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Yuro Motor Company Ltd ./ ユロ自動車企業株式会社 {1992 Yuro Classique}


#9
Yuro in the early 1980s | Part 3 - Country Cruiser

A rather interesting but boring and peculiar car in the lineup. The Country Cruiser is a 5-door station wagon/estate car introduced at the 1980 Tokyo Motor Show for the international market, and a few months later at the 1981 Detroit Auto Show for the North American market. What the Country Cruiser looked to be at first glance was simply an estate/wagon model of the Glaze, and boy were they right.

The Country Cruiser, like all Yuro products of the early 80s, featured a 2.8L SOHC inline-6 that produced 114HP, and was of course mated to a 4-speed “Yuro-matic” transmission which allowed the car to hit 60 mph in around 13 seconds, and top speed was maybe around 110 mph. The car was only available in 1 trim, but separate packages such as a Tow Package which included a tow hitch and heavy duty suspension were also available.

Interior amenities were basic, a compact cassette player, a decent stereo system and non-power leather wrapped two-row bench seating was standard, optional power windows were available, however. Interior trim was basic as well with plastic dashboards and door panels with hints of leather and maple, I mean what do you really expect out of a small Japanese station wagon from the early 80s?

As with the North American Glaze, for model year 1981-82, the North American Country Cruiser featured large and heavy 5 mph bumpers which following the amendment of that law, were removed.
Other interesting exterior details were optional wood grain vinyl on the lower door panel, and that’s about it.

The car went on sale in mid 1982, pricing for the Country Cruiser was the same in every market, 14,500$ for the only trim (38,000$ adjusted for inflation). Optional third row bench seating, dealer installed roof racks, and other amenities were available as well. The tow package which added a tow hitch and heavy duty suspension was a 400$ option (1000$ adjusted for inflation). Also available was a heavy duty package which included wider rear tires, heavy duty suspension, a tow hitch, a bullbar and a roof rack which was a 700$ option geared more towards fleet buyers.
Sales were rather average, from 1982-1986 it sold 93,000 cars, most of which came from the European market.

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it’s literally just a small station wagon, no luxurious amenities, no nothing. need i say more?


#10

1986 Yuro Classique | The Flagship

In the early 80s, Yuro had a fairly small and peculiar lineup of cars, which gave customers a rather limited amount of options when buying a Yuro.
And so the company’s executives, looking to expand their horizons, turned their sights to developing a new and larger car in their lineup to compete in the executive car segment. For the new model, Yuro had decided to name the car “Classique”, the French word for Classical, to reflect their plan of “giving a much more traditional and classical luxury feel to our customers who wish for a more traditional and classical luxury experience.”

The first generation (1986-1992) Classique was unveiled at the 1985 Tokyo Motor Show alongside the second generation Glaze. It was an executive car which featured a design alike many European luxury cars of the time, but was still very much Japanese with its unique quirks and features you wouldn’t typically find on other European cars, such as hidden headlights which open by rotating 180° instead of flipping open.
Power was provided by a naturally aspirated 3.0L SOHC V6 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic or an optional 5-speed manual, and three trim levels were available for sale to the public, the 3.0 Standard base model, the 3.0 SL midrange trim, and the 3.0 GL high end model.

The Standard trim made 150 hp and could hit 0-60 mph in 9.78 seconds when paired with either the manual or the automatic. Steel wheels came standard. Interior amenities included a compact cassette player with a fairly decent sounding stereo, power adjustable heated cloth front and rear seats, power windows, power locks and power mirrors. Interior trim was fairly normal for a base model luxury car, with leather wrapped dashboards, door panels and steering wheel with different color choices available.
The SL shared the engine with the Standard and produced 150 hp as well and could also go from 0-60 mph in 9.78 seconds when paired with either transmission. Differences from the Standard included leather wrapped heated seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control and hints of walnut wood grain. Alloy wheels were standard.
The top-of-the-line GL trim used a tuned engine which made 175 hp, and was only available with the 4-speed automatic. The car could hit 60 mph in 8.7 seconds. Interior was more refined than the Standard and SL trim, with a fully leather wrapped interior, a more premium compact cassette player and stereo system, walnut and maple wood grain around the door panels and center console, as well as power operated leather-wrapped armrests. Like the SL, alloy wheels were also standard.

