The Suzuki Cultus is a supermini car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki from 1983 to 2003 was first presented at the 25 Tokyo Motor Show, to be presented to local Japanese market 1983 and eventually sold in seven countries across three generations and marketed worldwide as the Suzuki Swift. An alliance was formed in 1981 between GM and Suzuki (and Isuzu) allowed GM to market the Suzuki Cultus as a captive import under more than a dozen nameplates including Geo Metro, Chevrolet Sprint, Holden Irina. It was also known as the S car within GM.
Are distributed across four of its lifespan in the body-style variations and engines from the engine of the Suzuki family G, the second generation Cultus production still remains in Pakistan. Cultus family cars has been sent to Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and Europe. Although never formally sent to New Zealand were imported and sold the secondary market.
Suzuki Cultus First Generation (1983-1988)
The first generation of the Suzuki Cultus designed and developed by Suzuki and sold from 1983 through 1988 the Japanese Domestic Market (jdm). Model exported to Worldwide by Suzuki and gathered many General Motors franchises undergoing badge engineering. First of all Swifts sharing SA generation model code prefix and can be characterized by a straight line the panel edge and design cues similar to those previously Suzuki Alto.
Initially available only model code, 310, the name soon changed Suzuki Cultus. The first 310 leaf is featured sprung rear suspension and originally sent with 1 l, 3 cylinder. Former Two variations existed within the models at the beginning of the market and level. The lower equipped with a recessed rectangular sealed beam light, either via the front panel flush swept glass unit.
Suzuki Cultus Second Generation (1988-2003)
The second generation of Suzuki Cultus, was introduced in Japan in September 1988, followed by their debut European at the Brussels Auto Salon in October. Some say it was designed at the Technical Center GM in Warren, Michigan, USA, and GM did not designate it the platform GM M. Grounds Experts indicate that the vehicle seen Grounds Indication during development, thus casting doubt on a design Warren. The Suzuki Cultus chassis, engines, and drivetrains developed by Suzuki, the second generation of the offered four new styling and wheel Rag independent suspension. A turbocharged version remained fairly popular in Canada, which was the only export market version.
The Suzuki Cultus was available with a 1.0 liter three-cylinder with an output power of 53 hp (40 kW), a 1.3-liter cylinder, and later a 1.6-liter cylinder. The higher the electric Suzuki Cultus / Swift Gti had G13B engine edition of the improved hollow camshafts, stronger web casting on engine block, better flowing intake manifold and its ECU now had electronic control over ignition punctuality. Now take out 100 hp of power. Gti featured all wheel disc brakes.
In June 1989, Suzuki introduced their first three-box sedan from the termination of the Fronte 800 1969. Sold as “Cultus Esteem” in Japan, was also available with a larger 1.6-liter engine never offered hatchbacks. Suzuki facelifted the Suzuki Cultus in 1991 to model year 1992. The update involved the deployment of the rear license plate to the bumper to rear from between the tail lamps. The gap vacated by license plate was filled in with a black plastic panel or translucent red panel quality coverage and tail lamps. From front, Suzuki revised airdam bumper and inside, the interior re-designed.
Suzuki Cultus Motorsport
Since 1995 Maruti Esteem dominated India sign of the scene (NRC) until the Honda City, Mitsubishi cedi, and the Ford Fiesta. The Maruti Esteem remains after Rally car a sought its comparatively high power to weight ratio and low running costs.
In Track Racing the Maruti Esteem had personal Stock Saloon its class and ran in a single make series until 2005 Saloon car racing the Maruti Esteem 1.3 Litre engines and powered the Formula LGB cars. In 1989, was launched in Indian market as Maruti 1000, and later inclusive of a faster version called Esteem, which was 20mm long, and bore 1298cc, at the beginning of a 1.3L 8 valve engine pumping out 65 hp (around 20 BHP more than 1000), and a few years later with the head 16 valves and 85 hp. The Suzuki Cultus was offered in four trims, LX, LXi, VXi and high end of the AX. The Esteem completed Accent Hyundai’s, Ford IKON, Opel Corsa, Honda City and in-house Baleno. It received the minor facelift in early 2004, and Suzuki Swift Band in April 2008. In 2002, diesel version was launched in two trims, D (basically LX version) and Di (diesel LXi version), bearing a Peugeot TUD5 derived, 1.5 Litre, 1527 cc engine with an output of 57 BHP.