Renault has updated the range Stepway, which in addition includes the Sandero hatchback and Logan sedan. The main news is a modification of the City with a CVT X-tronic.Alexander Vinogradov “Behind the wheel”

Occasion: premiere of Renault Sandero Stepway Stepway and Logan.

Venue: Budva, Montenegro.

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Impressions. Seven years ago with my Renault Sandero Stepway, in fact, founded a new class of cars, which can be called as follows: availability of cross-hatchbacks-class Century And over time the proportion of such versions in the total sales of all Sandero reached 80%. Only the competitors are not asleep. First Lada broke out with a whole line of Cross-versions. Then cross-hatch appeared and Kia. On the background of Rio and Vesta Sandero began to look pale. Because the renewal was necessary for this model.

However, changes in body design and interior design minimum: refreshed bumpers, front optics, grille. In the cabin, a new steering wheel, which still moved only at the angle. Remained still vague and Seating, and scattered around the cabin of a button.

Gamma engines have not changed: buyers still available three engine working volume of 1.6 liters with different degrees of force. The well-known eight – and shestnadcatiletnie motors Renault, with a capacity of 82 and 102 HP respectively, as well as Nissan 113-strong unit, which appeared in the family before the restyling. 102-strong motor still works in tandem with the old 4-speed automatic. Such a machine is characteristic of inadequate performance. Whether it 113-HP version! Mechanics this car is truly stunning for its class dynamics of acceleration — I was convinced during last year’s comparative test.

Update model its interior is almost unchanged. If you don’t count the new helm. It is a pity that it still moves only tilt but not reach.Update model its interior is almost unchanged. If you don’t count the new helm. It is a pity that it still moves only tilt but not reach.

The selector variable is no different from a classic lever machine.The selector variable is no different from a classic lever machine.

From the standard multimedia system there is the possibility of connecting the smartphone via Apple Carplay or Android Auto.From the standard multimedia system there is the possibility of connecting the smartphone via Apple Carplay or Android Auto.

From now on, the Sandero and Logan owners don’t need a key to open the tank hatch at the gas station. If passengers remain, the engine can not turn off, and the gas tank open with a floor lever.From now on, the Sandero and Logan owners don’t need a key to open the tank hatch at the gas station. If passengers remain, the engine can not turn off, and the gas tank open with a floor lever.

The most important news is the emergence in the line Stepway modification City. She will be available for both hatch and sedan. Its easy to spot some details: body side mirrors painted in black, wheel caps cleverly disguised as a stylish alloy wheels, plus the appropriate nameplates on the back.

But most importantly, paired with a 113-horsepower engine running a CVT X-tronic, which was a long time coming in the automobile line of Renault. Of course, a car with a CVT is inferior in acceleration dynamics version with a manual transmission, but the gap is not critical. And certainly a car with a CVT preferable modifications with a 102-horsepower engine and the classic machine. Variable speed Stepway (be it hatch or sedan) pleased with the enthusiastic reaction to the touch of the accelerator and does not annoy the driver shifts out of place.

Version City easy to learn very nice covers, which are cleverly disguised as alloy wheels.Version City easy to learn very nice covers, which are cleverly disguised as alloy wheels.

Prospects. Regular Sandero and Logan has long lost its popularity. But their pseudovadonia version, in contrast, are steadily increasing proportion of total sales. The hatchback is already proven. So the sedan will surely repeat the success of his brother. Moreover, they both had the CVT is a serious argument for all those who are tired of the old 4-speed automatic DP2. Versions with a CVT X-tronic for sure will make most of the box office in selling the updated line.

Prices. Most affordable Logan Stepway will cost 662 thousand rubles. And the cheapest car with a CVT — 787 thousand. Hatchback Sandero Stepway is traditionally a little more expensive for him to pay at least 709 thousand rubles. A machine with a CVT will cost at least 814 thousand.

Renault Sandero Sandero Stepway StepwayRenault

Assessment. The new version of the City, which is distinguished by the CVT, something that would appear in the budget of Renault. It aims to give new impetus to the popularity of Sandero and Logan in our market.

Details: ZR, 2019, No. 02.

Renault Sandero and Logan in versions Stepway — now with a CVT

Photo: Alexander Vinogradov and Renault

Renault Sandero and Logan in versions Stepway — now with variationthe: Alexander Vinogradov “Behind the wheel”

Subaru Forester fifth generation said goodbye to the turbo engine, now only atmosferici!Homann Maxim “Behind the wheel”

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Several years ago, the Japanese were shocked by the fact that switched from hydro-mechanical machines to variable speed, and now a new blow East, fans of the brand: Subaru refused to diesels and sentenced all petrol turbo engine! Dealers around the world asking the head office to change the decision, and I’m flying to Georgia to get acquainted with the new Forester, which is equipped with only atmospheric engines and which you will not put a manual gearbox.

