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Suzuki on the rebound - Analysis

1 November 2016

Although it is a relatively small carmaker keen to retain its independence, Suzuki is not averse to cooperating with other automakers and has a long history of doing so. The company recently announced exploratory talks with Toyota over R&D collaboration. Ray Hutton considers Suzuki's strategy.


Baleno - Suzuki's first mild hybrid for Europe

16 August 2016

CO2 emissions of 94g/km and official EC consumption numbers of up to 70.6mpg are impressive numbers for a four-metre long five-door diesel hatchback. But Suzuki Europe's newest model, the Baleno, is powered exclusively by petrol engines and those are its numbers.


2015 TOKYO SHOW: World premieres

29 October 2015

A list of world premieres at the 2015 Tokyo motor show appears below.


Jakarta Auto Show Report

21 August 2015

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.

Latest interviews


Q&A with JATCO Ltd

14 October 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


Q&A with Nissan's global head of Product Planning

2 April 2013

Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

26 March 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.


Interview with Nissan UK's MD

14 March 2012

As the Renault-Nissan alliance pushes ahead with electric vehicles, Nissan UK's Jim Wright tells Dave Leggett that the sector is set to gain market momentum as the vehicles become more visible.

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Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Technology divisions supply key components to new vehicle models, many of which were launched at this month's Geneva motor show.


Toyota and Suzuki discuss joint India plans

10 March 2017

As Tata Motors and Volkswagen confirmed they would discuss development cooperation in India, it emerged Toyota and Suzuki have discussed joint plans with a top Indian politician.


just-auto Plus only Suzuki reveals new Swift for Europe at Geneva show

8 March 2017

At the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, Suzuki Motor Corporation reveals the all-new Swift for the European market. Sales are set to start in April 2017. Introducing the all-new Swift The Swift is Suzuki’s flagship compact car sold more than...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki presents the new Baleno RS

6 March 2017

India’s automobile market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited marked its entry into a high-performance segment with the Baleno RS on 3 March 2017. The Baleno RS brings to India Suzuki’s latest innovation - 1.0 litre Boosterjet Direct Injection Turbo...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki sells 100,000 Vitara Brezza in India

3 March 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s (MSIL), top-selling urban compact SUV Vitara Brezza has crossed 100,000 cumulative sales milestone in the domestic market. Launched in March 2016, Vitara Brezza disrupted the compact SUV market in India with its sporty...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki sales up 10.9% in February 2017

1 March 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 130,280 units in February 2017. This includes 120,735 units in domestic market and 9545 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 117,451 units in February 2016. The sales...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 50,651 units in January 2017

27 February 2017

Suzuki announces January 2017 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (Preliminary) Japan production: January 2017 - 78,953 units; YoY - 124.0%; YoY trends - Up for the first time in twenty-three months Overseas production: January 2017 -...


Maruti Suzuki to invest more in R&D unit

24 February 2017

Maruti Suzuki aims to complete the second phase of its research and development centre in northern Haryana state by March 2019 at an estimated investment of 19 billion rupees ($280m).


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India surpasses 100,000 SHVS sales

20 February 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, announced that its Smart Hybrid vehicles – Ciaz SHVS and Ertiga SHVS – have crossed cumulative sales of 100,000 units this month. This marks the success of Maruti Suzuki’s efforts in hybrid and electric mobility...


Toyota and Suzuki progress partnership

6 February 2017

Toyota and Suzuki say they have concluded a memorandum on beginning 'concrete examinations for business partnership'.


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Q3 2016 sales down 4.4% at JPY103.6bn

6 February 2017

Suzuki announced the financial results for Q3 FY2016 (April 2016 to December 2016) Outline of the financial results for FY2016 Third Quarter The consolidated net sales of this third quarter (April 2016 to December 2016) decreased by JPY103.6bn (US$920m)...


just-auto Plus only BorgWarner produces silent chains for Suzuki Solio

3 February 2017

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, produces silent chains for Suzuki’s Solio hybrid vehicle. When driving under electric power, two chains transfer power from the electric...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki launches new WagonR minicars in Japan

1 February 2017

Suzuki Motor Corporation launched the all-new WagonR and WagonR Stingray minicars in Japan. The all-new WagonR and WagonR Stingray have been designed to offer much roomier cabin space and further enhance the user-friendliness of a miniwagon, while adopting...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki sales surge 27.1% in January 2017

1 February 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 144,396 units in January 2017. This includes 133,934 units in domestic market and 10,462 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 113,606 units in January 2016. The sales...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 622,868 units in 2016

30 January 2017

Suzuki announces December 2016 and Calendar Year 2016 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (Preliminary) Production Japan production: December 2016 - 67,662 units; YoY - 99.8%; YoY trends - Down for the twenty-second consecutive...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki expands its WagonR lineup

30 January 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India’s leading passenger vehicle manufacturer, on 27 January 2017 announced the launch of an all-new VXi+ variant for India’s most loved car, WagonR. The latest addition to the WagonR family, the best-selling car, is...


