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From wood to electric cars: remember all passenger vans USSR

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The current selection of light commercial vehicles is very broad: one only offers and VAZ Largus, and “heels” on the basis of Granta – and the cars and say nothing. But in the Soviet Union, despite the relative small number of factories for the production of cars, produced in small vehicles for transportation of goods – passenger vans. Their history is long and intricate than you might think, and even this type of cars was a kind of “taboo” for ordinary motorists, although they were produced in tens of thousands per year. In this review, experimental and serial, minivan and compact, and passenger vans of the Soviet era.

Forties: it was the name Muscovite

In pre-war time cars vans prefabrication in the USSR simply did not exist – for the transport of goods used classic trucks like the GAZ-a or open pickups GAS-М415.

In the summer of 1945, Joseph Stalin chose the car, which after the war was supposed to be a massive Soviet runabout. At the Moscow plant of small cars (MZMA) decided to launch mass production of pre-war Opel Kadett, which was brought by German engineers automakers, which together with the Soviet designers had to prepare the technical documentation and manufacture master models of all the parts. Some work on the body was entrusted to the civilian Germans who worked in the former Department of the company DKW of Csapou. With the approval of the Soviet side, the German specialists have been developing not one body of the future Muscovite, and whole family.

It is interesting that Stalin categorically banned the chief designer MZMA Andronovo to make changes in the design of the original Opel Kadett K38. Because it was not about to improve the basic model, and the creation on its base vehicles for various purposes. Among several experimental samples received from Germany to Moscow in 1946, were as much as four vehicles for the transport of goods – two-passenger station wagon and two vans with “blind” walls, with one pair of bodies were all metal, and the other two combined, with wooden sides. These and engineers have developed a DKW, which before the war actively used wood for the manufacture of car bodies.

The idea of the compact cars indoor a “truck” for transportation of small shipments like the Soviet side, so the sedan and wagon were approved for launch.

However, due to shortage of sheet steel and production of new stamps from the more elegant all-metal version was abandoned in favor of “pieces of wood”. The Ministry of automotive industry and leadership MZMA to facilitate decided to give up the most massive stamp the roof… the soft top from

artificial skin that stretched tight on the power frame of transverse and longitudinal wooden elements! At the same time, the German project is somewhat simplified in design, abandoning the complex curves of wooden struts and wings deck lid.

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The owners of gyrometers want to distribute traffic

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Such transport is often used by children and adolescents. If the norm is accepted, then the audience may be significantly reduced.

Control over the actions of the owners of gyrometers, Segways, sigview and other small electric vehicles considered in the state Duma of the Russian Federation: on this topic was a round table. It is proposed to equate it to the moped: in this case, these “drivers” will be subject to the requirements of the rules of the road. The initiative came from the head of the Union of pedestrians Vladimir Sokolov.

Riding a scooter

According to the current legislation, to mopeds (light quadricycles) or the desired license category “M” or any other open category (the most common – “B”). If they equate gyrometer, Segways, etc., then their owners will also need a driver’s license.

Regulation segment is necessary because of pedestrians. During the round table the attendees remembered several cases: the first man on the electric skateboard was hit by a woman who fell and suffered a severe spinal injury; second driver electric skateboard collided with the pensioner, causing the latter died on the spot. Accident, these incidents can not be called, since from the point of view of the law in the pedestrian zone and collided with two pedestrians.

Segways - Journee Sans Voiture, Paris 2015

According to Vladimir Sokolova, similar cases are not uncommon (however, the statistics he had not). In order to be able to attract such “drivers” to justice, they should be subject to the relevant rules. Today they have been officially recognized by pedestrians and, in fact, can move in respective areas at a speed from 20 km/h on gyrometer to 50 km/h on a Segway.

Vladimir Sokolov offers to prohibit the movement of the small electric vehicle on the sidewalks. Agree not all. During the round table a proposal was made simply to limit the speed for those traveling on the Segways, Segways, etc: for pedestrian areas – not above 25 km/h, for bike paths, 60 km/h. the Catch, however, is that this electric vehicle has no speedometer.

