Suzuki CV1

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Suzuki CV1
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Suzuki CV1 on display at a festival near Himeji Castle in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
Body and chassis
Engine50 cc (3 cu in) Single cylinder 2 stroke
Wheelbase1,310 mm (4 ft 4 in)
Length1,940 mm (6 ft 4 in)
Width1,185 mm (3 ft 10.7 in)
Height1,290 mm (4 ft 3 in)
Kerb weight168 kg (3.31 long cwt)

The Suzuki CV1 is a microcar first presented at the 24th Tokyo Motor Show.

Displayed under the banner of Suzuki community vehicle, the CV1 was a single-seat, four-wheeler, with a narrower track at the rear. It had a single door in its fiberglass body and had a claimed maximum speed of 20 mph (32 km/h). The vehicle could be driven on a moped licence in Japan and was sold in very limited numbers on a trial basis at a price of 300,000 Yen. The car had windows on either side that could be slid upwards and early versions had a single headlamp. Production ended in 1985 when Japanese licensing laws were changed.


  • Kleinwagen, Small Cars, Petites Voitures, by Benedikt Taschen, 1994

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