by R.M. Clarke
Suzuki was a late entrant to the world of four-wheel drive and catered for the 4x4 market in South-East Asia. These were capable small cars and many were imported to the West where they were popular. The SJ models introduced in the early 1980s replaced the earlier LJs.
Demand in Europe was high so agreement was reached with Santana in Spain who built the Suzukis which were sold in European markets. At the end of the 1980s a bigger engine was introduced together with a fifth gear and also long-wheelbase derivative added to the SJ's versatility. There are many limited editions and a wide range of accessories.
This is a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, new model introductions, specification and technical data, touring, off roading, buying second hand.
Models covered include: Brute, IV, LJ50, LJ80V, LJ81, Sierra, SJ41OP, SJ410 Q, SJ410QX, JX, Samurai, Samurai JX, SJ413K Pick-up, Santana, SJ413JX, Janspeed, Allard, LWB SJ413.
Brooklands Books Ltd "Road Test" books provide a wide range and collection of road tests, comparison tests, new model introductions, long term tests, and other articles taken from the world's leading motoring magazines. The Gold Portfolio series have 172 - 180 pages with approximately 300 illustrations.
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