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Saminda Motor Co - Introducing the cC Sport Kei


#1076

Why that does not surprise me? :joy:

Not that I’m bashing on your company, just some laugh about Saminda’s situation.


#1077

How is that possible? By the metrics most of the current lineup has an average reliability of over 70 which isn’t at all bad by any stretch.


#1078

Saminda isn’t really about the game anymore though is it.


#1079

I still remember the last time Yamahafazer did a comparison between the Adenine Cadence, Maesima Prova, and Saminda C3… the Saminda had the highest reliability :smile:


#1080

2018 Saminda C3 Concept revealed, feature much bolder design

Recent Saminda’s has occasionally struggled to grasp the enthusiast market, but it soon going to be a history with the up-coming CThousandR and the ultra sporty C3.

Japanese automaker Saminda unveiled a new concept model of the 2018 C3. The model lacked an engine and an interior, but the redesigned exterior got Saminda enthusiasts very excited about what was to come for the 9th generation C3.

Saminda says the new car was redesigned top to bottom, with U.S. engineers and designers taking the lead.


#1081

Nice. Now just give it an engine, not a half of it.


#1082

Christmas came early.

The worlds greatest normal car is back.

Rejoice!


#1083

Half an engine and half a battery. How is this not a fair trade off :smiley:


#1084

Saminda boldly being bold as ever.


#1085

I can see a hint of F80 3er in the rear, but the front-end design exhibits much more originality. Let’s hope the C3 lives up to its promise when it enters production…


#1086

Saminda has just released sales record for 2017, sales have increased by 8%, thanks to China and United States (Excluding Auxuras)

Total Sales Figure : 4,143,257

North America
North America is Saminda biggest player.
American Saminda Motor Co. reported its third consecutive all-time annual sales record on sales of 1,453,744 on 2017, an increase of 0.3 percent over its previous best set in 2016.

Sales Reported : 1,453,744

China
Saminda recorded their highest-ever volumes in China in 2017, seeking to overtake United States as it biggest market for the Japanese automaker by 2022

Saminda’s rich lineup of sport utility vehicles drew many Chinese seeking a good balance of quality, design and price

Sales Reported : 1,003,466

Europe
Saminda has been long struggling in Europe since the 00’s, however in 2017 things are still not that smooth with a 6.7% decline of sales, Saminda only sell a little over 2000 cars in France.

Saminda UK said it has sold 49,255, down by 9%, people blame it on the CR1’s and C4’s which is to expensive compared to it rivals like Erin and Maesima.

Sales Reported : 128,346

Japan
Saminda Domestic Sales has not been great since 2008, with quality problems of it popular C1, sales decreased by 3.8%

Sales Reported : 641,911

South East Asia, Asia and Oceania
Asia Saminda Motors Region the regional headquarters for Saminda vehicles in the Asia & Oceania region have recorded its best-ever automobile sales record in 2017, with total sales in the of 711,733 units.

Saminda Thailand has revealed that it has maintained its top spot in passenger car sales for the third year running

Saminda Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd did the best this year with a record breaking of all time highest record ever at 98,845

Saminda India however has a decline of 3% of it sales compared to 2016 with just over 100,000

Sales Reported : 711,733

Africa
Saminda has see a decline of sales in Africa seen 2014, sales has down by 1% compared to 2016

Sales Reported : 83,697

South America
Saminda sees a suprising 0.7% gain in South America compared to 2016

Sales Figure : 120,360


#1087

2018 Saminda C1 will be released in UK first, follow by Japan, North America and rest of the world.

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SAMINDA has revealed the all new C1 and will first be launched in the UK, it’s the first time the C1 will be launched in UK before Japan.

Saminda expect the new C1 to be even more successful than the previous model in UK, in hoping to gain more market share as it has hit a high low 1%

The C1 will be powered by a 1.3-liter i-VIC engine produces 103bhp, a new addition to the range is the C1 SPORT which comes with a 1.1-liter i-VIC TURBO petrol engine which produces 130bhp, first turbo C1 for the UK market.


Michael Brown, Head of Sales in Saminda UK, commented: “The C1 is has always been our best selling car in UK and with the introduction of the SPORT edition, the 2018 C1 is the best C1 yet"


#1088

Saminda new engine technology promises better efficency

TOKYO, Japan - in the high-stakes, high-cost battle among global automakers to develop ever more efficient vehicles, Saminda is looking to introduce it latest technology.

Saminda Motor Co. said it would become the world’s first automaker to introduce a engine with different bore/stroke on the cylinders.

It has called its engine i-VIC-e and said it would be 15 to 25 percent more efficient than its current i-VIC.

How Does i-VIC-e work
2 of the cylinder would not have the same top dead, in order to counter it Saminda has created new types of camshaft and valves with different size and length, let’s say a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine would have a 200cc, 800cc, 800cc and 200cc, the engines uses 1 of the smallest cylinder to idle, the engine can go from different displacement (up to 7 varies) to give either efficiency or exceptional power, it’s combined with Intelligent Variable Intake Control.

In order to counter vibration, Saminda sits the larger cylinder in the middle of it.

Saminda will be testing the i-VIC-e very soon.


