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I’ve got to say, you’ve really made that body work. Quite the handsome looking car this is!


That is a proper looker… And it’s also a legitimate rival to my Zorg ZV2 1.6! I reckon that the Auburn could also compete with the Rennen Caelum. If I were to buy an Auburn, it would be a 1.6t manual sedan in Rogue Red Metallic.


K-UBRIK by Kimura. Style and substance in a minute package.

The 2nd generation of Kimura’s Kei car, the K-UBRIK, debuted alongside the 2013 Kimura Auburn at the Tokyo Motor Show for the 2014 model year. You can get the small car with a choice of 2 engines, drivetrains, and transmissions. A N/A and turbocharged 659 cc Inline-4 with VVT and VVL are available with either FWD or 4WD and a 7-Speed DCT or 6-speed manual. 4 wheel independent suspension is standard on all models for comfortable cruising along with partially aluminium panels to let the already lightweight K-UBRIK shed a few more kilos. Even with a tall roof, the K-UBRIK remains steady through tight corners, with a very tight turning circle and stiff anti-roll bars preventing excessive body roll. Even with a short wheelbase, the K-UBRIK is still capable of staying planted at high speeds thanks to months of meticulous suspension tuning.

As a departure from the previous, more adventure-focused K-UBRIK, the new car has a more practical 5-door hatchback package as opposed to a 3-door. Along with the Auburn, the all-new Clear Sense™ infotainment system was introduced. A 6.5-inch touch screen which is standard on all trims, compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The main theme with the K-UBRIK was “geometrically cute.” Thus, multiple shapes and textures were used through the cabin, with up to 5 different accent colors including red, white, grey, blue, and black available. Despite it’s small size, many advanced safety features such as automatic braking, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and KimuraGuard™ are available. The exterior continues the cutesy theme with a blocky design that’s lovable yet sophisticated. With nearly 1000 color combinations, you can truly personalize your own K-UBRIK just the way you like it. You can change the side accent colors, roof and mirror colors, wheels, base car colors, grille colors, and even more to make your K-UBRIK, well, yours. Prismatic headlights continue to be present in the K-UBRIK, with a full LED setup available. The K-UBRIK oozes style, but manages to stay sophisticated. It’s charming, yet pragmatic. It truly is the definitive Kimura Kei car.

Features, Pricing, and Specifications

Exterior Colors

Silk White Pearl, Margarita Lime Mica, Cosmic Black Mica, Cool Mint Aqua Mica, Sakura Pink Metallic, Deep Burgundy Metallic, Ice Clue Metallic, Sunflower Gold Metallic, Sirius Blue Metallic, Solar Silver Metallic, Fiery Red Metallic, and Inferno Orange Metallic, respectively.

Accent colors: Gloss White, Gloss Black, and Gloss Red, respectively.

Dark Fabric, Ash Grey, and Apple Beige, respectively.

Accent colors: Piano Black, Blaze Red, Sunset Blue, Bright White, and Light Grey, respectively.


So pro the presentation.

I still find it amusing that DCT is on offer in a K car with a 0-100 of 16s, same with the AWD. But hey, apparently in Australia, the best selling FK8 Civic trim by a long margin is the fake RS version which charges you a good 5000 bucks for some black shiny bits, a fake lip, fake wing, a fake badge and fake leather seats so :joy:


Hey, if the car is popular enough, it might even be shipped across seas with a larger engine and upgraded interior :smiley:


Auburn by Kimura. The ultimate definition of a compact car.

Hatchback LCt 1.8t trim shown in Smoky Quartz Metallic.

At the 2017 International Motor Show Germany, Kimura debuted the 10th generation Kimura Auburn for the 2018 model year. The second Kimura based on the CM-T (Compact Modifiable - Transverse) Global platform (the first being the 7th generation Auriga, debuting earlier in 2017), the Auburn comes with a new level of comfort, sophistication, and poise. This means front strut-type suspension and rear multilink suspension for extra grip at the limit and more supple, more comfortable highway drives. In addition, the new high-strength steel chassis is 25% stiffer than the previous model, creating a more solid driving dynamic. Retuned 4-wheel independent suspension has been further refined to make the Auburn handle with more precision, with a tighter turning circle and lower rotations lock-to-lock on the steering wheel. With the latest in aluminium technology, the Auburn’s panels are crafted completely from aluminum, leading to a lighter, more efficient Auburn. 4 engines are available; a naturally aspirated 1.8 Liter Inline-4, and 2 turbo engines; 1.6 and 1.8 Liter powerplants, ranging from 168 to 182 horsepower, respectively. These 3 engines, produced from previous designs, can be mated to a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. A 1.0 Liter 3-cylinder turbo petrol, 1.8 Liter turbodiesel, and 2.0 Liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel engines will release later in 2018 for European markets. Taking every lesson learned from 10 generations of experience, the Auburn is the best that it could be.