The front panel is made of soft plastic. In the center — eight-inch monitor with good response and performance. The wheel with the tides in the area of the grip covered with leather and equipped with heating. The electric Parking brake.The front panel is made of soft plastic. In the center — eight-inch monitor with good response and performance. The wheel with the tides in the area of the grip covered with leather and equipped with heating. The electric Parking brake.

Instrumentation — analog, easy digitization.Instrumentation — analog, easy digitization.

“Machine vision” EyeSight uses the front stereo camera system includes auto brake, adaptive cruise control and the evaluation function driver fatigue.”Machine vision” EyeSight uses the front stereo camera system includes auto brake, adaptive cruise control and the evaluation function driver fatigue.

The X-Mоde top configuration two modes of operation: “snow/mud” and “deep snow/deep mud.”The X-Mоde top configuration two modes of operation: “snow/mud” and “deep snow/deep mud.”

Deja vu

Two and a half hour flight to Tbilisi, and at the airport I’m greeted Stroy “foresters” of the fifth and fourth generations. Well, well… Where’s the new?

Forester fifth generation was 15 mm longer and 20 mm wider, the wheelbase increased by 30 mm but the design did not seem to touch at all. Then the crisis of the designers, or are afraid to scare off traditional buyers (the rejection of the turbo engine in this case, altogether inexplicable). Just behind the new “farik” unmistakable on the C‑shaped lights.

Design was never a strong point of Subaru. These machines are liked for the drive and the technical “features”. Mountain passes of Georgia is a great testing ground for character. By the way, Forester there are more than popular on the roads, a lot of them, different generations. In Russia, too. Without it, dealers would be sitting on a starvation diet. For the first eight months of 2018 they sold 2718 Forester, the second — crossover XV: 1154 machines. And during this period, Russia implemented 4848 machines. Modestly.

Chair dense, with pronounced lateral support. Electrically included in the basic equipment.Chair dense, with pronounced lateral support. Electrically included in the basic equipment.

The rear seats now heated not only cushion, but also the back. Due to the increased wheelbase has become roomier in the legs. There are deflectors of ventilation and two USB ports for charging gadgets.The rear seats now heated not only cushion, but also the back. Due to the increased wheelbase has become roomier in the legs. There are deflectors of ventilation and two USB ports for charging gadgets.

On the backs of the front seats — the “organizers” with pockets for your phone, tablet, and magazines.On the backs of the front seats — the “organizers” with pockets for your phone, tablet, and magazines.

I casually mentioned appeared in last year XV (SP, No. 11, 2017), he also built on the Subaru Global platform. “Forica” a lot in common with XV. In the cabin I couldn’t find five differences. The same front panel with a soft plastic, the same wheel, the familiar seat with pronounced lateral support. A single platform to reduce costs, but the Forester look forward to more “expensive” feeling. Real advantages over the XV, not so much in the Forester is noticeably more air over your head and better visibility — windshield stand thin, the rear view camera is equipped with a washer and mirrors when reverse gear is engaged automatically lean in for easier Parking.

On the door there is a plastic lining that covered the sills from dirt and legs will not stain.On the door there is a plastic lining that covered the sills from dirt and legs will not stain.

Sill rear door mounted massive plastic bandwagon. She can get up when you attach the loads on the roof.Sill rear door mounted massive plastic bandwagon. She can get up when you attach the loads on the roof.

Power solutions

Engine choice: diesel atmosferici direct-injection, 2,0 (150 HP) and 2.5 liters (185 HP). Indexes of still — FB20 and FB25, but the motors seriously upgraded.

The approach angle is 20.1°, the Congress, and 25.8°. The bottom is flat.The approach angle is 20.1°, the Congress, and 25.8°. The bottom is flat.

The boot capacity of 505 litres — right shape, with a flat floor and an opening width of 1300 mm. a Pair of large suitcases will be included.The boot capacity of 505 litres — right shape, with a flat floor and an opening width of 1300 mm. a Pair of large suitcases will be included.

The fifth door now for two keys: first, as before, closes the door, and the second lowers and locks.The fifth door now for two keys: first, as before, closes the door, and the second lowers and locks.

2-liter engine modified 80% of the parts, and the 2.5‑liter — as much as 90%. The connecting rods, pistons, crankshaft bearings, exhaust valves and valve springs, gasket cylinder head, valve cover, water pump — all new.

