Suzuki Fronte

October 27th, 2014 | Comments Closed | Suzuki

The Suzuki Fronte was launched in March 1962 as the sedan version of the Suzulight Van. The nameplate remained in use for the Suzuki’s Kei car sedans and other commercial vehicles used to set the Suzuki Alto (from used commercial vehicles) in September 1988.

Suzuki Fronte Coupe

In September 1971 a seminal, Giugiaro designed Suzuki Fronte Coupe, the predecessor to the Cervo is a list of well-known. The sense of the original Giugiaro was revised one-box design already used for “Rowan Elettrica” city car of 1967 Suzuki then modified the design, change the proportions and adding decorations. Based on the Stingray “LC10 II” model, the Suzuki Fronte Coupe was only ever offered with the water-cooled rear-mounted engine LC10W. Although initially only available as a Two-Seater, the gradual four-Seater versions. Initially only two versions were available, the regular GE and luxurious GX both with 37 PS (27 kW) version of the Suzuki Fronte LC10W.

Suzuki Fronte LC20

In July 1973 the Popular Front was the old Suzuki Fronte as it was LC20. “Oval Shell” Its rounded design was great to its predecessor, the style of the 1970 Datsun Cherry E10. Engaged, though they remained largely the same,, known water-cooled engines and suspension from the LC10 with a 20 mm longer wheelbase (2030 mm). The size of the world, dictated by the laws of the Kei-car, was 2995 × 1295 mm. The air-cooled engines were discontinued, and the engine code changed to LC20. The radiator is mounted up front.

Bumpers are very young, no more pieces in color. A front strange and sour-looking wept at the end of the rear Void, culminating in an engine perforated cover at least 50 vent openings. On the rear fenders two hot louvered allow air to the engine compartment; the right and opens to allow access to the fuel filler. Finally, the frame-less opening rear glass provides a hatchback.

A first big for Suzuki was the availability of a version of the four-door, back to competing offerings from Daihatsu, Subaru, and Honda. During the three engines, two body styles and several different levels of equipment, a system almost on offer: two -door GU, GD, GH, GC, GT, GT type II, and four-door FU, FD, FC, ​​FT,  FH. In July 1974, 37 hp GT engine was downgraded to 35 PS, while the 31 and 34 versions of PS unit 32 PS. The low-powered 31 and 32 PS models had a single Solex carburetors instead of triple units use more powerful models. The LC20 was produced in May 1976, although the doors and the basic layout would continue to be available for the next SS10 (Fronte 7-S) series.

Suzuki Fronte Hatch

n April, 1973, the LS30 “Fronte Hatch” instead of LS20 Suzuki Fronte Van. It used 28 hp two-cylinder two-cycle water-cooled 359 cc L50 engine and it seems to Keep and Suzuki Jimny and was of a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. The Hatch equipment was available in four levels, from “E” very basic which lacked even the heater, with a “B” and “D” to the range topping “T” version. Has more LS20 Van to be replaced, i-Hatch had two headrests seats got the same dashboard ‘sting Ray “Fronte (starting only two gauges).  While the’ LS30”, i-Hatch’s chassis code remained LS20 as its predecessor.

By December 1974, the car lost the “Front” badging but retained the name Fronte in stock. And in 1974 (May), the emissions are cleaner to match the 50? (1975) emissions rules, but the power was down 26 PS. The basic “E” version ended. Cosmetic changes first in the 360 series Hatch was a modification of the trunk-lid to accept larger license plates (330 × 165 mm) for January 1, 1975. In foreign markets, the car was also available with a rear side window panels. For the 1976 model year lost one of the horses, as the atmosphere gradually tightened laws, and Hatch received a new grille, taillights were held in place by two screws instead of three, and the C-pillar logo was altered. A more elegant “Custom ‘model was brought out for 1976.

Suzuki Fronte 500

Suzuki Fronte 500

Thinking of new laws Kei car, in July 1976, the length of the Hatch extended to 3190 mm ​​(to 2100 mm wheelbase), all before the firewall. Forward to a new and major new Bumpers and did what was already an odd looking car or a stranger. Now Suzuki Fronte Hatch 55 (or 550), it was the three-cylinder 539 cc LJ50 engine, which was de-smogged L50 engine with extra cylinders tacked on: it was known as the T5A / T5B other applications. A new model code was SH10. Remained nearly unchanged and the only difference was behind, bumper new space, and the changes Rag one for a back gate for increased access. Power spent 25 PS as per the end of the 360 hatches, but the torque was up. The only reintroduced in the B, D, and T models, and T receiving chromed rather Bumpers painted. For the 1979 models were re-Standard, Deluxe, and Super Deluxe.  The Hatch followed in May 1979 by the SS30 Alto.