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#480

For a company founded 27 years ago. It’s doing pretty fine.


#481

Saminda released Auxuras sales report for full year of 2018

Auxuras sluggish in sales lead Saminda to shift it Auxuras headquarters to Kansas, U.S, total sales were down by 8% compared to 2017.

However, Auxuras see rise in China market thanks to it CLX crossover.


Total Sales Figure : 173,427


North America
Auxuras U.S. sales have fallen 4 years straight as most luxury brands rose.

Auxuras hopes it Spec-V marque will increase it sales and exclusiveness but the failure of Spec-V launch was a disaster for Auxuras.

Sales Reported : 147,666


United Kingdom
Auxuras have exited the UK market in 2015, but it plans to continue selling it cars in Saminda dealership till the existing stocks have been cleared.

Sales Reported : 82


China/Hong Kong
Eventhough Saminda sold millions of car in China, Auxuras presence in China still is tiny, But thanks to it new CLX crossover, Auxuras see rise in it sales by 3%

Auxuras had withdraw from Hong Kong on Q3 of 2018.

Sales Reported : 17,006 (China) - 2,560 (Hong Kong)


Russia
Russia is a small market for Auxuras and it has starting to import it newer product into the market.

Sales Reported : 4,795


Saudi Arabia
Entered in 2017, Auxuras started to grow in Saudi Arabia after introducing more models

Sales Reported : 735


South Korea
Auxuras had been selling in South Korea for a full year, sales figure have not met expectation by Auxuras.

Sales Reported : 373


India
Latest entry by Auxuras, Saminda is India 4th largest market and hope to increase it brand value by introducing Auxuras

Sales Reported : 210


#482

YEAR 2019

Introducing the new CLX (North America Version), It’s a hell lot of a car


(S-V Sport Pckg Shown)


Auxuras CLX Premium 1.5T AWD




Engine : RE Series , RE15F3 (with 4th Generation i-VIC and i-VIC TURBO ProAIR)




Auxuras CLX SpectaL 1.5T AWD




Engine : RE Series , RE15F3 (with 4th Generation i-VIC and i-VIC TURBO ProAIR)




Auxuras CLX S-V Sport Pckg




Engine : RE Series , RE15F3 (with 4th Generation i-VIC and i-VIC TURBO ProAIR)


The CLX is a small premium SUV which is only sold in China has arrived to North America market, it’s bulit in Wuhan Saminda plant in China making it the first Auxuras sold in North America that is bulit in China, it share the same platform as the Saminda CR1.

Engine Changes
The CLX in China is powered by a 1.1-liter inline 3 turbocharged or a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-4 engine, instead, the North America CLX has a more powerful 1.5-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine making 180bhp and 230nm of torque, the engine is bulit in Ohio, United States.


Designed by : Matthew Stewart (Wuhan Saminda Chief Designer)

Availability
North America

Related : Saminda CR1


Assembly
Wuhan, China (Wuhan Saminda Motors)


CLX Premium 1.5T AWD : $29,800
CLX SpectaL 1.5T AWD : $33,910
CLX S-V Sport Pckg : $35,910


#483

For it having a sport package it has 14 sportiness. That’s a big oof


#484

Except, what matters in an automation “sporty” car is the total demographic score.


#485

The S-V Sport Pckg only differences is it has a much more aggressive kit, bigger wheels and dual exhaust


#486

Ah.


#487

Revised 2020 Auxuras ITL Spec-V Sport Pckg will hit dealership on April 27. Feature new headlight, tailight and grille hinting facelift version of the ITL


The 2020 Auxuras ITL Spec-V Sport Pckg has been revised again, reason? Auxuras says the ITL is due for a facelift soon and wouldn’t want it most expensive and fastest version to look ‘‘outdated’’

Which means what we are seeing now is kind of the ‘‘facelifted’’ version of the ITL that might be impending on it normal version of the ITL

The ITL Spec-V Sport Pckg will start at $58,510 to $61,850.


#488

YEAR 2019

Introducing the all new NTL, Be extraordinary 非凡的汽车


(S-V Sport Pckg Shown)



Auxuras NTL Premium 2.0T




Engine : KA Series , KA20F3 (with 4th Generation i-VIC and TURBO ProAIR)




Auxuras NTL Luxury 2.0T




Engine : KA Series , KA20F3 (with 4th Generation i-VIC and TURBO ProAIR)




Auxuras NTL S-V Sport 3.5 V6




Engine : JA Series , JA35AZ (with 4th Generation i-VIC and Direct Injection)


The Auxuras NTL is a mid-size executive coupe bulit by the Guangzhou-Saminda joint venture, the NTL is aimed at the Chinese market, it’s based on the New Structural (nS) platform

Chinese Market only
The NTL is positioned between the Auxuras ITL and the ETL. It is manufactured in China by the Guangzhou-Saminda joint venture. It stands on the same version of the nS platform as the China-made Saminda Spinetail. The Spinetail is made by Saminda’s other car making joint venture in China, the Wuhan-Saminda.

