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At the New York International Auto Show in 2013, Sisten announced the 10th generation of the S-Series with the all-new S1500 and S3500 High Duty pickup trucks.

10th Gen. Sisten S1500 and S3500 High Duty
from 2013 - present

The S1500 line starts with the 2-door SXC model. Equipped with a 3.8 Powerjet V6 and a 6-speed Automatic transmission, the SXC starts at $29,000. Standard equipment includes a 4,2" screen reserved for the radio and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and front foglights.

The SXE model is a direct upgrade to the SXC adding chrome bumpers, a 6" screen with EDGE infotainment system and the 4x4 powertrain. The SXE starts at $31,560 and has the same engine/gearbox as the SXC with the V6 producing 321 horsepower and 387 Nm of torque.

The 2013 S1500 runs on the updated ST TF3 platform, which is shared with the 8th generation Sisten Tenaya and Taluvec Courser full-size SUVs.

The LXE is the lowest-level 4 door model. The drivetrain is the same as the SXE, standard equipment features bigger, 18" wheels, a rear-window defroster and the Power Slide© rear window. Leather seats become an option here as well as alloy wheels, a 5.0 V8 is also optional. The LXC starts at $37,915.

One step above the LXC is the LXS from $45,000. Safety features such as Active Trailer Park Assist and a 360-degree camera come standard, alongside a bigger center screen and leather seats. The 5.0 Turbulence V8 is now standard, with it making 406 horsepower and 491 Nm of torque.

The double wishbone front- and leaf rear suspension has been carried over from the previous S1500 with minor updates for improved stability and carrying ability, this means the 2013 model can carry over 4000lbs of cargo.

Ranch Master is the range-topper of the S1500, starting at $62,050. The 5.0 V8 is equipped as standard alongside a sturdier 6-speed automatic gearbox. Alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control and the active park assist are now also standard. The exterior body cladding is body coloured and the window trim is painted chrome.

Along with the S1500, the new S3500 High Duty also went on sale in 2013. The S3500 features less-aggressive styling than its smaller brother, focusing more on utility and workmanship.

The line starts with the LXC. Starting at $38,000, it’s equipped with a 2x4 drivetrain and like all S3500 models, a 6.1 Supertorque V8. Cloth seats might be included within the price.

The second trim level is LXE, with a price of $39,980. 4x4 is standard from the LXE onwards. This trim includes a 7" infotainment screen with EDGE, a chrome front-end and LED lamps in the rear bed.

The LXS is the mid-level range, starting from $46,155. Cruise control and a two-tone paint scheme are standard. The two-tone applies to the lower body cladding, which can be 5 different colors. A leather interior can be optioned.

The 2013 S3500 rides on the same platform as the previous High Duty, due to cost savings. This also means the suspension setup has been maintained from the older model. The 2013 model can carry up to 4000 pounds.

The high-end Ranch Master of the S3500 starts at $62,100 and includes features such as a leather and wood interior, heated steering wheel, beige or body-colored cladding and adaptive cruise control with emergency braking. Alloy wheels are standard, steel wheels can be optioned.

The Ranch Master is the most popular trim of the S3500, making up nearly half of all sales. Overall sales of the longrunning S-series trucks have been strong as ever, with 2016 being the best year for the S1500 of all time; it also continues to be the best-selling vehicle in the Sisten lineup.


The Corsica Summit “Electric Dreams”

by Sprocket Hound

Pre-production model shown.

From our great friends at Sprocket Hound, the all-new 2020 Corsica Summit EV has gained a striking body kit. The Sprocket Hound Electric Dreams has been designed by the legendary Rei Nakamiura, combining the sleek and low lines of the Summit with sharp-looking and highly sporty features. A stanced look is applied and when applied with the kit, turns the Summit EV into the best looking tuned American all-electric crossover SUV around.

The Electric Dreams body kit will become available online in January, 2020. For the first time in Corsica history, you can contact your local dealership to find out more info on this kit and others to follow. This can be done either over the internet or in person. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

Production model shown.

All our thanks go to @Dorifto_Dorito for creating this body kit.


"2019 was the year of Sisten. Across all of our three brands, the customers and the fans have been incredibly gracious in showing their love and support for our models and that can be easily seen in the year end summary for Sisten in 2019. We thank everyone for everything they’ve done to us this year, we could not be happier to have the incredible customer base that we have gained.

