on American highways. Can Gupkar show the same results in all conditions?
    • Is it worth to entrust the management of the robot and the realisation of costs to ensure absolute reliability of electronics?
    • Is it worth doing if the entire transport system will have to change in the global sense of the word?

    Conclusion

    So, before mankind will soon get up a difficult question – to choose between the old life and the new. On which side to stand up and agree to entrust the management of transport robots? Google Car is the first sign, which will reach production of numerous unmanned aircraft. Whether this is destined to come true, only us and the sooner the better.

    The content

    • What she was referring
    • Interesting start
    • Riding
    • Disadvantages – are there any?
    • In conclusion

    What she was referring

    The results of the restyling we were satisfied. Already a completely different bumper, optics and mirrors. It should be noted that these mirrors are even equipped with built-in repeaters turns that very well. Changed the whole interior of the car, which is already not to know.

    Andersson during the speech said. In particular, it shows that the family models Priora rear door will be closed effortlessly. And that’s true.
    In addition, I would like to praise the engineers at AVTOVAZ upgraded front seats though far from ideal, but still. Yes, they are bland and vague lumbar support, but these seats are not comparable with those that were before them – deprived of lateral support, with a strange back seat.
    Новая Лада Приора с роботом (АКПП)Robotic automatic for the Priory
    In addition, according to Andersson, they modified the technique in General and models, addressing primarily the transmission. Are already on manual transmission new synchronizers, shift lever replaced by cable and in some versions on Electromechanical. Robot-box, in fact, it’s the same manual transmission.

    Why at Lada Priora did not put a full transmission? The President of AVTOVAZ to this question immediately two answers. First, Priore set low on the engine. This prevents normal people that just does not arise. Secondly, robotic box is much more economical and, as it turned out, more affordable machine.
    Supplement for the installation of “the robot” in Lada Priora is only 20 thousand rubles, which is not so much. Moreover, not assembled robotic manual transmission. This drive is world famous company ZF. If anyone is unclear, it is the same wheel fitted with their model of the company BMW, land Rover, Chrysler and others.

    Interesting start

    Will check now, how goes our Lada Priora. The car starts easily, just put your right foot on the brake, the gear lever set to neutral and left foot to give the opportunity to get comfortable on the site for recreation. Half a turn key engine of Lada Priora started. Press again on the brakes and change the lever to the position “Drive”. The car does not go forward, and quietly moving back.

    Technical characteristics of LADA PRIORA with the robot

    Engine capacity, cm3
    1596

    Fuel
    gasoline

    Power, HP
    106

    Drive
    front

    CAT
    5-speed robot

    Maximum speed, km/h
    no data

    Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    no data

    Fuel consumption, l/100 km
    7

    Price, ruble
    428 000

    Yes oddly enough, it is. Immediately after releasing the brakes, most of the “robots” have to go forward. On the idea of the Tolyatti engineers “robot” Priory includes the clutch only after pressing the accelerator pedal. For most this decision is controversial, but, as it turned out, in fact quite efficient. The fact that he’s improving in this case, the time circuit drives, when driving. Will not be felt no multiple strikes, no unnecessary jerking. Press and go!

    Riding

    Check the box of the Priory for stress. Let go of the gas pedal, slowing down and re-sharp strikes of the accelerator pedal, slowing down and accelerating again. Do this several times in a row. Nothing, the box holds, and the percentage of “trips” no more than robotic boxes of famous brands.
    Новая Лада Приора с роботом (АКПП)New Priora with automatic transmission performs well on the highway
    Don’t miss the robot Lada Priora and on the motorway. Switch box smoothly, the speed decreases in a timely manner. Not only liked the fact that the interruptions in traction when the switches are long. Although there is a way to avoid this ― if at the time of shifting pripustit a little the gas pedal. Pushy and will only accelerate without any rocking breaks.
    The engine is the strong point of the Lada Priora for the first year. The unit pulls just super! We just have to check its interaction with “robot”. Great! Moreover, it is also economical. Lada Priora with “robot” showed decent consumption on the highway 7 l/100 km.

    Disadvantages – are there any?

