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
The front-wheel drive sedan Chery B11 Oriental Son is manufactured in China by Chery Automobile Co., Ltd since 2003. In 2006, the model was named Eastar, and in 2007 its sales in Russia began under the name Chery Mikado; in Egypt is sold under the name Speranza A620. The car was designed on the basis of the 2001 Daewoo Magnus, has dimensions of 4785/1815/1445 with a base of 2711 mm and is positioned in the E2 segment (business class).
Cherie Mikado has a representative appearance, while the body lines, the characteristic trunk cut, headlights and taillights resemble Magnus, and the original grille. Solid dimensions give considerable overall dimensions, especially in width, and an impressive track of 1550/1530 mm. Continue reading
The 50th anniversary of the brand’s foundation, the exclusive Buick Skylark Convertible has been launched. The car was a deep modification of the Roadmaster with doors slightly “trimmed” in the upper part (why the waist line of the body has changed dramatically), an enlarged neckline of the rear wheel arches, but without a panoramic windshield. A new engine model for Buick was installed on Skylark – a five-liter V8 with a four-chamber carburetor, a compression ratio of 8.5: 1, which developed 188 horsepower. Acceleration to 100 km / h took about 12 seconds. The maximum speed is about 170 km / h. This model is recognized as one of the most collectible and expensive models in the history of Buick. Until the end of the 1953 season, quite a few anniversary cars were produced, 1,690 units. So the Buick Skylark of the next year, fifty-fourth, with its output Continue reading