Kenari – Suspension

Kenari – Suspension

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The suspension of the Kenari is very straightforward and typical of many
front-wheel drive cars. At the front, each wheel has independent suspension
using MacPherson struts with integral coil springs and shock absorbers. The
rear wheels have semi-trailing arm location, coil springs and telescopic
dampers with a beam tightly maintaining the 1260 mm track.

Though it is in the minicar class, the Kenari has larger diameter wheels than
the Kancil – 13 inches instead of 12 inches. The Kenari EX and GX would
have steel wheels and wheel caps but the EZ comes with 7-spoke aluminium
rims (4-stud mounting).

The standard tyre size is 155/65R13, the aspect ratio being a good compromise for traction and comfort. Most of the cars shown to the press
during the preview had Simex tyres but it is understood that Goodyear tyres
will also be used.

Rack and pinion steering is used and other than the Kenari EX, the other two
versions have power assistance to lighten the effort when parking… not that
the Kenari is particularly heavy at around 845 kgs. Being small obviously
makes for ease of turning and this is enhanced by the exceptionally small
turning circle of 8.6 metres (at the wheels).


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