There was a system of “start-stop”. In a couple of both motors charge klinotsepnym Lineartronic CVT with an extended power range: 7,02 6,28 instead — for the sake a spirited start and fuel economy at high speeds. And yet the Assembly made it easier for 8 pounds. Mechanical box no longer offered — there is no demand.

Force structure steel bodies of the new Forester better absorbs impact energy in a frontal collision, distributing it to the body.Force structure steel bodies of the new Forester better absorbs impact energy in a frontal collision, distributing it to the body.

Forester 2.5 nimble, the engine is just begging to twist it into a jingle. After 3500 rpm the avalanche of thrust! To overtake and to adjust the flow became easier and safer. Making his way through a chaotic anthill morning Tbilisi standard track, looked at fuel consumption — 8.1 liters. Well!

The Forester is a new frame, stiffer body, changed the angles of the shocks and the rear stabilizer bar is attached directly to the body, not the subframe. Now the car is better helm, at high speed requires less taxiings and not so excitedly leaning in corners.

A single Subaru Global platform (SGP), which established the new Forester is for all future models, as with conventional motors, and many potential (hybrids, electric cars and cars running on fuel cells) — it will be used until 2025. Retuned suspension and lowered the centre of gravity are designed to improve handling and reduce roll. Extra high strength steels increase rigidity of the body torsion. The first car on the platform of the SGP became the fifth generation Impreza.A single Subaru Global platform (SGP), which established the new Forester is for all future models, as with conventional motors, and many potential (hybrids, electric cars and cars running on fuel cells) — it will be used until 2025. Retuned suspension and lowered the centre of gravity are designed to improve handling and reduce roll. Extra high strength steels increase rigidity of the body torsion. The first car on the platform of the SGP became the fifth generation Impreza.

Begin to scald, but on deep wells suspension makes it clear that they are ready not all. A couple of times the chassis has broken, and I stepped on the throat of his carelessness. Well at least the bottom didn’t hurt never. Thanks to ground clearance of 220 mm. I have Prohvatit on the old Forester. A visitor from the past. And the wheel makes you work harder and shaking, and noticeably noisier.

The drive to the rear axle, as before, connects the multi-plate clutch that works with preload. Rear-wheel traction is always served, even at the highest speeds. Land Forester without problems climbs a steep dirt road through the mountain pass. In the evening I caught up with the rain, and to be safe I used the X-Mоde — help system when driving on the road, changing the algorithm of interaction of traction control system of CVT and engine. X-Mоde migrated to a new machine with no changes, only top-end configuration there are two modes of operation: “snow/mud” and “deep snow/deep mud.” Optimum on soils of the second, as the electronics are fully disables the system of stabilization (at speeds up to 40 km/h), and the first is more suitable for slippery roads.

The new Forester is a little larger, but to distinguish it from the old only for fans.The new Forester is a little larger, but to distinguish it from the old only for fans.

Forester and got a friend to crossover XV EyeSight system, which in our tests (ZR, No. 2, 2017) have shown their best side. She clearly sees a passing car in the twilight, light fog and drizzle. In the shower electronic eyes dismissive; however, it is not a surprise, because in the XV all works the same. The system adjusts the rate of light taxiing to touch the markup, and displays on the panel a warning when you decide that the driver is tired.

The base Forester costs 1 959 000 rubles, and the top version will cost 2 569 900 rubles. To put it mildly, not cheap. Four-wheel drive Mitsubishi Outlander can be purchased for 1 803 000, Toyota RAV4 even cheaper — 1 762 000 rubles, and the Mazda CX‑5 will cost 1 823 000 rubles. However, Subaru is their “exclusive” client will always find the magic of opposition and the legendary symmetrical AWD can’t kill even a CVT and the refusal of the turbo engine.

Energy-intensive suspension, good handling Salon like XV, seat — without lumbar adjustment stop

Subaru Forester 2.0

Subaru Forester 2.5

Length / width / height / base 4625 / 1815 / 1730 / 2670 mm

Trunk volume (VDA) 505 / 1775 l

Weight / total weight

1599 / 2223 kg

1677 / 2223 kg

Engine

petrol, Оп4, 16 valve 1995 cm3; 110,0 kW / 150 HP at 6000-6200 rpm and 196 N·m at 4000 rpm

petrol, Оп4, 16 valves, 2498 cm3; 136 kW / 185 BHP at 5800 rpm; 239 N·m at 4400 rpm

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

10,3 c

9,5 c

Maximum speed

193 km/h

207 km/h

Fuel / fuel AI-95 / 63 l

Fuel consumption: urban / suburban / mixed cycle

9,0 / 6,2 / 7,2 l / 100 km

9,3 / 6,3 / 7,4 l / 100 km

Transmission all-wheel drive; CVT

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  • New Subaru Forester impresses with its dynamics and presence, but something was still missing. Install on the standard rails the trunk, and a mount for the carriage of skis and go to conquer the ski lifts!

