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Suzuki Cappuccino (1993 - 1995)

Last updated 5 April 2018


Model Timeline

February 1987
Suzuki starts work on a new two-seater sports car.

October 1989
A concept version is shown at the Tokyo Motor Show.

October 1990
Kei-car rules change, allowing slightly longer cars and engines of 660cc instead of 550cc.

June 1991
Cappuccino sales begin in Japan

October 1992
Suzuki Cappuccino makes its debut at The British International Motor Show

Following detailed discussions between Suzuki's UK importer and 23 technical changes to meet type approval, Suzuki shows the Cappuccino in the UK for the first. Response is positive and it goes on to win the show's IBCAM “Best Sportscar under £20,000” award.

October 1993
Suzuki Cappuccino goes on sale priced from £11,995

A year on from its motor show debut, the Cappuccino finally arrives in UK showrooms in a choice of red or silver – 80 per cent of cars are red, 20 per cent are silver. Equipment includes alloy wheels, electric windows, air conditioning, three-spoke steering wheel, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, three panel aluminium hard top, tinted glass, side impact protection beams, lockable glovebox and centrebox and reclining and sliding sport seats.

Suzuki Cappuccino 3

September 1995
Suzuki Cappuccinco discontinued in the UK

Stricter emisions laws meant that it was prohibitive to re-enginneer a new variant of the Cappuccinco with a chain-driven engine for UK type approval and the Cappuccinco is axed in Europe. Just 1110 cars are sold.

October 1997

The final Cappuccinos are made

February 1998
The last cars are sold in Japan

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