Sedan Jetta got rid of the DSG. Now it is necessary to take!Maxim Kadako “Behind the wheel”

What would you stun immediately, with the move? So you broke the Bank for a loan. To tell the truth — nothing. On the contrary. There is a tangle of strange decisions, which in a car of this class to be like as should not.

In a large sedan — only two USB-output, one hidden in the box between the front seats. Wireless charging for your smartphone no, but in the glove compartment for some reason added a CD player (they would still vinyl turntable set). There is a rear camera, but Parking sensors are absent. The massive rear head restraints spliced with backs in a single unit — don’t clean, and sharply limit the review. In the driver’s seat backrest pocket is not only on the right passenger. The trunk is huge, but a stitch — no mesh, no hooks. The glove box is not cooled. Maximum wheel “seventeenth”. Base transmission five — speed…

Weird, weird. But why the hell would I like this Jetta? Only because of iron and “mental” it is close to drafting a Golf course on which I put a 100 thousand kilometers, which is considered one of the standards of the automotive industry?

From thought to reality I returns conduit, of which our car was put forcibly. Only now I understood why this Mexican is already a few hours hanging out in the back seat: “We’re entering the Yucatan is the first relatively calm state on the way to Mexico city. There is no longer the main ways of drug trafficking, so the police less and better roads – you can add, if you are not afraid to run fine. For exceeding the 40 km/h will have to give on a paw, about fifty dollars.”

To add? So we already get 120-130… I hung onto the windshield Racelogic several times and started with the “two pedals” (this is when the left hold the brake, and the right press on the gas, spinning the motor). Got about 10.5 seconds to 100 km/h. If passengers will fit in the top ten. Well, you can live.

Rear is very spacious. With my height of 186 cm sitting very comfortable. Spacey is that in the Octavia, and then only slightly.Rear is very spacious. With my height of 186 cm sitting very comfortable. Spacey is that in the Octavia, and then only slightly.

1. She’s not German

Previous Jetta (sixth generation) five years gathered in Nizhny Novgorod at GAZ’s facilities. Now there live Kodiaq and Karoq, and “seventh” Jetta will deliver us from Mexico. Its been two years produced at the plant in Pueblo that’s why I flew to the Yucatan Peninsula. In Russia the first cars will appear not earlier than spring, and in Europe, the Jetta is no longer too much behind in development from a fresh, “eighth” of Course Europeans will not understand.

Mexican Assembly does not mean that the Jetta is now “neopolitian”. Exactly the same machines supplied to the US market, where they enjoy a steady demand. In America offer a basic version with a cheaper interior plastics, conventional air conditioning and other simplifications. In this sense we are slightly stuck: cars to buy on credit, but the gates nose of the empty configurations. Therefore, Russia will put Jetta in special designs.

The base Jetta Origin is compulsory led headlights (at night beating, as the lights) and taillights, Elektrotechnik, a multifunction steering wheel, single-zone automatic climate control, six airbags, multimedia with 6.5‑inch screen, which allows you to mirror any smartphone, and 16‑inch alloy wheels.

On all machines, including the base, led optics with a powerful “guns” beam.On all machines, including the base, led optics with a powerful “guns” beam.

Led taillights remind us of the Skoda and Audi.Led taillights remind us of the Skoda and Audi.

Top Jetta Status brighter, if only because, that day in the salon light shines through the huge sliding roof and at night can color mood lighting with dozens of options to choose from. Plus — virtual devices instead of switches (as European cars Volkswagen), heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, multimedia with a 10‑inch screen and touch control, xenons, active cruise control, heated rear seats and “seventeenth” of the wheel.

These Jetta I didn’t see it because the Mexicans were able to choose for us only the average of the machine — with the usual instruments and without heated steering, but with all the other improvements.

The multimedia system screen traded places with the vents of the ventilation system. Centre console with angular lines visibly deployed to the driver. The lever six-speed automatic just like on cars with DSG, to get used to not have.The multimedia system screen traded places with the vents of the ventilation system. Centre console with angular lines visibly deployed to the driver. The lever six-speed automatic just like on cars with DSG, to get used to not have.

Just for the Jetta in top-performance Status put a virtual instrument panel, all the others are like switches.Just for the Jetta in top-performance Status put a virtual instrument panel, all the others are like switches.