- Jimothy Pims
CEO and President of Sisten Motoring Company


SALES BY BRAND 2019 2018 % Change
Sisten 2,787,954 2,937,662 -5.1
Taluvec 130,587 111,591 +17
Corsica 208,840 220,761 -5.3
Total 3,127,381 3,270,014 -5.4
SALES BY TYPE 2019 2018 % Change
Cars 500,655 512,235 -2.3
SUVs 1,304,812 1,246,387 +4.7
Trucks 1,321,914 1,511,392 -12.5
Total 3,127,381 3,270,014 -5.4


SALES BY BRAND 2019 2018 % Change
Sisten 662,985 691,823 -4.2
Taluvec 1,412 1,002 +41
Corsica 534 0 +53300
Total 664,931 692,825 -4
SALES BY TYPE 2019 2018 % Change
Cars 359,985 361,300 -0.3
SUVs 193,710 190,992 +1.4
Trucks 111,236 140,533 -20.8
Total 664,931 692,825 -4


SALES BY BRAND 2019 2018 % Change
Sisten 783,386 621,585 +26
Taluvec 270,432 165,040 +63.9
Corsica 0 0
Total 1,053,818 786,625 +34
SALES BY TYPE 2019 2018 % Change
Cars 706,646 535,123 +32
SUVs 324,025 227,054 +42.7
Trucks 23,147 24,448 -5.3
Total 1,053,818 786,625 +34

The clear standout in 2019 was Asia. With new compact models from Sisten and SUVs from Taluvec having been introduced throughout the year, sales increased by more than 30 percent. The Sisten Sunburst compact sedan gathered more than 190,000 sales in China alone, being the highest selling Sisten model in all of Asia.

The re-introduction of Corsica for the European market has been a success. Despite the opening of only 12 dealerships throughout Europe, 534 models were sold in total in 2019. The Corsica Cheetah made up nearly 50 percent of all Corsicas sold in Europe.

The introduction of the Taluvec Aileron SUV and the continuing popularity of the Avigate and Courser SUVs brought considerable increases to Taluvecs earnings this year. As we stride towards bringing the consumers what they want and demand, the outlook for 2020 is good.

A very big thank you to @goblin95 for the awesome image

And finally, thank you to everyone in 2019 for making this community great. Here’s to 2020.



Many thanks go to @goblin95 once again.


Exciting. Elegant. Exquisite.

The 2020MY Taluvec Aileron mid-size Luxury SUV slots between the compact Avigate and full-size Courser in the Taluvec SUV hierarchy. With powerful engines, incredible equipment and three-row seating, the Aileron is the pure merger of opulence and practicality.

Every surface and space inside the Taluvec Aileron is enhanced to deliver an immense level of comfort. The versatile cabin shows a unified approach to comfort, space, style and luxury for all. With safety features as Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking and Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control, Aileron will keep you alert and the entire family safe at all time. Providing these safety systems as standard on all models, the Taluvec Aileron is one of the safest cars you can buy.


Don't be afraid to click on this button.

26 MPG



Born from the restless pursuit for perfection, the 2020 Taluvec Aileron uses dashing horizontal lines for a streamlined feel, creating a sense of motion and power. The signature Taluvec grille draws the eye to the front of the vehicle while the wraparound taillight design completes the overall feel of luxury and excitement.


Either with the 3.0 V6 or 5.0 V8, you are guaranteed to arrive at your destinations smoothly and in pure comfort. No matter the engine choice, the Aileron is equipped with Taluvecs latest 8-speed automatic gearbox. Painstakingly engineered for smoothness, speed and fuel economy, every journey is a symphony of relaxed arrivals.

The Turbulence V8 is the latest in a long line of V8 engines developed for power and prowess. Developing 423 horsepower and over 590 Nm of torque, Aileron V8 speeds to 100km/h in just 6.5 seconds.

For more info, visit your local Taluvec dealer today.




0-62 MPH WITH V8


from $61,000
Standard features:

  • 3.0l Ellisville V6
  • 7-passenger seating
  • Ventilated driver and passenger seats
  • Engine block heater
  • Triple-Zone climate control


from $71,500
Standard features:

  • 5.0l Turbulence V8
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Head-Up Display
  • 22-way driver seat adjustment
  • Full LED interior lighting
  • Front- and rear LED lighting

In celebration of 2020 and our win as the Most Realistic Car Company at the 2019 EOTY Awards, the original main post has received a complete overhaul, chronicling nearly the entire history of Corsica, Taluvec and Sisten. None of you will read it but it’s there.


This just took car presentation on another level. Amazing job!


from 1989 to 1997

In the 1980’s, the minivan was unleashed onto the world and became a popular choice for families of all sizes. Minivans replaced station wagons as the go-to choice for family transportation and in 1985, Sisten introduced their Starcruiser model. As it was based on the platform shared with the Vantango full-size van, the Starcruiser was noted for its truck-like features and in turn was not as successful as its competitors among families. Fleet companies loved it though.