Photo: Maxim Gamyanin and Subaru

New Subaru Forester — test drive without naduvateli

This story lasted more than three years, while court-appointed examination has not established the real cause of breakdowns.Alekseeva Elena

Lada GrantaLada Granta

LADA > Granta

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Citizen N. in April 2015 purchased from an authorized dealer “Irkutsk-AVTOVAZ” Lada Granta car for 431 800 roubles. But it was short-lived: the car is called, was unhappy failure rained down one after another. The man was forced to constantly contact the service center, including Troubleshooting, steering, which continued to occur after the repair.

Jacked the car owner appealed to dealership a statement on the termination of the contract of sale, but there he flatly refused.

In court the representative of the defendant “Irkutsk-AVTOVAZ” has motivated its refusal by the fact that the mass breakdown of the vehicle, including steering,… the result of “incorrect operation”. The car is used as a study on the training ground without a solid road surface (goes on the earth surface). In addition, it is constantly operate at low speeds, which creates an additional burden for which it was not designed. Anyway — when buying a car the customer had to warn the seller that gets it as a training vehicle, then it would be explained to him that such use may cause damage. Now, any claims the seller does not accept, because the customer’s own fault.

The car owner had to go to court, he appointed autotechnical examination, which established that:

“…the car’s existing faults, which are expressed in the spontaneous failure of power steering when maneuvering the vehicle within the conditions for insecure driving at minimum speed, appear to mean accidental triggering of the thermal protection of the vehicle and are of a production nature”, according to the Sverdlovsk district court of Irkutsk city.

The court ruled that the contract of sale to cancel and the seller to recover 411 800 rubles for the car; 6000 rubles — for carrying out an independent examination and 15,000 for legal services.

  • The owner of the defective UAZ Patriot I bought him for 1 million and got 2 million rubles, the offer to peacefully terminate the contract of sale, the dealer did not respond.
  • With other judicial decisions can be found here.

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XRAY hatchback has got a new price list. In some versions he went up, and in others — on the contrary, became cheaper.Khlynov Alexander

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New Lada XRAY went on sale recently — at the end of November this year, and have already got new price tags. The change in the value not only applies to the base trim of the car.

The hatchback version of the Standard still is 589 900 rubles, wrote the Agency “AUTOSTAT”. In picking Classic price XRAY also remained unchanged at 629 900 roubles. When ordering the machine in the configuration of the Classic, but the air conditioning have to pay, as before, 654 900 rubles.

New Lada XRAY Comfort became cheaper by 3000 rubles, and offered now at a price of 687 737 900 to 900 rubles. The same amount went up and hatchbacks models in the Luxe and Luxe/Prestige, equipped with an engine capacity of 1.6 liters. Now they are offered at a price of 743 772 900 to 900 rubles. The version with 1.8-liter engine in the configuration Luxe/Prestige added to the price of 6000 rubles and released for the 822 900 rubles.

  • Compared to the previous XRAY, the novelty became slightly cheaper.
  • On the basis of Lada XRAY crossover produced version of XRAY Cross, read about the advantages which can be found here.

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The Cabinet instructed the interior Ministry and the transportation Ministry to “prepare proposals” to strengthen the penalties for some traffic violations.Alekseeva Elena

Until March 1, 2019, the Ministry of internal Affairs and the Ministry of transport shall submit proposals to change the administrative code regarding the introduction of a fine for speeding 10-20 km/h is Now speeding up to 20 km/h impunity. This threshold wanted to cancel back in 2014, but the case never came. In December 2018, the Vice-mayor of Moscow Maxim Liksutov has again raised this issue at the meeting of the Commission on traffic safety, after which came the order of Maxim Akimov, reminds “Kommersant”.

For 11 months of current year made 81,3 million orders exceeding the speed limit by 20-40 km/h is the most common traffic violations. Clearly, if speed threshold will lower the number of fines will increase dramatically, and with them the revenues to the regional funds.

The chief Minister Mikhail Chernikov believes vicious the practice when drivers choose the speed according to the principle of the “+ 20 km/h”, but about lowering the threshold for expressed caution — they say that to change the rule only by conducting an audit of the road network, to understand how necessary and how will it affect the road safety.

Experts believe that to reduce the speed threshold makes sense near medical and educational institutions, and possibly worth it even to increase. But because of statistics proving the growth of accidents from-for excess of speed on 20 km/h, no, then discuss this topic is pointless, especially because this “dvadcatogo top” power is always taken into account when installation of the signs.

