Suzuki Cappuccino Kei Car And Its Big Potential | SACarFan

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Suzuki Cappuccino

Kei Car And Its Big Potential

The Cappuccino was, or rather is, a two-door, two-seat, roadster was built in Japan between and 1996. Measuring just 3.3 long and weighing just 725 kg it is a #8216;Kei car#8217;, built to advantage of specific tax benefits in its country.

The Cappuccino#8217;s demise came in when the re-engineering required to Europe#8217;s more stringent controls was deemed financially Murmurs from Japan, have been rippling the Interwebs with news of a 2016 successor. Admittedly all very vague at this but suggestions are for a modern-day equivalent rear-wheel drive roadster.

from the Jimny and Carry Suzuki don#8217;t have a drive platform in their shed, so a joint venture along the lines of the Toyota 86 / BRZ is a possibility. To this end, the #8216;Caterham#8217; has come up, after the manufacturer#8217;s adoption of a Suzuki-sourced, 660 cc, turbocharged engine for their Caterham Seven sports

This same engine power a potential 2016 Cappuccino and in exchange for rear-wheel and other technical know-how, could offer a similar badged model a foot in the to some of the world#8217;s largest The U.S.A. is excluded from potential list of course Suzuki withdrew from the in 2012.

Let#8217;s also not forget the statement by Caterham CEO Tony who said, #8220;Sports cars do well, but the city car and SUV are what the market really wants#8221;, reffering to plans for a mainstream city car and crossover SUV.

It doesn#8217;t stop there, because Caterham and Renault also announced a JV to revive the Alpine sports car, and reportedly told Reuters the additional Caterham models be based on Renaults and shipped in form for final assembly in

It#8217;s all very interesting, but is but speculation at this point and it to be seen what, if anything, of the potential Cappuccino successor and joint ventures. In the meantime, let mind wander about the with these renderings SuzukiFan and Hugo Silva .

Suzuki Cappuccino concept by Silva, deviantART

2016 Cappuccino CGI Render

2016 Cappuccino CGI Render

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