Auxuras (Japanese : オークランド “Ōkurando”) is a luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Saminda. Was introduced in the United States on 1992 and United Kingdom on 2002 , on 2007 the brand entered countries like Hong Kong , Russian , China and Canada.
Auxuras did not enter Japan due to low demand. However the brand have a assembly line at Tokyo but will only be exported to other countries
1992 was a watershed year for the automobile industry. This was when Saminda, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers, introduced a division that would exclusively manufacture luxury cars. This enterprise, the result of ten years of research, was named Auxuras, Auxuras brand had heralded the arrival of a pioneering brand.
Founded : November 26 1992
Headquarter : Minato, Tokyo, Japan (at Saminda Headquarters)
Founder : Saminda Motor Co.
Key people : Yuko Nagoya (CEO of Global Saminda) , Teiko Sakahashi (CEO of American Saminda Motor Co.) David Marshall (Executive VP) , Eric Ballman (Senior VP and General Manager)
Number of Employees : 31,225
Brand Availability : North America , Hong Kong , China , Russia , Saudi Arabia, South Korea and UK (Withdrew)
Saminda i-VIC Engine Technology System
The i-VIC system stand for Intelligent Variable Intake Control and is introduced in 1990 , It was invented by Saminda engineer Takao Ikazuo, it’s to improves fuel efficiency by controlling the fuel/air mixture using valve control rather than conventional throttle control , fast heating of the catalytic converter to its light-off temperature is possible, thereby reducing hydrocarbon emissions considerably, and to change the cam timing profile at certain RPM to give extra boost , the engine came with a new high-density, high-strength sintered alloy pulley that reduced inertial load on the timing belt and increasing the diameter of the intake valve. For instance, the engine revved 20% higher than the existing DOHC/SOHC unit and thus had to resist forced 40% bigger.
During 1985 then President of Saminda , have a new objective to make 100 horsepower per liter without any help of turbochargers. In 1990 Takao Ikazuo so invented the i-VIC system , the first i-VIC was introduced in the KE Series , which manage to make 110hp per liter , It was not only powerful, but it also idled more smoothly and had no staring problems. The i-VIC was praised from around the world for it technology and uniquely.
Auxuras Super Control All-Wheel Drive
Super Control-All Wheel Drive also known as SC-AWD is a full-time, fully automatic all-wheel drive traction and handling system designed and engineered by Saminda Motor Company. The SC-AWD is a system that provides cornering performance that responds faithfully to driver input, and outstanding vehicle stability. The SC-AWD system combines front-rear torque distribution control with independently regulated torque distribution to the left and right rear wheels to freely distribute the optimum amount of torque to all four wheels in accordance with driving conditions