Other features that were standard across all models were steering wheel mounted adjustable cruise control, passive automatic seatbelts with pretensioners, driver and passenger side airbags, 4 wheel anti-lock disc brakes, variable hydraulic power rack and pinion steering, and traction control.


Classique Monarch

The Classique Monarch was a series of vehicles sold only to governments as a ultra high end luxury car for use in transporting high ranking government officials and VIPs.

The cars were modified Classique GLs which featured bulletproof and shock proof windows, body panels, self sealing fuel tanks, and runflat tires. Other amenities could also be requested by the government that wished to purchase a car and so prices always varied depending on the customer.


The car went on sale in Japan first, then the European, North American and other Asian markets followed shortly after.
Pricing went as follows; 21,000$ for the 3.0 Standard, 26,000$ for the 3.0 SL, and 35,000$ for the 3.0 GL. (Adjusted for inflation; 47,000$, 57,000$ and 82,000$ respectively.)
Production ran from 1986-1992, and from 1986-1993, 230,000 cars were sold worldwide. The majority of the market share coming from Europe and North America.

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#11
1986 Yuro Glaze | Luxury Sports

The second generation Yuro Glaze was unveiled at the 1985 Tokyo Motor Show. The second generation Glaze differed to the previous one quite a bit, as it now took a more sportier and fun approach to challenge the luxury sports car market dominated mostly by European cars.
The design kept the original bodystyle, but made sleeker and more streamlined to emphasise its new focus on sportiness over total luxury. Like the larger Classique, it too featured hidden headlights, however it was more conventional in the way it opened to keep with the more streamlined looks.

The car was available in 3 trims, the 2.4 Standard base model, 2.4 GLS-T high end luxury trim, and the 2.4 LS Turbo high performance trim. Power was provided by a 2.4L SOHC inline 6 across all trim levels.
The Standard trim came with a naturally aspirated engine that made 140 hp and was mated to a either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual and can hit 0-60 mph in 9.9 seconds when equipped with either transmission. Interior amenities included a compact cassette player with a decent sounding stereo similar to the one in the Classique, power adjustable heated cloth front and rear seats, power operated windows, power locks and power adjustable mirrors. Interior trim was fairly basic, with leather and cloth wrapped dashboards, door panels and leather wrapped steering wheel with multiple color choices available.

The GLS-T came with a turbocharged engine which made 186 hp and was mated to only a 4-speed automatic and can hit 0-60 mph in a rather quick 8.23 seconds. Its handling wasn’t very sporty but could still offer great driving fun when asked to. Interior amenities were similar to the Standard, but now featured power adjustable heated leather wrapped front and rear seats, heated leather wrapped steering wheel, leather as well as maple wrapped dashboards and door panels, with multiple color choices available.

The LS Turbo was available in either a 4-door sedan, or a 2-door coupe (Japan and Europe only). Power was provided with a turbocharged engine that made 235 hp mated to either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual. When paired with the 5-speed manual, the car can hit 0-60 mph in a very swift 6.3 seconds. Top speed for the LS Turbo was estimated to be 230 km/h, making it one of the fastest Japanese cars of its day. Interior amenities were just like that of the GLS-T. Other features included a Limited-Slip Differential, 4-wheel 13in vented anti-lock disc brakes, and a stiffened chassis to allow for better handling.

Other standard features across all trims were automatically retracting seatbelts with pretensioners, steering wheel mounted adjustable cruise control, driver and passenger side airbags, 4 wheel anti lock brakes, as well as variable hydraulic power rack and pinion steering.

The Standard and GLS-T started production in February 1986, and went on sale in August of the same year for 17,000$ and 27,000$ respectively. (39,000$ and 63,000$ respectively adjusted for inflation.) 820,000 cars were sold from 1986-1992.
The LS Turbo started production a year later in October 1987, and went on sale later in December of the same year for 30,000$. (70,000$ adjusted for inflation) 28,000 of these cars were sold until 1991.

