Gosvseh – Kommersant newspaper No. 112 (6833) from 06/29/2020

The government decided to basicly depersonalize the new Gostech digital platform for interaction between citizens and business with the state. The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media has eliminated the mention of specific companies from the revised version of the draft resolution on the experimental launch of the platform. That is, Sberbank, which, in fact, was the initiator of the project, and its competitors represented by the VTB and Rostelecom consortium may enter it.

The Ministry of Communications sent for approval to the departments a revised draft resolution on the experiment to create the Gostech digital platform, its discussion will take place on June 29 at a meeting chaired by Deputy Communications Minister Andrei Chernenko, a source familiar with the document told Kommersant.

According to him, the participation in the new version of the project does not spell out the participation of Sberbank and does not specify who will become the platform supplier.

The Ministry of Communications and the Bank declined to comment.

As Kommersant reported on April 18, Sberbank, in fact, was one of the initiators of the creation of Gostekh. VTB, Rostelecom and Russian Post are also interested in participating in the creation of the platform, offering their services in a joint letter to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin (see Kommersant on June 9). In the previous version of the draft resolution, it was Sberbank that was indicated among the participants in the experiment (see Kommersant, June 15). It is assumed that the platform will provide services for the rental of state property and cadastral registration of real estate, as well as a system for obtaining a digital compulsory medical insurance policy.

Sberbank has a competitive advantage – for example, it has already created its own platform, which will quickly deploy Gostekh services, and Sber ID is already integrated into many services, but specifying the bank as the sole operator creates a non-competitive situation and can lead to even greater influence , says Maxim Nalyutin, head of the Deloitte Financial Services Group.

The most likely competitor to Sberbank, in his opinion, is a partnership between VTB and Rostelecom, which are already working on creating a big data platform. Rostelecom, in addition, has been working on the development of the Gosoblako platform (State Unified Cloud Platform) for several years, and VTB has a large IT integrator Technoserv in its portfolio, the resources and experience of which will allow quickly realizing the complex task, Mr. Nalyutin points out . VTB declined to comment; Rostelecom and Russian Post did not respond to requests.

The Ministry of Communications said earlier that using the Sberbank platform would not require expenditures from the state budget.

If the development will be implemented at the expense of the investor, then he will probably get the opportunity to earn money on operating the system, which as a result can become a profitable commercial project, Maxim Nalyutin believes. It can be direct commissions or indirect income due to more integrated work with the user both within the framework of Gostekh and within the perimeter of the services of the investor himself, he explains.

I would like to hope that the change in the project was the result of not only the competition of state corporations for revenues, but also an understanding of the complexity of developing the platform and the requirements of its openness and widespread adaptation on the market, said Andrei Sholokhov, deputy director of Softline for working with national projects. Choosing a platform from those available on the commercial market is a good solution, but now there are no Russian vendors who can offer a truly competitive application development platform, he is sure that using several existing internal developments of Russian state corporations carries significant risks.

According to Mr. Sholokhov, the initially open platform with a large number of third-party developers, which could actively develop due to a large ecosystem of applications and a wide labor market for developers, would become more commercially correct.

Julia Stepanova, Dmitry Shestoperov


Speed ​​wagon from VW Arteon: Independent renderings published

The shooting break body combines the versatility of a station wagon with the speed of a sports car.

Volkswagen Arteon in the body of shooting break. Photo: Facebook

Volkswagen Arteon, the flagship model of the brand, is sold in a five-door liftback format. Designers of the studio X-Tomi Design have published independent renderings of the speed wagon from VW Arteon.

The car is distinguished by a long body, as for a station wagon. At the beginning of the last century, models such as shooting break were intended for hunters and allowed accommodating guns and equipment, and therefore the trunk of such a car is still large.

Volkswagen Arteon in the body of shooting break. Photo: Facebook

Nowadays, models of such cars are distinguished by a sloping shape of the roof at the back, which hints at the sporting spirit and refers to the coupe bodies. A similar solution can be seen on this Volkswagen Arteon – a sloping roof improves aerodynamics, which is important for a car aimed at speed.

