For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 6
Drive Type: 4X4
Gallipolis, OH, United States
I have for sell a nice Samurai with a lot of good parts on it. The body is in decent shape. It is the tin top version. It has a roll cage built inside the cab. It has a 4.3 Chevy motor that can run on gasoline or propane with the flip of a dash mounted switch. It is real handy to drive it on gasoline and when you hit the trail you can flip it to propane and it will run on any angle. 4 speed granny low trans and a 205 transfer case make for a solid drivetrain. It also has Toyota axles under it. The rear is Lincoln locked with 4.10 gears and the front is 4.10 open. The wheelbase has been stretched and gives it a 0 approach and departure angle. The lower links are huge and I have never bent one or had any trouble with them but I'm not sure what they are made of but they are very strong. They have jonny joints on both ends. The upper link comes off of one of the lower links and mounts to the rear ends. It is not as beefy as the lower links but I have had no problems. The pan hard or track bars are huge and I don't see anyone breaking them either. Toyota steering mounted behind the front end so nothing can get hit on the trail. Coil springs on front and rear. It has a new set of 37" Iroks with no rock rash and 99% tread. These tires are practically brand new. 30 pound propane tank that I just filled comes with it. Badland winch on front that works great. This is a great rig just needs a new owner.
Suzuki's plant in Manesar, India builds cars for Australia, specifically its Alto small car. Or at least they were building cars before violent worker riots forced the factory to close. The plant has been idled for five weeks as a result of worker violence that led to the death of one manager and 95 injuries. The riot was spurred over a labor dispute - specifically, a gulf in salaries between temporary workers and their salaried counterparts who earn triple the contract workers' wages.
According to reports, on Tuesday, the factory re-opened with more than 1,200 police officers stationed around the plant. The staff of actual workers at the plant numbers just 75 currently, meaning the police force greatly outnumbers Suzuki employees.
The number of employees will eventually grow to 300, and the officers will run in shifts of 100 at a time, but the initial disparity of workers to police is meant as a show of force to the more than 500 permanent and 500 temporary workers who were found to be involved in a July 18 riot.
Thanks to a sketch of the Suzuki S-Cross concept, we can already see the styling direction that the next-generation SX4 will take, and Suzuki is still hard at work on the production version of the car as evidenced by this latest batch of spy shots. These photos look almost identical to those captured back in July, but we see a little more detail at the rear of the car and get a better idea of the next SX4's proportions.
With the baggy camouflage lifted up at the rear of this prototype, we can see that the SX4 replacement has a very Mazda-chic look to it with downward-angled taillights that stretch into the liftgate. Aside from this, the big news is that we're finally getting a sense of the new SX4's size. Suzuki's press release attached to the Paris-bound S-Cross sketch said that the SX4 replacement would be growing to the compact segment rather than being a subcompact like the current car. Recent reports indicate that the next version of this car will be sized closer to the Grand Vitara, and in these pictures, you can definitely see how much the car has grown.
Still unknown is when we can expect to see the production version of the new SX4, or what will be inside it (available turbo power?), but hopefully Suzuki will not delay things like it did with the Kizashi and its numerous concepts.
Volkswagen and Suzuki have been undergoing marriage counseling in a bid to avoid finalizing their nasty divorce. The blissful union has been troubled for some time, with Volkswagen claiming that it could affect operational decisions at Suzuki, and the Japanese brand's sniping and constant flirting with a certain Italian temptress causing rifts.
The matter first went to court in 2012, when Suzuki demanded VW get out, and leave its 19.9-percent stake in the Japanese brand in a box to the left. Now, Automotive News is reporting that the company will give the relationship one last shot, according to closed-door dealings between the two in London.
Still, it's understood that VW and Suzuki recognize the benefit of their alliance, and that it'd be in the best interests of the kids both parties to make things work. Spokespeople declined to comment to AN, but the newsmagazine spoke with Frank Biller, an analyst for LBBW in Stuttgart, who said, "Both companies stand to benefit if they can overcome the disagreements over leadership claims."