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#12
Yuro Sabre | A Legendary Blade

“If you want to be strong, learn how to fight alone.”


The Yuro Sabre (Japanese: セイバー Hepburn: Seibā) is a 2-seater, mid-engined sports car that was manufactured by Yuro in Japan from 1992 to 2006. Gaining fame as the legendary Japanese sports car that rivaled the European exotics with its advanced design and superb driving dynamics.


Background and Development

In 1989, following the discontinuation of the Yuro 3500 gran tourer with no planned replacement, Yuro was essentially left without any dedicated performance oriented car. Wishing to fill the void within the company’s lineup, Yuro had multiple choices. To develop a successor to the thousand-series gran tourers, create more performance oriented models of the Glaze, or to design an entirely new car capable of rivaling European exotics.
The latter was chosen, and came the birth of a new project; internally named “Project Blade”.

The first prototype vehicle was built in late 1989; It was a mid-engined, aluminium bodied sports car which traced its roots from the Glaze. Suspension for the prototype was borrowed from the Glaze and downscaled to fit into the cut down chassis. The engine is a 3.0L DOHC V6 engine derived from the Classique, with an updated injection system and performance oriented headers and made somewhere in the range of 250-260HP. It is currently on display at the Yuro Heritage Museum in Takasaki, Gunma.

Over the course of its 4-year development phase, 20 different test mules were built, all utilising different engine types, including an experimental SOHC V12 engine (Which was more or less 2 V6 engines welded together, which subsequently binned because of its poor reliability.) that made 400HP, and an experimental transversally mounted inline-5 engine which never actually made it into the car.

Eventually after much testing, the final prototype was finished in mid 1991, it had an entirely built from the ground up chassis and suspension, and was powered by an aluminium-block and head DOHC V6 engine that made 280HP and could rev to 8000RPM. It could accelerate from 0-60 in less than 5 seconds because of its incredibly light 1200kg curb weight.
It took another couple of months before the car would officially become production ready, in which the car was officially given a name, one that would reflect its light weight, agility, and design; The Sabre.


Debut

At the 1992 Geneva Motor Show, the Sabre made its debut. The car was initially thought of as “just another Japanese European exotic knockoff”, however it was way more than that.
Upon its debut, the Sabre was an entirely different machine compared to what the Europeans could offer. Its longitudinally mounted aluminum block 3.0L V6 was said to make 276HP (This wasn’t actually the case, as Yuro was part of the Japanese gentleman’s agreement. The engine in actuality made over 330HP.), and was mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The aluminium body and lightweight steel chassis brought the car’s weight down to 1173kg, which meant the car was capable of hitting 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. Suspension were double wishbones on all fours, with forged control arms connected to forged 17" alloy wheels. Other incredible feats included the engine only having regular forged conrods and pistons, yet being able to achieve a redline of 9000 RPM. Its brakes were 350mm vented disk brakes with 3-piston calipers on all fours, which was more than capable of stopping the car in a very short distance.
The exterior had a very time-consuming and delicate 40-step painting process, which included a highly complicated chemical coating for the aluminium bodywork which would help to increase the paint’s vibrancy and achieve a very vivid and exquisite look to the paint.

The car was built in a special plant in Takasaki, where a group of hand picked specialists would assemble the car using advanced aerospace-grade manufacturing techniques. (???)

By the car’s discontinuation in 2006, 27,000 cars were made since 1992 over a 14-year span.


