Suzuky Every Join

Suzuki Every Test Drive: A 2-pedal MT kei one-box with an excellent drive (Naoto Shimazaki)

This is a kei on-box car for today, when Japan’s economic recovery is so important. In the midst of this, Suzuki, which holds the top share including vans, touched up the Every after six months and released it in September.

This time around, as you’d expect, the interior size puts it at the top of its class. Drivers especially love the significantly improved interior living space with its 35mm added to interior width and the seat slider adding 65mm to the driver’s side and 60mm to the passenger side, you have about 100mm more for the passengers. With a total of 2240mm for the interior length, which puts it at the top of the kei car class, the back portion starting at the backdoors alone offers an astounding view. You can see that calling it a highly utilitarian car is no overstatement.

What really is impressive is that it’s a van with a two-pedal AGS transmission. It’s added to an NA engine, but if you try it without any cargo, the engine really brings out a highly efficient performance where nothing is wasted. Changing speeds is extremely smooth and it seems like an economical and smooth drive no matter who is driving it. The high quality drive with its responsive steering wheel is wonderful, and I’m surprised by how well it’s all put together.

Rating

Packaging: ★★★★★
Interior space: ★★★★★
Power source: ★★★★★
Footwork: ★★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★★

Bio: Naoto Shimazaki was born in Tokyo in 1958. After graduating from college, he worked at an editing company for 9 years. After gaining experience with editing, writing and graphics for magazines and books, he began working freelance in 1991. Since then, he has written for automotive magazines and websites. He calls himself a journalist but test-drives cars and writes his reports from the point of view of a regular driver.

(Translated by Greg Scott)