Suzuki made a little ute known as the Suzuki Mighty Boy, Kei car family’s member. This used to benefit for less taxes and hence was known as a commercial car in Japan and Australia, but there was a limit to its utilitarian values.
Accordingly to Japanese keijid?sha car’s regulations and principles, the Mighty Boy remained a Coupé utility variation for the next generation with two-door fastback coupé Suzuki Cervo. Presenting in February 1983, it features the SOHC three-cylinder transversely mounted engine (F5A) of 543 cc.
28 PS (21 kW) JIS at 6,000 rpm (22.7 kW/30.9 PS and 43.1 Nm at 3,500 rpm was claimed in Australia) of power was delivered by the 4-speed manual or optional 2-speed automatic gearbox, designated in model terms as “SS40T”.
First generation sported a horizontally finned grille with wheels of 10” similar to Cervo. Being the cheapest vehicle in Japan, it was fitted by the sealed-beam units in round shape. Unique seats and customized embossed logo were the features.
Next generation came with a restyled front grille and mirrors and little cosmetic correction, extending the range to two variants –
- PS-A – this came with a 4-speed manual transmission and 10″ wheels from the earlier ones.
- PS-L and PS-QL – this came with a chrome roof/tie-down rails, bucket seats, tachometer and larger 12″ wheels, optional offer was made of 2-speed automatic or 5-speed manual gearbox and headlights in rectangle.
From 1985 to 1988, Cyprus and Australia were the exports for Suzuki Mighty Boy, being imported via Suzuki/Ateco, Australia got a Japanese PS-A and PS/QL hybrid of next generation coming with bucket seats, chrome roof rails and 12″ wheels. When presented to Australia, being the cheapest one there at the time, manual version was sold at AU$5795.
300-400 exists now from the 2,800 imported and this rarity lead to increase in the prices.