Renowned Japanese roadster from the 1990s set to make a return

  • An iconic Japanese roadster will make a comeback
  • The new Suzuki Cappuccino will allegedly launch soon
  • It will reportedly be powered by a Toyota engine

Published on Jul 06, 2024 at 5:07 PM (UTC+4)
by Siddharth Dudeja

Last updated on Jul 08, 2024 at 8:34 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Nalin Rawat

If you were a fan of iconic roadsters back in the 1990s, you will love this news — and even if you were born later, it’s still exciting for all enthusiasts — the Suzuki Cappuccino roadster is due for a comeback with some help from Toyota.

The Cappuccino is a memorable car, from its name to how it roars.

It could certainly give the Mazda Miata a run for its money, and the resurrected version will reportedly feature a Toyota turbo engine.

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Suzuki Cappuccino makes a comeback

Japanese magazine Best Car claims that this will happen — and happen soon.

However, it’s still a rumor — so take it with a grain of salt.

The revived Suzuki Cappuccino will have a Toyota-powered engine, which will essentially be a larger version of the original one it used in the ’90s.

It’s not the first time we have seen a Toyota engine in a modern car, as the upcoming Lexus LFA successor features one too.

The setup will allegedly feature a 1.3-liter turbo three-cylinder powerhouse.

This is a toned-down version of an existing 1.6-liter turbo, as seen in the GR Yaris and the GR Corolla.

Of course, it’s too early to speculate any performance numbers, but one can hope.

Reusing a Toyota engine

The publication estimates that it will produce 150 ps and 22.5kgm — which translates to 148 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque.

These numbers might not be pleasing compared to modern-day performance sports cars, but it’s more of a classic roadster than a high-performance beast.

For context, the original 1990s Suzuki car was nowhere near these numbers, making the resurrected variant much better than it ever was.

Despite these numbers, the car will likely take on the Mazda MX-5, which is a direct competitor.

We first heard about the MX-5 almost two years ago, so it’s already set its place in the ring.

Also, if you think it has an interesting name, wait till you hear this.

Suzuki’s sub-brand in India — Maruti Suzuki — sells a regular everyday hatchback called S-Presso.

No, it wasn’t inspired by the trending pop music track and came much earlier.

Further, Best Car claims that the second-gen Suzuki Cappuccino is a joint venture, and other Japanese carmakers joined hands to work on this project.

These include Daihatsu, Suzuki, and Toyota.

Moreover, Suzuki and Toyota are part of another collaboration with Subaru to develop next-gen combustion engines.

In the age of EVs, Japan is keen on keeping internal combustion engines (ICE) alive.

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Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth is a tech nerd with a secret love of all things cars. He has been writing for a few years now, and on his free time you would find him gaming when he's not procrastinating.