The author of the renderings also introduced the three-door version of the Volkswagen Arteon speed wagon, which has even more in common with the coupe body.

Three-door Volkswagen Arteon in the back of a shooting break. Photo: Facebook

Unfortunately, the German developers did not report plans to release “Arteon” in a similar body. Today in Russia you can buy a VW Arteon liftback, and the cost of the model starts from an impressive mark of 2.64 million rubles.

Station wagon The Beast. Photo: carakoom

By the way, the most famous car in the body of shooting break is the American “monster” The Beast – under the hood there is a 27-liter 800-horsepower aircraft engine that accelerates the car to 300 km / h.


Toyota Land Cruiser: the history of the legendary model

Kruzak is produced longer than all other Toyota models.

Toyota Land Cruiser is a true legend of the Japanese automobile industry. The car was born back in 1951 and was produced in convertible, hardtop, station wagon and truck bodies. Thanks to the supporting frame and all-wheel drive, Kruzak instantly won the hearts of motorists, it became especially popular in Australia.

Toyota BJ

The first “Cruiser“, which the, by the way, called Toyota BJ, equipped with a 3.4-liter 85-horsepower engine, combined with a 3-speed “mechanics”. “Ponizhayki” was not provided, but thanks to the sturdy body, frame and elements from trucks, the car showed impressive off-road capabilities. In 1954, the model was renamed Land Cruiser – a kind of “otvetochka” Land Rover.

Toyota Land Cruiser 20

The second generation of “Kruzak” was produced from 1955 to 1960. When creating this car, engineers focused on comfort and a more civilian appearance. Body features have become more streamlined, the interior has become more spacious, there is also a “stove” and air conditioning.

Initially, the car of the 20 series was equipped with the same engine, from Toyota BJ, later it was replaced by the Toyota F engine with a working volume of 3.9 liters, which initially produced 105 hp, and then its power grew to 125 “horses”. Since 1956, Kruzak went for export.

Toyota Land Cruiser 40

The third generation Toyota Land Cruiser was born in 1960 and was produced until 1984. Externally, the car remained about the same as its predecessor, but technically the engineers did what they needed. Finally, a downshift appeared, and the engine range was expanded by diesel engines in volumes from 3.0 to 3.6 liters. The transmission is still the same 3-speed manual transmission, and since 1974 – 4-speed.

Toyota Land Cruiser 55

The fourth generation Toyota Land Cruiser lasted on the assembly line from 1967 to 1979. The developers paid special attention to comfort – the 55 series car has significantly increased in size. Under the hood, a new 4.2-liter 2F unit appeared, which generated 135 “horses”.

Toyota Land Cruiser 60

The fifth generation of the legendary Kruzak was produced from 1980 to 1989. The 60 Series SUV received an impressive wheelbase of 2,730 mm, which allowed it to accommodate the third row of seats in the cabin. Spring suspension made softer, and power windows and seats with lateral support added comfort to the car.

It was driven by a 4.2-liter gasoline engine or 4.0-liter diesel engine. Their power was the same – 137 horsepower. A pair of units was a 5-speed manual transmission, and in 1984 the first “automatic” in 4 gears appeared. In 1987, a small facelift was carried out – Land Cruiser 60 became available in new body painting options, got big wheels and new square-shaped headlights.

Toyota Land Cruiser 70

The sixth generation of the model came out in 1984. The 70 Series SUV was the direct successor to the Fortieth and the last truly off-road Land Cruiser. This indicates that when developing, the priority of engineers was to make the car passable and reliable, and not comfortable. It was set in motion by a 4.2-liter 131-horsepower diesel “aspirated” and a gasoline engine of 4.0 liters and a capacity of 228 hp.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

It was during this period that the first four-door version appeared, which received the well-known name “Prado”. By the 1990s, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado had become an independent model, the way we know it now.