    So what happens? Andersson, affecting our subconscious, configured to receive us from the car only positive impressions or cons there? The engine and box there is no particular comments. But the interior, especially in the back, tight fit. As for the trunk, it is rather big, but the back of the sofa it is impossible to fold. No, they should a priori be folded, but can make it is that the regulars at the gym.
    Новая Лада Приора с роботом (АКПП)With the new automatic transmission Priora has excellent traction characteristics
    Good running and Lada Priora. You can even go on a dirt road, kept running, and driving comfort will remain at a high level. But, unfortunately, on a straight road, where you need speed, suspension floats. On turns the car behaves perfectly, but not weak body roll is alarming.
    Weak by today’s canons and brake Priory. And does not deny this fact itself Andersson, stating that the car is not new and in the process of improvement is impossible to fix something that does not allow construction, the skeleton of the car. Yes, that’s true. Need another body, which would be significantly lighter and stiffer.

    In conclusion

    It turns out that in the words of Andersson, you can catch the hint of a successor Lada Priora? But while the public statements about it were not. And the conversations about this chef AVTOVAZ leads reluctantly. We only managed to extract from him that most likely it will be a prototype of Vesta, shown as a on the capital motor show.
    On the other hand, the restyling of the Priory is still ongoing. Sanded the car with Asian patience will be for a long time. At the same time will improve the build process, and accumulated over time, experience will help to put on the conveyor successor.

    Today all this is still just talk. But lowering the price of Lada Priora already plan on implementing work to the fullest. In times of crisis, reducing prices for domestic car will be a good marketing ploy. Let’s wait and see. Already planned is an obvious plus of AVTOVAZ, who knows how to give pleasant surprises. He did it before, but not so successfully. The modern option the actual interior, smooth the gaps of the body – the updated Lada Priora and lures buyers. Overall, the car is not perfect, but the advantages are much more noticeable and greater than the disadvantages. We can only wish price reduction on this car that is expected to follow soon.

    The content

    • New look
    • Interior design
    • Updated powertrain
    • Developed a completely new
    • Summary

    New look

    Update the look of the Skoda Rapid in 2014. We will consider changing the appearance and structural changes that had to take to the new model was adapted for Russian roads. The car became a little shorter, while the wheelbase has been increased by 9 cm, thus has increased the size of the body. As a result, the sizes were different:

    • Width ― 1,71 metres.
    • The length is 4,48 meters.
    • Height ― 1.46 meters.

    For Russian roads developed a special model with increased by 15 mm ground clearance. This allows you to move comfortably even on bad roads. The motorist may wish to improve the structural parameters of the car. In this case, the manufacturers provide additional body strength. For this, a rigid frame, which eliminates flexing in operation.
    On customer request can be equipped with a chrome trim for the mirrors, which are combined with elements of the grille, made of the same material. The shape of the headlights and fog optics nicely blended. The front bumper has been slightly redesigned and added new stylish stroke in the overall appearance of the car.
    The previous model has generated complaints of drivers who noticed the unpleasant fact. Machine at a speed exceeding 130 km/h started to sway. This was especially noticeable on our imperfect roads. To remedy the lack of engineers has offered to install the rear suspension greater width. This transformation gave a positive result, and the machine became very stable.

    Interior design

    Basic not is diverse and expensive materials. But the high-quality leather armrests, the ceiling is soft and looks great. But it should not be discouraged, because few of the buyers stops on this option. Basically, the majority of motorists bought more comfortable equipment and expensive materials. As a result, the salon is transformed according to your taste.
    Обзор Skoda RapidIn the base trim of Skoda Rapid does not contain expensive materials
    Talk about convenience: the seats are designed filigree. They are comfortable for drivers and passengers of different sizes and growth. A convenient three-spoke wheel, at the request of the customer can be decorated with leather, which adds not only comfort but also raises the status of the car. What is particularly pleasing to the rim and the diameter is comfortable for any driver and budget-friendly option plastic is rough and pleasant to the touch. What else have prepared new Czech developers:

