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Suzuki Mehran

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Manufacturer  Suzuki
Class  Kei car
Assembly  Pakistan
Body style  five-door hatchback
Also called  Suzuki Fronte Maruti 800
Production  1988 – present (no significant changes)

The Suzuki Mehran is a globally retired small car manufactured and marketed by Pak Suzuki Motors, a subsidiary of Suzuki in Pakistan. It is a rebadged second-generation Suzuki Alto CA/CC71 which was sold in the Japanese and European market from 1984 to 1988. Pakistan remains the only country where the vehicle is still in production. When the second generation of Suzuki Mehran arrived in Pakistan in 1989, it cost around PKR 90,000. It is among the top-selling car in Pakistan.

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In 2015, press reports indicated the car sold for US$6,500-7700, a very high price for a car with everything manually operated, and with no safety features. The car lacks airbags, abs, rear window defogger, side air conditioner vents, seat belt reminder and even rear seat belts.

From its production to now, its passenger A/C vent has been removed, headlights and tail-lights,bumpers and front grill have been renewed. However, after 2013, a EURO II engine was installed to meet the requirements of Pakistan's lagging emission standards. The suspension system is based on a low cost obsolete earlier leaf sprung rigid axle instead of shock absorbers.

Dimensions

  • Body type: five-door hatchback
  • Overall length: 3,300 mm (129.9 in)
  • Overall width: 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
  • Overall height: 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2,175 mm (85.6 in)
  • Tread front: 1,215 mm (47.8 in)
  • Tread rear: 1,200 mm (47.2 in)
  • Minimum turning radius: 2.4 m (7.9 ft)
  • Engine

  • Type: Efi (Euro II)
  • No. of cylinders: three cylinder
  • Top Speed 140 km/h
  • EFI mileage 17 km/l (Euro II) on highway
  • EFI mileage 13 km/l (Euro II) in city
  • Piston displacement: 800 cc
  • Bore × stroke: 68.5 mm × 72.0 mm
  • Max. output (kW / rpm): 29.4/5,500
  • Max. torque (Nm / rpm): 59.0/3,000
  • Transmission

  • Transmission type: manual
  • No. of gears: 4-speed
  • Chassis

  • Steering: manual (no power assist)
  • Suspension front: MacPherson strut
  • Suspension rear: leaf springs
  • Brakes: front disc and rear drums (no ABS nor a Brake Booster)
  • References

    Suzuki Mehran Wikipedia


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