Variants and Facelifts

Sabre RS-GT (1995-1996)

A special track oriented variant of the Sabre was introduced for those who seeked for a no-compromise racing experience designed to dominate racetracks called the Sabre RS-GT. To achieve this, modifications were done to the car’s interior and engine at the expense of customary creature comforts.
To begin, they took out the leather-wrapped, power operated seats and swapped them out for custom designed carbon-kevlar seats. Everything was stripped out, including the traction control system, interior sound deadening, airbags, the stereo and sound system, as well as the any leather wrapping on the dashboard and wood grain on the centre console. Higher strength and lighter weight suspension parts were also added. Weight was down from 1170kg to 1070kg.
Using Yuro’s new racing-oriented moniker, the Sabre RS-GT was more than a stripped down Sabre. Combined with lighter reinforced parts, the coilovers, dampers and swaybars were tweaked and were made stiffer. The engine was modified highly for racing, with the mufflers taken out, the camshafts modified to allow for more aggressiveness, and a tweaked ECU which increased power at the expense of fuel consumption. The engine made over 354HP and was only sold in Japan and certain parts of Europe.
The car was finished in a special RS-GT exclusive April Red Pearl paintjob matched to 17-in white aluminium wheels.


Sabre Targa (1994-2005)

Sabres with removable carbon fibre targa roofs were also available. Because of reduced structural rigidity with the lack of a solid roof, strut bars were added below the car to increase structural rigidity.


Facelift (1998-2005)

For model year 1998, the Sabre’s front end was entirely redesigned, with a new triple headlight housing instead of the twin one in previous model years, the Sabre looked more modern and more aggressive. The lower grille was made larger to allow cooling for a larger radiator. The front air dam was made larger and lower, which helped to increase downforce.
The rear was modernized, with the exhaust tips enlarged, and the twin taillights previously separate now merged into one cluster.
Suspension was stiffened in order to handle extra loads at higher speeds. The front tires were made wider in order to improve cornering abilities.
A new 3.2L DOHC V6 engine with variable valve timing and electronic valve lift was now available, and made over 350HP and was now mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The 3.0L DOHC V6 without electronically controlled valve lift was also available and could be paired with either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual.
The new facelifted Sabre was capable of 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, making it the quickest accelerating production car of its time.
The car was also available with a targa bodystyle, which had extra strut braces in the car to improve handling due to the lack of a solid roof.


RS-GT Facelift (2000-2001)

The second iteration of the Sabre RS-GT was unveiled in 2000. Like the previous one, it was highly stripped down and various technical tweaks were done to the engine and suspension, such as reworked racing style headers, and a modified cam profile and ECU tune. The new modified engine produced over 410HP, while the car weighed 1047kg.
With these modifications, the car was capable of a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds.
A new special “RS-GT Silver” color option was available, but for those who enjoyed the older April Red Pearl color, it was still an available option.


Discontinuation and Final Edition

In 2005, with the Sabre’s sales slowing down, and the rise of newer, more modern looking and performing sports cars, a final edition Sabre was made, dubbed the “Finale”.

Featuring a modernised interior with a SatNav, gold lined rims, and a redesigned front and rear fascia, this Sabre would mark the end of the famed Japanese sports car.
The engine was identical to the one in the RS-GT, and made 410HP.

150 of these Sabre Finales would be made. With one of them being owned by famous collector Lay Jeno.

Production was halted with no planned successor.


Specifications

1992-1998 3.0 S & S-Targa

Engine: 3000cc DOHC 90-degree V6
Bore/Stroke: 86.6mm x 84.9mm
Compression ratio: 11.9:1
Power: 330HP at 8,600 rpm
Maximum Torque: 243 lb/ft at 5,800 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Chassis: Steel platform & sub-frame
Suspension: Independent all round
Brakes: 4-wheel Disc ABS
Max. Speed: 254 km/h
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h: 4.1 s
1/4 mile : 12.31 s

1995-1996 3.0 RS-GT

Engine: 3000cc DOHC 90-degree V6
Bore/Stroke: 86.6mm x 84.9mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Power: 354HP at 8,700 rpm
Maximum Torque: 249 lb/ft at 6,800 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Chassis: Steel platform & sub-frame
Suspension: Independent all round
Brakes: 4-wheel Disc ABS
Max. Speed: 270 km/h
Acceleration:
0–100 km/h: 3.6 s
1/4 mile : 11.82 s

1998-2005 3.2 S & S-Targa

Engine: 3000cc DOHC 90-degree V6
Bore/Stroke: 88.4mm x 86.8mm
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Power: 350HP at 9,100 rpm
Maximum Torque: 237 lb/ft at 6,700 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Chassis: Steel platform & sub-frame
Suspension: Independent all round
Brakes: 4-wheel Disc ABS
Max. Speed: 276 km/h
Acceleration:
0–100 km/h: 3.8 s
1/4 mile : 11.94 s

