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#12 of 19 Re: New Spectra Pictures. [jtz]
Jul 16, 2006 (9:53 pm)
That ED has nothing to do with the Spectra.
That is a concept that will be toned down and released in Europe. Hyundai has a twin concept named Genus, which may or may not be released in the US, more than likely not.
And speaking of similarities, Suzuki rebuilds Hyundai/Kia cars, as well cars from other manufacturers. See the Grand Vitara, it's a Tucson/Sportage. The previously Sonata became the Verona. The current Elantra (06) is also known as the Suzuki Forenza. The Reno borrows from the Accent/Reno. Right down to the engine, let alone design.
#13 of 19 Re: New Spectra Pictures. [cyberpunk3]
Jul 16, 2006 (10:18 pm)
"And speaking of similarities, Suzuki rebuilds Hyundai/Kia cars, as well cars from other manufacturers. See the Grand Vitara, it's a Tucson/Sportage. The previously Sonata became the Verona. The current Elantra (06) is also known as the Suzuki Forenza. The Reno borrows from the Accent/Reno. Right down to the engine, let alone design."
Where did you ever come up with that one? Are you saying GM's takeover of Daewoo didn't happen--or that Daewoo never existed? There are huge qualitative differences between Japanese Suzukis and Daewoos (and also Hyundai/Kias and Daewoos for that matter).
#15 of 19 Re: New Spectra Pictures. [cyberpunk3]
Jul 19, 2006 (9:48 pm)
Mitsu hasn't made engines for Hyundai for quite a few years.
As to GMDAT being related to Hyundai Group I'm still not sure what you're talking about. Daewoo always did stuff for GM in the eighties, Kia was related to Ford (Aspire=Mazda 121). Hyundai used Mitsubishi engines, sold Excels to Mitsu (Precis), and is currently jointly developing an engine with Mitsubishi and Chrysler. Then there's Renault/Nissan/Samsung.
I don't think there's ever been a connection between Daewoo and any of the other Korean manufacturers.
#16 of 19 Re: New Spectra Pictures. [csandste]
Jul 21, 2006 (9:28 pm)
It is true that Mitsu hasn't made engines for Hyundai for years, but those engines still exist and has influenced many engine designs in Hyundai. Their 4.5L V8 is still powering the home-soil-only Equus.
Because Daewoo and Hyundai were wholly owned by the Korean government, it isn't far fetched to suspect some mingling- though they are rivals.
Hyundai (assisted by Ford, and Mitsu)-Kia
I didn't mean say it as that was set in stone. It was my researched speculation.
#17 of 19 Re: Suzuki\Daewoo
Feb 08, 2007 (6:09 am)
GM\Suzuki\Daewoo has had nothing to do with Hyundai\Kia. The Grand Vitara has absolutely no relation to the Tucson. No Sonata was never turned into any Verona. The Elantra has never been re-engineered and sold as any Forenza.
Furthermore, the Chevy Cobalt is NOT the same as the Ford Focus, McDonalds does NOT simply rebadge Whoppers, and Britney Spears is NOT just Eminem dressed in drag (I think).