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Suzuki Mighty Boy

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The Suzuki Mighty Boy wis a sma ute produced bi Suzuki, a member o the Japanese Kei caur faimily.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Based on the principles an regulations o the Japanese keijidōsha cless o vehicles, the Mighty Boy is a Coupé utility variation o the 2nt generation, 2-door fastback Suzuki Cervo. Released in Februar 1983, it wis equipped wi an 543 cc SOHC 3 cylinder transverse-mountit ingine (F5A), housomeivver unlik its cousin the Cervo, nae turbo wis available.

Drivin the front wheels throu a 4-speed manual or optional 2-speed automatic gearbox, the F5A motor delivered 28 hp (21 kW) JIS [1] o pouer at the flywheel. Model designation for the Suzuki MightyBoy is "SS40T".

1st generation Mighty Boys wur fittit wi 10" wheels, an sportit a horizontally finned grille, identical tae the Cervo. A featur unique tae the Mighty Boy wis the seats, which awtho still seemilar tae those featurt in the Cervo CS/G, featurt a customised embossed "Mighty Boy" logo.

2nt generation Mighty Boys received minor cosmetic upgrades, includin a restyled front grille an mirrors. In addition, the range wis extendit tae twa variants:

  • PS-A - This 'base' model carried ower the 10" wheels frae the 1st generation Mighty Boy an wis available wi a 4-speed manual transmission ae.
  • PS-L an PS-QL - This model wis equipped wi bucket seats, lairger 12" wheels, chrome ruif/tie-doun rails, an a tachometer. In contrast tae the base model, a choice o 2-speed automatic or 5-speed manual gearbox wis affered.

Export mercats[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ae export mercats for the Suzuki Mighty Boy wur Australie an Cyprus atween 1985-1988. Importit throu Suzuki/Ateco, Australie received a hybrid o the Japanese PS-A an PS/QL 2nt generation Mighty Boy that includit chrome ruif rails, bucket seats an 12" wheels, housomeivver did no include sic items as a tachometer or 5-speed manual gearbox.

Aboot 2,800 wur importit, but ae 300-400 nou exist, an the price o Mighty Boys haes increased dramatically recently due tae thair rarity.

Specifications[eedit | eedit soorce]

Model designation: SS40T
Ingine model: F5A
Bore x Stroke (mm): 62x60
Capacity: 543 cc
Pouer output: 28 hp (21 kW) JIS @ 6000 rpm Compression ratio: 8.5:1

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 19 kW (25 hp) wis claimed in Australie.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Car Graphic: Car Archives Vol. 11, '80s Japanese Cars. Nigensha: 2007. ISBN 978-4-544-91018-6
  • "マイティーボーイ (Mighty Boy)". Garage Cervo. Archived frae the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  • Kazuo Ozeki, Suzuki Story: Small Cars, Big Ambitions. Miki Press: 2007. ISBN 978-4-89522-503-8
  • Martin Schaefers. "History of Suzuki Kei Jidosha". Far East Auto Literature. Archived frae the original on 14 Mey 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  • "U's Station On the Net - Short Catalog by Model". Suzuki Motor Corporation. Archived frae the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

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