Furunja Japan Car Company

Furunja (フルンヤ) is an auto manufacturing company founded in 1968 on the shores of Japan by the founder Furunja Myradjyaky (フルンジャ・ミラジャキー).
It began its journey as a manufacturer of washing machines, and in 1972, registered as an automaker, and presented its first car, Forcor, in 1975.

Force was initially not 1 car in 1 configuration, but as many as 3 cars, 3 different bodies, with different engines, and in total there were as many as 5 complete sets…

Later, forcor turned into a whole a series of cars, in multiple generations

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Forcor is the first car from the furunja company, which is even 3 cars, 3 different bodies, in different trim levels, and with different engines…

But still, initially Forcor is a subcompact Hatchback in its canonical form, and concept, in the budget segment of family city cars.

There were 3 bodies in total:


  • Hatchback 3 door

-Coupe 3 door(Hatchback)

And 5 configurations:

1.3MT Carb

1.3MT Inject

1.3MT Carb Wagon

1.3MT Injected Wagon

1.5 MT Injected Coupe(R-Spec)

IIf with the first 4, everything is clear, they are budget, small cars, hatchback and wagon, with front-wheel drive, and with a 4-speed manual transmission, on 2x 1-chamber carburetors, or on a mechanical injector, with SOHC engines “M18.4 Carb” and “M18.4 M-Inject”

Both options were understandable, simple, cheap, in demand, especially with carburetors, at the time more people trusted the good old carburetors more than the new mechanical injection.

But what kind of R-Spec Coupe is it? And M20.4 M-Inject?

Forcor R-Spec (Coupe) - A sports modification of the classic Forcor Hatchback, with slightly larger dimensions, weight, a sloping rear door (Coupe type), sports suspension, increased width sports tires, aerodynamic body kit, 2-barrel exhaust, and of course DOHC “M20” .4 M-Inject” under the hood, this is a 1.5 liter sports engine with 2 camshafts, also mechanical injection, producing a little more than 80 hp versus 55 and 60 for the M18.4.

This sports equipment, for a small overpayment, gave a more sporty youth appearance, limited yellow paint and wood in the interior, the ability to accelerate to 100 km/h in a little faster than 12 seconds, and gain over 150 km/h.

Moreover, the R-Spec had much better grip on the road and was much more confident in corners…

What was in the coupe captivated the young audience, who the R-Spec, because for such a cheap price it was difficult to find a faster, more perky car…


After the company started with the first successful generation of Forcor, by the end of the production of the 1st generation, the company introduced the long-awaited 2nd generation of Forcor!
Forcor has become bigger, more comfortable, more convenient, and most importantly much faster!
First of all, new bodies of a new generation were manufactured, modern rounded smooth shapes, and now these are more spacious 4-door hatchbacks.

Also, the 2nd generation already received a two-link suspension at the rear, and a transition to Multi Point (EFI) fuel injection, and the R-Spec also received turbocharging, which increased power to 137 hp, which really made the R-Spec fast.

But in addition to the R-spec, there were, of course, other configurations.

The simplest -1.3MT(base)-came with a 1.3L modernized “M18.4 EFI” engine, producing a modest 68 hp but having greater efficiency and environmental friendliness (compared to the first “M18.4”), the leather interior has been replaced with cloth, velor has been replaced with plastic, there is no more sunroof, no ventilated discs in the front, no sports body kits, no dual exhaust.

1.5AT (luxe) - already had a partially leather interior, a sunroof, and already a 1.5 liter modernized “M20.4 DOHC-EFI” engine producing 90 hp, and most importantly, it already worked with an automatic transmission!

R-spec-The most delicious! A sports body kit, a sports dual exhaust system, and of course the same turbo 1.5L “M20.4 DOHC-EFI T” producing a no longer comic 137 hp, allowing the Forcor to accelerate to the first 100 km/h in less than 8 seconds, and reach a speed of about 200km/h.

But besides this, of course, a stiff suspension, good work on weight distribution, camber adjustment, low ground clearance, 15" sports wheels on wide low-profile tires, which gave quite sharp and predictable handling, and so that the brakes cooled faster, ventilated brakes were installed in front disks!

But of course, the basic one was in greatest demand for such a cheap price, about 14,000. There were fewer people willing to overpay a little more than 1,000 for a luxury, and the R-Spec was for a special buyer, and it was too rigid, too sporty, and fast a car for traveling with children to school.

It is also worth noting that, starting with the 2nd generation of Forcor, the company decided to focus more on cars for export.