🚩In this article, we have introduced the best cars for ECU Remapping. But what was the purpose of writing this article and how were the choices made?

Many of our customers, around the world, ask us this question: "Which is the best car for ECU tuning in our country?" They have a business goal for this question, which is the reason for writing this article. Our customers want to know which cars are more friendly for remapping so that they can develop their business by investing in advertising on these cars. Considering this point and the fact that our customers from all over the world ask us this question, we decided to answer these questions in the form of an article based on our experience in ECU tuning of various cars so that all our followers can see it and share their opinions with us.

❓But another question is, on what basis were the cars selected? Here we must mention a few points.

✅First of all, the cars we have chosen may not necessarily be the best cars for remapping in that country! Because our selection was cars that could be remapped even without using aftermarket parts and still achieve good numbers. So, there may be specific cars in each country that can undergo significant changes, but for the reasons we mentioned, these cars are not our focus.

Another point is that in this article, we have tried not to mention repetitive cars; in fact, each car is only listed once.

Also, please note that to be a bestseller of the chosen car in the respective country was also one of our selection parameters.

And as a final point, it is necessary to know that in cases like the Ford F-150, Golf, and other cars that have been produced for several years and have several generations, we have not made a distinction between different models because our goal was not to critique, review, or introduce cars. In this article, we have only mentioned the cars, their ECUs, and their engines.

1. Hyundai i20 (India):

It is expected that India, as the second most populous country in the world, will have a growing and vast market. In this country, alongside brands like Tata, Mahindra, and Suzuki Maruti, Hyundai is one of the best-selling brands. The i10 and i20 models, two of the best-selling cars in the Indian market, have also shown good growth in their sales in recent years.

The i20 model, which is our focus here, comes with three versions: the 1-liter engine by Kefico ECU, the 1.1 and 1.4-liter engines by Delphi ECU, and also the Bosch EDC17 (1.4-liter) and Bosch ME17 (1.6-liter). Additionally, the 1.2-liter engines of this model also use Bosch ECUs.

2. Fiat Strada (Brazil):

From the first part up to this point, you have probably felt a missing brand! Yes, Fiat!

This Italian company, due to its policies in car production, is very popular in many countries around the world. The Fiat Strada pickup is one of these cars that has experienced very good sales in densely populated countries like Brazil.

The 1.9-liter engines of this pickup are equipped with Bosch ECUs, and the 1.8-liter models utilize Delco ECUs. However, the other 4 models with engine capacities of 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, and 1.6 liters in this car are equipped with Magneti Marelli ECUs. In fact, most Fiat Strada vehicles have Magneti Marelli ECUs.

3. Mitsubishi Mirage (Philippine):

Once again, another first in this series of articles, and this time with the long-standing Japanese brand, "Mitsubishi"!

Given the geographical proximity of the Philippines to Japan and considering the powerful competitors of this company in Japan, winning in the Philippine market can be considered a great success for Mitsubishi. This victory in this market has been achieved with the "Mirage."

Melco (only in the 1.3-liter engines), Denso, and Mitsubishi ECUs control the engines of 1.2 and 1.5 liters (such as 3A92) in the Mirage.

4. Toyota Corolla (Poland):

Toyota, which needs no introduction, the Corolla that we all know, and Poland, a country with numerous enthusiasts of ECU tuning! What will be the result?! It's clear! If you are in Poland and you have a Toyota Corolla, be sure to remap it!

While various engines such as 3ZZ-FE, 1ZR-FE, 2ZE-FE, 1NR-FE, 1NDTV, and several other engine codes are used in Mirage models, there are only two ECU models in this car; Bosch and Denso. Engines of 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 2, and 2.2 liters are used in Corollas.

5. Seat Ibiza (Spain):

You probably expected to see the names of Seat and Spain together. Ibiza has been produced in 5 ECU models in two versions, Cupra and FR. Bosch, Delphi, Siemens, Continental, and Magneti Marelli. Engines with capacities of 1, 1.2 to 1.6, 1.8, and 2 liters with engine codes such as CAYC, CAVD, CAYB, and etc. are available for this car. The TCU model DQ200 Gen2 also controls the gearbox of this car. 

