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Hyundai Grace- Drive With Grace

History of Hyundai Grace began in 1987, when Hyundai Motor Co. Mitsubishi Motors acquired a license to produce rear-wheel drive model Mitsubishi L300. It was a fairly well-known all over the world (though under different names) vehicle, which has worked well in various conditions. In Japan, and then in Russia it is known as Delica. However, Delica often associated with all-wheel drive minibus with big wheels, able to successfully overcome the lack of roads.

Korean minivan got two new titles: Grace (for the Asian market) and H100 (export version in Europe). According to Wikipedia the name for the new car was chosen by the public discussion. It stopped on a variant of "Grace" because of the consonance with the words "Ace" (Al, professional), "Race" (race, horse racing, and racing for speed) and the actual value of the word "Grace" (grace, elegance, smoothness, and so on).


From the ancestor Grace inherited almost the entire structure, which essentially has not changed throughout the production of this model. Front suspension is independent at two wishbone and torsion. Back - on springs with one-piece bridge. Both front and rear stabilizer bars are installed. The steering system has a hydraulic booster. Hydraulic grace came with brake system with disc brakes on the front wheels and drum rear.


Many modifications are held in the minibus, which can be easily seen, trying to pick up a spare part for it in catalogs Exist. The main difference is the appointment of a vehicle: Van - cargo-passenger minivan, Wagon - passenger minibus, Truck - truck. Also, cars are different in length base body (frame), which is SWB (Standart Wheel Base, colloquially "shorty") and LWB (Long Wheel Base, called "long"). Design minivan throughout the production of the model was changed twice. Initially minivan looked like keeping the features of its ancestor Mitsubishi L300.


The first change was made in 1993. The car was recognizable appearance. Remained unchanged only the engine, transmission and suspension. Also since that time (August 20) became available modifications LWB (with additional row of seats) and ABS and LSD (limited slip differential) as an option.

Second Restyling

The second restyling was done in April 1996, when the contours of the body become more fluid in accordance with the then fashion for "phony" cars (as an example of design of those years, you can specify "Toyota Corona" referred to as "barrels" or Mark II in a 90-m body aka "Samurai"). Headlights, taillights, bumpers, alloy wheels have been used without lids are closed before the wheel nuts. Much has changed interior, in particular the front panel and trim elements. The flaps of the front heater steel actuated by compressed air instead of ropes. Changes have been made to the electrical circuits of the vehicle.


The rear axle has a one-piece construction. As an option, can be installed a limited slip differential (LSD). The filling volume of the rear axle is 1.5 liters. Maximum speed "Grace" depends on the engine. For minibuses equipped with diesel propulsion, indicated speed of 120 km / h. At this speed reaches 3500 rev / min, and the engine can operate in this mode only a short time.

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