In addition, the interior Ministry and the Moscow Government was instructed to submit proposals on strengthening the fight against fraudulent and unreadable rooms, a Parking violation and stop.

  • A speeding taxi drivers are often guilty, so the aggregator Yandex.Taxi even thought that track was in the taxi drivers, reckless drivers and block them.
  • With the help of telematics systems was able to identify the regions with the fastest drivers in the country. Among the leaders, Smolensk, Tver and Novgorod region.

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Prodaje of the current Passat in the background of the main competitors in the U.S. market are modest: in January-November of 2018 in the United States sold 38 285 sedans, which is 34% less than 11 months of 2017. For comparison, the Toyota over the same period, sold in the United States 298 991 sedans Camry and the Honda Accord has sold 262 444 instance.

In this regard, the Germans decided to save on development of a new generation of models, abandoning the transition to a modular chassis MQB. This means that in the latest generation Passat, will not receive or hybrid versions, no digital dashboard. Although the options list will include and rain and light sensors, adaptive cruise control and automatic hold vehicle in the occupied zone.

In fact, in comparison with the predecessor the novelty has received a more aggressive design in the style of the models and Arteon new Jetta. Practically has not changed and the salon.

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Saved the Germans on the motor, he the sedan is only one: slightly modernized two-liter “turboservice” TSI with an output of 176 horsepower, which is combined with a six-speed “automatic”. The version with the 3.6-liter VR6 engine (283 HP) retired in September of this year.

Public premiere of “American” Volkswagen Passat of new generation will be part of the Detroit motor show in January 2019. Prices yet to be announced, the predecessor is in the United States from 25 $ 295.

New scandal: Volkswagen caught on the illegal sale of thousands of cars

Tothe nodes of the crossover is reinforced with steel plates and the body panels used lightweight ballistic alloys Neoflex. In addition, the standard Windows were replaced with special bulletproof glass Vidrio.

The creators claim that it will protect the driver and passengers from the shot of a rifle or powerful handgun, for example, of the 44 Magnum caliber.

After the modernization of the armored Tesla Model X weight of 250 kg, which will reduce the 400-kilometer Autonomous stock turn on one battery only 3-5%.

Tesla Model X was towed 43-ton truck

In this case, the developers said they created the fastest armored vehicle in the world. Dynamic characteristics has not yet been announced, but conventional P100D Tesla Model S is capable of accelerating to a hundred in 2.3 seconds with a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour.

A sample of the new items have been exhibited in one of the exhibition centers in Mexico. The transformation of the Tesla Model X electric armoured vehicle will take approximately 12 weeks and will cost 45 thousand dollars. This cost does not include the price of the “donor” car and taxes.

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Novince got the name Brabus 700 4×42 Final Edition, as well as portal axles and adaptive shock absorbers with electronic control. The front wheel arches and some other body parts made of carbon fiber, and massive wheels shod in off-road tires Pirelli Scorpion ATR 325/55 dimension R18.

A distinctive feature of the machine is a huge ground clearance of 600 millimetres. As for the interior, two-tone finish of black and light brown leather complement the natural wood and carbon fiber.

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Under the hood of this monster installed modernizirovannyi twin-turbo V8 5.5-liter which instead of the standard 571 HP (760 N•m) now develops an impressive 700 HP (960 N•m). The engine is combined with a recalibrated seven-speed automatic transmission 7G-Tronic Plus.

From standstill to the first hundred Brabus 700 heavy 4×42 is capable of accelerating from just five seconds, and its maximum speed is limited by electronics on a mark of 210 kilometers per hour.

The circulation of the “final” batch of SUVs will be only 10 copies, at a price of 209 000 euros apiece.

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Console Cross in Togliatti not just improved the current XRAY and did, in fact, another car. However, the price has seriously gone up…Cyril, Brevdo “Behind the wheel”

Prices on XRAY Cross are in the range from 900 to 888 729 900 rubles. The sale is planned to open before the end of this year. The engine VAZ‑21179 (1.8 liters, 122 HP) to Cross yet uncontested. The claimed ground clearance is 215 mm 195 mm vs standard Icrea. In the top version Luxe lights have the function of illumination of turns: headlight turns on when the deviation of the rudder 60 degrees and off when the rotation angle of the steering wheel reduced to 15 degrees. Operates at speeds up to 40 km/h. the price of XRAY Cross are in the range from 900 to 888 729 900 rubles. The sale is planned to open before the end of this year. The engine VAZ‑21179 (1.8 liters, 122 HP) to Cross yet uncontested. The claimed ground clearance is 215 mm 195 mm vs standard Icrea. In the top version Luxe lights have the function of illumination of turns: headlight turns on when the deviation of the rudder 60 degrees and off when the rotation angle of the steering wheel reduced to 15 degrees. Operates at speeds up to 40 km/h.

