The expansion of Chinese automakers into the Russian market is expanding from year to year. In 2013, the list of “motorists” from the Middle Kingdom was replenished with the mid-size D-class sedan FAW Besturn B70. The debut of the model took place in 2006, and three years later it underwent a slight restyling. In 2011, the car underwent significant changes. The latest model upgrade was made in 2012. In a word, the car has already managed to make some noise in the domestic market of China, now the manufacturer declares its desire to conquer the hearts of Russian motorists.
Like the Besturn B50, the Besturn B70 is built on the platform of the first generation Mazda 6. Its front suspension uses McPherson struts, and a torsion beam is installed at the rear. However, in order for the chassis Continue reading
Model Xsara Picasso debuted in 1999. It is a front-wheel drive minivan based on an elongated Citroen Xsara base with transverse engines.
Like all the creations of Citroen, this car carries the brand’s signature features. Original design: curved lines of a drop-shaped body, unusual “slanted” headlights, gracefully curved rear pillars, a large area of glazing. The look of Picasso is remembered and stands out against the general background of other classmates. It is noteworthy that the avant-garde design does not interfere with the convenience of passengers. Continue reading
In 2004, a joint venture General Motors – AvtoVAZ was opened, which began mass production of Chevrolet Viva cars. This model was developed on the basis of the Opel Astra T-3000 platform. Of the visible changes in appearance compared to the German counterpart, the car received a new grille, front bumper, nameplates and rear reflector. The interior has also undergone some changes. The color of the dashboard, the material and the color of the seats became different.
The car is available in three trim levels: L, LS and GLS.
Basic (L) is the most modest. Instead of a radio tape recorder, there is no covered niche, no air conditioning, no electric windows and mirrors, as well as rear head restraints, airbags and steering wheel adjustments. But Continue reading