In the winter and in March, our vehicles are subjected to high loads. If it is not time yet to go through maintenance on a full cycle, then we should at least help the heart of the machine — engine.FOR PUBLICITY

1. Launches the engine in frosty weather, create an additional burden on parts of the crank mechanism and the piston and cause additional wear. Metal particles deposited in the engine crankcase. To get rid of them, draining the oil and replacing the oil filter, it is the duty of any self-respecting motorist.

2. The constant operation of the engine in conditions of partial heating in the winter creates high waste and contamination of the engine oil products of deterioration.

3. Aspects of city operation, standing in traffic jams when the engine is idling, moving at low speeds further complicate the life of the motor and drenched in oil. At low speed of the engine lubrication system gets the fuel, which decreases the viscosity of the oil decreases bearing capacity of oil film and resulting in accelerated wear of friction parts.

4. Preheating a cold engine at low speed leads to a decrease in the effectiveness of antioxidant and detergent additives in the motor oil. As a result, the oil is consumed faster and loses its properties.

5. Many do not travel by car in the winter and so I think that they have already something with oil all right. Unfortunately, it is not. Yes, this oil will not soot particles, it is not acne and will continue in full, but it will not escape the natural aging. The fact that contact with the air containing oxygen and moisture, the oil oxidizes and gradually becomes a source of corrosion. That’s why all the instructions for the operation of vehicles in addition to service runs in the 10-15 thousand kilometers indicate the need to replace oil at least once a year. Of course, better to do it in April, before the beginning of active operation.

6. Every spring, the growth of vehicle purchases. If you took your secondary market is another reason to change the oil in the engine. Let the previous owner lovingly cared for machine and regularly carried out, but it would be better if from the beginning you take control of the situation and flood the motor is the oil that you want. There are oil that provides maximum protection against wear and deposits, such as TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 5W-40, which your engine has exchanged more than one hundred thousand kilometers.

7. Modern high-tech engine is demanding on the quality of fuel and lubricants. The owner could not affect the quality of the fuel, refueled at a gas station, but the owner has the opportunity to insure the engine, flooding it the correct oil. Might want to do it again in April in anticipation of the big summer trips. The company has a TOTAL line of Quаrtz oil with additive package with a low content of sulfated ash, sulfur and phosphorus, which helps to extend service life and increase the efficiency of devices pre-cleaning of exhaust gases (catalytic converters or particulate filters).

8. How to determine the need for changing the oil? The best criterion is the number of kilometers traveled. If the spring replacement interval crossed the mark of 10 thousand or 15 thousand is approaching, do not wait for summer.

9. Another clue will give the dipstick. Look at the oil level in the engine and the color. Level from the lower mark indicates that it’s time to either top up half a litre liter or, better, replace the oil anyway because the time is right. And, of course, do not wait, while the need to fill the oil declares lamp emergency oil pressure.

So April is the time to change the engine oil and infuse it with new strength.

9 reasons to change the engine oil in the APR 9 reasons to change motor oil in April

The boot capacity is one of the key parameters for the Russian buyers, usually choosing from inexpensive compact cars — and once on all occasions. Model-leaders and outsiders were determined on the basis of measurements experts “Behind the wheel”.Cyril Mileshkin “Behind the wheel”

On the Russian market is still dominated by the In-class affordable, reliable, spacious enough for the whole family. To seat four people with tolerable comfort in any car of this segment. But whether there will be enough space for Luggage? Especially that perfect “displacement”, according to the manufacturer, with the real load is unattainable.

In our comparative tests, we measure the volume not even bags and packs, and bagged bars of different sizes. And still it is considerably less than the manufacturer’s. Notice that we capture the volume at the sill line in the five-seat cabin configuration. This puts all the cars in an obviously equal position, because often use the trunk without folding the rear seat.

However, we must remember that liftbek and wagon an opening for loading Luggage is much more than the sedans. As well as the maximum volume of the cabin, suitable for Luggage. So, for example, Lada Granta liftbacks, in which we counted 396 liters, will be a more sensible purchase than Granta-sedan with 476 liters, if you have to carry bulky things or drive the car to the eyeballs.