Lada XRAY Cross 1.8 MT

Length/width/height/base 4171/1810/1645/2592 mmtrunk Volume (VDA) 361-1514 lCurb weight 1295-1300 kgEngine diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1774 cm3; 90 kW/122 HP at 6050 rpm and 170 N·m at 3700 rpmacceleration 0-100 km/h 10.9Maximum speed of 180 km/hFuel/fuel : AI-95/50 lfuel Consumption: combined cycle of 7.5 l/100 kmDriveline front-wheel drive; M5

He’s different

The video on the Youtube channel “Behind the wheel” we posted literally the next day after driving the presentation of the Cross. And immediately ponabezhali haters say: journalists overrated the car. Frankly, I with great pleasure would have questioned that a little blood can do a great job. Reworked front suspension and rear disc brakes? More options, increased ground clearance and new plastic kit? Surely this really is enough to the ugly duckling XRAY has become something more significant than a Renault Sandero Stepway in another body?

Miracles do happen! About Renault resemble only a few details, which by and large do not take any part in shaping the experience of the Cross as a purely original car.

The devil rummaging in detail

Let’s start with the fact that Cross looks just like a little raised above the ground XRAY, but as the product of a serious facelift. In my opinion, purely visual “jumper” Johnson drastically changed the appearance of the machine. And if crossover the essence of a regular Exray difficult to believe, even despite the impressive ground clearance (195 mm) — it looks sort of atypical hatchback – it looks real XRAY Cross crossover.

The larger wheels combined with plastic venderami and plates added to the machine solidity: compared with the original XRAY Cross seems somehow disproportionate.

The list of modifications the chassis of the Lada XRAY Cross: 1 — L‑arm front suspension in the image and likeness of those in the West; 2 — stabilizer front suspension with improved geometry; 3 — upgraded subframe Assembly; 4 — new steering knuckles with brakes; 5 — electric power steering; 6 — modernized wishbone rear suspension beam Assembly installing disc brakes; 7 — steering gear; 8 — struts and springs with different characteristics; 9 — wheels with all-season tire Continental ContiCrossContact LX2 dimension 215/50 R17; 10 — rear disc brakes from Vesta; 11 — original rear spring; 12 — the shock absorbers with different characteristics.The list of modifications the chassis of the Lada XRAY Cross: 1 — L‑arm front suspension in the image and likeness of those in the West; 2 — stabilizer front suspension with improved geometry; 3 — upgraded subframe Assembly; 4 — new steering knuckles with brakes; 5 — electric power steering; 6 — modernized wishbone rear suspension beam Assembly installing disc brakes; 7 — steering gear; 8 — struts and springs with different characteristics; 9 — wheels with all-season tire Continental ContiCrossContact LX2 dimension 215/50 R17; 10 — rear disc brakes from Vesta; 11 — original rear spring; 12 — the shock absorbers with different characteristics.

Door sills and wheel arches made of double layer: directly to the body with clips and double sided adhesive tape attached plastic base, and it priseljevanja facial elements.

Bumpers Cross other, and they compound: front silver decor if damaged can be replaced separately. The rear bumper is divided into more parts than the front: for example, the painted elements connecting the lights and the main part are separate parts, unlike conventional Iccrea where they go “one piece” with the whole bumper. Repair in case of damage cheaper.

On the roof there were railings, it is quite functional: they can carry cargo weighing up to 50 kg (including the trunk).

In dimension 215/50 R17 it is easy to pick up winter shoes from among the winners of the recent test “the wheel”: it is the friction of tires Pirelli Ice Zero FR or studded Hankook Winter i*Pike RS2 W429.In dimension 215/50 R17 it is easy to pick up winter shoes from among the winners of the recent test “the wheel”: it is the friction of tires Pirelli Ice Zero FR or studded Hankook Winter i*Pike RS2 W429.

The wheels are only 17 inch. Iccrea from the ordinary wheel is not suitable: we drive another departure, and bus — higher dimensions: 215/50 R17 instead of 205/50 R17 (cheap XRAY and did put 16‑ and even 15‑inch).

Sit and bask

Inside, little has changed, except that as options are now available bright insert body color (without them no worse). Assembled interior tight, but roughly: the joints between the panels are sometimes careless, and the materials themselves openly simple. However, in practicality, the car can not refuse.

