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Subaru Sambar KV, 5 generation 02.1990 - 01.1999

5 generation
(KV) 02.1990 - 01.1999
V-KV3, V-KV4
5 generation
Van
Commercial van
Subaru Sambar began production back in 1961 as a van (van) and a truck (truck). A distinctive feature of this car is the rear engine and rear wheel drive (RR). In the fifth generation Sambar, which was released in 1990, the Dias series was added to the Try series, which was close to a passenger car in terms of configuration. The retro styling of the front end gives this car a cute look. In accordance with the changed standards, the Sambar received a new 660 cc (EN07) engine, which can be naturally aspirated or compressor, with power from 40 to 55 hp. In 1995, an electric version of the EV classic was even released. The most comfortable passenger versions of the Sambar Wagon type have a four-seater saloon with separate rear seats and armrests, improved side panel and door trims compared to commercial Sambar Van, multiple storage compartments and more options available. The body of this 5-door vehicle comes with sliding side doors on both sides. Particularly noteworthy is the high roof, large glazing with a lowered edge of the rear side windows. The power steering was absent only in the most inexpensive cars, a radio receiver and a rear wiper were installed as standard, but soon the air conditioner, central locking and a stereo radio tape recorder became the basic equipment. Some versions were equipped with double sunroofs, 4WD permanent all-wheel drive system, decorative wheel covers or "casting".

The power unit of the Subaru Sambar Wagon is a rear-mounted SOHC8 inline 4-cylinder engine of the new EN07 series with or without compressor. Its working volume is 658 cubic meters. see Carburetor version produces 40 hp, and with a supercharger and injection system - 55 hp. In 1995, a modernized 46-horsepower naturally aspirated unit with distributed injection appeared. There was even an electric version of the EV classic in the Sambar Wagon range. With an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine and a set of batteries, this car was able to drive 150 km on a single charge and developed a maximum speed of up to 90 km / h. Sambar was equipped with rear or all-wheel drive, making the movement more stable. Depending on the modification, in addition to the traditional manual and automatic transmissions, the Sambar could be equipped with a continuously variable transmission CVT. Subaru Sambar is built on a frame, its chassis includes both independent suspensions - front MacPherson and rear on oblique arms. Fifth generation car body dimensions: 3295 x 1395 x 1890 (L x W x H). With a wheelbase of only 1,885 mm and a turning radius of 3.9 meters, not every car can boast of such agility. The rear passenger seats of the Sambar Wagon have an elaborate transformation system. For example, by removing the head restraints, only the backrests can be folded, or the seats can be completely retracted "to the floor", thus creating a flat luggage space with a length of 1780 mm, a height of 1200 and a width of 1240 mm. The space under the platform on which the rear seats are mounted is used as a hidden storage compartment (the jack is also stored there). For outdoor recreation, the front and rear seats can be folded into a bed.

The fifth generation Sambar has been fitted with front disc brakes and power steering rack and pinion for more comfortable and safe handling. All Sambar Wagons have three-point seat belts at the front, head restraints at the front and rear. There is a built-in protection system against displacement of the load when transporting things. The wagon body layout of the Sambar was combined with a short wheelbase, which in itself reduced safety - in this case, the front suspension is shifted back relative to the front seats and cannot serve to effectively absorb the impact in a collision. In many countries, the fifth generation Sambar is appreciated by amateurs for its original appearance, reliable design, cross-country ability, and compactness. As a unique mini-car of the 90s, the Sambar of this series is often even a collector's item. The car was considered strong enough, at least in terms of the chassis and body, which, unfortunately, cannot be said about the low-volume engine, which does not have a large resource.
Subaru Sambar began production back in 1961 as a van (van) and a truck (truck). A distinctive feature of this car is the rear engine and rear wheel drive (RR). With the arrival of the fifth generation, Sambar Van commercial vans continue to make up a significant part of the range. These cars differed from the more comfortable Sambar Try and Dias in deliberate simplicity and ascetic interior, and outwardly - round headlights, like in the previous generation model. In accordance with the changed standards, the Sambar Van received a new 660cc engine (EN07), which can be naturally aspirated or supercharged. Sambar vans were produced in 2- and 4-seater versions. The body of this 5-door car is equipped with sliding side doors on both sides, the roof can be low or high. Commercial vans could not boast of rich equipment. As usual, there is a lot of painted metal inside, the interior decoration and flooring are made of cheap, easily washable materials, the back row is a folding rigid bench. In the more expensive version of the "van" could be installed separate rear seats, air conditioning for an additional charge and central locking, although otherwise the interior remained exactly the same.

The 1990-1992 Subaru Sambar Van was equipped with an inline 4-cylinder SOHC8 engine of the new EN07 series with or without compressor. Its working volume is 658 cubic meters. see Carburetor version produces 40 hp, and with a supercharger and injection system - 55 hp. The engine is installed at the rear, while the Sambar Van is equipped with rear or all-wheel drive, which makes the movement more stable. Depending on the modification, in addition to traditional manual and automatic transmissions, Sambar could be equipped with a continuously variable transmission CVT, which was used on a car of this type for the first time. Subaru Sambar is built on a frame, its chassis includes both independent suspensions - front MacPherson and rear on oblique arms. The dimensions of the body of the fifth generation car: length 3295 mm, width 1395 mm, height of the Sambar Van is 1780-1910 mm. The wheelbase has a size of only 1885 mm, all cars were equipped with 12-inch tires as standard. Turning radius 3.9 meters - not every car can boast of such agility. The commercial Sambar Van series was distinguished by its increased spaciousness and practicality, especially in the version with a rear bench - when it is folded into the floor, a huge cargo compartment is formed: its length is 1820 mm, and its width and height are 1240 and 1230 mm. The fifth generation Sambar has been fitted with front disc brakes and power steering rack and pinion for more comfortable and safe handling. Sambar Van has three-point seat belts in front, rear head restraints are only on models with separate seats. There is a built-in protection system against displacement of the load when transporting things. The wagon body layout of the Sambar was combined with a short wheelbase, which in itself reduced safety - in this case, the front suspension is shifted back relative to the front seats and cannot serve to effectively absorb the impact in a collision. In many countries, the fifth generation Sambar is appreciated by amateurs for its original appearance, reliable design, cross-country ability, and compactness. As a unique mini-car of the 90s, the Sambar of this series is often even a collector's item. The car was considered strong enough, at least in terms of the chassis and body, which, unfortunately, cannot be said about the low-volume engine, which does not have a large resource.