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Old 18th July 2016, 13:00   #1
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Default Suzuki supports lunar exploration team

Source: http://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Gear_...uzuki-20160718

"The next vehicle to drive on the moon could a Suzuki, if the team from Hukato, Suzuki and ispace technologies has its way.
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According to Hukato, they enlisted the help of Suzuki because of its globally recognised expertise in building highly manoeuvrable compact vehicles, often with four-wheel drive. Suzuki, in turn, was enthused by the Hukatoís bold vision and the opportunity to contribute to the future of society, as it has done since its inception 107 years ago.

Suzukiís has already started working with Hukato on weight saving and drivability. Weight-saving will be crucial for the launch and transport phase and is seen as the primary concern for keeping the cost of the launch as low as possible."


This is such a huge recognition for Suzuki for their small car expertise.

Now, for the moon mission, they have to concentrate on extreme durability than "kitna deti hai".

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Suzuki’s has already started working with Hukato on weight saving and drivability.
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If Suzuki can use all those new weight saving techniques in their small cars, can we see premium hatches weighing just 500Kg and mileage of 50KMPL?
And cars with tags: "moon rider", "a car from another world", "over the moon" or "come, we'll go to moon"?

Another question: since cost saving also is an important target, will it be built by Maruti?

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Great News indeed. Suzuki has taken Sinatra's words and put it in action . "Fly Me to the moon "....
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I sincerely hope that the Suzuki "tin-foil" Lunar Rovers don't start floating on the surface of the moon!

It will give the phrase "over the moon" a whole new meaning.

"Look Ma! A Suzuki is over the moon!"
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It's amusing how everyone at Suzuki is priding themselves on their cars beings called out "light weight".

On a more serious note, this would be huge if Suzuki pulled it off. NASA spent years, if not decades, getting the Lunar and Mars rovers space ready; the technological expertise necessary is currently way out of Suzuki's league.

OT: Suzuki should gear up to be trolled for this
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Now, for the moon mission, they have to concentrate on extreme durability than "kitna deti hai".
Come on! Whatever else Suzuki cars and bikes may be blamed for, lack of longevity is not one of them!
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If Suzuki they want to test these lunar rovers, then there are ready made surface in Bangalore to test it's durability.
I wonder if they would launch them in India. We definitely need these lunar rovers to drive on our cratered roads.
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Come on! Whatever else Suzuki cars and bikes may be blamed for, lack of longevity is not one of them!
I didn't mean that Suzuki cars are not durable. I said "extreme durability".
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