Unit multimedica — with a 10.25‑inch screen and touch buttons; on versions easier the screen is smaller and the buttons are normal.Unit multimedica — with a 10.25‑inch screen and touch buttons; on versions easier the screen is smaller and the buttons are normal.

Driver’s seat with electric adjustment and memory. The profile of the back — nearly standard.Driver’s seat with electric adjustment and memory. The profile of the back — nearly standard.

Sitting as if in the drafting Course. The steering wheel and did one to one. The most significant metamorphosis — screen multimedia, which is swapped with the Central baffle ventilation. The right decision (it is easier to translate the look of the devices on the Central display), but from the lower vents almost always blows in the stomach — even if their blinds are rotated up.

2. It is correct

In America and sold a more powerful Jetta, but we have 110 or atmospheric forces (1.6) or 150‑horsepower supercharged (1.4 TSI). I would take a more powerful machine.In America and sold a more powerful Jetta, but we have 110 or atmospheric forces (1.6) or 150‑horsepower supercharged (1.4 TSI). I would take a more powerful machine.

In the sense that the new Jetta is built on a modular platform MQB and now technically repeats “seventh” Golf. More importantly, in Russia the Jetta will come with well-known engines 1.4 TSI (turbo, 150 HP) and aspirated 1.6 (110 HP).

Junior engine family EA211 (sign in a Polo and rapid) — Russian production. It will be delivered from Kaluga to Mexico, and already assembled Jetta with this engine will sail across the ocean to us. That’s really the logistics! Aircraft faster than the sea: to my arrival the Russian engine 1.6 has not yet reached the coast of Mexico, so I’d risacher paid (and relatively smooth) motorways and free secondary paths to the 150‑strong★.

Most important news: both engines can be paired not only with mechanics but also with the six-speed hydromechanical automatic. Yes, the DSG is not for the Jetta. Who wanted a classic machine? Take it! And not lose. A bunch of the 1.4 TSI motor and this machine seemed almost perfect: sport in such a not much Jetta (Golf with a DSG is clearly stronger), but all very logical and predictable.

3. It’s big

Wheelbase as the Octavia, so the back seat is very spacious. But notice that the save and here. The end of the Central tunnel is bald. Even no baffles. Our guide continually asked to add chill, and I didn’t know where to go from the icy breath of a / C: front already in Murmansk, while the rear is still in Mexico city.

The trunk is gigantic. Accurate data yet, but roughly, its volume to about 510 liters.

The trunk is huge, but features a zero. Loop, descending, rested in the baggage.The trunk is huge, but features a zero. Loop, descending, rested in the baggage.

4. She is beautiful

Finally, the Jetta has ceased to be the invisible car. A massive chrome grille and led headlamps evoke associations with the Passat and Touareg. The back is almost an Audi A3 or A4. Something from Superba.

Behind the rear door there were additional boxes, of which the Jetta has never happened – it’s even more similarities with the Passat, but with us. However, the basic technological solutions are the same as those on the “seventh” Golf. For example, the front wings are put on the bolts. At the same time, there are nice differences: for example, leashes janitors can be fully raised to clear the snow from on the Golf course interferes with the hood, so the wipers need to be translated in service position. The fan nozzles of windshield washers already have the connector: for Russian cars heated jets come in a package of “warm” options.

Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSIVolkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI

5. It is comfortable

On the ride of the Jetta is clearly a better Golf — even on 17‑inch wheels (16‑inch even softer). The suspension eats up all the rubbish on broken secondary roads, and allows you not to be afraid of “bumps”, which in Mexico darkness, and standards they do not know — there is such huge that you have to move on all fours.

Motor protection flimsy plastic. Under it of about 165 mm, according to my measurements.Motor protection flimsy plastic. Under it of about 165 mm, according to my measurements.

Managed the Jetta perfectly. Although now she back extremely tight beam instead of mnogoryichazhka. Of course, Golf or rather, more exciting, but he is tougher! And if in the Moscow region to ride on the Golf course in a rush, on the periphery I would prefer a Jetta: its suspension does not need to be adapted to our roads. And sufficient ground clearance of about 165 mm, according to my measurements.

Noise isolation is not standard (on the Golf course better), but quite decent. And generally the machine is protectively comfortable: comfortable seats, comfortable suspension, the silence in the cabin, quite flexible in nature.

