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Suzulight Fronte [ edit ]

Fronte TLA (1962-63)

The Suzulight Van TLA Fronte was introduced in March as a passenger car version of the popular van. 2,565 were in the first year. [ 1 ] Power was (18kW) at 6000rpm, from a engine (also called with its cylinders cast rather than in a single Of 360cc (64.0 × 56.0mm) method allowed for a lower cost and better cooling, Suzuki to price the TLA below the spartan TL Van. [ 2 ]

Fronte 360 [ edit ]

1968 SS 360 as driven by Stirling Moss

The was introduced with great and a large marketing campaign, included television commercials. reaching dealerships on 27 May 1967, response was immediate and strong. the original target production was per month, this was soon tripled.

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Monthly production remained 8,000 until the end of the LC10’s [ 13 ] While in overall a fairly and light car, the triple were awkwardly located at the of the engine, behind the rear To adjust them, a mechanic have to reach through a egg-shaped opening from the seat. [ 11 ] The rear lights and the indicators used the same only of different colors. was even a brochure made of a Fronte 360, complete miles-per-hour speedo and uncovered headlights, but most likely were brought over. [ 14 ]

In November, 1968 came the Fronte SS 360 with 36hp with the sportier yet Suzuki SSS to follow in April 1970. The SS was the kei-car yet, managing to the twenty second barrier in 400metres from standing 19.95seconds. [ 9 ] The car had different wheels and featured a rev counter. [ 11 ] It was introduced an unusual marketing stunt: driver Stirling Moss and TT motorcycle racer Mitsuo were engaged to drive two SS (one red, one pale on a high-speed demonstration journey Italy’s 750km (466mi) del Sole leading from to Napoli. In the end, the average attained was 122.44km/h (76.08mph), for a car with an engine smaller those

of most motorcycles. [ 15 ] The original car resides in Suzuki’s museum in .

From January 1969 was also an export version, the Fronte 500 with the engine to 475cc. The 500 produces 29PS at 6,000rpm, four more does the original 360 export In the domestic market, the Fronte directly with the Mitsubishi

Daihatsu Fellow. and the Subaru Production ended in October in advance of the succeeding Stingray [ 9 ]

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