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Suzuki Fronte (SS30)

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Suzuki Fronte (SS30/SS40). 1979–84 (prod. n/a). 5-door sedan. F/F, 539 cm³ (I3 2-str.), 543, 796 cm³ (I3 OHC). Fronte returns to its original front-engined, front-wheel-drive format. Suzuki spun off the Fronte into a three-door commercial model, the Alto, with the five-door targeting buyers wanting a better appointed specification. Same engines: 0·5 two-stroke and OHC units for Japan, 0·8 for export. Two-stroke deleted in 1981. Mid-term changes 1982, with rectangular headlamps introduced. Exported to some countries as Suzuki Alto as well. The 0·8-litre model formed the basis of the original Maruti 800 in India in 1983, shipped there in CKD form.

Manufacturing location: Hamana-gun, Shizuoka, Japan

Marque: Suzuki | Model: Suzuki Fronte | Predecessor: Suzuki Fronte 7-S | Successor: Suzuki Fronte (CB71)

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