  • On the driver’s door-mounted button emnikami glass rear doors. This option is more than necessary for families with children. Thus, it is also easier to control the ventilation of the whole cabin.
  • Innovations that have changed body size, has allowed the liftback Rapid to surpass their competitors in terms of interior and trunk. This model is designed not only for travel, but for travel and convenience items. Help with functional mesh for the trunk (things, travel bags, shopping will not “ride” on the trunk). Reversible Mat (one side rubber, the other with a pile) by its universal property, which allows you to carry any cargo. With this you will be guaranteed not to suffer with the wash of the trunk. The total volume of the Luggage compartment reaches 550 liters, while it can be increased to 1450 liters. To do this, simply fold the rear seats for passengers.
  • The front panel is fully consistent with its purpose: all the switches, the switches are within arm’s reach. Nothing complicated, everything is quite clear and requires no special training. Because of this you will not get lost and quickly get used to it.
  • The material of the upholstery of an average price category. Not expensive, but the quality. For the front panel in the cheap seats, of course, is not a tree but a good solid plastic that will not burst at low load.
  • In addition, the car is equipped with a large number of “intimate” details: holders for bottles and glasses useful niches, containers. All this makes even a multi-day trip more than comfortable.

    Updated powertrain

    In the basic configuration installed three-cylinder engine capacity of 1.2 l (75 HP). At the request of the customer can be a more powerful four-cylinder unit: capacity of 1.4 liters (capacity of 86 horsepower, while it is possible to increase this figure to 105 and 122 HP). As a variant, the 1.6 litre engine (developing 90 BHP). As you can see, technical characteristics of Skoda Rapid has improved significantly.
    Обзор Skoda RapidTurbocharged engine gives a significant advantage on the road
    The engine is turbocharged, it gives additional advantage. Manufacturers offer both petrol and diesel engines. For diesel unit included sauny reliable filter that perfectly cleans the fuel and thereby increases the lifetime of the motor.

    Technical characteristics of Skoda rapid

    Car brand
    Skoda Rapid

    Manufacturer country
    Czech Republic

    Body type
    liftback

    The number of seats
    5

    Number of doors
    5

    Engine size, CC
    1198

    Power, HP/Rev. min.
    75/540

    Maximum speed, km/h
    206

    Acceleration to 100 km/h,
    13,9

    The type of drive
    front

    CAT
    6MKPP/ACP

    Fuel type
    gasoline, diesel fuel

    The consumption per 100 km
    the city of 8.4, track 4,8

    Length, mm
    4483

    Width, mm
    1706

    Height, mm
    1461

    Ground clearance, mm
    160

    Tire size
    185/60 R15

    Curb weight, kg
    1254

    Full weight, kg
    1595

    Fuel tank capacity
    55 l

    Available in two transmission options 6-speed manual and 7-speed robotized transmission.

    Developed a completely new

    Engineers worked closely with designers and researched market needs. As a result the car has received 19 new. Among these design “tricks”: logo of the Indian, the new shape of the headlights. Also made structural changes. Front suspension is McPherson production company “Fabia”, rear torsion beam.
    Some innovations relate to the location of the small and important details. The winter weather is not always convenient to remove the snow from the windshield. Not to look for a special scraper, the designers “hid” it under the cover of the fuel tank. Under the driver’s seat provides space for emergency vest.
    Test drive the Skoda rapid showed excellent technical characteristics. The car is reliable, economical engine. Motorists note the convenience of the driver’s seat, this contributes to the lifter seat.
    Обзор Skoda RapidSkoda Rapid has very good model with lots of advantages
    Car owners leave positive feedback about Skoda Rapid. Basically what they celebrate?

  • First, the efficiency of the car. Engine of 1.2 HP in urban mode consumes about 6.5 litres. Secondly, the convenience of the cabin, large trunk. In winter days, the heated rear window becomes a real “lifesaver”. But weak engine, this is especially noticeable on short overtaking, when you need maximum acceleration.
  • Talk about pleasant. The box shifter works just fine. The clutch works well, because of this maneuverability in the Parking lot, turns not just on top.
  • Wheels clearly obey the helm.
  • Test drive the Skoda rapid has shown that some problems have been reported on a bumpy road. Any roughness of the road adds to the discomfort. As a result, move on the country roads, you need quite slowly. As you know, this is not a car for country trips.
  • Undeniable advantages: the creators have expanded the range of the choice set.

  • You may want to order a automatic or manual gearbox. And it’s not even the price of this unit. Some drivers choose to manually control the process.
  • There are several variants of engine: petrol 1.2 l, 1.4 l and 1.6 L. also, there is the possibility of increasing its capacity. You can also install diesel unit.
  • A high level of safety for the driver, passengers, including children.
  • A sensor monitoring the tire pressure. It transmits signal in the event of critically low air level directly on the dashboard.
  • Increased the size of the cabin and trunk.
  • There is a large range of choices of interior finish and equipment of the cabin, making it more comfortable.
  • Small cons, of course, is because the ideal machines cannot exist in nature. Therefore, consider also negative aspects to all sides to evaluate the proposed variant.