Engine Choices
The NTL is available with two engines, a 2.0-liter TURBO ProAIR with 240hp and 312nm, and a 3.5 i-VIC V6 (S-V Sport only) with 300hp and 348nm, both mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission.


Designed by : Kaya Ryuzaburo

Availability
China Only

Related : Saminda Spinetail


Assembly
Guangzhou, China (Guangzhou-Saminda Motors)


NTL Premium 2.0T: $42,580
NTL Luxury 2.0T: $48,580
NTL S-V Sport 3.5 V6: $52,780


#489

YEAR 2020

Introducing the all new 2020 ETL and ETL-L (China), The ultimate luxury.



(3.5 V6 AWD Shown)



Auxuras ETL 2.0t (AWD)



Engine : KA Series , KA20F2Z (with 4th Generation i-VIC and TURBO ProAIR)




Auxuras ETL 3.5 V6 (AWD)



Engine : JA Series , JA35A2 (with 4th Generation i-VIC and Direct Injection)




ETL-L (China only)

Auxuras ETL-L 260 (2.4 FWD)



Engine : KA Series , KA24Z2 (with 4th Generation i-VIC and Direct Injection)




Auxuras ETL-L 200t (2.0t AWD)



Engine : KA Series , KA20F3Z (with 4th Generation i-VIC and Direct Injection)


The Auxuras ETL is a mid-size luxury sedan bulit by Saminda and sold under the Auxuras brand, the ETL is designed in North America and is based on the New Structural (nS) platform

Despite the growing popularity of SUVs and crossovers, the ETL has been the best-selling sedan for Auxuras sedan line-up.

No longer is it just another luxurious car with a touch of Japanese sake. Instead, the Auxuras ETL has undergone a change to become a smooth Japanese Rolls-Royce.

Exterior
With its gaping spider grille, striking headlamps and wide stance, it bears a close resemblance to the up-coming Auxuras STL flagship. As such, you could say that the 2020 ETL beckons a clear intention of broadening the car’s appeal to buyers of younger age, a praise-worthy feat for a brand that’s commonly associated with the older generation.

Engine
2 engine option is available for the ETL (not the ETL-L) a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 248BHP or a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 300BHP, AWD is standard across all trim.

ETL-L for Chinese market
As one would expect from it name, it gets just about the same styling tweaks as its North American counterpart, with a longer wheelbase, Saminda says the long wheelbase is 5.3inches more than the regular version.

For some reason, the ETL-L has different engine option than it regular version, either a 180BHP 2.4-liter naturally aspirated or 265BHP 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.


Designed by : David Cooper (Saminda California Design Studio)

Availability
United States, China, South Korea, India and Saudi Arabia

Related : Saminda Spinetail


Assembly
Georgetown, United States
Wuhan, China (Wuhan-Saminda Motors)


ETL 2.0T : $46,580
ETL 3.5 V6 : $51,650
ETL-L 260 : ¥400,180
ETL-L 200t : ¥470,180


#490

Upcoming Spec-V Sport caught testing with production headlights and quad exhaust.

It will be the most powerful Auxuras sedan ever

The upcoming Auxuras Spec-V Sport had been caught undergoing testing in Germany.

Rumors about the Spec-V Sport powertrain have been swirling, but it’s believed that a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine used in the CZ6 will be under the hood, possible making around 500bhp, since the CZ6 makes around 550bhp.

Expect the Spec-V to begin production in 2020 and arrive as a 2021 model priced around $90,000 USD


#491

YEAR 2019 (2020 Model Year)

The revamped ITL SPEC-V, Fearless, that’s what you get.


Auxuras ITL SPEC-V (Facelift)



Engine : CER Series , CER420FK


The 2018 ITL Spec-V has been heavily criticized for its poor performance and handling after it had just launch for just a month. Saminda has admit that they get their first Spec-V ‘‘wrong’’ and promise to have an emergency facelift with suspension and engine upgrades.

Now called the ITL SPEC-V (Sport Pckg), Saminda says it will be 20% faster and much more responsive to drive.

It’s still uses the same 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that puts out 44bhp and 20nm of torque more, from 370bhp to 414bhp.

Exterior
There are minor changes from the outside too, The headlights have been reworked with new Auxuras ‘‘SmartEYE’’ technology that it can adjust it light based on the road condition/weather, the grille have also been redesigned, with stripe pattern.

‘‘Saminda was born in the racing world, the ‘‘Saminda Spirit’’ will always be here and the 2019 ITL SPEC-V proves it’’ said Eric Ballman, Vice-President of Auxuras Motor Co.


