Toyota RAV4 regains individuality
Toyota RAV4 was originally a cheeky "upstart", but as generations moved, it moved towards the mainstream. Step by step, she took over the bland character that was so typical of…

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Hybrid Toyota Succeed. Who, if not she?
The Probox / Succeed family has a hybrid version. For some reason, Toyota itself, the leading figure of hybridization of vehicles, has not yet had a hybrid cargo-working "workhorse". Today,…

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Total and Citroen: 50 years on top
Both first and second, Total and Citroen are famous for their triumphs in rally, raids and marathons - that is, away from the autodromes with ideally smooth asphalt and where…

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themselves by accuracy

Auto motodinyuzhna: cars with engines from bikes and vice versa

Reasons for building a car with a motorcycle engine can be, as a rule, two. The first of them – reducing the cost of budget cars. If for our “Oka” they adapted a VAZ four-cylinder engine, roughly speaking, sawn in half, then foreign designers often used just motors from motorcycles.

Another reason for installing a motor engine under the hood of a car is, of course, a sport. Or rather, high efficiency of motorcycle units with their compact size and low weight. Continue reading

Total and Citroen: to win across continents

London-Sydney ‘1968

As soon as Citroen and Total signed an agreement on commercial and technological partnership in 1968, they had to pass an aptitude test in the same way as an external participant. A little earlier, two British publications offered to hold the automobile “Olympic Games” once in four years – transcontinental marathons. Continue reading

Total and Citroen: 50 years of victories in the most difficult races

Paris-Dakar (1981)

The very first rally-raid Paris-Dakar started on the eve of 1978 and was a little like the present Dakars. There were no famous surnames, no generous sponsors, no factory teams, no clear rules – all spoke in a single ensemble, without dividing the motorcycle, car and cargo counts. There was, of course, no experience of holding such a large-scale competition. Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Star Roadshow Experience: a show with stars
As a rule, the last day of summer is a sad holiday. But not this year. As if in a hurry to acquaint us with the novelties of the autumn…

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Anarchist. We are testing a homemade "Lambo" come from the USSR
The creator of this car, Sochi Evgeniy Titsev, gave her the name "Self-race" ... In the USSR, an ordinary person simply had no other way to get a sports car,…

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Flour choice: Ford Focus or Mazda 3
The Ford Focus has been produced since 1998 and is built in the sedan, hatchback and station wagon. At the moment, Focus has already undergone four deep upgrades, the latter…

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Total and Citroen: to win across continents
London-Sydney '1968 As soon as Citroen and Total signed an agreement on commercial and technological partnership in 1968, they had to pass an aptitude test in the same way as…

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