Work on the successor began around 1986 based around the new FE platform, derived from the full-size GS sedan. Along with the similar platform, the engines and gearbox would also be derived from GS in order to checks notes “give the minivan more normal car-like properties”.

The first generation Sisten Pacific was unveiled in 1989 and started production the same year for the 1990 model year. A rebadged version, the Corsica Solar GTS served as an upmarket version of Pacific and went on sale the same year.

Engines were shared with the GS, which wouldn’t be announced for another year - this led some to consider the GS to be a sedan with the engine from a van. Sisten management loved that. The engine, a 3.0 Freefire V6 making 158 horsepower was mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox which would be updated in 1995. Unusual for the segment, the Pacific incorporated a longitudinal RWD setup.

A digital gauge cluster was an option on both SE and LE models. A driver side airbag, cassette player and air conditioning were standard on the base SE model - LE added a cassette changer and an optional CD player along with other options.

A facelift in 1995 introduced the luxury Limited model which came equipped with a passenger side airbag and CD player as standard. Alloy wheels were also included along with leather seats, which were an option on LE and unavailable on SE.

Bud Johnson, the designer of the Pacific, envisioned a new mechanism for opening the rear sliding doors (since the early design concepts for the van because what kind of an idiot would forget to put rails on a minivan amirite). Trademarked as the SmartSlide™ system, this mechanism allowed the rear doors to slide open without any visible outside rails. SmartSlide™ was however prone to fail and due to its complicated design, it was also expensive to maintain and replace. This mechanism has not appeared on any other Sisten vehicle.

Mainly intended for fleet sales, the Sisten Pacific TC panel van was produced from 1991 until 1996. Originally intended to be sold as the Pacific Tango after the full-size Vantango, the TC was offered mainly to fleet services but a private customer could place a special order on one at a Sisten dealer.

The TC was offered with the same 3.0 V6 and 4-speed auto and curiously. As the TC was discontinued in 1996, it did not receive the later 3.1 engine.

1995 brought with itself a facelift. The main update was the replacement of the 3.0 Freefire V6 with the all-new 3.1 GTY V6, making its debut in the Pacific. This new engine increased the horsepower from 158 to 183, achieveing 0-100 km/h in 8.8 seconds and averaging around 20-21 MPG. It was one of the first engines from Sisten to also introduce variable valve timing, named VariaSystem™ here. An updated version of the 4-speed automatic gearbox was also introduced.

The front- and side indicators were recoloured to translucent and at the rear, the indicators were made red. The rear Sisten badge was recoloured from red to black. On the inside, a passenger airbag was made standard. Another option made standard was the driver-side rear door, which became an option for the 1994MY. These updates bumped up the price noticeably and given that the model was nearing its end of the lifecycle, the updated Pacific underperformed compared to its rivals of the time.

Production of the Mk. I Pacific ended in 1997, the Mk. II model was unveiled the next year.

Sisten Pacific Mk. I 3.0 V6 3.1 V6
Engine Type Freefire GTY
Horsepower 158 183
Torque 231 @ 3400RPM 258 @ 3600RPM
Layout Longitudinal RWD Longitudinal RWD
Transmission 4-speed Automatic 4-speed Automatic
Top Speed 214km/h 224km/h
0-100 km/h 9.4 seconds 8.8 seconds
80-120 km/h 7 seconds 6.2 seconds
Fuel Economy 19 MPG 21 MPG
Suspension MacPherson Struts/Semi-Trailing Arm
Weight 1454kg 1544kg
Price (Adjusted) from $26,500 from $28,000

Introducing, for 2015, the next evolution of the flagship of Taluvec - the new GCS sedan.


The next generation of Taluvecs GCS luxury sedan encompasses dignity, grace and style without sacrificing the important factor of sportiness. Special even in the world of Taluvec, GCS is dedicated to offering the finest that America can offer, ignoring those three other ones.

28 MPG


0-60 V6


Taluvecs classic vertical grille design has been updated for the latest GCS, utilizing hundreds of handcrafted slim bars which run together to create a striking look of sleekness and classiness. All lighting systems, from front to rear, have been restlessly designed with not only perfection in mind, but the well being of everyone in- and outside the vehicle.*

Each wheel option has been designed with a specific customer in mind, ranging from the lone surveyor for speed to the classy businessman and being available in sizes of 20" and 21".


Utilizing Sistens all-new updated version of the iconic Turalen 3.5 liter V6 engine, the specially tuned engine combines efficiency, responsiveness and power - generating 342 horsepower, the GCS V6 rockets from 0-62 in just 6.1 seconds without missing a beat.

