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Posts Tagged ‘power’

Suzuki Swift

Posted by nabeel on February 18, 2010


After a long long time PakSuzuki has finally managed to launch an exciting new car. That’s great news because with a 1.3 liter engine this is the most powerful hatchback in the market.

Performance Figures

 

Engine Capacity (litre)

Power (bhp)

Torque (Nm)

0-100 kph (sec)

Top Speed (kph)

1.3

92

114

11

175

 

The Suzuki Swift is renowned all over the world as a great hatchback. Even Tiff Needell from fifth gear is a big fan of this car and that’s BIG praise for a small car. Here’s a video of the Suzuki Swift review from fifth gear.


 

Previously all the cars with a swift badge from Suzuki have been massive people’s favorites in Pakistan. It’s a shame it took them so long to release the new one here. Anyway hopefully the new swift will join the hall of fame as long as the build quality issues that usually come with all Suzuki cars don’t spoil the fun.

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Chevrolet Joy

Posted by nabeel on October 12, 2009

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The Chevrolet Joy is aimed at a group of people who like to buy a smart and reasonably priced car that is up to date with the modern world. It offers features like CD/mp3 player, rear seat belts, power windows and  mirrors which are miles ahead of what all the other cars in the same budget range have to offer. The performance and fuel economy figures are also very impressive.

This car is not very popular in the used car market yet. In the future however, I’m sure it will gain more popularity. So you can get a good bargain if you are planning to buy a used one of these right now.

Engine Capacity (litre) Power (bhp) Torque (Nm) 0-100 kph (sec) Top Speed (kph)
1.0 63 88 14.8 152


Score

Remarks
Performance 9/10 Class leading
Grip & handling 8/10 Very good
Space & Comfort 8/10 Very good
Reliability 8/10 Great
Fuel economy 8/10 Extraordinary
Maintenance 6/10 Slightly more expensive than other rivals
Resale 5/10 Reasonable
Price 9/10 Best price in its class
Equipment 8/10 Very well equipped
Build quality 9/10 Great

Current Prices

September 2009
Joy Rs. 634,000
Joy with Custom-Designed CNG Kit Rs. 674,000

For latest prices visit Chevrolet Website

Rivals:

  • Toyota Vitz
  • Hyundai Santro
  • Suzuki Alto
  • Suzuki Cultus

Verdict:

This car definitely offers the best value for money among its rivals in the same budget range.

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Family cars sorted by power

Posted by nabeel on March 4, 2009

 

 

Brand

Car

Engine

capacity

(litre)

Max

Power

(hp)

Torque

 

(N.m)

0-100

kph

(sec)

Top

speed

(kph)

markx_special_14

1

Toyota

Mark X

3

252

314

 

markx_special_14

2

Toyota

Mark X

2.5

215

260

7.9

220

accord1

3

Honda

Accord

2.4

190

220

7.8

227

camry 

4

Toyota

Camry

2.4

165

224

10.6

211

 galant

5

Mitsubishi

Galant

2.4

147

225

8.8

216

 civic

6

Honda

Civic

1.8

140

174

8.9

205

 

corolla

7

Toyota

Corolla

1.8

130

170

9.7

195

 premio

8

Toyota

Premio

1.8

130

170

11.5

200

 gen2

9

Proton

Gen.2

1.6

110

148

10.5

190

 sunny

10

Nissan

Sunny

1.6

108

148

 optra

11

Chevrolet

Optra

1.6

108

150

11.7

187

 premio

12

Toyota

Premio

1.5

107

141

 lancer

13

Mitsubishi

Lancer

1.6

102

138

10.7

180

 liana

14

Suzuki

Liana

1.6

102

144

11.6

170

 city1

15

Honda

City

1.3

100

128

 

liana

 

16

Suzuki

Liana

1.3

89

116

13.3

165

 vitz1

17

Toyota

Vitz

1.3

85

121

11.5

170

 

lancer

 

18

Mitsubishi

Lancer

1.3

81

120

14

171

 corolla

19

Toyota

Corolla

1.3

80

119

12.8

170

 corolla

20

Toyota

Corolla 2.0D

2

71

131

 

vitz1

 

21

Toyota

Vitz

1

68

95

15.7

154

 joy

22

Chevrolet

Joy

1

63

88

14.8

152

 alto

23

Suzuki

Alto

1

62

87

14.8

155

 cultus

24

Suzuki

Cultus

1

60

83

145

 santro

25

Hyundai

Santro

1

55

82

14.6

142

 qq

26

Cherry

QQ

0.8

51

77

18.8

138

 spark

27

Chevrolet

Spark

0.8

50

71

18.2

145

 cuore

28

Daihatsu

Cuore

0.8

40

65

15.6

135

 mehran

29

Suzuki

Mehran

0.8

38

59

20

138

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