MMA Model #006 – Suzuki Mighty Boy
The Mighty Boy Variant SS40T (known as the Australian Mighty Boy) was produced from February 1983 to January 1988. The Mighty Boy is based on an updated Suzuki Cervo with front wheel drive, released in 1982. The 1986 Suzuki Mighty Boy variant (SS40T – PS-QL) ‘BIGRIG’ is the flagship of Microcar Models Australia Pty Ltd.
The Mighty Boy microcar ute has a 600 mm long rear tray, low slung bucket seats and sufficient space behind the seats for 2 medium suitcases or a good size dog. In Australia and Japan, the Mighty Boy was officially classified a commercial vehicle benefiting from lower taxes. A fleet of the cars was used by Domino’s Pizza in Australia for deliveries. The Suzuki Mighty Boy was exported to Australia and Cypress from 1985-1988. The Australian models were a hybrid of the Japanese PS-A and PS-QL second generation Mighty Boy which included chrome roof rails, bucket seats and 12″ wheels and side mirrors. When introduced into Australia for AU$5,795 the Suzuki Mighty Boy was the cheapest car available at that time and 2800 approximately were imported.
The Mighty Boy was equipped with a 543 cc, SOHC three-cylinder transversely mounted engine. There was an option of a four-speed manual or a two-speed automatic gearbox. The 1986 Mighty Boy ‘BIGRIG’ is a 2-speed automatic microcar (PS-QL).
Specifications – Model designation: SS40T, Engine model: F5A, Bore x Stroke (mm): 62×60, 3 straight cylinders, Capacity: 543 cc, single overhead cam shaft, 2 valves per cylinder, 6 valves in total, Power output: 28 PS (21 kW) JIS at 6,000 rpm in Japanese specifications, Compression ratio: 9:7:1 for (PS-QL), Wheel Base: 2150 mm, Length: 3195 mm, Width: 1395 mm, Height 1320 mm, and curb weight 540 kg.
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