Coupe LCt 1.8t trim shown in San Francisco Blue Metallic.

An extensive redesign was made for the latest Auburn. Now with the same innovative center console found in the Auriga, the Auburn comes with a standard 8.5” touch screen with a 10” unit optional. In addition, another evolution of infotainment comes with the Auburn; ClearSense²™ which again is compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Automatic braking, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Pedestrian Detection Systems, and KimuraGuard™ are also available. Overall, the design is more upscale than before, with richer materials used along the entire cabin. With an all-new HUD, flowing and luxurious design, and ergonomically designed to fit anyone’s driving needs, the Auburn’s interior gives way to all new Kimura’s of the future. With distinctive, modern styling, the Auburn emits a classy yet groundbreaking design. Revolutionary yet evolutionary, it remains a memorable and familiar design while staying timeless. The newest form of the Prismatic headlights return, with a more contemporary take on a well-known idea. The Auburn again is available in 3 classic body styles; a practical 5-Door hatchback, a stylish 2-door coupe, and a well-rounded 4-door saloon. With every meticulous change made to a proven formula comes out a car which has been tediously crafted to be as perfect as possible.

Sedan LCt 1.8t trim shown in Navy Metallic.

Sedan LCt 1.8t trim shown with Black Leather.

Features, Pricing, and Specifications

Color and Upholstery Options

Silk White Pearl, Cosmic Black, Cirrus Grey Pearl, Steel Silver Metallic, Smoky Quartz Metallic, Navy Metallic, Solar Silver Metallic, and Merlot Red Metallic, respectively.

Hatchback, Coupe model exclusive colors: Inferno Orange Metallic, Rogue Red Pearl, Lavender Violet Metallic, and San Francisco Blue Metallic, respectively.

Black, Grey, and Siesta Beige, respectively. All are available in cloth or leather upholstery.

67th International Motor Show Germany (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) [2017 Frankfurt Motor Show]

Certainly the previous Auburn seemed like a tough act to follow, but this latest model is a fitting replacement for the old model. Choosing a trim is even tougher now, though, such is the inherent quality of the basic design. However, if I had the chance, I would order a 1.8t LCt manual coupe in Inferno Orange with Siesta Beige leather seats, plus the Advanced Safety Package, Bose stereo, LED lights, etc… Basically all the options except for the slushbox.

One more question remains: will there be a hot hatch version of the latest Auburn?


1988 4M-Sport Concept by Kimura. The next-generation sports machine.

The Kimura 4M-Sport Concept was a concept car devised by Kimura in 1988. With the latest turbocharged inline-4 engine to be used in the Helruna, the 4M-Sport concept was very quick for it’s time. It had an Mid-engined AWD powertrain mated to a 6-speed manual, and in total weighed under 2400 lbs (1088 kg). With a total output of 240 HP and 206 lb-ft from it’s 2.3L I4, the 4M was able to propel from 0 to 62 MPH in 5.2 seconds. Styling was esoteric yet elegant, with futuristic and sleek properties that made the 4M truly unique.


It looks very futuristic for something launched on 1988, and reminds me of the Nissan Mid-4 concepts of the era. But did it enter production, and if not, why? At any rate it would have played a significant role in Kimura’s development of AWD drivetrains.


To answer your question on the Auburn, a high-performance model is planned.

As for the 4M-Sport, it didn’t enter production due to a lack of market. While it was fully developed and entered a prototype stage, the costs to build were deemed too high for the expected demand and price.


Kimura would like to wish everyone a very spooky Halloween.




Is this a hatchback version of the Auburn (which I feel deserves to be remade in UE4, if it hasn’t been already), or a completely new model from Kimura?