A trunk with a false bottom under the floor lies an additional space for Luggage, and below lives full-size spare wheel on a cast disk. Rear sofa has a little changed: the pillow and shifted back down to 25 and 5 mm, respectively, which have added space for passengers ‘ feet. The second row is folded in parts, but even the floor comes out (although the steps are not).

The boot capacity is 361 liter. It’s a little, frankly. Loading height has increased accordingly the grown clearance.The boot capacity is 361 liter. It’s a little, frankly. Loading height has increased accordingly the grown clearance.

The front seats other: modified cushion and backrest — with more pronounced lateral support. The button of inclusion of heating moved from the grounds of the seats (awful Renesmee solution) on the center console, besides Parking was three-stage. Appeared and heated rear seats — operation, and heats only the pillow.

The steering column now regulated not only tilt, but also on the flight — the first time cars on the platform B0! And for the first time appeared on the Lada wheel with heating! Heats the entire rim, and a convenient power button located on the right-hand spoke of the steering wheel.

And here’s another important detail which helps us to gracefully move from obvious news to less visible — but no less important. Talking about the washer choice driving modes Lada Ride Select, which is perched on the center console. As it turned out, this is quite a useful acquisition — unless, of course, to walk the car out of the asphalt.

XRAY Cross — the first Lada heated steering wheel. And some time will be the only other models this option is not. Gearbox Renault JR5 rather imprecise shifts. New seats have improved lateral support. In the basic configuration no adjustment driver’s seat height adjustment.XRAY Cross — the first Lada heated steering wheel. And some time will be the only other models this option is not. Gearbox Renault JR5 rather imprecise shifts. New seats have improved lateral support. In the basic configuration no adjustment driver’s seat height adjustment.

The dashboard is in layout and functionality is similar to Logan-banderovskoe.The dashboard is in layout and functionality is similar to Logan-banderovskoe.

Heated front seats — three-stage. Its intensity decreases with heating. Next — washer choice driving modes Lada Ride Select.Heated front seats — three-stage. Its intensity decreases with heating. Next — washer choice driving modes Lada Ride Select.

Buttons electric Windows devoid the automatic mode. In Togliatti this problem concerned, but complain about the high cost of correct components, which dictate suppliers.Buttons electric Windows devoid the automatic mode. In Togliatti this problem concerned, but complain about the high cost of correct components, which dictate suppliers.

Under the passenger seat — glove compartment. Great idea!Under the passenger seat — glove compartment. Great idea!

The geometrical parameters of the back seat has changed little, but significant benefits to passengers, this innovation did not bring (+ 25 mm of legroom). And yet it is encouraging that this upgrade will be extended to all Ixii.The geometrical parameters of the back seat has changed little, but significant benefits to passengers, this innovation did not bring (+ 25 mm of legroom). And yet it is encouraging that this upgrade will be extended to all Ixii.

Science technology

Engineers are not limited to the installation of the Cross on new springs and shock absorbers. Upgraded front subframe lowered by 15 mm due to this clearance is increased by the same amount, and 5 mm given the larger wheels. The subframe mounted the new L‑shaped levers (similar to those that are on the West, but not exactly the same) and a new original stabilizer bar. Steering rack is also new, as was the steering: it is now electric instead of electrohydraulic, inherited Ixray inherited from Renault. Electric power steering is not firm NSK (as in West), and the production of the Kaluga automotive Electronics. And yet — new steering knuckles and original CV joints. Of course, such a significant change required the change of corners of installation of wheels. In particular, the scrub radius is now negative, with a positive impact on exchange rate stability.

The wishbone rear suspension is also different because they are disc brakes from Vesta. Hard to tell how in a practical sense they are preferable to native israelski drums, but the people have demands that were definitely HWP. Well, grab.

Adjustable not only in height but also reach the steering wheel put all the Crosses, without exception. But conventional XRAY, alas, had to settle for the old steering column.Adjustable not only in height but also reach the steering wheel put all the Crosses, without exception. But conventional XRAY, alas, had to settle for the old steering column.

With such a vast outsizing XRAY Cross went quite differently. The wheel gained super fine “zero”, the elimination of which requires significant efforts while the return action is sometimes it seems almost redundant. But I like this character: it makes driving delicious.

The car is perfectly straight and does not show nervousness in a rut. In some moments I even caught myself on the fact that to manage such Icream I like more than the Cross message, which I left in the garage, going on a business trip to Kazakhstan. The lurching of the car very moderately despite the higher fit compared with Vesta, and with the usual Icream.

Smoothness is improved as the deterioration of the road. On smooth asphalt almost always felt minor high-frequency podragivanija, however, broken grader crossover rushes with a firmness worthy of the classic Niva. The energy almost prohibitive: on trails in the desert rather conventional XRAY Cross the road to keep the speed about hundreds, not to throttle back before a very serious potholes.