Toyota Land Cruiser 80

The seventh generation of “Kruzak” was released in 1990 and was produced in 1997. Toyota LC 80 Series was simply unrecognizable – many rounded body lines made the exterior of the new items incredibly “fresh”. Alsothe SUV received electronically controlled locks of all differentials – two interwheels and an interaxle.

Under the hood of the car were placed 4.0- and 4.5-liter gasoline engines, as well as 4.2-liter diesel and turbodiesel engines, which produced 130 to 215 “mares”. Also on this SUV for the first time appeared ABS and two airbags.

Toyota Land Cruiser 100

The “Land Cruiser” of the eighth generation was produced from 1998 to 2007. The SUV remained reliable and passable thanks to the new frame with shock-absorbing elements. Unlike its predecessor, the Land Cruiser 100 received an independent suspension of all wheels and brakes, as well as improved noise and vibration isolation.

New units were found in the engine compartment: in-line “six” with a volume of 4.5 liters and “eight” for 4.7 liters. New diesel engines also appeared – a 4.2-liter 131-horsepower aspirated engine, as well as a turbocharged 204-horsepower and biturbo 250-horsepower engines of the same volume. A pair of engines was a 4-speed “automatic” or 5-band “mechanics”.

In 2003, Toyota conducted a restyling – “Sotka” acquired a new grille, headlights and bumpers, as well as some changes in the trim. Engineers changed the mounting of the steering rack and the threads on the steering rods and tips. Also appeared 5-speed automatic transmission.

Toyota Land Cruiser Cygnus

Particularly noteworthy is the version of Land Cruiser Cygnus, which entered the Japanese market in 1998. In fact, this is a representative “Sotka”, created taking into account the wishes of customers. The car was distinguished by four-section front optics, leather trim with walnut elements and a rear view camera.

Under the hood of the Cygnus was placed an uncontested 2UZ-FE 4.7-liter engine with a return of 235 horsepower. As part of the restyling in 2002, the SUV was replaced by a 4-speed “automatic” with a 5-speed one. Interestingly, Cygnus was shipped to Russia as the Lexus LX470.

Toyota Land Cruiser 200

Finally, the current generation of Toyota Land Cruiser 200. The SUV stood on the conveyor at the end of 2007 and boasted new engines: an improved 2UZ-FE with a VVT-i system and an “eight” 1VD-FTV. It was with these engines that Dvusotka was initially supplied to Russia, and 4.0 and 5.7-liter were also available in other markets.

To date, the 200th Kruzak is presented in Russia with a diesel 4.5-liter 249-horsepower and gasoline 4.6-liter 309-horsepower engines. Transmission – exclusively “automatic”, the drive, of course, is full.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Available with a 2.7-liter 163-horsepower and 4.0-liter 249-horsepower gasoline engines, as well as a 2.8-liter 177-horsepower diesel engine. “Junior” gasoline is combined with both “automatic” and “mechanics”, the rest – only with automatic transmission.

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 (render)

As for Toyota Land Cruiser 300, he will lose engines V8 and will receive more environmentally friendly installations, among which there will be a hybrid. In the “base” the 300th Kruzak will receive 3.5 liter gasoline V6, and the top one will be a hybrid based on the same motor and electric motor. Where further the motor scale of the Japanese legend will develop, only time will tell.


Why you should not buy Volkswagen Tiguan – owner

The disadvantages make it possible to doubt the build quality of the popular German crossover, the car owner is sure.

German cars in Russia enjoy a reputation for reliable and high-quality cars, thanks to which most Russians are considering “Germans” to buy even in used versions. But not all motorists are impressed by the acquisition of cars manufactured in Germany, since even such products often cause problems.

The motorist who owns the first generation Volkswagen Tiguan and left a review of the crossover on the Drom.ru portal agreed with this statement. What did the car owner disappoint with the popular German SUV?