Suzuki’s new India plant ready to build cars

27 January 2017

Construction and fitting out of Suzuki Motor's new vehicle manufacturing plant in India has been completed and production should start on 1 February, the automaker said. The plant is owned and operated separately from the long standing Marutu Suzuki joint venture manufacturing and sales operations but will supply all its vehicles to Maruti.


Maruti Suzuki raises car prices

27 January 2017

Maruti Suzuki India has announced a price increase ranging from INR1,500 (US$22) to INR 8,014 ($118) for various models from the Alto 800 hatchback to the (premium in India) S-Cross.


Fake job ads cause chaos at Indian Suzuki plant

19 January 2017

Chaos erupted at Suzuki's new Indian manufacturing plant on Wednesday (18 January) after fake job ads were posted on social media.


Suzuki launches new generation Swift

19 January 2017

Suzuki Motor launched a fully-remodeled Swift sub-compact car in Japan earlier this month, featuring a new platform which allows for weight savings of up to 120kg on the previous model.


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki launches IGNIS in India

16 January 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, launched the much awaited premium urban compact vehicle for the millennials, IGNIS here on 13 January 2017 . Presenting the IGNIS to the millennials, managing director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki,...


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


Ford and Toyota form telematics consortium

4 January 2017

In a move that appears aimed at consolidating OEM control of in-car personal connectivity apps and keeping Apple and Google at bay, Ford and Toyota have announced they are working together on standards for a new telematics platform.


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 50,813 units in November 2016

3 January 2017

Suzuki November 2016 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary) Production Japan production: November 2016 - 64,692 units; YoY - 88.00%; YoY trends - Down for the twenty-first consecutive month; YTD 2016 - 726,582 units; YoY...


Hitachi lithium battery on Suzuki and Solio cars

6 December 2016

Hitachi Automotive Systems says its lithium-ion battery module is being used in the new Suzuki Solio and Solio Bandit hybrid specification cars launched last month.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces test results of new car models

1 December 2016

Euro NCAP on 30 November 2016 published its last round of safety ratings for 2016. The Audi Q2, Hyundai Ioniq, Ford Edge, Suzuki Ignis and the SsangYong Tivoli all underwent Euro NCAP’s rigorous safety testing and, of the five cars, two were tested under...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki launches new Solio/Solio Bandit in Japan

29 November 2016

Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched new versions of Solio and Solio Bandit compact cars equipped with newly-developed hybrid system in Japan on 29 November, 2016. Equipped with Suzuki’s unique hybrid system, the hybrid versions of the Solio and...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 48,257 units in October 2016

25 November 2016

Suzuki on 25 November 2016 reported October 2016 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary) Production Japan production: October 2016 - 62,206 units; YoY change - 86.7% Down for the twentieth consecutive month YTD...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Q2 FY2016 net sales drop 3.6%

4 November 2016

Suzuki on 4 November 2016 announced financial results for FY2016 Q2 (April 2016 to September 2016) 1. Outline of the financial results for FY2016 second quarter The consolidated net sales of this second quarter (April 2016 to September 2016) decreased by...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki October 2016 sales down 0.3%

2 November 2016

Maruti Suzuki India, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 133,793 units in October 2016. This includes 123,764 units in the domestic market and 10029 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 134,209 units in October 2015. Sales figures...

Suzuki Group news

Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Tec...


Toyota and Suzuki discuss joint India plans

10 March 2017

As Tata Motors and Volkswagen confirmed they would discuss development cooperation in India, it e...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki reveals new Swift for Europe at Geneva show

8 March 2017

At the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, Suzuki Motor Corporation reveals the all-new Swift f...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki presents the new Baleno RS

6 March 2017

India’s automobile market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited marked its entry into a high-p...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki sells 100,000 Vitara Brezza in India

3 March 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s (MSIL), top-selling urban compact SUV Vitara Brezza has cross...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki sales up 10.9% in February 2017

1 March 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 130,280 units in Febru...



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