Learn and talk about Suzuki Cultus Crescent, Compact cars, Front-wheel-drive vehicles, Suzuki vehicles…

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History [ edit ]

1996 Esteem sedan (North

The Cultus Crescent was introduced in the market in the first half of as Suzuki’s first attempt in the segment. As a North American for the Suzuki Cultus (Swift) (the three-door hatchback after it was redesigned in 1995), it was on a slightly stretched Cultus for improved cabin room, but sharing most of internal with the smaller model—and as a distinct model.

The Cultus Crescent was initially as a three-door hatchback and four-door with the SOHC 16-valve engine, in 1.3#160;L and 1.5#160;L with power ranging 85#160;to#160;97#160;PS (63#160;to#160;71#160;kW). The 1.3 liter was offered in the hatch while a 1.6 99#160;PS (73#160;kW) was only to the sedan.

Eventually, 4WD was offered the 1.6#160;L variant, basically the engine as found in the Suzuki with power raised to (85#160;kW). A sports variant, GT, used Mazda’s 1,840#160;cc BP with 135#160;PS (99#160;kW). It was in the spring of 1996, at the same that the lineup was extended the Baleno/Esteem Wagon (Maruti Altura in India). [ 1 ] This was first station wagon kei cars), also with the

1.6-liter, which also the optional four-wheel drive in the

1998 facelift [ edit ]

restyled the Cultus Crescent in 1998 (1999 model in North America). The car was given a new with a rounder grille and new and the engine lineup was expanded to Suzuki’s J18A chain-driven engine that was fitted to the and wagon. In North America, the 1.8-liter wagon completely the Esteem 1.6, but in most the 1.8 sedan became the sports

In some European markets, the was installed in the hatchback and sold as the edition Baleno GSR. The 1.8 had the same exact displacement as the Mazda BP engine, but was less with only 121#160;PS 119#160;hp) in European specifications. [ 2 ] also gained a diesel with a 75#160;PS (55#160;kW; XUD9 engine supplied by .

The Cultus Crescent was replaced in markets by the new Aerio/Liana. which was in 2001. [ 3 ] In Japan, the sedan was in November 2001, [ 4 ] although the remained until August [ 5 ] The entire range was pulled the market in Europe and North in 2002, after one year of with the Aerio/Liana. The car remained in many developing countries, India and Southeast Asia. it was sold until 2007, production stopped at the Maruti with the assembly line way to the SX4 Sedan .

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