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Posts Tagged ‘suzuki’

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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Electric Suzuki Mehran

Posted by nabeel on November 12, 2009

Elektra-1

Remember the time when you first heard of a CNG powered car?

Well I can’t. Because back then nobody could have guessed what a mammoth revolution was coming our way with these three letters. Today as we know, everything runs on CNG. I’ve even seen a couple of sports cars running on CNG around town.

Well this could be the moment when history starts to repeat itself. So listen carefully!
A chap named Faraz Ruknuddin Khan has turned his Suzuki Mehran into an electric vehicle and nick named it, the Elektra-1. Going electric means that the car’s engine is replaced with a simple DC motor and some batteries. And it’s not just the engine that gets sacked, you can also get rid of the clutch, the exhaust, the fuel injection and your mechanic. Electric cars only have one moving part which is the DC motor and that’s it. The Elektra-1 is also amazingly economical. According to Faraz the Elektra-1 can be as economical as the equivalent of up to 133 km in a liter of petrol which is fantastic. Electric cars are also very environmentally friendly as they are completely silent and produce zero emissions. In short, the advantages are endless.

The major drawbacks of electric cars are that they have to be charged over night and they don’t usually have a very long range. The only way to fix these problems is to use better batteries which are presumably rather expensive.
So the Elektra-1 being a backyard project is not extremely practical yet. It has a range of 30 km per charge and the motor produces 22 hp which can be upgraded to 30 but still less than a standard Mehran’s 38 hp engine. However Mr. Faraz has plans to address these issues in his next project car, the Elektra-2 which could produce 70 hp and reach speeds of up to 110 kph. We’ll surely be looking forward to that.

Good work Mr. Faraz! And best of luck for the future projects.

For latest news about this project, visit www.ElektraAutomotive.com

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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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