Suzuki Car Engines: Liana engine, X-90, Grand Vitara

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Suzuki Motors is a Japanese multinational corporation company producing a range of automobiles with a variety of small combustion-powered car engines. These first Suzuki motor vehicles were powered by a then-innovative, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-cylinder engine. A description of their more recent car engines can be seen below and bought at enginesandgearboxes.co.uk as used, reconditioned or secondhand, they are delivered worldwide and are 100% guaranteed.

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The G family engine

This engine is a type of internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion, or rapid oxidation, of gas and air occurs in a confined space called a combustion chamber. This exothermic reaction of a fuel with an oxidizer creates gases of high temperature and pressure, which are permitted to expand.

The defining feature of an internal combustion engine is that useful work is performed by the expanding hot gases acting directly to cause pressure, further causing movement of the piston inside the cylinder. For example by acting on pistons, rotors, or even by pressing on and moving the entire engine itself.

This contrasts with external combustion engines, such as steam engines and Stirling engines, which use an external combustion chamber to heat a separate working fluid, which then in turn does work, for example by moving a piston.


The term Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is almost always used to refer specifically to reciprocating engines, Wankel engines and similar designs in which combustion is intermittent. However, continuous combustion engines, such as jet engines, most rockets and many gas turbines are also internal combustion engines.


The G10 is an inline 3 cylinder engine utilizing aluminum alloy for the block, cylinder head and pistons. The G10 has 1.0 liter of displacement and is equipped with either a carburetor or electronic fuel injection and has an optional turbocharger. It has a single overhead camshaft driving six valves.
The G13 is an in line 4 cylinder engine utilizing aluminum alloy for the block, cylinder head and pistons.

Displacing 1.3 L (1298 cc/79 in³), fuel delivery is either through a carburetor, a single point fuel injection or a multi-point fuel injection. The engine was produced as either an 8 valve with a single overhead camshaft (G13A) or as a 16 valve with double overhead camshafts (G13B).

The H family engine is a line of 60° V6 automobile engines from Suzuki. Ranging in displacement from 2.0 L to 2.7 L, the H family was a modern all-aluminum engine with dual overhead cams, 24 valves, and multi-port fuel injection. It was co-developed with Mazda, which used a similar design in their 2.0 L KF V6. The H family was introduced in 1995 with the H20, but Suzuki and Mazda’s designs diverged greatly with the former increasing displacement and the latter experimenting with alternative induction technologies and smaller engine sizes.

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The Ignis was originally manufactured as a five-door hatchback, powered by a new generation of Suzuki 4-cylinder engines, the M family. This family featured DOHC, four valves per cylinder and variable valve timing. Displacement ranged from 1.3 to 1.5 L, and power going from 89 to 110 PS JIS (65 to 81 kW). Only the 1.3 L, detuned to 83 PS (61 kW) was available in export markets.

The Suzuki Swift / Cultus / Forsa is a subcompact automobile. At its introduction in 1985, it was named the SA-310, but in 1986 it was renamed the Swift. Powered by a modest 993 cc straight-3 engine giving 50 hp (37 kW), 0 to 100 km/h was 14.9 seconds with a top speed of 145 km/h. The engine is very light, weighing only 63 kg.

The Suzuki Aerio (called the Liana in Europe, South Asia and Australia) is a compact car.

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It fits in between the compact and lower mid-size segments. The car was introduced in 2001 as a replacement for the Esteem / Baleno, with a tall 5-door hatchback (for maximum inner room efficiency) or 4-door sedan bodies. It featured two different 16-valve gasoline engines, with 1.5 L and 1.8 L, this one capable of 125 PS JIS (92 kW). In North America, the Aerio is considered a more sporty alternative, so it featured a bigger and more powerful 2.0 L engine, with 145 hp SAE (108 kW).

The Suzuki X-90 (SUV Cabrio in Japan) was a small SUV sold from 1996 through 1998. It was related to the Suzuki Sidekick, the X-90 was available with four wheel drive or rear wheel drive and used a 1.6 L I4 16-valve engine which produced 95 hp.

The Suzuki Grand Vitara is a compact SUV, this model was equipped with two mid-mounted twin-turbo V6’s combined to deliver 985 hp.

Others models are:
Aerio / Liana, APV / Carry, Cultus Crescent, / Escudo / Sidekick, Jimny, SJ-Series / Samurai / Sierra / Santana, SX4, XL-7, Wagon.

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Carl Wilson

You won't believe it, I'm native Scotsman. Enthusiast. Car lovers. Almost finished rebuilding my Reliant Saber 🔥

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