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Gib electric CZE :grin:


New PonQi Hybrid revealed, to be sold in U.S from $22,000

The new PonQi takes bold steps to advance its exterior looks. The overall body shape hasn’t drastically changed, but some changes on the front and rear means that the new PonQi looks sleeker and more coupe-like. The roof position has also been shifted forward to create a more coupe-like silhouette.

Smart Air-conditioning
The PonQi has a unique smart air-conditioning system that uses sensors to detect where passengers are seated, which then automatically directs air flow there. Conversely, it will turn off the back row air-con when no rear passengers are on board, which helps to save energy.

Performance numbers
The PonQi has a fuel efficiency rating of 22km/L, around 50mpg (US)

It’s equipped with a 2.0-liter i-VIC four-cylinder Atkinson petrol direct injection engine that produces 90bhp and 145nm of torque. There’s also a 1.52kWh lithium-ion polymer battery under the back seat and a 30kW electric motor which produces 40bhp and 48nm of torque, the total output of the car is 130bhp and 193nm of torque. With the help of a dual-clutch transmission (as opposed to a CVT), the PonQi feels peppy in Sport mode.

Saminda nS Platform
It is here where the new PonQi packs the most surprises, Built on the Saminda New Structural Platform (nS) , the new PonQi has been engineered with a focus on the driving experience, as highlighted by its Chief Engineer, Keisuke Hitano.

The PonQi will be release in Japan on October, U.S on December and rest of the world on Q1 of 2019.


The return!!! :smile: The car is great, but it’s odd that it only produces 90hp, and gets 50mpg, wouldn’t it either make more power, or get better MPG?


Heat sensors? What if you’re transporting hot food to a party?


I assume you can control it?


The Air-conditional thing only works in Eco mode, yes it uses heat sensor and the only way to switch it off is either put it on Normal or Sport mode


I hope to test that model soon!


My previous design of the C3 has some issue, hopefully this is the final design @Rk38


YEAR 2018

The cC Sport, Sporty kei.

Saminda cC Sport

Engine : A Series , A660E (Non i-VIC)

The Saminda cC is a kei car manufactured by Saminda and it’s to replace the Kirei

Saminda says the design of the cC is to be ‘‘sporty’’, by lowering the roof to make it exterior look of a two-door coupe. The cC measures in at 3255mm in length, and has a wheelbase of 2355mm

It’s desgined by Asami Hinako, the first female designer for Saminda Motor Co.

Powered by a 660cc turbocharged engine with CVT transmission

The cC Sport is designed by : Asami Hinako

Japan only

Suzuka , Japan

cC Sport : ¥1.290,000


Ooh my name, nice car, it’s great that you called it “sporty” instead of sports, or else it wouldn’t have made any sense. The car design is very futuristic, I really like it.


Saminda engine problems, 4.5 million cars recalled in U.S, Japan and Europe

DETRIOT, US - Despite having reputation for it engines, Saminda turbocharged engine have some issue.

Saminda Motor Co. has announced a total of 4.5 millions of C3, CR3 and C5 being recalled in U.S, Japan and part of Europe.

Saminda said thousands of customers have discovered it engine will eventually stall sometimes without warning, mainly it 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.

What is the problem?
Saminda says cars equipped with it 1.5-liter turbocharged engine has it piston ring not fix properly, forcing fuel-air out into the crank casing which result in a low compression that will cause the engine to stall.

Stalling is a very big safety issue, it need to be fixed as soon as possible said a Saminda spokeswoman.

Saminda urge all customer who have it 1.5-liter turbocharged engine to contact their nearest dealership for more information or fix for free as soon as possible, a letter regarding the issue will also be sent to all owners


Saminda will stop selling cars in France

Saminda Europe Crisis - Although it was no surprise to hear that Japanese car manufacturer Saminda Motor Co. struggles it presence in Europe region, few expected the car giant to leave France market.

Saminda said it will be shutting down its operations in France starting from next year, saying it is “no way profitable” though it will continue selling it power equipment and engines for marines as well as aircraft.

There are 4 models currently sold in France. The C4, CR3, CR4 and the C2000R. “Despite giving heavy discounts, it’s still hard selling the cars away” said a Saminda dealership located in France, Lille.

This move make much sense considering the sales number involved, last year Saminda only manage to sell 2036 cars, that is less than 0.5% market share.


what lore year is this post supposed to be?


Year 2018!


American Saminda Motor Co. preview it new C7, feature much sportier design than it predecessor and to attract younger buyers.

The latest third generation C7 was designed, engineered and is built in America.

The C7 enters its third generation, and it’s bringing fresh exterior styling, a brand-new interior, tons of technology and equipment, and a more powerful V6 engine.

No more an ‘‘uncles’’ car
The C7 most controversial design would be the grille and it’s meant to give the car extra sporting look, while the Crystal Headlamps gave a premium look to it.

Shares the same platform as the Auxuras ETL
The 2019 C7 actually shares the same chassis with the 2019 ETL, called the cJ platform, it’s much stronger and lighter, but the ETL has a much better bracing here and there but it’s identical.

Old engine but new technology
Powering the C7 is still the JA series 3.5-liter V6 engine, which produces 295hp and 340 Nm of torque but it is equipped with newer updated Direct Injection and Intelligent Variable Intake Control (i-VIC) systems to achieve top-notch power performance, environmental performance, and fuel efficiency.

Saminda only released the pricing for it top of the line trim, the SpectaL trim will cost $42,800, which is nearly $10000 less than the Auxuras ETL.


Taillights look like they are sad :frowning: But the front is great.


Those headlights are :ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand: they could not get better, because they are absolutely perfect! But, the taillights would look better if they were flat.


As for the rear design, we try to match the taste for the Americans since the C7 is made in America and only for America buyers.

But the design is either you like it or hate it kind of thing :smile:


The C7 is a midsize car right? D-Segment?


I think E? C5 was D. Also a 3.5 as the only engine suggests the bigger segment.