Taurus debuted in 1985 in Los Angeles. The front-wheel drive, mid-size Taurus was available in only two bodies: a four-door sedan and a station wagon. The curb weight of the car was about 1450 kg with a wheelbase of 2.7 m. The futuristic form of the Ford Taurus did not have a radiator grill, but just a panel in body color, where Ford’s oval was located between the headlights. Due to the large glass area and narrow racks, the car had excellent visibility.
Taurus was introduced in four versions: L, MT-5, GL and LX. The L and MT-5 models were quite simple, equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that developed 90 hp. These modifications had the main difference in the transmission: L was supplied with a 3-speed automatic transmission of the ATX type, and MT-5 with a Continue reading
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
The first Dodge Caravan appeared back in 1983 and immediately gained popularity, as it laid the foundation for a completely new class of roomy family cars. To please fans of different brands, the same car was sold under the names Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan. They could only be distinguished by branded “nameplates”, elements of the front of the case (grille, bumpers) and some differences in the cabin.
The Americans immediately liked these very roomy minivans with low operating costs and excellent handling characteristics, which completely replaced the usual earlier full-size station wagons like Station Continue reading