2000-2002 3.2 RS-GT

Engine: 3000cc DOHC 90-degree V6
Bore/Stroke: 88.4mm x 86.8mm
Compression ratio: 11.9:1
Power: 410HP at 9,200 rpm
Maximum Torque: 265 lb/ft at 6,900 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Chassis: Steel platform & sub-frame
Suspension: Independent all round
Brakes: 4-wheel Disc ABS
Max. Speed: 292 km/h
Acceleration:
0–100 km/h: 3.4 s
1/4 mile : 11.35 s


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Car files for you to play around with in BeamNG (Targa version unavailable)

3.0 S
Yuro Sabre - 3.0 S.car (53.9 KB)

3.0 RS-GT
Yuro Sabre - 3.0 RS-GT.car (58.7 KB)

3.2 S
Yuro Sabre - 3.2 Facelift.car (56.8 KB)

3.2 RS-GT
Yuro Sabre - 3.2 RS-GT Facelift.car (62.1 KB)


#13

This reminds me very much of the original NA1/NA2 Honda/Acura NSX, especially the engine choice and the fact that it required its own factory. In fact, it’s so good that it’s now my favorite Yuro, even more so than the Glaze - and I would easily imagine the Midnight Club using highly tuned Sabres for street races in Japan and Hong Kong.


#14

1992 Yuro Commander | Rewrite the rules of Luxury

Following the increase in popularity of the SUV in the 80s, it was becoming clear to Yuro that having a fleet of purely sedans and coupes wouldn’t be ideal in the long run, and as the 90s began, this would be solidified by the fact that SUVs were beginning to approach the sales of passenger cars in the United Stares.
And so, in late 1990, Yuro’s top designers spent long weekends and nights designing a car that would hopefully cater to market demands and interests, and a less than year later in 1991, they would have just that.


The first generation (1992-1998) Yuro Commander (Japanese: ユロ コマンダー / Hepburn: Yuro Komandā is a Full-size luxury SUV that was unveiled at the 1992 Detroit Auto Show.
It was big, it was meaty, filled with luxury and was far from economical. The Commander was Yuro’s first SUV, and it was built entirely from the ground up, with only some parts such as the engine being taken from other Yuro models.

The Commander was initally offered in 3 trims; The base model 3.0 S, the intermediate 3.0/6.0 SL, and the fully loaded 6.0 GL.
The S was the entry-level trim and had air conditioning, power adjustable seats, and cloth upholstery with some leather and maple bits scattered around. Engine options were limited to only the naturally aspirated 3.0L V6 and made 204HP and was available in either RWD or AWD with either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual.
The SL was the intermediate/medium level trim and had leather upholstery with maple bits scattered around the interior, as well as 15" alloy wheels. Engine options were either the 3.0L V6 or a 6.0L V8 that produced 330HP. Drivetrain options were either RWD or AWD and could be paired with either a 4-speed auto or a 5-speed manual.
The fully loaded GL trim was available with a heated steering wheel, even more refined leather upholstery, alcantara lined door panels, a suspension tuned for better comfort and 16" alloy wheels.
Other features standard were; Console-mounted 6-disc CD changer, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, traction control and adjustable cruise control.
Other optional features were lockable front and rear differentials, power moonroof, and a leather wrapped third row bench seat.

Later in 1994, a “Sport” trim was released for those who desired more offroad performance. The interior was stripped of any other amenities deemed “useless” for offroading, and the suspension was tuned for maximum performance. Extra offroad equipment such as roof racks, lights and bullbars were optional.

The car went on sale in early 1993, with the base model starting at $24,000 ($40,000 adjusted for inflation.) with the top of the line GL with all options costing nearly $45,000. ($70,000 adjusted for inflation.)

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#15

Great (and realistic) looking SUV! For future reference, Automation gives all prices in 2010 dollars, so you should adjust down from 2010 to 1992 dollars.


