Changhe Ideal

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Changhe Ideal
Changhe Ideal.jpg
Manufacturer Changhe
Also called Effa M100
Effa Ideal
Martin Motors Ideal 1000
Production 2003-present
Body and chassis
Class City car
Engine 1.1 L I4 gasoline
1.4 L I4 gasoline
Transmission 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,335 mm (91.9 in)
Length 3,560 mm (140.2 in)
Width 1,600 mm (63.0 in)
Height 1,670 mm (65.7 in)
Rear view of an Ideal in Morocco.

The Changhe Ideal is a city car produced by Jiangxi Changhe Suzuki Automobile Company, in a joint-venture between Chinese and Japanese automakers Changhe and Suzuki, since 2003. The model is known in Brazil as the Effa M100, in Uruguay as the Effa Ideal and in Italy as Martin Motors Ideal 1000.

The Ideal was designed by Bertone, available initially with a 1.1-litre gasoline engine and safety items such as anti-lock braking system and airbags. It was facelifted in 2006, when it received new lights, a new grille and an updated interior.

The Ideal was sold in Colombia as taxi mainly in 2009 and 2010, but due to the lack of quality most vehicles are out of service today.


  • 1.0 (970 cc) -DA465Q-2/D1- 8V 35 kW (48 PS) Euro II
  • 1.1 -CH7101-(1075 cc) -DA468Q- 16V 48 kW (65 PS) Euro II
  • 1.3 -CH7111-(1302 cc) 58 kW (79 PS) Euro II
  • 1.4 -CH7111A-(1372 cc) 67 kW (91 PS) 4-cylinder 16-valve engine Euro II

NICE Ze-O[edit]

NICE Car Company presented an electric version of the Ideal called the NICE Ze-O at the 2008 British International Motor Show[1] but a production version was not forthcoming. NICE shortly after went into administration and was acquired by Aixam-Mega.


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