A rating of “Behind the wheel”: the leaders of the In-class Luggage capacity (actual measurements)

  • Measurements of the specialists of our online store show that in the trunk of a car is never enough. Especially if the road is going to a big company or are a close family. To pick up a cargo box will help our experts. Call us and we will offer the best prices!

A rating of “Behind the wheel”: the leaders of the In-class trunk volume (real measurements)Photo: “Behind the wheel”

The Korean brand has updated its C-class sedan, although less than three years after the debut of its sixth generation. “Driving” has studied all the changes and came to the conclusion that they needed, but… not enough!Yuriy Timkin “Behind the wheel”

Restless Koreans changed the game in the automotive industry.

Fifteen years ago the life cycle of each model was seven or eight years: the debut of the four-year facelift, and after three — the new generation.

But came to Korea, which is the unwritten rule was to spit, – and put in a six-year-old. Competitors first laughed, but soon themselves added pace.

All ustakanilos? As it is not so! Hyundai has updated the Elantra after only two and a half years after the debut.

Grinding

Why it drew such an evil person what an overly sharp look? But the photographs Elantra prickly, but life is good! Triangular headlights and foglights are reminded of the “first” Focus, which initially was also criticized for the abundance of sharp edges, but then fell in love.

The Hyundai Elantra. Full led headlights — the privilege of the top Elegance version. Repeaters of indexes of turns moved on the side mirrors.The Hyundai Elantra. Full led headlights — the privilege of the top Elegance version. Repeaters of indexes of turns moved on the side mirrors.

Changed the lights on the tailgate in huge letters displayed the name of the model — to not be confused? On the machines in rich trim levels now have a push button trunk release — it is built into the logo. But I easily would trade all of the above on the washer rear view camera.

As before, the Elantra is sold only in the performance sedan.As before, the Elantra is sold only in the performance sedan.

And instead of huge letters to introduce and washer system rear view camera?And instead of huge letters to introduce and washer system rear view camera?

There is in the body and invisible to the eye changes. The Koreans have improved the rigidity of the bulkhead. Ostensibly it is to reduce vibration. Did not help — the two pedal drive Elantra 1.6 at traffic lights in Drive mode shaking like a leaf in the wind. Translate selector 6-speed automatic in Parking, and the shaking stops.

As before, the base engine develops 128 HP, which is enough. But when accelerating down the motor presses on the ears. Even more annoying bad insulation wheel arches: mercilessly banging on rocks and in pools the water is splashing so, that you involuntarily close your eyes in anticipation of Charcot. If it were my Elantra, the first thing would pile all the time.

Chassis changes has not undergone, and it was good. The Elantra sensibly tuned steering and do not oppose the active ride suspension. Except that the angular stiffness of the suspension insufficient, swept toward the timber, so I almost with the road being blown.

The Elantra got a system of blind spot monitoring and assistant prevent collisions when reversing. In the suit, because the Hyundai a rare mud — side glass and outside mirrors are quickly covered with muddy stains.

Over bumps, over bumps

The road ended in the shallow area, where the Elantra showed itself in all its glory. What a comb, that pits with sharp edges suspension swallows without choking. Perhaps the best energy consumption in class! Octavia on this road soul shook, in Elantra not gritted any detail.

The architecture of the interior did not change, but perceived it more advanced.The architecture of the interior did not change, but perceived it more advanced.

“The Scottish cage” inside the scales. Our editor-in-chief like to me — not.”Scottish cage” inside of the scales. Our editor-in-chief like me — not very.

Multimediasystem learned how to “mirror” smartphones. It’s time!Multimediasystem learned how to “mirror” smartphones. It’s time!

The bottom of the center console, settled a wireless charger for smartphones.The bottom of the center console, settled a wireless charger for smartphones.