#16

thanks! I’ve heard somewhere that they’re given in 2012 dollars, and that’s what I’ve been going off of for all my cars


#17

Looks great, I can totally see these on the road, but this is a little strange to me, I’m not sure if that’s super Japanese haha. But it’s not necessarily supposed to be a direct copy of anything so that can slide ;))


#18

1992 Yuro Chieftain | Big Iron

For people who wanted more utility than the Commander, with just as much luxury as one, Yuro had you covered. Seeing a near untapped potential for luxury-oriented pickup trucks in North America and Australia, they cloned a prototype of the Commander, sawed it in half, installed a truck bed onto it and then-


The first generation (1992-1998) Yuro Chieftain is a light-duty pickup truck introduced at the 1992 Detroit Auto Show for the North American, and Australian markets exclusively. The first generation Chieftain was developed alongside the Commander full-size SUV, and had shared over 80% of its parts with it.

Like the Commander, the Chieftain was offered in 3 trims; the base model 3.0 S, the luxury-oriented 6.0 GL, and the heavy duty 6.0 DXL.
The base 3.0 S was equipped with, you guessed it, a 3.0L V6 engine that produced 200HP, and was only available with a 4-speed automatic and either RWD or AWD. Interior goodies included air conditioning, power adjustable seats, a cassette player and cloth upholstery. A console-mounted 6-disc CD changer, power moonroof and lockable front and rear differentials were also available options. Being the general-purpose trim level, it was capable of towing upwards of 1300kg, and also had a maximum truck bed load limit of 1050kg.
The luxury-oriented 6.0 GL had a 6.0L V8 engine that produced 335HP, 5 horsepower more than the Commander equipped with the same engine. Other amenities included a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery and alcantara-lined door panels.
The more heavy duty 6.0 DXL was equipped with a 6.0L V8 that produced 350HP@5700RPM and 390lb-ft of torque at 4000RPM. Optional interior amenities included a console mounted 6-Disc CD changer, heated steering wheel, and leather upholstery. Standard features for the DXL trim included 4WD, front and rear locking differentials, 15-inch Alloy wheels, and a factory-installed bullbar.

The Chieftain went on sale in summer 1992 for $25,000, with the luxury GL trim going on sale in later that year for $45,000 with all options included. ($70,000 adjusted for inflation.) The DXL went on sale in 1993 for $26,000 with all options included.

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#19

the truck and SUV look great, however one criticism is that a 6 litre V8 is frankly enormous for 1992 Japanese OEM. The biggest gas engines that Japanese manufacturers are building right now would be Toyota’s 3UR (5.7 litre) and Nissan’s VK56 (5.6 litre) - and those are primarily used in US market trucks. I’d say you should downsize your 6 litre V8 into something between 4 and 5 litres.

But holy hell they look good af :+1:


#20

let’s just say that Yuro somehow found a way to build V8s as big as the Americans can :wink:. thanks anyway!


#21

lol Yuro said fuck Japanese displacement tax


#22

1992 Yuro Glaze | Three Generations

The third generation (1992-1998) Yuro Glaze was launched alongside the Yuro Sabre sports car, keeping the original bodystyle as the previous two generations. This generation included a revised front end with fixed head lights, and an overall rounder and larger look than the previous.
As with the older generations, the car was initially available in 3 trims; The 2.4 S base trim, 2.4 GLS luxury-oriented trim, and the more sport-oriented LS Turbo. Power, like the previous generation, was provided by the same 2.4L SOHC inline-6.
The 2.4 S was available with air-conditioning, power adjustable heated seats and cloth upholstery with leather and maple scattered around minimally. Power was 155HP and could be paired with either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual.
The GLS had leather upholstery with maple bits scattered around, a leather wrapped heated steering wheel, and alloy wheels. Power was 210HP from a turbocharged engine and was only paired with a 4-speed automatic.
The LS Turbo was available in either coupe or sedan, and had interior amenities similar to the 2.4 S. The suspension was tuned towards handling more and the car ran on alloy wheels. Power was 245HP and was paired with either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual.
Other standard features included a console mounted 6-Disc CD changer, power moonroof and LSDs for the LS Turbo trims.