Maybe that’s why I slightly fell in love with the Jetta? On my Golf with mileage 110 thousand kilometers DSG already limping. So the old man threw the disks ahead of time, touch very carefully: release the brake pedal, wait for the interlock grip and the car will roll, and then pressed on the gas. In all logic, classical hydromechanical automatic needs to stretch significantly longer. And love and joy be a sin not to live.

The ergonomics, handling, ride Strange budget decisions

Is it expensive?

How much to borrow? I don’t know. Machines will soon float to us, and the prices there. But we can assume that imported Jetta will not be quite so cheap (even with a weird logistics), and the Assembly in Nizhny Novgorod resume will not — not in a year or two.

Benchmarks in the Golf-and-coming competitors. Two-liter Elantra c machine will cost about 1.3 million rubles, but it is unlikely that this level is achievable for the Jetta. Golf with the same 150‑horsepower engine and DSG can take over 1.6 million, and it is closer to the truth. If the imported Jetta in the middle and stuffing with the same engine Yes with a gun will be not more than half a million, it will be very good. And if it will go higher of Course, then… Love is evil. Maybe we should wait “eighth” Golf, Russian debut, which is also not far off?

Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI

Length / width / height / base 4702 / 1799 / 1459 / 2685 mmtrunk Volume 510 lEngine, petrol, P4, 16 valves, 1395 cm3; 110 kW / 150 HP at 5000-6000 rpm; 250 nm at 1500-3500 rpmfuel Consumption: urban / suburban / mixed cycle 7,8 / 5,9 / 6,9 l / 100 kmDriveline front-wheel drive; the A6

New Volkswagen Jetta: 5 estimates and detailed test drive

Sedan Jetta got rid of the DSG. Now it is necessary to take!

New Volkswagen Jetta: 5 estimates and detailed test-driveby Volkswagen Jetta: 5 estimates and detailed test drive

Sedan Jetta got rid of the DSG. Now it is necessary to take!

New Volkswagen Jetta: 5 estimates and detailed test-driveto: Maxim Kadako “Behind the wheel”

My encounter with this unearthly coupe occurred in the slushy Moscow when I almost forgot to look like not only the sun but even stars. Wraith translates as “vision”, but it sounds in Russian as “flight.” I had the first vision.Peter Little “Behind the wheel”

Opening the door towards himself, I saw the starry sky. Why is it there if the rear is not so much space, and the coupe is owned by the owner of driving ambition? Ah, going for a ride!

How to show strength without tension, read and watch videos here.

Photo: Peter Little “Behind the wheel”

In 2020, the model range of Chery in Russia will be increased by three crossovers, and the best-selling brand will get a new set.Alexander Khlynov

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All autonovelties-2020: calendar “Behind the wheel”

Chinese automaker Chery announced the imminent expansion of its model range in Russia. In March 2020 the sale will go crossover Tiggo 8, the advantage of which will be the 197-horsepower engine running on 92-m gasoline. Then, in the second quarter of 2020, Chery intends to increase the number of complete sets of crossover Tiggo 4 from four to five. What kind of equipment will add and how it will differ, not yet reported.

In the third quarter of 2020, in the period from July to September, the sale will go crossover Tiggo 7 Pro — a more stylish version of Tiggo 7, and in the 4th quarter from a dealer of Chery crossover will appear Tiggo 2 Pro.

The company reported the successful completion of 2019. Sales of Chery cars in Russia amounted to 28%. During the year it sold 6358 crossover brand than the brand owes its appearance in the sale of models Tiggo Tiggo 7 and 4. Of these, 276 of the cars were sold online.

  • Appeared in the sale of Chery Tiggo crossover 7 in the new configuration.

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Among the most common traffic violations — speeding, failure to comply with road signs or markings, journey on forbidding signal of the traffic light.Elena Alekseeva

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Fines for speeding want to increase in 6 times

Drivers and pedestrians in the past year, more than 100 million times violated traffic rules, the Agency TASS, citing Russia’s interior Ministry. Most drivers exceed the speed, do not comply with requirements of road signs or markings, passing on forbidding signal of the traffic light. Among other violations — improper positioning of the vehicle on the road, not using seat belts or no helmet. Violation of the rules of tinting is also included in the list of the common “guilty” motorists.

For comparison: in 2018 the traffic police identified 131 million traffic violations, but the three most common were the same.

  • The interior Ministry plans to change the rules of the examination and wants to get permission to pre-test drivers for intoxication with proximity detector alcohol or paper narkotest for the rapid analysis of saliva.