Strange as it may seem, the first reason the owner advises to immediately abandon the purchase of the Tiguan is a sporty and elastic suspension, which, as it were, “pushes” the pressure on the gas and accelerates to the maximum possible speed. Motorist reports that German crossover not suitable for those people who like a comfortable and relaxed ride, as well as a family car.

In addition, the motorist criticized the cheap and hard plastic on the front of the Volkswagen Tiguan, and the interior is impressive at first, but over time, this effect disappears. Further, the Russian dwelled on the appearance of “crickets” in the cabin, which, although they do not interfere much, but disappoint: in comparison with the Mazda 3, “Tiguan”, for example, is not happy – everything is quiet with the “Japanese”.

The lack of electric seats and a panoramic roof on the German crossover also disappointed the car owner, and the small size of the trunk made us doubt the practicality of Tiguan. Another disadvantage of the German crossover is a weak paintwork, sensitive to even small stones flying out from under the hood, and capable of leaving micro-scratches.

Thus, the car owner believes that Volkswagen Tiguan is not worth buying just because of the above shortcomings, as they cause him “pain”. “Better to take a Mazda or a Honda,” the Tiguanovod said.


Kruzak’s death or how Toyota Land Cruiser 300 may be in an awkward position without a V8

Consider examples of models that have lost the “eight.”

It is authentically known that the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 will not be offered with V8 engines. The decision of the Japanese company to switch to more environmentally friendly engines in the modern world is understandable, but the rejection of a turbodiesel may not seem entirely successful. An example of this was the example of other automakers, consider them.

So, who else tried to get rid of the V8 and replace it with another motor? Probably, the saddest example served as the situation of the company Ford, which rejected the XF Falcon with the “eight” back in 1983. The Americans felt that buyers no longer want to see a sedan with a V8.

In Australia, where this model was sold, there was still a demand for the XF Falcon with a “heavy” engine – more than half of the total number of copies sold were equipped with it. And yet, for reasons known only to the Ford team, the V8 was replaced by an injected 4.1-liter V6.

Move on. In anticipation of the launch of the VL Commodore in early 1986, Holden struggled to get its engines to comply with the new emission laws. The new “six”, which replaced the V8, failedwithout meeting customer expectations. In the end, the V6 was thrown out of the engine range of the sedan and station wagon, and it was replaced by a batch of Nissan six-cylinder engines.

In Europe, BMW switched from a six-cylinder to a V8 for its fourth-generation M3. This was done in order to gain wide recognition among motorists. In 2014, it was decided to replace the “eight” with a twin-turbocharged V6, which was still a good engine, but lost its “sound” and high-speed characterthat many praised so much.

Similarly, the Audi S4, S5, RS4 and RS5 were once available with the V8, which was then replaced with turbocharged six-cylinder engines. Thus, it can be assumed that the exclusion of V8 from the Kruzak engine range may lead to his death. At least the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 may be in an awkward position in the market.

Finally, we add that there is a well-known example when a manufacturer introduced V8 and practically “killed” it. We are talking about the Nissan Patrol Y62, which in 2013 became available exclusively with the “eight”, while previous versions of the model were offered with turbodiesel four- and six-cylinder engines.

Sales of “Patrol” immediately fell. Why? Because the V8 was gasoline – it’s a great 5.6-liter engine, but placing it under the hood of a 2800-kilogram “horse” fuel efficiency has become worse than terrible.


What does a Hyundai Creta sedan look like – render

A new image and a “trump card in the sleeve” would allow Crete to lead another segment of the Russian car market.

Hyundai Creta has been sold in Russia since 2016, and four years of presence on the country’s market proves that a foreign car can not only compete, but leave behind all its rivals for several years in a row.

The demand for Hyundai Creta in Russia is due to its comparative availability, combined with practicality, level of comfort and equipment. In addition, the car occupies the most relevant niche in the Russian market – the compact cross-segment.

