The year is 1960. Kyung-Yeong Industries, a large scale construction company which leaped into the automotive industry from 1946, producing it’s first car in 1951, the Kyung-Yeong Ssanvan, a budget family car that was quite prosperous.
With the great success of the Ssanvan, it was time to create the second generation. They intended to continue the tradition of the original Ssanvan: A versatile car suited to all conditions of daily driving with great economy, affordability, and fitting room for the family.
The CEO: Kyung-Ja Song, addressed the heads of each department of their new sourcing for inventive styling and design ideas.
Kyung-Ja: Today we will be launching our announcement to search for new creative individuals and companies to collaborate with for the design and creation of Ssanvan Mark II.
The group discussed their thoughts, some just asking why we don’t have our own design department on it.
Kyung-Ja: It’s simply put, we want to get exposure out there about our brand, and by getting word out to potential joint-ventures or rivals of our Ssanvan Mark II… It will build up excitement to the public, hopefully leading to increased sales from higher exposure.
The heads of department agreed, it did not sound bad at all, and so later in the day, it was broadcast over the world to many different brands and companies about Kyung-Seong’s request.
Before starting your build, it will take creating a 1960 campaign save file to get specific unlocks and tech that Kyung-Yeong has.
Once inside campaign, begin creating a new car. Once you selected everything, you can export the car file, then re-import it to your game to freely edit in sandbox mode with these specific tech points.
- Model and engine family year set to 1960, Trim and engine variant year set to 1960.
- Car markets will not be marked in judgement.
- One entry per person.
- Realistic design choices and coherence in design will be highly valuable to this challenge.
- There is no body type set in stone. I recommend using a Saloon/Sedan, Estate/Wagon or Hatchback, but other body types are accepted, just make sure they hit the criteria!
Kyung-Yeong used Monocoque for the original Ssanvan, so they have knowledge of making this best. The car must use a Monocoque chassis, but everything else is free to your choice.
Drivetrain & Engine
Open to any type. Don’t go too crazy with capacity or amount of pistons, this isn’t a highly prestigious brand, they are more conservative.
Engineering time will be 70 maximum.
Fuel will only be Regular Leaded - 92 RON
Hard Long Life with a square setup (155-155) is recommended for best value & economy. But as long as it seems realistic and works, it’s up to you.
Aim for more than 25mpg (UK MPG), anything less will impact the overall entry. (Not cruise tests, the value on the Trim Statistics.)
Overall should aim for higher than 60 on the trim statistics, minimum accepted will be 50.
5 seats is the minimum allowed seating, with no folding front seats. More is allowed on a third row if the car uses one. Comfort is a nice bonus, but because this is a budget-oriented car, is not expected to be high.
Minimum Safety is 28.
Open to any type. Again, don’t go crazy with the suspension settings, aim for a cost effective setup.
The maximum materials cost will be 750 for engine, and 3000 for the car. Do not use these as a price to aim to, lower cost is much more desired than maxing out statistics even if it costs them some in prestige.
A lower service cost would be optimal considering the car’s market aim with the maximum being 400.
Minimum drivability is 25, aim for above 30 though as a target.
Suggestions and assistance
Codename Indistinct challenges are slightly more based on styling, although engineering is of importance too.
Kyung-Yeong are a budget-friendly brand. Styling and design choices oriented towards that will do better than ones with high cost and premium materials. Here is their forums thread.
Kyung-Yeong Industries slogan is “Embrace in Joy.” symbolising the brand’s ideology of enjoying life and the drive. Their styling is minimalistic in the early years (current period.) yet stylish.
The original Ssanvan is able to cross all kinds of terrain, climb high incline roads up mountains without too much trouble and comfortable enough for long drives and carry a good amount of cargo.
Keywords to describe the brand would be: Budget, Economical, Reliable.
On the workshop you can find Kyung-Yeong’s logo: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2077867834
Here’s a few inspirations to help you with your styling:
Model name: Indistinct II - (your forum user name)
Trim name: Ssanvan (And anything else to go onto the trim such as “Basic” or “2.0L Saloon”)
Engine name: Your engine’s name
Engine trim name: Your engine’s trim
Post a picture/s of your submitted car on this thread alongside your submission sent.
Your entry can be an automationverse/lore client, or just made up for this comp, anything is okay!
Important Note: No re submissions allowed - so please make sure that your entry meets all requirements before submitting.
All mods are allowed
Submissions will open at 12:00am GMT May 4th 2020 and will close at 12:00 pm GMT, May 18th 2020. You can send the .car file to me through the messaging system on the forums. Please note that until submissions open, rules and regulations may be subject to change.
I am using open beta v4.24. Entries will only work on this version, please make sure you are on the open beta branch if you would like to enter.
Have fun and I wish you success!
Important: This OP is a work in progress right now any input would be great. Things might change before the opening time.
With the certainty of the 4.24 stable drop, I will be extending the start and deadline by a week.