The Suzuki Cultus is a super-mini car produced by Japanese manufacturer Suzuki from 1983 to 2003 and was first presented at 25 Tokyo Motor Show, presented to the Japanese domestic market in 1983 and eventually sold in seven countries across three generations and marketed worldwide as the Suzuki Swift. An alliance formed in 1981 between GM and Suzuki (Isuzu) allowed GM to market the Cultus as a captive import of the earth under more than a dozen nameplates including Geo Metro, Chevrolet Sprint, Holden Irina. Its was known as the S-car in GM. Its gave his whole life in four body-style variations with engines from the engine family Suzuki G, the second generation Suzuki Cultus still remains in production in Pakistan. The Suzuki Cultus family vehicles has been marketed in Asia, South America, North America, Australia, and Europe. Although never officially marketed in New Zealand and other countries and sold secondary market.
Suzuki Cultus First Generation (1983-1988)
The first generation of the Suzuki Cultus was designed and built by Suzuki and sold from 1983 through 1988 in the Japanese Domestic Market (Jdm). The model was exported to Worldwide by Suzuki and gathered many General Motors franchises in the face of badge engineering. First of all Swifts generation joined the SA model prefix code and can be done by a straight edge panels and design cues similar to those previously Suzuki Alto.
Initially available only to the model code, 310, the name shortly thereafter changed to Suzuki Cultus. The first 310 leaf is featured sprung rear suspension and initially marketed with 1 l, 3-cylinder engine. Headlight two variations existed in the earlier models to the market level. The lower equipped fitted with the recessed rectangular sealed beam light, either via the front panel flush-glass unit attacks.
Suzuki Cultus Second Generation (1988-2003)
The second generation, introduced in Japan in September 1988, followed by European debut at Brussels Auto Salon in October. Some say that was held at the Technical Center GM in Warren, Michigan, USA, and GM did designate it the platform of GM M. The chassis, engines, and drive-trains developed by Suzuki, second generation styling offered a new four-wheel independent Rag suspension. Turbocharged version remained popular in Canada, which was only export market for the version.
It was available with 1.0-liter three-cylinder with an output power of 53 hp (40 kW), a 1.3 liter four-cylinder, and later 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The high powered Suzuki Cultus/Swift Gti had an improved G13B engine which featured hollow camshafts, stronger web casting on engine block, a better flowing intake manifold, and its IVY now the electronic control on the ignition timing. Now produce 100 hp (75 kW) of power. The Gti featured all wheel disc brakes.
In June 1989, Suzuki introduced their first three-box sedan since the discontinuation of the Suzuki Fronte 800 1969. Sold as “Cultus Esteem” in Japan, was also available with a larger 1.6-liter engine never given hatchbacks. The Suzuki face-lifted the Suzuki Cultus in 1991 for the model year 1992. Update involved the relocation of the rear license plate to the bumper to rear from the tail lights. Gap out by license plate was filled with a black plastic panels or translucent red panel quality coverage and tail lamps. At the front, Suzuki revised airdam the bumper, and inside, the interior of its re-designed.
Suzuki Cultus Motorsport
Since 1995 Maruti Esteem dominated India’s rallying scene (NRC) until the Honda City, Mitsubishi cedi, and Ford Fiesta. The Maruti Esteem remains after the Rally a car they want to measure its strength weight ratio and low running costs. In Track Racing the Maruti Esteem had to own stock Saloon his class and ran in a single series until 2005 Uncoordinated Saloon car the Maruti Esteem 1.3 liter engines with the power of the Formula LGB cars. In 1989, it was launched in Indian market as Maruti 1000, and later improvised version called Esteem, which was 20mm longer, and bore 1298cc, beginning with a 1.3L 8 valve engine pumping out 65 hp and a few years later with a head 16 valves and 85 hp.
The car was offered in four trims, LX, LXi, VXi and a high end AX. The Esteem competed with Hyundai Accent, Ford IKON, Opel Corsa, Honda City in-house Suzuki Baleno. It received the minor facelift in early 2004, and was replaced by the Swift Band in April 2008. In 2002, the diesel version was launched in two trims, D and Di, to yield a Peugeot TUD5 derived , 1.5 liter, 1527 cc engine with an output of 57 BHP.