The original steering rack on the conveyor AVTOVAZ Togliatti delivers firm “Steering system”.The original steering rack on the conveyor AVTOVAZ Togliatti delivers firm “Steering system”.

Other steering knuckles demanded to change the flight of the discs, so the wheels from the simple Iccrea officially to Cross is not suitable.Other steering knuckles demanded to change the flight of the discs, so the wheels from the simple Iccrea officially to Cross is not suitable.

The plastic shield under the engine is more of a boot than protection. However, it is still better than nothing.The plastic shield under the engine is more of a boot than protection. However, it is still better than nothing.

I tried different modes of the same system Lada Ride Select — and overall was satisfied. Sport adds liveliness in the reactions to the actions of an accelerator, besides by dumping gas engine is in no hurry to dump momentum, allowing it to be picked up the following transmission.

The “sand” mode I experienced in the desert, off the main road. However, it was easier to feel the operation of the electronic differential lock, which turned out to be really effective: when you are lifting stabilization “bites” free from traction wheel and a higher torque, which can be applied to the other wheel off the car.

The next day it was the turn of the mode for driving in snow: Kazakhstan heavens opened and dropped to the ground with sufficient amount of white material for the experiments. If the sand electronics allow for a serious wheel spin, the “winter” mode is the most strict: he is even more diligent than the default, choking the engine and seeks to avoid even the slightest wheelspin. And it works!

On the rise “snowflake” on the selector adds confidence when you start: there are no miracles, but an inexperienced driver system helps to drive on the icy surface just as surely as it would have made a seasoned motorist.

However, all confidence dissipated when we look in the price list.

Value added

The fee for “crossovery” XRAY depending on the set is plus or minus 90 thousand. However! This is significantly higher allowances for Cross-version of Vesta (compared to the usual sedan or wagon). This can be partly explained by more severe changes, but the buyer of it not sweeter.

XRAY Cross is equipped only with engine 1.8 (122 HP) and manual transmission — is at first. Price list opens the box Classic for 729 900 rubles, in which there is neither “music” nor eat it. It’s good you can get the package Optima (+ 37 000) — along with a cooled glovebox and multifunctional steering wheel. But then it make sense just to fork out the best option Comfort: paying 43 thousand from the top, get fog lights, a centre armrest with a small storage compartment under the lid, a pair of 12‑volt power outlets (in the back row and trunk), pockets on backside of the front seats, a drawer under the passenger seat and double floor in the cargo compartment, driver seat height adjustment, rear electric Windows, heated front seats and Parking sensors.

Rear Parking sensors four sensors only appears in the middle of picking Comfort. Front sensors do not exist. Rear view camera is the prerogative of the top version of the Luxe package Prestige.Rear Parking sensors four sensors only appears in the middle of picking Comfort. Front sensors do not exist. Rear view camera is the prerogative of the top version of the Luxe package Prestige.

And top version Luxe Prestige package (exactly the same as in our pictures) pulls almost nine hundred thousand 888 900 rubles, to be exact. This is not the limit! When the market modifications will be released with the robot AMT, price will be over 900 thousand.

There is good news. In addition to the robot XRAY Cross will probably get the CVT, which woos the West. It is also possible the emergence of a more democratic versions with engine 1.6. But this is not certain. But that is absolutely solid, is the lack of any prospects for the emergence of all-wheel drive, where the President has put a fat cross: too expensive a pleasure for the buyer.

Lada XRAY Cross: test drive all the money

  • Comfort in the cabin will add 3D floor mats, terrain — contemporary chains and the space in the trunk you can sort using a variety of organizers.

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Volkswagen has decided to revise the level of technology in its crossover Teramont supplied to the Russian market. Now even the base car has an adaptive cruise control with distance control in the front, able in case of need to apply emergency braking without driver intervention. In addition, the element of the basic equipment multifunction leather steering wheel with heating.

Among the extra options appeared separate chairs for the second row, are equipped with armrests and a variety of adjustments, and also system of the circular review. Now Teramont buyers can also order the crossover is painted in one of two new metallic paint colors — Pacific blue or brown Hunting.

Volkswagen Teramont sold in Russia, has four-wheel drive and is equipped with two petrol engines to choose from: a turbocharged 220-horsepower inline engine and a 280-horsepower V6 paired with an 8-speed automatic. The cost of the crossover is from 2 949 000 to 3 999 000 rubles.

  • On the basis of Volkswagen Teramont created two interesting versions: the pickup and cross-coupe.
  • Volkswagen Teramont has many advantages which it owes its shortcomings. How to understand this? Read more here.

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