The interior was slightly refurbished. Put new steering wheel from the hatchback i30, implemented dressy Gill ventilation and buttons climate control, generous to a wireless charger for smartphones. But most importantly the acquisition of new multimedia with a 7-inch screen instead of 5 inches with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

But to the leaders as part of the equipment to comply with the Elantra. Adaptive cruise control is not. System auto brake — as well. Even about heated windscreen forgotten, although related Kia Cerato it is a long time ago.

The two-litre 150‑strong engine is clearly fitter, faster in, without delay. And knows no vibration at traffic lights in Drive mode. I wouldn’t lose heart and paid extra for the powerful motor of 30 000 rubles.

But for the optional Style package (70 000) to pay not advise. In addition to a combined finish (fabric/leatherette), LEDs in the rear lights and instrument panel with 4.2‑inch TFT screen he means the tire dimension 225/45 R17 205/55 R16 instead. With these wheels live less comfortably stiffer on the bumps, the worse the pit with sharp edges. You want for the money to deprive the Elantra ride?

* * *

After a couple of years and a half we’ll have a brand new Elantra, so the life cycle of the car is only five years old. Competitors will have to re-accelerate.

A smooth ride! Cerato is equipped with better

Hyundai Elantra

1.6

2.0

Length / width / height / base

4620 / 1800 / 1450 / 2700 mm

Luggage capacity (VDA)

458 l

Curb weight

1300 (1325)* kg

1330 (1355) kg

Engine

diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1591 cm3; of 93.8 kW/128 HP at 6300 rpm; 154,6 N·m at 4,850 rpm

diesel, R4, 16 valve, 1999 cm3; 110 kW/150 HP at 6,200 rpm and 192 nm at 4000 rpm

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

10,1 (11,6)

8,8 (9,9)

Maximum speed

200 (195) km/h

205 (203) km/h

Fuel / fuel reserve

AI-95 / 50 l

AI-95 / 50 l

Fuel consumption: urban / suburban / mixed cycle

8,7 / 5,2 / 6,5 (9,1 / 5,3 / 6,7) l / 100 km

9,6 / 5,4 / 7,0 (10,2 / 5,7 / 7,4) l / 100 km

Transmission

front-wheel drive, M6 (A6)

* Values in brackets are for version with automatic transmission.

WHO ARE THE COMPETITORS?

Classic Kia CeratoKia Cerato Classic

Kia CeratoKia Cerato

Mazda 3Mazda 3

Skoda OctaviaSkoda Octavia

Toyota CorollaToyota Corolla

Length / width / height / wheelbase, mm

4560 / 1780 / 1445 / 2700

4640 / 1800 / 1450 / 2700

4580 / 1795 / 1450 / 2700

4670 / 1814 / 1476 / 2686

4630 / 1780 / 1435 / 2700

Engines

1.6 l, 130 HP 2.0 l, 150 HP

1.6 l, 128 HP 2.0 l, 150 HP

1.6 l, 104 HP 1,5 l, 120 HP

1.6 l, 110 HP 1,4 l, 150 HP 1,8 l, 180 HP

1.6 l, 122 PS

The price for you!

1 019 900от 1 154 900

1 134 900от 1 204 900

from 000от 1 243 1 324 000

1 081 1 172 000от 000от 1 418 000

1 173 000

The updated Elantra: angry face and steep suspension. But this is not enough!

  • Many useful accessories for Hyundai Elantra offered by our online store. The actual mesh to protect the radiator, drain the windshield and car mats. Do not be redundant and limit stops of the hood.

Photo: Yuriy Timkin and HyundaiElantra Updated: angry face and steep suspension. But this is not enough!

An unexpected incident occurred today at 3:38 MSK in the Vyborg district of St. Petersburg. The driver of the Hyundai with a passenger on Board tried at full speed to fly across the drawbridge.Elena Alekseeva

The driver of the Hyundai attempted to go through divorcing Sampsonievsky bridge in St. Petersburg, told RIA Novosti in STSI in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. But in the end the car crashed into a fence. As a result of unsuccessful maneuver injured two people — a driver and his 34-year-old passenger.

Driving careregular of the car was a citizen of Italy. What made him decide to jump, investigated by the police. Sampson crossing — the only one in St. Petersburg, which was lit at night on Friday.