Photo: Sergey Bobylev/TASS

The new compact crossover will soon be available in all dealerships of the brand.Alexander Khlynov

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The first photo shows of the Russian version of Kia Seltos

In the Kaliningrad factory “Avtotor” began production of the new crossover Kia Seltos, which will roll off the production line in several versions.

For Sentosa there are three combinations of gasoline engines and transmissions. The most popular could be the crossover with a 2-liter atmospheric engine and a CVT klinotsepnym Smartstream IVT. The alternative will be version with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that will come paired with a robotized gearbox 7DCT. Later the pipeline will go Seltos with an atmospheric engine capacity of 1.6 liters and 6-speed automatic.

Naturally aspirated engines will be installed not only on all-wheel drive, but front-wheel drive modification. The turbocharged unit is exclusively for vehicles with all-wheel drive system.

Kia Seltos has passed all necessary tests, including in the Russian climate. Tests lasted 4 months, during which the crossover drove 50 thousand km, after which it was disassembled to study wear of parts. All identified deficiencies have been corrected.

Now Kia will send the first cars to dealerships for demonstrations in the showrooms and test drives.

  • The cost of a new Kia Seltos you can find here.

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The Internet is rife with reviews and records on how do not easy to have the owners of the UAZ Pro. And the UAZ all boast. Oh well. Let’s see where it leads.Mr Mair, the Author of the blog

Ha, saw vidosik in the u tube. Where the guy extended the frame was bent. Made me laugh. They thought that five tons of it would shove and then the machine to go they will have, what? No way, that’s what interested me. It turns out they are there just a ton of three hundred shipped. It is interesting how it turns out, the promised half capacity because it was there, or am I confusing you? And then the body longer, accordingly it is possible to distribute the load easier and more correct, but the frame is bent? Yeah, the miracles of course. I take into account that utlimately game was, but I think krivorechna bazovyh collectors very hard to find. Damn and it turns out how much on a car don’t work, as it is not put forces and means nothing good will come of it. And the more I read the reviews of actual owners of UAZ Pro, the more convinced of this, and disappointed in the UAZ, in principle. What were cool cars, tanks, damn the mad traffic. Now what? A piece of iron even with no bolts, all welded, all on parole, on empty promises. Ambitions of course the plant has unreal, wanted to shift the Gazelle from the market. And dismissed it only on the forums. There is no longer talk about the problems with Guzelcamli, people have a UAZ to go refuses. And people have hair on their heads tearing, [we swear] to himself who the trash was acquired, and when the plant is at least something from our mistakes to do. As ever, this Gazelle is working on the bugs and trying to fix them. But uazu you nafig with their machines are not needed, they are better vbuhali money in advertising, but in the loud cries of “we are doing the best, we all slip, we have modern cars, to each according to uazu Pro”, that’s only for two years people have realized that it is for the best pros. And how these “modern” cars do cars. Know from personal experience, they even gazelles 2008 release not hold a candle on any aspect. And even more of the vehicles, since we started with this conversation. You do all baghavad prove on his fingers. Even the real owners of the UAZ Pro reviews not much and soprotivlyayutsya.

Bends, breaks, and does not go. UAZ Pro.

The Internet is rife with reviews and records on how do not easy to have the owners of the UAZ Pro. And the UAZ all boast. Oh well. Let’s see where it leads.

Bends, breaks, and does not go. UAZ Pro.Bends, breaks, and does not go. UAZ Pro.

The Internet is rife with reviews and records on how do not easy to have the owners of the UAZ Pro. And the UAZ all boast. Oh well. Let’s see where it leads.

Bends, breaks, and does not go. UAZ Pro.Material prepared by the author of a personal blog. Edition SP may not share the views of the author.

The younger version of the crossover Audi got a small turbo engine, front-wheel drive only and the price is from 2 253 000.Yuriy Timkin “Behind the wheel”

On aging

Audi surprises with equanimity: the new Q3 crossover for a year, but in Russia it was delivered just. But we love crossovers and are willing to buy them! There is no conspiracy, just in Europe, Q3 is sold with petrol and diesel engines, equipped with diesel particulate filter, and we would leave the engines that were known from former models. First, it will be a 1.4‑liter 150‑horsepower turbo, in the spring the company will make him a two-liter 180‑strong modification.

The older version put 7-speed “wet” the robot S tronic and all-wheel drive with clutch Haldex. The younger robot (too wet), 6-speed, and drive only the front. The choice, frankly, poor.