Edit: So it is the UE4 rendition of the Auburn, and I expect the trim being shown to be a higher-performance model compared to what has been shown previously.


It’s the Auburn, and the photo was made in UE4.


Devorak by Kimura. A family hauler, back-road brawler, and all-terrain crawler.

LCi4 trim shown in Damask Red Metallic.

The 5th generation Kimura Devorak was unveiled to the public at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. The Devorak is underpinned with an all-new platform related to the CM-T platform called the E-HCM (Extended-High Capacity Modular) Global platform. 4-wheel independent suspension, then, is standard on all models. Propelling the US market Devorak are 3 engines; an economical turbocharged 2.3l Inline-4, a balanced 3.3l V6, and a powerful twin-turbocharged 3.3l V6. Power outputs range from 240 HP to 300 HP and all engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. V6 models are available with adaptive 4WD, which can send up to 70% of the power to the rear wheels and 100% of the power to the front wheels in slippery conditions. 4WD V6 models have competitive tow rating of 5000 lbs. Thanks to advances in Kimura’s aluminium technology, over 55% of the panels including the doors, hood, and trunk, are created from aluminium. This, in conjunction with meticulous suspension tuning, provides a surprisingly dainty driving experience from such a burly vehicle. A tight turning circle does not impede a casual highway drive with electronically adjustable suspension. The top trims are available with adaptive dampers which can modulate suspension travel hundred of times every second, which can be programmed for on-road and off-road driving. The Devorak was designed to shrink around the driver, and that is exactly what we have accomplished with the latest model.

LCi4 trim shown in Damask Red Metallic.

The Devorak symbolizes the pinnacle of style inside the cabin. An 8.5" screen is standard on all models, with a 10" unit optional on all trims and standard on LC trims. ClearSense²™ makes it’s return in the Devorak with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Automatic braking, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Pedestrian Detection Systems, and KimuraGuard™ are also available. Heavily inspired by nature, the interior of the Devorak clearly is an advanced, luxurious counterpart to it’s competitors. On LC trims, the center middle seat is swapped out for 2 captain’s chairs for maximum comfort and space. The design of the Devorak is completely new from the ground up; sharp edges are complemented by rounded details throughout the large body. Prismatic headlights are utilized on an imposingly elegant front end, with a sweeping design to the angular and intricate rear. The new Devorak is a demonstration that Kimura can build an SUV that can conquer any place with style.

LCi4 trim shown with Black Leather.

Features, Pricing, and Specifications

Color and Upholstery Options

Silk White Pearl, Cosmic Black, Niagara Aqua Pearl, Steel Silver Metallic, Rose Burgundy Metallic, Navy Metallic, Solar Silver Metallic, and Damask Red Metallic, respectively.

Black, Pearl White, Victoria Beige, and Copper Brown, respectively. All but Copper Brown are available in cloth or leather upholstery.

North American International Auto Show 2018

Looks nice, feels nice - so does it share its platform with the Auriga? That may explain how comfortable and vivacious it feels on the road… Or off-road, for that matter.


Review: Kimura Auburn (SXt, LCt and KR-R)

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1985 TKR-C by Kimura. Combining the pinnacle of Kimura with the best of Bertone.

Kimura and Bertone joined forces in 1985 to create the TKR-C (Turbo K-RR Coupe), a powerful and comfortable 2-seater with presence to boot. A 2.2L turbocharged inline-4 was utilized with over 200 HP being sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual. Combined with an easy-repair fiberglass body, the TKR-C was able to rocket from 0-62 in under 6 and a half seconds, and weighed it at just 2218 lbs (1006 kg). 4-wheel double wishbone suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes keep the TKR-C in check at all times. Sports-tuned suspension and a limited slip differential give the Kimura sprightly, energetic handling at all speeds. Only 5,000 of this limited-run model were produces from 1985 to 1986, with the far less expensive Helruna spiritually replacing the TKR-C in 1990.

Note: I don’t actually have any connections with Bertone (duh), this car is pretty obviously fictional and I wanted to make a Bertone-style car. Please don’t sue


Stop it.

My 80s gland can only take so much :weary:


If there was any car from Kimura that deserved the Bertone treatment, the TKR-C would have been it. And its instrument panel would definitely have made it feel like something from Star Wars, as if the futuristic styling and punchy turbo engine didn’t convince me enough already!