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Suzuki Sidekick

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The Suzuki Sidekick was a small vehicle sold in the U.S. and from 1989 through positioned one segment larger the Suzuki Samurai open-top (which stayed on sale 1994). The Sidekick was replaced in by the new Suzuki Vitara—effectively a second-generation with a new name. The Sidekick was sold as the Geo Tracker in the U.S. 1999 through 1997, and the Tracker in 1998.

In Canada, it could be bought as a Tracker or GMC Tracker, and even as a Sunrunner.

The Sidekick launched in May in two-door hardtop or two-door body styles. While first models would be small today, they nevertheless built on a small platform, with a body on a separate frame that the mechanical parts. This them sturdy, but heavy, and them a rougher ride and refined on-road handling later car-based crossover vehicles.

The base Sidekick JA model for featured a 64-horsepower, 1.3-liter engine, while the more JX and JLX trim levels used an 1.6-liter four-cylinder. A five-speed gearbox was standard on the JA and FX soft-top while a three-speed automatic was to the JX and JLX hardtops. Base models had drive, while four-wheel was offered with the more engine.

In 1991, Suzuki added a Sidekick hardtop on a longer along with rear brakes. In 1992, the soft-top style departed, and the 80-hp became standard to replace the 1.3-liter four. The more engine became a 1.6-liter with a 16-valve head, to its power to 95 hp, which was fitted a more modern four-speed transmission.

For 1993, both the exterior and received a mild mid-cycle including changes to the grille and revised trim.

A new Sidekick model was added for 1996, a more powerful 120-hp engine. It was fitted with alloy wheels, two-tone paint, and dual airbags. the Sidekick was replaced by the Vitara in the more upscale Sidekick model was replaced with the Grand Vitara.

Although was widely known as a Japanese the majority of Sidekicks sold in America were actually at a plant in Ontario, Canada, by Suzuki and General Motors. The Sidekick effectively pioneered became the small crossover soon to fill with vehicles on car platforms, including the CR-V, Subaru Forester, and RAV4. With their ride and handling, not to mention fuel economy, they overtook Suzuki’s truck-based and later Vitara.

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