cc 3 cylinder turbocharged
5 speed manual RWD
hp @ 6,500 rpm
kg / 1545 lbs
The Suzuki Cappuccino is a tiny 2-seat sports car designed with
the eccentric Japanese market in mind.
Measuring just 330 cm (130 inches) long and 140 cm (55 inches)
wide the Cappuccino was designed to meet Japanese city car (Kei
Powering the Suzuki Cappuccino is a 64 horsepower, 658 cc (0.65
litre), 3-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to a 5 speed manual
gearbox driving the rear wheels.
With the speed limiter removed the Cappuccino is capable of
reaching 110 mph, and hitting 60 mph in 9 seconds. Not spectacular
performance, but still respectable for such a small engine.
The Suzuki Cappuccino was built from 1992 to 1997. In total
28, 010 examples were built. The primary market was Japan, but
the UK found homes for over 1,100 officially imported cars.
In other European markets the Cappuccino sold in very limited
During its lifespan the Suzuki Cappuccino underwent a few changes.
At first the 0.65 litre engine was equipped with belt driven
camshafts. Later models were fitted with a lighter engine with
chain driven camshafts. The newer engines also developed more
The European cars were only officially imported from 1993 to
1995. In 1995, tougher European emissions standards meant that
the Cappuccino would have required further modifications to
comply. Suzuki decided it was not worth the effort.
Although the Suzuki Cappuccino is probably not everyone's cup
of tea (please excuse the pun). For those looking far a small,
affordable and frugal sports car the Cappuccino might be worth
having a look at.
An enthusiastic following of owners helps to make ownership
and maintenance of the Cappuccino a more simple and enjoyable