6. Fiat Ducato (Italy):

You may be currently thinking that you have been surprised several times in Part 2 and choosing a Fiat van for a country that has Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Maserati is even stranger! But with the explanations we provided at the beginning of the article, perhaps this choice may be a bit more understandable. Fiat Ducato van is one of the best-selling cars in Italy and is very remap-friendly (not to mention that super sports cars like Ferrari and Lamborghini do not need Stage 1 remapping!), so if you think a little more about this choice, you might agree with us.

So, if you agree with us (!), it's good to know that Bosch, Magneti Marelli, and Veistoen are the three ECUs used in this van, and its gearbox is the Temic 9HP48. Engines of 2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.8, and 3 liters with engine codes like F1AE3481E, F1E6481D are used in Ducato.

7. Dacia Duster (Bulgaria):

From Eastern Europe for Eastern Europe! Dacia Duster from Romania with ECUs from Bosch, Continental, Valeo, Delphi, and Siemens, in engine capacities of 0.9, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, and 1.6 liters and engine codes such as F4R, travels to Sofia, Gabrovo, and Ruse in Bulgaria. 

8. Dacia Sandero (Algeria):

The third African country on the total list is Algeria. Given Algeria's good geographical location, this country has a good position for importing modern cars from around the world. The Romanian company, Dacia, with its Sandero car, is one of the flagships in the Algerian market. Like the Duster, this car also uses 5 ECUs from Bosch, Continental, Valeo, Delphi, and Siemens. There are engines of 0.9, 1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 2 liters with engine codes like D4D in Dacia Sandero.

9. Toyota Yaris (Japan):

One of the toughest tasks we had among our articles was choosing a car as the best car for remapping in Japan! Perhaps the subject seemed strange to you as well when you saw that the result of this difficult choice was the Toyota Yaris! Although the Yaris is one of the best subcompact cars, it has many competitors for this title, even just in Japan, from the Supra to the Civic. But the reason for this choice, as mentioned several times in this article, was its high sales and popularity, remap-friendliness, and at the same time, its affordability compared to more expensive competitors!

Toyota has used excellent engines such as 2ZR-FE, 1NZ-FE, 1ND-TV, and 3NR-FE on the Yaris, which includes engines ranging from 1.1, 1.2 to 1.6, and also 1.8 liters, coupled with ECUs from brands like Bosch, Denso, and EFI.

10. Toyota Fortuner (Saudi Arabia):

For a wealthy country like Saudi Arabia, it is expected that a particular car priced relatively high would be chosen. The Toyota Fortuner is one of these cars.

The only ECU used in the Fortuner is from Denso. Engines such as 2TR-FE, 1KD-FTV, and 2KD-FTV in 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 3, and 4 liters’ engines are available in the market for this car.

11. Toyota HiAce Van (Mozambique):

The second van on this list after the Fiat Ducato belongs to the second African country on this list after Algeria. Another interesting point is that considering all 24 cars and countries introduced in the first two parts of this article, this is the sixth time that a Toyota vehicle is introduced. This means that 25% of our entire list up to this point is comprised of Toyota vehicles! This makes us curious to know if Toyota has also exported a vehicle to Mars and Ganymede!

Don't pay attention to the body design articles! This is just a van! Its Denso ECU, alongside engine sizes of 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, and 3 liters (engine codes 2KD-FTV and 2TR-FE) and Toyota engineering, have turned this van into one of the most suitable vehicles for remapping.

12. Mercedes C Class (Zambia):

Perhaps the choice of the C-Class for Zambia was unexpected, but the third and fourth generations of this vehicle (W204 and W205) have had higher sales than expected in this country.

We don't think there's much need to introduce Mercedes-Benz products, so just know that it uses ECUs from Bosch, Delphi, Siemens, and Continental, covering engine sizes ranging from 1.5 to 4 liters. Engine codes like M271DE18, OM654D20, and CR6-642 are among the engines used in the C-Class.

Mercedes AMG C63

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