    • At full load, not enough engine power (even if the unit is installed 150 HP).
    • On frosty days with the diesel engine needed work (warming up for a long time).
    • Suspension a bit harsh, which is noticeable on our roads.


    As you can see, the positive qualities far outweigh the small defects.

    Summary

    The creators have tried their best. The updated model is more comfortable, fairly economical and is perfectly manageable. Looks very nice. The changes have only improved and raised the status of the model, which in the premium version can compete with cars of business class. That is why the car is popular and in demand in its price segment.

    • The powerful engine.
    • Reliable springs.
    • A sturdy frame.
    • Good wheels and tires, etc.

    As you can see, work designers had seriously, and now a closer look at what happened in the result of fruitful works.
    The content

    • Generic version
    • Great design
    • Characteristics of the power unit
    • A good Foundation
    • Summary

    Generic version

    Initially the model was intended to deal with a purely utilitarian purposes: transportation of goods. We already talked about the fact that the car has a high load capacity. It can easily move more than a ton (manufacturers call the number ― 1100-1200 kg). Pick-UPS at the dawn of its history were the “workhorses” adapted for transport, including on bad roads.
    That is why the approach to creating such an option was purposeful: designed powerful motor, robust construction and special chassis features. All these criteria meet technical characteristics of Volkswagen Amarok.

    Now we will talk a little bit about beauty. Remember American movies, in which characters move around on pick-UPS. But generally, what is the cars: a buggy broken, causing a sense of compassion and pity. Often they are used by farmers and people involved in small business. Yes they are fine for dirt roads without asphalt, carrying vegetables or construction materials, meat or fish. But can they be called the machine of your dreams? Hardly.
    Обзор Volkswagen AmarokThe Volkswagen Amarok has a high load capacity
    That’s why we’ll start with the exterior of the Volkswagen Amarok. Imagine a “mini-truck”:

    • The width can vary from 1944 to 1954 mm.
    • The length is 5254 mm.
    • The height of the same impressive ― 1834.

    Great design

    Browse Volkswagen Amarok will start with some features. The pickup comes in two variants: “Single Cab” double cab and “Double Cab” cab four-door five seats, including the driver.
    What to say about the exterior? He is just gorgeous: soft lines combine the power of the wheel arches. Stylish grille with horizontal stripes in perfect harmony with the headlights and the company logo.

    • The interior is functional and comfortable, as in most passenger cars of this company. For your money any pleasure: climate control, comfortable seats, heated front seats, pleasant trifles in the form of coasters, mats and covers.
    • Mandatory drives all glass doors, and side mirrors. The huge interior allows the rear seats to comfortably travel to three adults. The angle of the Seating comfortable. The only problem may occur if no thresholds are set. To sit in the cabin will not be very convenient.
    • The steering wheel is comfortable and stylish. On the front panel everything you need, including on-Board computer screen and radio.
    • A large body can be made more attractive and functional. Specially kung are installed with Windows or cover is placed.

    Обзор Volkswagen AmarokControls Volkswagen Amarok are very convenient
    In General, the car looks powerful. It does everything but harmonious. To make it more recognizable, the designers proposed to place the brand name on the front and flip the Board.
    Now let’s take a look under the hood.

    Characteristics of the power unit

    Engineers have equipped the SUV excellent turbocharged diesel engine displacement of 2 liters. 140 is enough horsepower to easily move heavy loads, to overcome the difficult roads, steep slopes, landslide areas.
    The maximum speed of the pick-up 168 km/h. do You consider little? But let’s look at Russian reality. Most of the tracks have speed limits, so the excess is fraught with problems with the police. Therefore, this speed is enough. Despite the heavy weight, the car accelerates to 100 km/h in just 13 seconds.
    Small speed up to 179 km/h brings a new turbodiesel, which can be selected for completion from 2013. In this case, the power is 180 “horses”, and acceleration to hundreds of possible for 10.9 seconds.