The Glaze went on sale in summer 1992 for about $28,000 ($47,000 adjusted for inflation.) for the 2.4 S, with the fully loaded 2.4 GLS going for $35,000. ($55,000 adjusted for inflation)
The LS Turbo went on sale later in early 1993 for $32,000. ($50,000 adjusted for inflation.)


Glaze RS-GT

The first car to be branded with the RS-GT moniker was the Glaze. haha poor timing
The Glaze RS-GT featured a “276” HP engine, and was only equipped with a 5-speed manual. Performance and handling greatly exceeded the already very sporty LS Turbo Glazes.

These were the result of a lot of changes, including a strengthened chassis, highly tuned suspension, and a highly stripped down interior, with sound insulation, the stereo system and any other customary creature comforts deemed “unneeded” for track driving. (This includes the rear seats.)
The end result was a very capable track sedan that could tackle any track thrown at it.
Like the Sabre, these would be only sold exclusively in select European markets, and in Japan.


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Car file for people to play around with

2.4 LS Turbo Sedan
Yuro Glaze - 2.4 LS Turbo Sedan.car (62.3 KB)

2.4 LS Turbo Coupe
Yuro Glaze - 2.4 LS Turbo Coupe.car (64.6 KB)

2.4 RS-GT
Yuro Glaze - 2.4 RS-GT.car (69.4 KB)


#23

1992 Yuro Classique | Flagship Sedan; Ver. 2


“If you can afford this car, surely you can afford paying the damn taxes.”


The second generation model Yuro Classique was introduced in early 1992. This generation kept the bodystyle of the previous, meaning it was rather boxy and large looking. Differences included a revised front and rear fascia design in touch with other Yuro models such as the Glaze.
The car, like the previous generation, was offered in 3 trim models; The base S, mid-tier SL, and the range-topping GL.
The base S featured cloth upholstery, power tilt and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel and power-operated adjustable heated seats. The only available engine choice was a 3.0L V6 producing 190HP mated to a 4-speed automatic.
The mid-tier SL featured either cloth or leather upholstery, individual front and rear climate control, headlight wipers, alloy wheels and extra chrome exterior bits. Engine was similar to the base S.
The flagship GL model featured full leather upholstery, genuine Canadian maple wood grain, leather wrapped heated steering wheel, optional genuine bear skin carpets, and body-color body moulding. Engine choices were either a 3.0L V6 with 200HP or a 5.0L V8 with 290HP.
Other features standard were; A console-mounted 6-disc CD changer, a Laxman premium sound system, heated seats, adjustable cruise control, power-operated moonroof and integrated foglights.

The car went on sale with a price tag of $30,000 for the base S trim ($55,000 adjusted for inflation), with the midrange SL going for $40,000 ($70,000 adjusted for inflation), and the top of the line GL going for $60,000 for the V6 model and $64,000 for the V8 option ($96,000 and $103,000 respectively adjusted for inflation).

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#24

I’ve just noticed that the '92 Classique uses the same body as the original - or does it? If I’m right, I would rather treat the second-generation car as a heavy facelift of its predecessor.

As for the Chieftain and Commander, both of them would have easily lived up to their names by taking huge chunks out of the American SUV and light truck markets, at a time when these vehicles really started to gain popularity among the public.


#25

well, if the facelift is heavy enough to the point it would warrant a new generation, wouldn’t it? and its not like an updated fascia are the only new things in the second generation Classique :wink:


#26

i made this in like 15 minutes lol what am i even doing the fucking yuro logo is off center AAAAAAA

in other words, pls nominate and vote yuro for 2019 EOTY any category thancc uwu


#27

Happy New Year from Yuro!

Here's to another decade!

What could be the car on the left, you may ask? Let’s just say it’s rather special, and we’ll leave you up to figure out what it could be.


#28

Given that the Sabre is one of Yuro’s most iconic models, failing to replace it would be criminal - so I suspect that the car on the left is the all-new 2020 Sabre, their first such car since the long-lived original.