17 Facts About Suzuki Cultus


Suzuki Cultus is a supermini car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki from 1983 to 2016.

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The model was exported worldwide by Suzuki Cultus and assembled by a number of General Motors franchises, often undergoing badge engineering.

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In June 1986, Suzuki Cultus introduced the flagship GTi model with both styling and performance upgrades over other models.

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Second generation Suzuki Cultus was first appeared in Japan in September 1988, followed by its European debut as the Swift at the Brussels Auto Salon in October.

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In June 1989, Suzuki Cultus introduced their first three-box sedan since the discontinuation of the Fronte 800 in 1969.

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At the front, Suzuki Cultus revised the bumper's airdam, and inside, the interior was substantially re-designed.

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Updates in 1996 followed, and model year 2000 modifications included a version fitted with the same Suzuki Cultus four-wheel drive system that had been available in the Japanese market until February 1996 and badged as the Subaru Justy.

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Suzuki Cultus variants were available in Colombia from 1991 until 2004, where it was called the Chevrolet Swift.

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Suzuki Cultus was gradually replaced by the slightly larger Suzuki Cultus Crescent in Japan in 1995.

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In 1991, Pak Suzuki Cultus started the local production for the domestic market and renamed to Suzuki Cultus Margalla.

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The Swift nameplate moved on to separate from the Suzuki Cultus, eventually being placed on the North American "third generation" model.

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Second generation Suzuki Cultus was sold as the Geo Metro in the US and Canada, and as the Pontiac Firefly in Canada and the Middle East, and as the Chevrolet Sprint in Canada.

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Suzuki Cultus developed through generation two in Japan, and was superseded by the Cultus Crescent – a larger offspring of the Cultus.

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In 1992, Suzuki Cultus introduced a two-seat convertible, based on the hatchback body – and dropped it again shortly thereafter.

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Suzuki Cultus Crescent was available initially in two body variants, a three-door hatchback and a four-door saloon.

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In February 1996, Suzuki introduced the Cultus Crescent Wagon, Suzuki's first station wagon.

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The Suzuki Cultus remained in production in Japan until August 2002, after a year of overlapping with its replacement, the larger and entirely new Aerio.

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