    Technical characteristics of Volkswagen Amarok

    Car brand
    Volkswagen Amarok

    Manufacturer country
    Germany/Argentina

    Body type
    pickup

    The number of seats
    2/5

    Number of doors
    4

    Engine size, CC
    1968

    Power, HP/Rev. min.
    180/400

    Maximum speed, km/h
    184

    Acceleration to 100 km/h,
    10,3

    The type of drive
    full

    CAT
    MANUAL/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Fuel type
    diesel

    The consumption per 100 km
    9,8

    Length, mm
    5254

    Width, mm
    1944

    Height, mm
    1834

    Ground clearance, mm
    230

    Tire size
    245/70/R16 245/65/R17

    Curb weight, kg
    1889

    Full weight, kg
    3040

    Fuel tank capacity
    80

    The gear box in the initial version was purely mechanical. But now if you want you can choose a reliable and easy to control the automatic transmission.

    A good Foundation

    Engineers have created a car for a new platform, so that it is fully consistent with the possible loads. The ladder frame is the most durable and reliable for this class of car.
    Rear suspension Volkswagen Amarok is developed in two versions: with dvalischvili springs (they are considered to be the most comfortable) and pjatilistnyj the springs (easier option).
    Front suspension is independent with coil springs and double wishbones. Wheels “Roca” reliable since they are made of high-strength material, tires “All-Terrain” does not disappoint in any way. They also contribute to the fact that ground clearance has increased to 265 mm.
    The developers “gave” the truck 3 drive type:

    • For smooth roads and in the urban cycle is more convenient for rear-wheel drive.
    • With plug all-wheel drive is easy to overcome steep slopes and move on snowy slopes.
    • Permanent full particularly difficult for roads and soil: sand, dirt, clay.

    Interesting test drive Volkswagen Amarok held near San Carlos de Bariloche. As a result of the trip across the pampas, serpentine mountain roads, country lanes managed to see what they are capable pickup: permeability is a magnificent, steep climbs were overcome without problems.
    But unfortunately, due to the spring suspension of the rear seat may be a little shake. This may sound paradoxical, but for more comfort, you need about 200 kg of cargo in the back. This weight is enough to provide good grip.
    Therefore, if this owner is not part of the permanent carriage of goods, should think about the SUV with traditional body.
    And the rest of technical characteristics of Volkswagen Amarok really stands out. This allows to overcome serious obstacles:

    • Puddles and other water flow half a meter deep.
    • To enter the elevation of about 28 degrees, and to get off ― 23°.
    • Move on the slopes at 23 degrees.

    The creators have put a lot of effort to make a decent car in this class. Interesting marketing “tricks” invented pragmatic Germans. They were on the move to conquer the U.S. market, which has long and densely filled with models made in the USA and Japan.
    Обзор Volkswagen AmarokThe Amarok can overcome serious obstacles
    So marketers can not become the “head break” in the wall of the U.S. market and introduced its new product for sales in the Latin American countries. Was chosen the unusual concept of the ads: pick-up for sand dunes. Seemingly, not so is often necessary to travel along the coastal beaches. But the idea got to the point. This advertising campaign showed high permeability, equipment reliability, and great cargo capacity of an SUV. And since 2009, Argentina has started production of the SUV to fill the South American market.
    Undeniable advantages of truck there is. Car is proud to be an official SUV. The permeability is very high. The all-wheel drive Volkswagen can easily overcome sandy areas, moving through the primer in any rain, this also applies to snow. In addition, the advantage:

    • Installed 8-speed automatic transmission.
    • Large boot and high load capacity.
    • Diesel engine, diesel works better in cold weather.
    • Reasonable price in comparison with analogues of other, particularly American manufacturers.

    Experts say small cons.

    • Poor quality windshield: sand and small stones leave scratches.
    • Gum janitors quickly fails.
    • Not very good sound insulation. For a comfortable trip will have to do more.
    • Large turning diameter (about 13 m).


    A car can be a great option for entrepreneurs who need constant transportation of goods. But at the same time, it can be used for other purposes: relaxing, long-distance travel.

    Summary

    Although initially main markets were considered to be South America and then Australia and Africa, the Russians appreciated this model. The surveys allowed to identify an interesting trend. Most buyers buy a car not for business, but because they like big machines, they are reliable, powerful and will not let you down in any weather and on poor road surfaces.