  • Other materials rubric “Accident” look for the link.

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To check the private complexes of video fixation of violations of traffic rules on the roads of the state office of public Prosecutor instructed Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov.Alexander Khlynov

Materials


What to do with private camera lock (if beat — not)?

The General Prosecutor’s office to check the legality of the scheme of concessions, through which the road flooded portable systems fixing violations of traffic rules (the so-called “tripod”) under the supervision of individuals.

Instructions prosecutors gave the Vice-Premier, Maxim Akimov at the meeting on the national project “Safe and high quality roads”. The results of the inspection of public-private partnership for the installation of mobile systems by order of the Vice-Prime Minister of the MIA of Russia shall forward to the Ministry of transport in the shortest possible time.

“Of the MIA of Russia in the period until 20 April 2019 to send to the Ministry of transport of Russia information about the results of checking the Prosecutor General”, — quotes RBC quote from the minutes of the meeting.

According to Akimova, the tripod on the road is just a means of earning, and not monitoring the roads and traffic violations, as put them where more likely to break, but not where from-for violations more often, accidents do happen.

“We replace main motive is to ensure that in this area no one violated. And now the motive is to have violated as often as possible, because cash flow is the main measure”, — said earlier Governors.

Negatively to the tripods are themselves motorists, invented a simple way to deal with them is to stay in front of the cameras and open the hood, supposedly breaking.

“It is particularly hard for drivers in regions where the local authorities sign a concession agreement with the merchants, and the roads totally uncontrolled, without any regulation, a growing number of private cameras. One, two, 10 cameras on 1 km of a road cloth, and each commits any wrong move the car. In the end, the driver receives multiple penalties for the same violation,” — supported the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister Chairman of the state Duma Committee on labor, social policy and veterans ‘ Affairs Yaroslav Nilov.

Today in Russia recorded a 10.8 3.9 thousand stationary and mobile complexes of video fixing of infringements of traffic regulations. With their help, in 2018 were issued 106 million in fines, that is 82.7% of all discharged during the year orders.

  • Other materials rubric “Law” can be found here.

Photo: “Behind the wheel”

This was written by Japanese newspaper Nikkei, citing its own sources.Elena Alekseeva

Materials


A video message from the main boss of world: I was the victim of a conspiracy!

Nissan Motor will reduce its global production by 15% in the current fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2020, reported Nikkei, citing its own sources. According to the plans of Nissan (which opened component suppliers) in the current year, the company plans to collect about 4.6 million vehicles — the lowest in 9 years. As the newspaper notes, this may adversely affect the company’s financial performance and undermine its Alliance with French automaker Renault.

In February the General Director of Hiroto Saikawa announced the change of strategy followed by Carlos Ghosn, focusing on profitability through volume. According to the Nikkei, production of Nissan cars in Japan will remain at just over 900 thousand units, while overseas production will be reduced by 20%, to about 3.7 million cars.

However, after some time, Nissan has denied the Nikkei, stating that this information is “completely wrong”, reports “Reuters”. In a brief statement, Nissan says its production plan in 2019-2020, the company will present on may 14, when it will announce its financial results for the previous year. The manufacturer stated that the Nikkei article is not based on official information and speculation the company has not commented.

One more disturbing news came from abroad. On possible plans to end the partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance said guide Daimler. The details of the breakup are unclear, but market analysts suggest that it is sufficient not to renew the current contracts. The most significant joint projects are the Mercedes-Benz X-Class and Nissan Navara as well as Smart For Four and the Renault Twingo, which have a lot in common. Mercedes also operates a joint release their models with the brand of Infiniti at the plant in Aguascalientes (Mexico).

  • We will remind, the former head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance Carlos Ghosn was re-arrested after his promises to uncover a conspiracy against him in the leadership of Nissan.
  • After the ugly history with Carlos Ghosn of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have decided to undertake a thorough reconfiguration to create a new entity called “the Board of Directors of the new Alliance.”

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In Canada recently increased the penalty amount for most dangerous violations.Yury is the Author of the blog

In Canada recently “adjusted”, that is, increased penalties for some violations. Although basic rates remain unchanged for 15 years.