Built in the restless pursuit of excellence, the Turbulence 5.0 liter V8 combines high power and smoothness without sacrificing any detail of perfection.** The naturally-aspirated powertrain creates 414 horsepower and is available on the LE trim, being standard on the LE V8.

Further Gallery


from $56,000
Standard features:

  • 3.5l Turalen V6
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Ventilated driver and passenger seats
  • 10-speaker PHELPS audio system
  • 20" standard wheels


from $67,500
Standard features:

  • 3.5l Turalen V6
  • 5.0l Turbulence V8 available
  • Head-Up Display
  • Front- and Rear LED lighting
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Automatic Brake Assist System

*Headlights rated Marginal by IIHS.
**Do not trust the man that wrote that. None of this marketing garbage text means anything anyways, we know you’re just gonna go and buy a Rigore or Farox instead.


is this a lore mystery i see? :thinking:

Unnecessary, low-quality ““teaser”” for two platform-sharing cars you’re not interested in.




I am interested in both of them actually!


Then are the 16 people who liked it also heretics? :flushed:

That’s some good camera work.

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If that’s low quality then idk what you can do if you put effort into it.

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Love the camera work!:fire:

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You’ll just have to wait a couple of months to see :wink:

Corsica now you scare me.


In 2010, SMC began development of a successor to its MNE platform, originally introduced in 1993 and updated through the late 90s and mid 00s. This new successor, called the MRV, was designed from the ground up to be adjustable and flexible, meaning it had to be able to support both transverse- and longitudinal engine layouts with both FWD and RWD applications. Corsica’s fourth generation Vienna sedan made its debut in 2012 and became the first model to be based on the MRV platform and later sharing floorpans with the Sisten Kayena, Taluvec DCS and the 2017 Sisten Astem.


Officially introduced at the 2012 New York Auto Show for MY2013, the fourth generation Vienna returned to a longitudinal RWD setup after the 2nd and 3rd generations were based on FWD underpinnings instead and along with the all-new platform, introduced the new 2.7l “Maxtec” Inline-6 engine.

This 4th generation Vienna was designed with intentions of restructuring Corsica, after financial struggles and poor sales hit in the 2000s. Having axed models such as the Vienna TracRunner crossover and Yosemite SpeedTrac pickup, management was hoping for the new model to bring back its earlier crowd of young buyers and to once again compete in the sports sedan market - this strategy worked… at first. Sales were strong throughout the early to mid 2010s but waned as new competition rolled on to the market. Production hit its peak in 2015, with 91,377 models made.


For 2012, the Maxtec I6 produced 285 horsepower and 362 Nm of the finest American torques, propelling it from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds. SMCs first 7-speed transmission, the T7CA, was the standard transmission on offer as all manuals were now discontinued. The T7CA was updated in 2016 to the T7CAU alongside the engine, which increased its power output to 291hp. Other changes for 2016 included new headlights and an updated interior.


Engine Horsepower 0-62 Top Speed Fuel Economy Price
2.7 Maxtec I6 285 6.5s 240km/h 39.7MPG from $32,400


The 6th generation Sisten Astem was revealed in early 2017, going on sale later that year. Development began shortly after the launch of the fifth generation model in 2011, with full development commencing in 2013.

Thomas Dillinger was appointed as lead designer for this new model, which was designed to satisfy American, European and Australian markets. Previous Astems, especially the original model, had been designed by Sisten in USA with little regard to Europe and that was supported by sales numbers: having replaced the previous Torero sedan, the 2001 Astem underperformed immediately compared to not only its predecessor, but also the competition.


Thanks to the modular design of the platform, the Astem utilizeses a Transverse FWD layout, in contrast with the Vienna and Taluvec DCS. What is shared is the wheelbase and floorpan but not the engines, as the Astem is available with a 2.0 I4 and 2.6 V6 instead.

The 2.0 “EcoTron” I4 generates 215 horsepower and is mated to a T8TT 8-speed transmission, going to 100km/h in 8.5 seconds. The 2.6 “Camen” V6, also combined with T8TT, generates 297 horsepower and drives to 100km/h in 6.9 seconds. Interesting, I know.


Three trims are available: SE, XE and Sport, ranging from $24,160 to $40,800. I put as much effort into these edits as I do to the cars, btw. Who cares. SE is equipped with front heated seats, a 12" infotainment screen and automatic collision warning, with XE also including 10-way power adjustment front seats and keyless entry as standard. Sport is essentially available just for the V6 engine, with some other minor additions including 19" wheels coming as standard.


Engine Horsepower 0-62 Top Speed Fuel Economy Price
2.0 EcoTron I4 215 8.5s 238km/h 40.5MPG from $24,160
2.6 Camen V6 297 6.9s 263km/h 33.6MPG from $40,800