Designed by : Walt Johnson (Saminda California Design Studio)

Availability
North America Only


Assembly
Greensburg, Indiana, United States


ITL Spec-V (Sport Pckg) : $64,880

Saminda admit that they get their first Spec-V “wrong”, to have emergency improvement

The ITL Spec-V, enthusiast had such high hopes for it as it’s suppose to return the sporty image of Auxuras of the past. Saminda has admit they get their first Spec-V model “wrong”

Power to weight issue
Criticism of the car from various of magazine mainly is it power to weight ratio with 375hp and nearly 2ton, the car just doesn’t “deliver”.

Motortrend said “The ITL S-V is a disgrace to the CZ6 which it had the same CER series 3.5-liter twin turbo engine, the CZ6 makes 550bhp while the R version makes an impressive 600bhp, almost double of it figure”

Autoguide criticise the car is too heavy for this segment, “The ITL S-V weighs at 1.9ton, with just 375bhp and cost nearly 60grand, a Sachuiri sL200 Sports which is faster and 20grand cheaper would be much better off”

Redline reviews wrote that “We have to admit Auxuras make one of the best AWD system in the market to date, but the ITL S-V just doesn’t corner as fast as you would expect due to it weigh and the body roll is too much consider the fact this is a sports car” they also added that this car doesn’t have the “Saminda Spirit” on it.

Saminda admits the problem
American Saminda Motor Co. have admitted the ITL Spec-V was not a product they should have launched so early, “We have released the ITL Spec-V in a rush and we shouldn’t have done that” said Matthew Roy the managing director

But Saminda denies the engine of being weak like most car journalist said “The power is alright, what we are looking at would be the weigh and suspension tuning issue, the ITL Spec-V should be a balance car instead of a power hungry car” said Matthew

ITL Spec-V Sports Pckg on the works

The bad criticism lead Saminda to have a “emergency improvement” by introducing the “Sport Pckg”, it will have dramatic improvements then the current ITL Spec-V and will be release on 2019 as a 2020 model


#492

2020 BTL will come to the US with new face

It will be the cheapest Auxuras offered in US, starting at $25,000


BTL S trim shown

It’s a long time since Auxuras expand it lineup in the US, but now we finally see a new entry level Auxuras coming to the States which called the BTL.

However, it also comes with a history. Designed and built for the Chinese market, it debuted in 2018 and has been a runaway success. Industry watchers have long speculated about whether it would come to the United States, and how it would fare here if it did.

And we finally get it now which Auxuras has confirmed about it. "We want our lineup to go global instead of differentiate it on certain market” said Eric Ballman, VP of Auxuras Motor Co.

The BTL will come with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine or a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, producing 155bhp and 200bhp respectively.

It will go on sales early Q1 of 2020.


#493

The 2020 ETL Spec-V, Prepare yourself.


Auxuras ETL Spec-V



Engine : CER Series , CER500CS


The 2020 ETL is the second model by Auxuras to offer it Spec-V marque and is a combination of incredible performance and surprising efficiency.

The most powerful Auxuras sedan, yet
The ETL Spec-V twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 is basically a de-tuned CZ6 engine, it produces 525bhp and 450lb-ft of torque and all that monstrous engine routes power to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. Auxuras says the transmission shift as fast as 0.1s

Still Practical
The ETL Spec-V continues to offer decent seating for five adults, and a large 540-liter boot that’ll manage family holidays and beyond with a 40/20/40 split fold. For those needing to tow things real fast, it’s rated to pull an impressive 1900kg.

The new ETL Spec-V is another masterpiece from the brilliant minds of Auxuras.


Designed by : David Cooper (ETL), Thomas Schenker (Spec-V) @ Saminda California Design Studio

Availability
North America Only


Assembly
Georgetown, United States


ETL Spec-V : $83,580


#494

The all-new BTL is available in North America, No doubt a sport sedan


Auxuras BTL 2.0 CVT




Engine : KA Series, KA20V (Introduced in 2004 with 4th generation i-VIC)




Auxuras BTL S 1.5t




Engine : RJ Series , RJ15F1 (Introduced in 2020, with 4th generation i-VIC, sucessor of the RE turbocharged series)



The 2020 BTL is the latest entry level sedan offered in North America market, it’s the cheapest Auxuras starting at $25,000

The BTL was introduced in China on 2018, however, the 2020 facelifted BTL is designed in North America so the China market has not yet recieve the facelifted BTL.

Cheapest Auxuras
The BTL holds the value of owning a luxury sedan and yet without burning your pocket, but if you go up to the S trim with the 1.5t engine, it goes to just over $30,000.