Violations are punishable in Canada strictly. The driver pays not only the penalty, but still gets demerit points the penalty points. For serious violations of 7 points for less serious, from 6 to 2.

Novice driver (with the initial rights, the category of G1 or G2, as a rule, the first 5 years) can dial up to 9 penalty points in the year, the driver with full rights — up to 15 points. After that, the driver is deprived of rights and have to re-take the exam. In this case, after receiving 9 points, the driver with full rights (a beginner after 6 points) is called for an interview at the Ministry of Transport and explain to him that he risks losing rights. In addition, understand why he does not respect traffic rules.

So how do you fine Canadians?

7 points

Leaving the scene of an accident.

Disobeying police

6 points

Dangerous driving

Exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h and more

Not stopping the school bus

5 points

Not stopping in front of an unguarded railway crossing

4 points

Exceeding the speed limit by 30-49 km/h

Nonobservance of distance

3 points

Exceeding the speed limit by 16-29 km/h

Use of a Stop sign or red light

Failure to comply with signs, markings and other

2 points

Movement with a headlight, if it’s blinding the other driver

Threat of the door opening, preventing the transport

U-turn on a highway

and so on

Monetary penalties have a fixed amount, to which may be added court costs, and the amount of compensation to the victim of the violation. And the penalties (for convenience I represent them in rubles), such as:

from 100,000 to 1,250,000 RUB. Additionally, as a reminder, you are given 7 penalties oknow.

Dangerous driving Also temporarily confiscated (arrested) the car of the violator.

Disobeying police

Speeding more than 50 km/h street race

from 500,000 to 2,500,000 rubles, plus 7 points

Re the penalty for driving after disqualification,

from 250,000 to 500,000. The glasses will not to mention can guess

The first penalty for driving after disqualification.

100,000 — 125,000 rubles

Not stopping the school bus

For minor violations the penalty generally does not exceed 50,000 rubles.

As for alcohol, the maximum concentration in the blood when driving is 0.08 ppm. However, the punishment is to be followed when exceeding 0.05 ppm.

So, if the alcohol content in driver’s blood is 0.05 to 0.08 permille, forced to undergo Standard Field Sobriety Test — a Standard field Sobriety Test. You probably know him — the driver must walk a straight line, touching nose, etc. If the test fails — deprivation of rights 3 (first time) up to 30 days, plus an administrative fine of 9,000 rubles

If the alcohol content exceeds 0.08 ppm:

Deprivation of rights for 90 days

A fine of 9,000 rubles

Confiscation of the vehicle for 7 days

If the driver has committed an accident while drunk:

Deprivation of rights from 1 year (the first time) up to 3 years or more

Mandatory courses “sober driving” (paid, of course)

A fine of 50,000 rubles to many thousands or even a million (in rubles)

Imprisonment from 30 days (second offense), 120 days (for the third) and more — for a repeated violation

If when you crash with a drunk driver were injured people — imprisonment up to 10 years

If people were killed, the period may be extended to life (the death penalty in Canada not)

Improper Parking — the cheapest violation. Will cost only 2,500 — 3,000 rubles. I recently paid a fine for Parking my car on the ground in front of our office because I forgot to put the windscreen permission from the company to the Parking lot on its territory (it’s private property company).

If the driver was deprived of rights, he will not be able to obtain vehicle permit that kind of a registration certificate, and therefore will not be able to drive my car.

For the return of the rights you may need to pay a fine of 7,500 RUB.

As you can see, for serious violations, the penalty is such that for that amount you can buy a new car, albeit not very expensive.

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If I were a king, for the sound would have chosen Urus. He blows, and all around you see: the king is coming. It is interesting that to lose, except noble sound, reseeding behind the wheel of a Cayenne?Peter Little “Behind the wheel”

And Cayenne, Urus and closely associated with the clan of the Volkswagen, that’s really where the observed mixture of all of noble birth! Cayenne, retaining typically parczewskie, has more everyday practicality. For the Italian nobleman, much flowed from stocks of concern, such as the drive and chassis. Lamborghini uses many components from the Cayenne, the Audi A8, the Bentley Bentayga or the Porsche Panamera.

