Toyota Prius: The Dawn of Hybridization
When Toyota started selling Prius in 1997, each sold car, according to experts, brought the company a loss of $ 16,000. For eight years, the model has won a lot…

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Hybrids roll to Russia
Toyota Highlander Hybrid and hydrogen cars in their eyes cease to be a wonder, turning into full-fledged market participants. Particularly successful in this Japanese manufacturers. In developed countries, a relatively…

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Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla: Consumer Sedans
Sedans "golf" class is still the most popular product in the Russian market. So the debut of "Corolla" of the new generation was, of course, the main event of the…

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Mazda 5: Let’s do the Karakuri

“He” – a mini-van, “she” – “Mazda”? I am constantly confused in the definition of gender – you look at the solid dimensions, wrapped in the classic forms of a mini-van, like “He.” And you get behind the wheel, glance through the interior, the familiar “twisters”, the display screen – “She”, “Mazda” comes out. Then you step into the wide opening of the sliding door, try on the middle row of the relief seats, feel the supply of space around – and again confusion. Continue reading

Toyota Rav 4: Step to Excellence

The first RAV4 in 1994 created a real revolution, opening to the world a new class of “SUVs”. The machines of the two subsequent generations developed in an evolutionary way — methodically eliminating the shortcomings of the progenitor and preserving its best qualities. The current Toyota has made another step towards perfection.

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Honda Civic: Everything can CVT

In front of me, it seems, a completely ordinary Honda Civic. At the stern – plates “1,6iEC” and “VTEC”. Everything is clear – the engine capacity of 1.6 liters with a mechanism for changing the height of the valves. Get in the car. Two pedals and a selector are also familiar to anyone who is familiar with the “automatic”.

I let the engine, taxiing to the avenue and “stepping” on the accelerator. And here miracles begin … Continue reading

Mazda 5: Let's do the Karakuri
"He" - a mini-van, "she" - "Mazda"? I am constantly confused in the definition of gender - you look at the solid dimensions, wrapped in the classic forms of a…

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Honda Civic: Everything can CVT
In front of me, it seems, a completely ordinary Honda Civic. At the stern - plates "1,6iEC" and "VTEC". Everything is clear - the engine capacity of 1.6 liters with…

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