Audi Q3 35 TFSI. A — 2 253 000.Audi Q3 35 TFSI. A — 2 253 000.

The BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA palette modifications slightly wider, but compared to Q3, they seem to be dinosaurs, especially strongly it is felt in the cabin.

Audi grapples at once dense, thoroughbred sound with which the doors close. Analog clean-up said “aufviderzejn”: the standard has become a virtual 10.25‑inch panel with three graphics modes, and cool portrayal. The surcharge — a panel diagonal of 12.3 inches.

Standard — virtual 10.25‑inch instrument panel. The fee proposed 12.3‑inch variant as pictured.Standard — virtual 10.25‑inch instrument panel. The fee proposed 12.3‑inch variant as pictured.

Console — standard USB connector and a modern Type-C. To the first maximum current and a half amperes, for a second or three, which provides faster charging.Console — standard USB connector and a modern Type-C. To the first maximum current and a half amperes, for a second or three, which provides faster charging.

The cabin looks great and features can be luxurious. But the heated windscreen as there was no and no.The cabin looks great and features can be luxurious. But the heated windscreen as there was no and no.

Camera circular review give extremely vivid and accurate picture.Camera circular review give extremely vivid and accurate picture.

The Audi drive select system will allow you to change only the steering and speed of the transmission S tronic.The Audi drive select system will allow you to change only the steering and speed of the transmission S tronic.

Large (10.1 inch) screen multimedia gives juicy picture, much cooler than before. Ask command voice — recognition system works without any problems. Especially touches that it gives the speaker when it is interrupted.

There is an opportunity to secondentity infotainment system with a smartphone (Apple CarPlay or Android Auto), display with phone maps Maps.me, 2GIS, TomTom, Here. Appeared induction charger for gadgets with a power of 5 watts. And it is not located in the depths of the armrest, like the Audi sedans, but in a more convenient and logical place — under the console.

At least a nice acquisition — heated steering wheel. But the heated windscreen as it was not, and is not, as well as “warmer” on the rear seats. Well, how so?

The back became noticeably larger: place knees on a 42 mm longer, but it’s from previously inaccessible longitudinal adjustment, which allows to move the seat in the range of 150 mm or more trunk or passengers easier.

The rear row is noticeably roomier than before, but the tunnel floor is still huge. On the sides of the rear seats is arranged in convenient pockets.The rear row is noticeably roomier than before, but the tunnel floor is still huge. On the sides of the rear seats is arranged in convenient pockets.

Cheers

With the change of generations Q3 had moved on a modular platform MQB, which is also in 2016 mastered the Volkswagen Tiguan. Of course, Audi its chassis tuning, but in General driving habits related crossovers similar.

The new Q3 is built on the MQB platform with a transverse engine. Compared to the old car, the wheelbase is longer on the 77 mm. two options of power steering: standard and progressive — with a variable gear ratio (from 14.8 to 11.4). Front suspension McPherson, rear — chetyrehrychazhka; machines for our market is based on two package options: basic (suggest it) and sport — for version S line. Adaptive dampers for Q3 in Russia decided not to offer.The new Q3 is built on the MQB platform with a transverse engine. Compared to the old car, the wheelbase is longer on the 77 mm. two options of power steering: standard and progressive — with a variable gear ratio (from 14.8 to 11.4). Front suspension McPherson, rear — chetyrehrychazhka; machines for our market is based on two package options: basic (suggest it) and sport — for version S line. Adaptive dampers for Q3 in Russia decided not to offer.

“Cuckoo” demonstrates concrete straight line stability is close to neutral understeer in bends: willingly falls into an arc and clings trajectory. The wheel is easy, but “sociable.”

The system Audi drive select significant changes in the behavior of the machine does not make. Differences even between polar power steering settings (comfort and sport) difficult to grasp. Does not change the fact and adjust the sensitivity of the accelerator and rate of fire of the robot. I would prefer the ability to adjust the damper, but in our market will be Q3 with only passive gear.

There is a sports package settings for the suspension, but ordered him not see the point: the car is already in the basic version, tough enough to work out the bumps, causing you to flinch even at the modest-looking pits. And certainly not advise to choose the optional 19‑inch wheels (103 900 rubles!), after the ride and already tired.

