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Old 30th May 2017, 08:51   #1
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Default Rumour: Suzuki to revive its sporty car, the Cappuccino

Suzuki Motor corporation is rumored to revive the Suzuki Cappuccino- a sports car which earlier launched in 1991, primarily developed for the Japanese market and later exported to Europe.

Now Suzuki is all set to launch the new sports car for launch in autumn 2018 - a 4WD convertible.

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A a platform base of the new Alto (Ha36 type) of the open sports model of the mini-vehicle, and the model name is not decided with Cappuccino, but is currently under development.
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The new open sports car is not fr-drive system, but the Alto lightweight platform FF-based 4WD drive system, the engine is the same 0.66-liter series three-cylinder DOHC turbo engine (R06a type) 36s type works. The engine output is the highest output 64 in the range of self-regulation, maximum torque 10.2 kgf. M. The transmission is set to 5MT/5AGS.
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Because the new alto platform is used, the first cappuccino is super-lightweight (it becomes about 700kg weight) and has no roof top and a roll was suppressed. It is expected to be a finish to enjoy a sporty run, but it is also very fun to see how the 4WD will behave.
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Because it is developed in a shared platform, the price of the vehicle sales is set to be cheap, and the forecast sales price is 1,600,000 yen ~ 2,100,000 yen.

The rival Honda S660 (selling price 1,980,000 yen-2380000 yen) and Daihatsukopen robes & Cero (sales price: 1852200 yen ~ 2127600 yen) are expected to be lower than the price.
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I'd be pleasantly surprised if this news is true, since such niche cars are usually indulgences of large companies. Suzuki's R&D is very weak in terms of where the other biggies are (that's why they tied up with Toyota).

That said, it'll be nice to see Suzuki having fun for a change. With Maruti on a roll, who knows - we can dream about it being launched here as a brand building exercise. Such small, lightweight roadsters are very enjoyable to drive + cheap to buy. The Mazda Miata pretty much defined the segment.
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That said, it'll be nice to see Suzuki having fun for a change. With Maruti on a roll, who knows - we can dream about it being launched here as a brand building exercise. Such small, lightweight roadsters are very enjoyable to drive + cheap to buy. The Mazda Miata pretty much defined the segment.
Seeing a cheap Maruti roadster enter our market would truly be amazing. I don't know if the market exists for it, or maybe I could be wrong and it could sell like a hot cake. But it would probably just give them something to call a halo car probably, and maybe even drive more people into the showrooms if they were to have them on display.
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I remember seeing this sometime around 1997-2000. Mandovi Motors, Mangalore, had an exhibition of "Up-coming cars" where this was the star exhibit. Small, cute and very desirable in red. Hope to see it soon on Indian roads.
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I was crazy excited until I read the engine and power output. Can we at least get the Boosterjet in this? If not 1.4 at least the 1.0

With the current one, it's definitely more show then go
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I was crazy excited until I read the engine and power output.
The 600cc Turbo is a popular option in the Japanese market due to tax benefits.

If it ever makes it to our market (I suspect, but this would be one car that can take NEXA concept to new levels!), we should be getting the K10 or the boosterjet minimum.
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Is this Suzuki's sports car on test?

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