#1089

2018 Saminda C3 production version teased

Saminda has released a teaser image of the C3 sedan

Powertrain details are yet to be revealed by Saminda but the previous model was available with two engine options: a 1.8-liter i-VIC engine and a 1.5-liter turbocharged (i-VIC ProAIR) engine, which probably would be the same unit

Spec-V variant has been axed last year to not confuse with Auxuras Spec-V models so there would be no performance variant for the C3 anymore.

The 2018 C3 will be the first C3 to be designed and engineered by American Saminda R&D


#1090

YEAR 2018

Introducing the 2018 C1, New hot hatch in town (Europe Model)





Saminda C1 ES 1.3 i-VIC (CVT)


Engine : RE Series , RE13C

Stats C1 Es




Saminda C1 ESX 1.3 i-VIC (CVT)


Engine : RE Series , RE13C

Stats C1




Saminda C1 SPORT i-VIC TURBO 1.1T (6MT)


Engine : LC Series , LC11Z1

Sport Stats





Saminda’s popular family hatchback returns with its iteration, promising better fuel economy, more dynamic performance and a more involving drive.

The 2018 C1 will be released in Europe first before Japan, making it the first C1 to be released outside of Japan first.


Engine
The new-look Saminda C1 has update to the exterior styling and interior trim, the new C1 will also be available with a 128bhp 1.1-liter I-VIC TURBO petrol engine for the first time in Europe. Saminda’s new LC series petrol engine combines high output with low fuel consumption, and complies with stringent Euro 6 emissions standards.

A 93bhp 1.3-liter i-VIC petrol engine will continue to be available across all C1 trim levels, apart from the new Sport grade


Features
The new C1 will come with a slew of features, such as a 6.7-inch infotainment system with touchscreen capability, multi-function steering wheel, rear view camera, One-Push Engine Start system and Saminda Smart Key system.


The C1 (Europe Version) is designed by : Naoyuki Suzukl

Availability
Europe

Related : Saminda C1 (Japan and North America version)


Assembly
Swindon, UK (Saminda UK)


C1 ES 1.3 (CVT) : £14,370
C1 ESX 1.3 (CVT) : £15,560
C1 SPORT i-VIC TURBO 1.1T : £17,590


#1091

Saminda will make a C1000R kei-sport car for it domestic market

TOKYO, JAPAN - Saminda Motor Co. R&D head Kaito Haruto says that it is extremely pleased to be able to take charge of the up-coming C1000R. “We would like to try new things, something we have never created before and will give everybody a ‘wow’ impression when they look at it, kei car are usually boring and we would like to change that perspective.” Haruto added

Haruto also added that the C1000R will have a all-new developed 660cc turbocharged engine with electric motor powering the rear-wheel, CThousandR are more unique to Saminda’s due to it RWD layout than a FWD layout that Saminda’s usually are.

A concept version will debut near end of this year at Tokyo Motor Show.


#1092

YEAR 2018

Born to track, Born to race…Introducing the long waited C2000R


(Nürburgring test car shown, click HERE for review, credits by @DeusExMackia)





Saminda C2000R


Engine : KA Series , KA20FZ (with 2 Electric Motor)





The C2000R is the first CthousandR comback by Saminda on it heritage in developing high-performance hatchback after 12 years of absent

On 2016, the pre-production C2000R achieved a lap time of 7:56s on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, making it the fastest 4 cylinder hatchback under £38k.

It took a total of 5 years to develop the C2000R making it one of the longest car Saminda ever develop


The KA20FZ engine is handbulit by only the few best engineers
Saminda’s take the heart of the C2000R very seriously, only the few best engineers from Saminda are allowed to bulit it engines

The C2000R engine is a 2.0-liter i-VIC ProAIR(Turbocharged) engine mated to 2 electric motors , the battery contribute around 58BHP making a total of 368BHP


The C2000R is fully developed in UK
Lead by Dave Kamper, Saminda R&D UK Chief Engineer, Kamper said ‘‘For the C2000R this time, the focus was to not only have the most high-performing CThousandR in Saminda’s history, but also the most high-performing product in the segment.’’

Kamper added ''Making a fast car is technically very easy, you put in the four wheel drive system, you increase the power, you make a bigger engine, you make a bigger car, but whether it would be quicker around the Nurburgring or any track is a big question mark, the C2000R is bulit in a way that it would go fast in both straight line and in a track."


Design of the C2000R serve purpose
The styling might be too extreme for some, but it’s there for a purpose and it works, try getting it on a track, and it’s a superhero.


The C2000R is designed by : Koichi Hikari
The C2000R is engineered by : Dave Kamper

Availability
Europe and Japan, UK in Q1, rest of Europe in Q3, Japan in Q4


Assembly
Swindon, UK (Saminda UK)


C2000R : £37,800


(2017 C2000R concept version shown)


#1093

That took long enough :stuck_out_tongue:


#1094

The Armada Fore GTi (which retails for about £25000) has a message for you:

“fite me 1v1 m8”

which, more politely put, is a request for other details like fuel, tyres and engineering time


#1095

Pssst, for just £1700 more you can have about as fast premium sports compact with two cylinders more :wink:
Zavir. Il vantaggio della tecnologia.

Seriously though, marketing aside, finally! :grin: Good to see the most crazy car of the most wonderfully ordinary company back, at last on the road. I’d love to see some sports compact shootout, @DeusExMackia or @ramthecowy interested maybe?