It is noteworthy that in the Russian market there are players who sell cross-sedans. These are AvtoVAZ and Renault, who were not afraid to experiment, due to which we are offered LADA Vesta Cross and Renault Logan Stepway.

Both cars are not bestsellers, however, they have no competitors in their niche, but what if the Koreans decided to fix this? Portal Driver-news.ru fantasized on this subject, and showed a render that demonstrates what the Hyundai Creta sedan looks like.

The virtual prototype of the Hyundai Creta sedan is the Vesta and Logan nightmare, because the last two are nothing more than overpriced cars with a plastic body kit. Against this background, the “trump card” of the Korean car would be all-wheel drive, which Russian motorists still require to implement in the Vesta Cross, Vesta SW Cross, XRAY and Logan Stepway.


Why the new Changan CS75 Plus does not “kill” the Nissan X-Trail

The Japanese crossover is still holding on tightly.

Recently appeared Chinese news turned out to be ambitious – they immediately began to claim leadership in the Russian market. However, you should not think that the primacy of “heavenly” cars will get easy, as recognized leaders are not going to give up.

This belief is also true for Changan CS75 Plus, which decided that it could “bury” the Nissan X-Trail. In fact, the Japanese crossover will be able to hold its ground for a long time, while the “Chinese” will be looking for its audience.

Why is the popular XTrail so good? It should be noted that the Japanese crossover received a stylish design that continues to attract car enthusiasts, while the Changan CS75 Plus can cause a repulsive experience due to the abundance of luxury – too expensive appearance is also considered a minus. Also, the Nissan X-Trail looks more aggressive than the “Celestial” competitor.

The interior of the Nissan X-Trail is made in bright colors and is famous for the high-quality quality of finishing materials, while the bright and unusual design of the interior of the Chinese crossover can not yet boast of a long-lasting finish. But on the other hand, the “Chinese” is not inferior in terms of equipment to the Japanese competitor – both cars are endowed with progressive multimedia installations, multi-wheels and climate control with touch control.

In technical terms, the Nissan X-Trail wins, which has an extensive engine range – under the hood of the XTrail, gasoline units with volumes of 2.0 and 2.5 liters for 144 and 171 horsepower, as well as a 1.6-liter 130-horsepower turbodiesel are located . A Chinese competitor is offered with a single 1.8-liter 163-horsepower gas turbine. As for the X-Trail engines, their reliability and quality leaves no doubt – such plants are time-tested and nursed up to 400,000 km without major repairs. This can not be said about the longevity of the Changan engines, although the motors have earned a reputation on the home market as unkillable.

The Chinese crossover received only an automatic transmission, the longevity of which cannot yet be confirmed, while the Nissan X-Trail was equipped with a reliable manual transmission and CVT, which requires careful driving. In this regard, XTrail also outperformed Changan CS75 Plus. At the same time, both cars are equipped with front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.

For Changan CS75 Plus will have to pay from 1,400,000 rubles, and the Nissan X-Trail will cost 1,700,000 rubles. Nothing is known about the former, while the reliability and quality of the latter are known to the Russians. Thus, the new “celestial” crossover will not “kill” “Changan” – the prestigious and brutal “Chinese” is far from leadership.


Toyota RAV4 with an economical engine debuted

Thanks to improvements, the Japanese flagship has become even more attractive.

The fifth generation of the popular Toyota RAV4 crossover went on sale in mid-2019. Despite skepticism from experts and analysts about the allegedly failed rating, which was associated with the overpriced “Japanese”, the model nevertheless became the leader in sales. And now, six months later, the sales of the updated Ravchik started with an economical engine and a number of changes.

The first thing that distinguishes the new product from its predecessor is the body color, which received a combination of two colors and tinted rims. Two-color in the updated Toyota RAV4 may also be an interior that combines a combination of leather and Alcantara trim. The crossover dimensions have not changed.

