Suzuki’s first car, the Suzulight, was launched in 1955. At a time when few in Japan owned private cars, and few roads existed, the first cars were sold to doctors so they could make house visits.
The Suzulight was Japan’s first kei car, equipped with a 2-stroke 360cc engine with a front-wheel-drive setup and four-wheel independent suspension. The name came from a combination of “Suzuki” and “light car,” which is the Japanese translation for “kei jidosha” taken literally. This is the second animated short in a series about the origins of Suzuki.