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It is curious that Russia is now allowed to create “Bike zone”, where it is allowed to stop motorists and motorcyclists, provided that they give way to all other traffic participants, and their speed will not exceed 20 km/h. it Turns out, the owners sigview will be able to drive on such roads three times faster? Or in this case, also will be subject to the terms and moped riders?

In Russia in 2018, has sold about 32 thousand Segways and about 10 thousand monowheels. Often buy them for children and teenagers. Recall that the right category “M” is issued from the age of 16. This means that in case of approval the proposal of the head of the Union of pedestrians, the number of customers of sellers of small electric vehicle, most likely, will be considerably reduced.

Last summer Kolesa.ru reported on the proposal of the Deputy from the LDPR faction, which advocated the registration of alternative transport.

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Kupeobrazny Geely FY11 revealed in the “sports” version

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Geely fy11. От стандартного этот вариант отличается круговым обвесом в цвет кузова (вместо «чёрного пояса»), накладками на двери, двумя парами выпускных патрубков, затемнёнными элементами, алой вставкой в решётке и большими колёсами. Можно считать FY11 кросс-седаном, как Renault Arkana.

From the standard this is a circular body kit in body color (instead of black belt), lining on the door, two pairs of exhaust pipes, darkened elements, al insert in the grille and large wheels. FY11 can be considered cross-sedans, like Renault Arkana.

The company Geely to be congratulated on the development of the first model on the platform of the CMA (not to be confused with BMA). It unites coupe FY11 with a compact “Swede” Volvo XC40 and differs from Satin, resting on its own “cart” Geely. The mid-size crossover with “crushed” the roof, the idea will become the biggest and most expensive SUV in the range, and therefore, waiting for the flagship we have.

The issue of the official pictures shows about the imminent premiere. However, the Russian office Geely today sent along a teaser with the words about the similarities of the car with a predatory cat, grille “in the form of a concentric universe” and running lights like the “digital boom”. Say, a design center in Shanghai has found a new direction.

Recall the dimensions: length, width, height — 4605×1878×1643 mm, wheelbase — 2700. It is not surprising that the dimensions of the rookie close to the platform model Lynk & Co 01: 4530×1855×1654, 2730 mm.

Architecture interior Geely FY11 is more similar to a compact Geely SX11than all the other models in the CMA-kneading. This is a standard interior, no red inserts and stitching, and veneers “under carbon”. It’s funny that the handrail on the console can be confused with a “poker” of the Parking brake.

Under the hood of the SUV FY11 if prescribed turboservice 2.0 (in Swedish terminology T5), derated from 254 to 238 HP at the same torque 350 N•m. there are rumors about the use volvovsky Turbotronic 1.5 in the hybrid setup of the PHEV. In short, the forecasts are also on the Coupe, rolling brand Lynk & Co. Where, by the way, coupe from Volvo?

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Several cars are Audi A4, and A5 in Russia tightened the nuts

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Audi a4,Audi a5. По итогам года собратья Audi A4/A5 занимают вторую строку в своём классе в России. Весной немцы должны выкатить рестайлинговую машину, чтобы поднять интерес ещё больше.

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Not enough or too tight threaded joints in the front axles (manufacturer preferred the term “tight improper”) has forced Audi to recall in our country, twelve instances of models A4 and A5sold in 2018. Will check them and if needed will replace the “wrong” parts in the chassis. Of course, free for owners.

A list of VIN codes of the vehicles falling under this opinion, as usual, can be downloaded from the website of Rosstandart on the link.

Interestingly, in the last couple of A4/A5 spoke in Russia as recently as November 2018 and also because threaded connections. One time improperly was screwed on the fuel rail. And besides, both of these models fall under a service campaign in the summer and fall about the potential of failure of the coolant pump.

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