But the main improvements are hidden under the hood of the “Japanese”. So, the SUV received a 2.0-liter engine with 171 hp. and the 178-strong “hybrid”, which consists of a 2.5-liter unit and an electric motor. The transmission was a variator. Toyota RAV4 is offered with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Thanks to the “upgrade”, fuel consumption was reduced to 4.6 liters “per hundred”.

Already with the basic configuration, the crossover receives a “rich” set of options, including parking sensors, and in a more expensive version, a modern multimedia complex with voice control is available to the buyer. The cost of the updated Toyota RAV4 starts at 1.8 million rubles, and 2.6 million rubles will have to be paid for the flagship version.

Initially, Ravchik will delight the Chinese, where it has already gone on sale from authorized dealers of the brand.


Why motorists will not regret the choice of Skoda Octavia 2020

The updated Czech liftback is distinguished only by its positive qualities.

In search of an ideal car that combines style, reliability and comfort, the Russians pay attention to the Toyota Camry or Volkswagen Passat, while in fact a real “ideal” is nearby. This car can safely be considered a Skoda Octavia 2020 model year.

What does the updated Octavia boast of? Firstly, the popular Czech liftback has a really stylish appearance, despite the fact that the car has the same platform. In the basic configuration, the Skoda Octavia 2020 has acquired LED optics, and for a fee you can get matrix headlights. Also, the car attracts special attention with its familiar outlines. Another plus of the “Czech” can be called a strong body, which practically does not corrode, because of which there is no need to additionally spend money on anticorrosive.

The Czech liftback salon boasts quality finishes that potential buyers will appreciate. In addition, the attention is attracted by an advanced multimedia installation, which with the help of a touchscreen controls climate control or changes the backlight in the cabin, but in addition, due to the presence of a media system in the interior, the number of control buttons has decreased. Next, it is worth pointing to the front seats, which, in addition to standard options, have massage functions. Another useful option for the Octavia is the trunk with a touch-sensitive opening – all you have to do is to put your foot under the rear bumper.

Under the hood of the Skoda Octavia 2020, there are engines with volumes of 1.4, 1.6 and 1.8 liters for 150, 110 and 180 horsepower, which are so reliable that they can be considered role models. Such engines have an increased resource and are characterized by good dynamics when driving – the Russians were pleased with such qualities.

As for transmissions, such an Octavia is equipped with a manual transmission, automatic transmission and a “robot”. The first two boxes are usually hardy and do not cause problems – motorists had the opportunity to verify this. “Robot”, despite the capricious behavior, with proper care, will work for a long time and will not get problems.

When driving, the Skoda Octavia 2020 also pleased motorists with its softness and smoothness, as well as excellent grip, which is achieved through energy-intensive and reliable suspension. Thus, the Russians will not regret the choice of such an “Octavia,” since there is no way to find a more stylish, comfortable and reliable car – most motorists will agree with this.

Dmitry Pavlichko

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The network remembered the Taigah Cabrio project based on UAZ Hunter

Such a sports car would be appreciated by many in Russia.

The Ulyanovsk plant is known for producing practical and passable cars, but such cars may not always stand out from the general flow on the road. Therefore, to make these cars look more beautiful, you have to resort to tuning. It is interesting that cars are subjected to refinement both in a row by ordinary people, and specialized companies.

One of these projects can be considered in passing by the German company Baijah Automotive to convert the popular UAZ Hunter into a convertible, which was recently remembered on the network.

It is worth saying that in the early 2000s, Germany launched the small-scale production of Hunter. But later the Germans decided to create a new project called Taigah Cabrio, which was endowed with a power steering from ZF and a redesigned suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers.

In addition, the cabriolet based on the Russian SUV got new body panels, and as a rule lost its roof, as well as got a power bumper, awning and safety cage. Recaro seats were installed in the interior of the newly opened open car, which testify to the luxury and beauty of the resulting project.

Thus, the Taigah Cabrio project on the basis of the UAZ Hunter is a promising project that, in the event of mass production in Russia, would gain popularity and diverge as “hot cakes”. Why UAZ is capable of this – it only remains to be regretted.