The most off-road exhibition "Moscow Off-Road Show 2015" has started at the Crocus Expo exhibition center. As conceived by the Creator, the show should replace the outdated format "Vezdekhod" event and stand on a par with the Moscow Autosalon. They will even pass in turns - one year, another year. Let's go find out if the first pancake has become lumpy …
Mitsubishi made a move at its booth by organizing the premiere of the new L200 pickup.
The first impression is that the form factor painfully resembles the Motor Show and is precisely built according to the same templates. However, this is the right decision. Why reinvent the wheel, if the task of orgs is to create a kind of comfortable space and proper information support? The rest is on the conscience of the participants, because they are the ones who form the pool that will reflect what is happening in the off-road environment.
Land Rover has unveiled the cutest version of Defender's farewell series in the most old-school traditions
Objectively, the most part was occupied by car brands that have at least some adequate relation to SUVs. That is, producing them and these are not only famous brands, but also our friends from the Middle Kingdom.
The most off-road SUV on the pretentious VAZ stand turned out to be the Lada 4x4 presented in the corner, but according to all off-road canons.
At the UAZ stand, a charged Hunter says goodbye to the fans in front of the updated UAZ Patriot. It should be noted that around the Patriot (by the way, already with the Cyrillic alphabet in the name) people constantly crowded and the feeling was created that no one was getting out of him, but only getting in.
The updated Patriot received new colors, wheels, seat upholstery with stitching, new door cards with true speaker placement and, in fact, new speakers. Oh, even the back sofa has finally found an armrest and has become very comfortable.
We talked about the future of the UAZ with Ekaterina Kalinskaya. What else can you talk about with a pretty girl at an auto show?
Against the background of the VAZ stand, both UAZ and GAZ were simply lost …
The GAZ Group did not shine with novelties, but showed travel solutions based on the GAZelle NEXT and the Sobol 4x4 all-wheel drive bus, converted into a symbiosis of an office on wheels and a travel car.
Moving on to the issue of off-road tuning. Unfortunately, the first edition of the Show failed to boast of a large selection of brands, trends and interesting things, but this is a signal to manufacturers and everyone involved that it is time to show, and not nominally PR sitting on a chair.
ABC-Design presented a novelty unseen by the public before. Exclusive pre-production plastic reinforced bumpers and much more …
A pickup truck from ABC-Design will obviously appeal to many and is made in the correct show-stopper style: we showed you what we have, and you will choose what you need. We are on the right course, comrades!
The tailgate for the Pickup is not tuned, but completely replaced. I'm already waiting for it to go on sale to install it on Cog.
A detailed review of the Pickup in the next release of the program …
Interest in Goodyear MT / R rubber with Kevlar is visible across the board. Many cars are shod with these tires and it seems to me that I chose them for Shpuntik for a reason.
I also saw a kit that I will very soon put on my UAZ and test in the most thorough way - Evgeny Pavlov, five minutes later, the champion of Russia in rally-raids, put up my set of collapsible AT-Lab disks and MT / R rubber.
For those who are interested in looking at the Loaf - Welkam at the OffRoadClub.Ru stand and Autoventuri. Perhaps this is the last opportunity to see it at the exhibition before using it for its intended purpose.
An interesting car was rolled out by the guys from Truck Garage, but I will tell you what is interesting about it in a separate publication.
I was glad to see that finally there was a movement on the part of US manufacturers in the direction of tuning cars presented in Russia. We have discussed this issue more than once at the SEMA Show and will discuss it again this year.
First swallow - heavy-duty and quality head pairs for Spicers. For the rest of the bridges and other gears a little later, as well as the axle shafts.
By the way, there is very little time left before the SEMA Show and I will conduct daily publications right from the thick of things, but before that you will find a lot of interesting things.
Would you like my test of this weird kid? Wondering whether to take him for a test or not?
This is how I saw the first pancake of the Off-Road Show sample 2015. The official publication with a large text can be read here. In the coming days I will post details about interesting things. Come on in!