And yet, which car to choose when I can in anything does not deny: Urus or Cayenne? Read more and see video here.

Photo: Peter Little “Behind the wheel”

Sled meeting with the new cross-coupe Renault slightly stunned: on the highway it’s almost Octavia, and on the roads — practically Duster!Maxim Kadako “Behind the wheel”

When Moscow was still last March’s snow, I went to Romania. There was the South, warmer, and most importantly, near the town of titu is a testing ground of firm Renault. Arkana at home here: I counted several cars in varying degrees of isterzannoe. But we are interested in two front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Both camouflaged “in total”, all the cabin panels are covered with black cloth leaving only the breach of the instrument and handles the climate control. And both machines — with the new powertrain paired with a 150‑horsepower turbo engine with a volume of 1.33 liters (joint with Daimler development) is working CVT company Jatco CVT8.

Camouflage is almost completely devours the look of the car, but believe me: the automotive body serial Arkana almost completely repeats are shown at the Moscow motor show concept. The difference is in the details. A large mirror is scanty. Normal exhaust pipe instead of the pompous bifurcated tailpipes under the rear bumper. And the wheels are smaller — with the Russian all-season tires Bridgestone Dueler H/T dimension 215/60 R17.

So, for two cars to two hours. Here is the Protocol fragmentary impressions.

On rural roads Arkana like a fish in water: suspension surprising energy, accessibility — the envy of many crossovers, and the steering wheel now don’t come hitting even on hard bumps.On rural roads Arkana like a fish in water: suspension surprising energy, accessibility — the envy of many crossovers, and the steering wheel now don’t come hitting even on hard bumps.

It all starts with the electronic key — in the Arcana it is exactly the same as the Koleos. The status of the machine is emphasised by the level of equipment — heating everything, six airbags, mood lighting.It all starts with the electronic key — in the Arcana it is exactly the same as the Koleos. The status of the machine is emphasised by the level of equipment — heating everything, six airbags, mood lighting.

INSIDES. To photograph the salon was banned, but black curtains covering the upholstery, I still lifted.

Wow! Nothing to do with Capture and Duster! View pictures of the current European Renault — will find much in common. Important ergonomic innovation — regulated not only tilt, but also the hight of the steering wheel. Range of movement — about 40 mm. Even a couple centimeters — and it would be perfect even for me (my height is 186 cm). People of average height will sit at all without problems — especially since the seats are much more comfortable kapturowski profile and easier on the upholstery.

To the rear there is enough space. Sloping roof ate part of the space, but not critical. The boot is the right shape, and the volume is not less than Capture. And don’t forget that it is a liftback: hi, Octavia!

TURBO + CVT. Are you afraid of a small turbo engine? And in combination with the CVT? Such crossovers in our market have not yet been.

Turbo engine Renault 1.33 TCe we will call TCe 150 — not to focus on his work volume. Four cylinder, 1330 cubes displacement, variable valve timing on intake and exhaust and only to the extent us forces under nalogovyye 150 HP

Over the top of the engine 150 TCe, including the so-called triangular cylinder head and direct fuel injection, worked the engineers of Daimler. The cylinder block, crankshaft and connecting rod and piston group was developed by the experts of Renault.Over the top of the engine 150 TCe, including the so-called triangular cylinder head and direct fuel injection, worked the engineers of Daimler. The cylinder block, crankshaft and connecting rod and piston group was developed by the experts of Renault.

Engineers claim that the reliability is not inferior to a 2-liter atmosferica. One of the advantages — maintenance-free timing chain. Fans of God of war looks better with electronics can easily bring the power up to 170-180 forces.

CVT Jatco GF016E designed for a torque of 250 N. m and has nothing to do with the CVT, which is put on Logan. With a quiet ride it works traditionally, smoothly adjusting the gear ratio depending on speed and load. But if to push, switches to simulate a 7-speed automatic: switching quasiperiodic mild and noticeable only on the arrow of a tachometer. The engineers managed to nullify the “scooter effect”, known from variable speed machines of previous years, when during acceleration floor-to-noise much more than acceleration.