Why no complaints, it’s the Duo of the engine and the box. It would seem that only 150 HP and 250 N·m, but they are enough, always and everywhere. Even on the freeway, even in the mountains — you can light! Robot S tronic is very quick and even with a hectic urban rhythm of movement does not fall into a stupor and does not irritate ragged shifting, as it happened on “Kushka” of the previous generation.

First time for Q3 in Russia would be available only petrol turbo 1.4 TFSI (factory index ЕА211) with aluminum cylinder block and phase shifters at the inlet and outlet. This engine is free from childhood illnesses and became much more reliable.First time for Q3 in Russia would be available only petrol turbo 1.4 TFSI (factory index ЕА211) with aluminum cylinder block and phase shifters at the inlet and outlet. This engine is free from childhood illnesses and became much more reliable.

Trunk: correct form and 530 liters of volume when pushed forward the rear seats. The loading height is reduced by 33 mm For the electric drive of the fifth door asking 36 400 rubles.Trunk: correct form and 530 liters of volume when pushed forward the rear seats. The loading height is reduced by 33 mm For the electric drive of the fifth door asking 36 400 rubles.

Door handles are not very comfortable.Door handles are not very comfortable.

On doors and thresholds — two loop seals: purity and silence in the cabin provided.On doors and thresholds — two loop seals: purity and silence in the cabin provided.

Who fell into a stupor, it’s me — when I heard the price test Q3. Hold your breath: 3 772 000! For front-wheel drive compact crossover is oridoroga.

Base price 2 253 000 rubles — pure advertising. Who needs an Audi without climate control, leather interior, electrically adjustable, rear view camera and cruise control? Especially given the fact that over 1 629 000 rubles, you can take technically identical to the Tiguan, which originally comes with “cruise”, electrically heated windscreen and even with the three-zone “climate”, and over two million will be stuffed to the eyeballs.

Audi Q3 for Russia: the 1.4 TFSI with a capacity of 150 horsepower or 180‑horsepower 2.0 TFSI.Audi Q3 for Russia: the 1.4 TFSI with a capacity of 150 horsepower or 180‑horsepower 2.0 TFSI.

Volkswagen is not an Audi, Yes. But what dealer will go to the buyer with this price situation? Now little who laments that the pearls are small, more and more complain of watery soup.

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Nominated Grand Prix “at the wheel” 2020

We allow to participate in the Grand Prix “at the wheel” 2020 only brand new car — introduced in 2019 for the first time or successor generation. Restyling or updates to the engine range doesn’t count.

Audi Q3 is one of the novelties. But best or not in your class, you decide. We value your opinion!

Voting has already begun. Among those who voted readers we are giving away three cars Lada Vesta.

Official page of Grand Prix “at the wheel” 2020 is available at this link.

  • The General partner of the Grand Prix “za rulem” company Cordiant.
  • The winners of the Grand Prix “at the wheel” 2019 can be found here.
  • About who got played in this year’s cars, click here.
  • Top 10 autonominen winter 2019-2020 we’ve gathered here.

New Audi Q3 for Russia — the first test

The younger version of the crossover Audi got a small turbo engine, front-wheel drive only and the price is from 2 253 000.

New Audi Q3 for Russia — the first test

Audi Q3 35 TFSI

Length / width / height / base 4484 / 1849 / 1545 / 2680 mmtrunk Volume (VDA) 530-1525 lKerb weight 1570 kgEngine diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1395 cm3; 110 kW/150 HP at 5000-6000 rpm; 250 nm at 1500-3500 rpmacceleration 0-100 km/h is 9.2 witha Maximum speed of 207 km/hFuel / fuel : AI‑95 / 58 lfuel Consumption: urban / suburban / mixed cycle 6,9 / 5,3 / 5,9 l / 100 kmDriveline front-wheel drive; R6

  • If you have a vehicle with integrated roof rails like Audi Q3, we recommend you to look attentively at the modern aerodynamic trunk Turkey Turtle Air 2. On it no problem will arise and autobox, and mount the Bicycle carrier, and head skis.

Photo: Yuriy Timkin and Audi

New Audi Q3 for Russia — the first test

The younger version of the crossover Audi got a small turbo engine, front-wheel drive only and the price is from 2 253 000.