Engine choice
Either a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated or a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine will be powering the BTL, with 152bhp and 200bhp perspectively, the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is newly developed by Saminda engineers which codenamed RJ series, it’s a replacement of the problematic RE series (turbocharged only).


Designed by : James Lemanski @ Saminda California Design Studio

Availability
North America and China


Assembly
Georgetown, United States
Wuhan, China (Wuhan Saminda) not a coronavirus pun, it’s really the lore of my company


BTL 2.0 CVT : $25,000
BTL S 1.5t : $31,500


#495

Auxuras ND350 concept car teased, hints possible new halo car or CZ6 return

DETRIOT, US - Auxuras have teased it ND350 concept car and since confirmed that it will be going into production, however, the nameplate ‘‘ND350’’ could be possible that it might be electricfy making 350bhp or a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine or even a 4 cylinder engine making 350 horsepower. But all of this was just rumours going on since at this early stage of development, it’s not clear what kind of specs Auxuras are working on.

Auxuras say it will debut the ND350 online at the end of april amid the on-going coronavirus outbreak.


#496

I remember the CZ6 from the Kee era - it served as the company’s halo car for over two decades until declining sales forced them to kill it off for good, and it was also at odds with their focus on hybrid and electric powertrains for their future models. Resurrecting the CZ6, or at least developing a spiritual successor to it, would restore some of the sparkle that their current lineup seems to lack.


#497

Auxuras want to return to it roots with the ND350, Saminda will finally be offering new chassis and engines exclusively for Auxuras


The ND350 is not a ressurection of the CZ6, said Auxuras.

The Auxuras ND350 is ripe for a renewal, and this time Saminda’s luxury division is finally putting a halo car on it brand. After decades of utilising off-the-shelf Saminda chassis, Auxuras has finally treated itself with a all new chassis and new engines which will only be offered in it Auxuras brand (we might see more of this new engines on it upcoming models).

Saminda said there will be 2 new engines that will exclusively offered in Auxuras lineup, a 2.5-liter inline-4 and 3.3-liter V6 turbocharged engine, however, Saminda have not release it numbers yet but we probably would see around 280-320bhp on the inline-4 and around 350-400bhp on the V6

As expected, both of it new engines will first be offered in the ND350

Spec V ND350 confirmed

Auxuras confirmed a Spec-V version will be coming too but did not reveal the powertrain but we can expect it will be using the same 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine on all it Spec-V models but hopefully it produces over 550bhp.

The ND350 is the car concept name, the production version of ND350 is not known yet, we can expect to see the production version by end of this year.


#498

YEAR 2020

The all new ALX, 新一代的SUV


Auxuras ALX TURBO (FWD/AWD)



Engine : RJ Series (Introduced in 2020) , RJ15F4 (Introduced in 2020, with 4th generation i-VIC, sucessor of the RE turbocharged series)





The Auxuras ALX also known as Saminda CR1 in Japan is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Saminda and sold under it luxury division, Auxuras. It’s exclusively designed for the Chinese market.

The ALX is not a rebadged 2020 Saminda CR1, rather Saminda Japan uses the ALX design as the template for the CR1 sold in the Japan and International markets.

Engine
The ALX shares the same engine as the North America CR1, the 1.5-liter RJ15F4 DOHC turbocharged engine that produces 164bhp and 215nm of torque mated to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)


Designed by : Asato Yasuhiro
Chief Engineer : Chiba Isamu

Availability
China Only


Assembly
Suzuka, Japan
Dawsonville, Georgia, United States
Wuhan, China (Auxuras ALX)
Surabaya, Indonesia (Saminda Indonesia)
Ayutthaya, Thailand
Swindon, UK


ALX TURBO (FWD/AWD) : ¥212,450/¥245,500


#499

Auxuras ELX teased ahead of launch in September


(No more V6, said Auxuras)

Auxuras has released the first teaser for the new 2021 ELX calling it the ‘‘most extensive redesign’’. The teaser image does not reveal much about the SUV, but reveals half of the vehicle with blurry effect.

The 2021 ELX will share the same chassis as the Saminda CR3 but with modified chassis and upgraded powertrain with a better AWD system that can send 90% of it power to just one wheel.

The V6 powertrain will retire from it ELX lineup and the only engine under the hood will be a new 2.0-liter i-VIC ProAIR turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine with an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission. Auxuras says the new inline-4 engine will be as quick as the V6 engine but with better fuel efficiency.


Nope, no Spec-V, Auxuras says no Spec-V for it SUV lineup

Unfortunately, the 2021 ELX will not recieve the Spec-V treatment, said Auxuras, currently the company does not have plans for it SUVs just yet

But the ELX does have an option for SV (SpecV) Package which does have a more aggressive cosmetic apperance for it exteriors and interiors.