Oil pump — a variable capacity. At high loads it drives the oil to the full, and for partial begins to boil the pot. One only this decision allowed to reduce fuel consumption by 1%.Oil pump — a variable capacity. At high loads it drives the oil to the full, and for partial begins to boil the pot. One only this decision allowed to reduce fuel consumption by 1%.

The lack of smearing in the reactions, the net response to the flow of gas in the acceleration mode, and when re-acceleration after hard braking. For lovers of active overtaking. On the roads and feel more confident thanks to “tractor” the first quasiperiodic.

Great combination! I almost did not use sport mode and manual brute force pseudoperiodic — even if you go at the pace of “three quarters of the pedal to the floor”, this almost makes no sense.

Average consumption, according to measurements of the French, about 7 liters. I have quiet mode turned out to 7.4 liters per hundred.

External performance of turbo TCe 150 compared to the 2-litre aspirated F4R, which is equipped with Kaptur.External performance of turbo TCe 150 compared to the 2-litre aspirated F4R, which is equipped with Kaptur.

ASPHALT. It’s not a Duster! And not even Captor. At some point I even thought that their asphalt habits of the harness is much closer to Octavia, rather than to Capture. And that is one of its main virtues. Capture your brave appearance promises a lot, but the interior looks much more boring, and it goes a little more cheerful of the Duster. But the lasso Zippy!

Chassis Arcana the French call a new modular platform. I prefer the language of numbers: 55% of units and aggregates — new, the rest is borrowed from the old platform Global Access.Chassis Arcana the French call a new modular platform. I prefer the language of numbers: 55% of units and aggregates — new, the rest is borrowed from the old platform Global Access.

Architectural pendant is no different from kapturowski, but all the elastic elements of the other. So, rear anti-roll bar stiffer at 55% and front 30%. The angular stiffness of the suspension is higher by 24%.Architectural pendant is no different from kapturowski, but all the elastic elements of the other. So, rear anti-roll bar stiffer at 55% and front 30%. The angular stiffness of the suspension is higher by 24%.

The driveshaft of all-wheel drive harnesses longer than Capture, but the rear subframe, clutch connecting the rear wheels and the gearbox just like him. Don’t push your luck: what works well, did not touch.The driveshaft of all-wheel drive harnesses longer than Capture, but the rear subframe, clutch connecting the rear wheels and the gearbox just like him. Don’t push your luck: what works well, did not touch.

The new platform said goodbye to the hydraulic servo: now it is electric. The architecture of the front and rear suspensions maintained, but revised almost all the elements, including, of course, springs, dampers and stabilizer bars. Arcana stands confidently on the straight, happy to write turns, and the wheel does not come to blows even in the twists with a comb. I’m telling you — not a Duster!

The difference in the characters, of course. Front-wheel drive and lasso proved tougher and the reason for rear suspension with torsion beam on the tattered asphalt radiating on the back of a rumble and vibration only strengthen the effect of suspension stiffness. Yes, it’s pre-series machines and early to draw any conclusions, but I would prefer AWD with a rear memorycache.

PERESECINA. The patency of the harness is only slightly inferior to Capture. Under factory steel protection powertrain — 205 mm. With draft control — no problems. Yes, electronics helps. The energy suspension freaky. Diagonal hanging, steep climbs, track, broad at the knee: at first I was cautious, but gradually began to take the gully is almost a throw — Arcana forgives everything!

The power unit is assembled on a new subframe. Instead of hydraulic power steering — electric: it is not placed on the rack and on the steering shaft. Rake “in short” kapturowski: the wheel makes exactly three turns from lock to lock.The power unit is assembled on a new subframe. Instead of hydraulic power steering — electric: it is not placed on the rack and on the steering shaft. Rake “in short” kapturowski: the wheel makes exactly three turns from lock to lock.

