|Body style(s)||2-seater, 2dr Pickup|
|Layout||FF, transversely mounted|
F5A inline 3, 543 cc|
4/5 speed manual,|
2 speed automatic
History[edit | edit source]
Based on the principles and regulations of the Japanese keijidōsha class of vehicles, the Mighty Boy is a Coupé utility variation of the 2nd generation, 2-door fastback Suzuki Cervo. Released in February 1983, it was equipped with an 543 cc SOHC 3 cylinder transverse-mounted engine (F5A), however unlike its cousin the Cervo, no turbo was available.
Driving the front wheels through a 4-speed manual or optional 2-speed automatic gearbox, the F5A motor delivered 28 PS (21 kW) JIS  of power at the flywheel. Model designation for the Suzuki MightyBoy is "SS40T".
1st generation Mighty Boys were fitted with 10" wheels, and sported a horizontally finned grille, identical to the Cervo. While the Cervo used rectangular headlights, the Mighty Boy, as befitting the cheapest automobile available in Japan, cheaper round sealed-beam units. A feature unique to the Mighty Boy was the seats, which although still similar to those featured in the Cervo CS/G, featured a customised embossed "Mighty Boy" logo.
2nd generation Mighty Boys received minor cosmetic upgrades, including a restyled front grille and mirrors. In addition, the range was extended to two variants:
- PS-A - This 'base' model carried over the 10" wheels from the 1st generation Mighty Boy and was available with a 4-speed manual transmission only.
- PS-L and PS-QL - This model was equipped with bucket seats, larger 12" wheels, chrome roof/tie-down rails, and a tachometer. In contrast to the base model, a choice of 2-speed automatic or 5-speed manual gearbox was offered, and rectangular headlights were fitted.
Export Markets[edit | edit source]
The only export markets for the Suzuki Mighty Boy were Australia and Cyprus between 1985-1988. Imported through Suzuki/Ateco, Australia received a hybrid of the Japanese PS-A and PS/QL 2nd generation Mighty Boy that included chrome roof rails, bucket seats and 12" wheels, however did not include such items as a tachometer or 5-speed manual gearbox.
About 2,800 were imported, but only 300-400 now exist, and the price of Mighty Boys has increased dramatically recently due to their rarity.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
Model designation: SS40T
Engine model: F5A
Bore x Stroke (mm): 62x60
Capacity: 543 cc
Power output: 28 hp (21 kW) Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) @ 6000 rpm Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 19 kW (26 PS) was claimed in Australia.
References[edit | edit source]
- Car Graphic: Car Archives Vol. 11, '80s Japanese Cars. Nigensha: 2007. ISBN 978-4-544-91018-6
- "マイティーボーイ (Mighty Boy)". Garage Cervo. Archived from the original on 2009-08-08.
- Kazuo Ozeki, Suzuki Story: Small Cars, Big Ambitions. Miki Press: 2007. ISBN 978-4-89522-503-8
- Martin Schaefers. "History of Suzuki Kei Jidosha". Far East Auto Literature. Archived from the original on 2009-08-08.
- "U's Station On the Net - Short Catalog by Model". Suzuki Motor Corporation. Archived from the original on 2010-07-05.
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|Suzuki/Suzulight road car timeline, 1955-1989|
|Kei sedan||Suzulight SS||Suzulight Fronte||Fronte 360||Fronte
|Kei Sports||Fronte Coupé||Cervo/SC100||Cervo||Cervo|
|Kei light commercial||Suzulight SL/SD/SP||Suzulight 360 Van||Fronte Van/ Estate/Custom||Fronte Hatch||Alto||Alto||Alto|
|Kei truck||Mighty Boy|
|Suzulight Carry FB||(Suzulight) Carry L20, L30||Carry L40||Carry L50/L60||Carry 55/Wide||Carry ST30/40||Carry|
|Kei van||Suzulight Carry Van FBD||(Suzulight) Carry Van L20, L30||Carry Van L40||Carry Van L50/L60||Carry Van 55/Wide||Carry Van/Every||Every|
|Kei SUV||Jimny, Jimny55||Jimny550|
|Mini SUV||Jimny8, LJ80||Jimny1000, SJ410||Jimny1300, SJ413, Samurai|