New Audi Q3 for Russia — the first test

This “rocket” in 2018 was set a speed record for vehicles with naturally aspirated internal combustion engines — 722,2 km/h.Alexander Khlynov

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Tractor-“Scorcher” set a world record

Challenger 2 Streamliner 1968 auctioned this Saturday, January 11, 2020. The car not only set the speed record on 12 August 2018. He’s behind the wheel arches two unsuccessful attempts to establish a record and large-scale reconstruction, which made the car the fastest in the world, which he demonstrated in the salt plains of Bonneville. According to various estimates, the Challenger 2 Streamliner can be sold for the sum from 900 thousand to $ 1.5 million (55-92 million rubles).

A 10 meter-long vehicle has an interesting history. It was designed by a racer Mickey Thompson, with financial and technical support of the team Ford GT40 Mark IV Le Mans. The car was to replace the outdated four-engine Challenger, which could be dispersed in the Bonneville to speed 654 km/h in 1960.

To set the speed record in 1968 on the Challenger 2 Streamliner failed due to rains and floods. Later Thompson and his wife were killed in front of his own house in California.

Son Thompson, Danny Thompson, remembered about the car to the 50th anniversary of the launch of Challenger I and began its restoration, which lasted 8 years. He replaced the old Ford 427 engines for a couple of Hemi V8 engines, which run on a mixture of nitromethane (87%) and methanol (13%). Their total capacity is from 1800 to 5000 HP

The car retained the original suspension with ultra-fast absorbers, designed the Cart, Kraft and aluminum wheels, with special tires. Challenger 2 has a carbon-ceramic disc brakes and double chute, new engine mounts and a sprinkler system. Finally, the aluminum shell was dealt a new layer of blue paint.

What would be amazing was no machine, it’s hard to imagine who might need it. Potential clients can be either obscenely rich, or some crazy speed demon who wants to break the record.

  • The female pilot was able to accelerate up to speed 856 km/h. When establishing this record of Jesse Combs died.

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The government is discussing incentives for electric vehicles.Elena Alekseeva

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New Russian development: the car, driven by the power of thought

Measures to stimulate the market of electric vehicles discuss the Ministry of industry and trade, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of economic development, the Ministry of transport and other departments, follows from the draft of the schedule of development of electric vehicle in 2020, which is at the disposal of “Izvestia”. From this it follows that owners of electric vehicles can be allowed on dedicated lanes for public transport, they also want to allow free Parking at the Federal level and the free use of toll roads. Also it is proposed to exempt owners of cars with electric motors from vehicle tax.

In addition, it is proposed to encourage manufacturers of electric cars and to provide them with tax benefits.

However, not all authorities are in favour of granting benefits. So, the Ministry of Finance against the incentives of factories to those produced electric cars, and the provision to such enterprises of tax benefits. The Department believes that the budget for the 2019-2021 years already pledged funds to support research and development work, these measures may want to use manufacturers of electric vehicles. Free use of electric vehicles on the toll highways also do not support, as a shortfall in income of “Avtotor” will have to compensate from the budget.

The Ministry of transport do not support the admission of electric vehicles to travel on dedicated lanes, however, local authorities may at their discretion allow the movement of such vehicles for the idea of specially, selecting the appropriate traffic signs. For example, in Moscow for several years, there is free Parking for electric cars.

Market experts believe that in addition to this, it is necessary to reduce the overhead when importing such cars into the country, after taking into account customs duties, VAT, installation, GLONASS and services brokers prices for electric cars increase to 38-40%

  • At the end of last year announced the new Russian Monarch. This project has a lot of questions.

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Crossover experienced in different ways, different speeds and under different loads.Elena Alekseeva

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Kia Seltos — the first test drive of the future hit!

Compact crossover Kia Seltos promise to provide this year, and while the Korean company stirs interest and gives information about it in small portions.

The car was developed taking into account requirements of the Russian market. Before launching in Russia, the Koreans have conducted special tests with the support of experts, WE reproduced different operating conditions, to understand how the car is suitable for Russian roads.

The crossover went through more than 50 000 km in four months of operation in harsh conditions, which as highlighted in the video, equivalent to 150,000 miles in normal use. It was tested on a high-speed, urban, regional, and dirt roads, were tested for corrosion resistance in the chamber with salt fog and sudden changes in temperature, simulated different regimes of the environment.

After the necessary “torment” crossover completely dismantled to the experts evaluated the safety and reliability of components and parts, as well as to eliminate deficiencies prior to the start of production in Russia.

In comments to the video users report that Kia Seltos could become the Russian bestseller, the only question is price. If the “minimal” it will cost above a million, then the chance he has.

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Video: YouTube