Arkana — the first European car that the CVT Jatco GF016E is mounted in combination with the turbo.Arkana — the first European car that the CVT Jatco GF016E is mounted in combination with the turbo.

The bypass valve is used to re-supply excess air to the turbocharger inlet, thereby is reduced almost to nothing the effect of turbo pint.The bypass valve is used to re-supply excess air to the turbocharger inlet, thereby is reduced almost to nothing the effect of turbo pint.

ABOUT RUSSIA. Automatically begs the question: will assemble turbo engine and CVT in Russia? Desire the French have, but it must be backed by successful sales — or the meaning of localization no. In the meantime, the engine TCe 150 will take us from the factory in Spain and CVT — from Mexico (as with the Qashqai, X-Trail and the Koleos with petrol engines). And see ads for resales commercials in the year 2025: Spanish motor, Mexican variator!

For those not ready to fork out, but dreams of a bright car, there are easier ways. Base leave known engine 1.6 H4M in combination with a 5-speed manual transmission. Cheap and cheerful. In Reno I hope that Arcana will sell approximately the same volume that Captur. It turns out that they want to sell for 30-40 thousand cars a year.

Will eat if Arcana of the buyers have Capture? Of course. But marketers believe that customer churn is minimal, and the lion’s share of buyers needs to be harnessed in the competition — that is someone will have to give up Crete, Qashqai or Sportage in favor of Arcana.

Arcana surely boost the river depth above the knee. Under factory steel protection power unit I’ve measured 205 mm: excellent! The angles of entry and exit — 21 and 26 degrees, respectively: just like in Capture.Arcana surely boost the river depth above the knee. Under factory steel protection power unit I’ve measured 205 mm: excellent! The angles of entry and exit — 21 and 26 degrees, respectively: just like in Capture.

How MUCH? The exact answer to this question we will know closer to start of sales in June and July. But I see this situation: the price of the lasso and Kaptur will significantly overlap. That is the most affordable front-drive harnesses would be cheaper than the most expensive of all-wheel drive Captures. I think the price for front-wheel drive 1.6 with the lasso mechanics will be less than 1.2 million rubles. Tempting?

Renault Arkana: the first test drive

Renault Arkana: the first test-driveto: George Cages

This time large-scale reform of instruction in schools offering the Ministry of transport.Elena Alekseeva

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The traffic police again changes the rules of the exam on right

The Ministry of transport propose to change the legislation in such a way that teaching in school was no longer considered an educational process. Thus, those who want to obtain rights for personal purposes, to make it becomes cheaper and easier.

Fans will no longer be overloaded with too much information, they do not have to study the organizational and managerial disciplines that are not related to traffic safety. At the same time citizens, as now, will take exams in the traffic police for all categories (B, C, D, etc.), but remain Amateurs. This will lead to cheaper driving school. However, the office was called, only the data accumulated savings for citizens — 1.43 billion a year, how much cheaper will be the training of one cadet, is unclear.

If a person is going to work as a driver and become a professional, writes “Kommersant”, he will have at his own expense to improve their skills. His train driving skills in emergency situations, control of articulated and double-Decker bus and providing safe transportation of passengers and cargo. Cost of such courses, according to the Ministry of transport may from 2.7 thousand to 12.3 thousand.

Upon completion of training, the citizen will receive a certificate of profession for a period of five years. Companies that have a fleet of trucks and buses, were forbidden to hire drivers without professional certificates.

The cost of implementation of the new requirements of the Ministry of transport estimated at 1.6 billion rubles.

The proposed law could affect the interests of more than 1.3 million people annually receives rights from them 1 million — category B 117 thousand – category, 44.9 thousand category D. this will affect the conversion not only beginners but also for those who got the rights earlier and is already running.

Today the students on the driving course, get the major “driver”.

The idea to divide drivers into enthusiasts and professionals, the Ministry of transport put forward in the past, but then it caused resentment in society, and the Agency decided to modify it.

  • To divide drivers into enthusiasts and professionals, the Ministry had proposed back in April of last year.
  • Earlier the same idea was put forward Union of driving schools of Moscow.

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