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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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just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India sales up 15.5% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Maruti Suzuki India, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 136,962 units in May 2017. This includes 130,676 units in domestic market and 6,286 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 123,034 units in May 2016. The sales figures for May...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces safety ratings for 4-new cars

1 June 2017

On 31 May 2017 Euro NCAP releases the results of four new cars. The MINI Countryman and Skoda Kodiaq are both awarded a five-star rating. Nissan’s new Micra gets four stars with standard equipment and five stars with the optional safety pack. The Suzuki...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki announces organisational/personnel changes

31 May 2017

Suzuki Motor Corporation has made the following change in organisation, operational responsibilities of managing officers, and personnel of general managers and managers as of 1 June, 2017. Change in Organisation India/Africa Automobile Operations...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 51,323 vehicles in April 2017

30 May 2017

Suzuki reports March 2017 and Fiscal 2016 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary) Production Japan production: April 2017 - 81,064 units; YoY - 117.60%; YoY trends - Up for the fourth consecutive month; YTD 2017 - 351,566...


Toyoda Gosei building new airbag plant in India

22 May 2017

Toyoda Gosei is building a new plant in India to meet growing automobile production in India and the expected increase in demand for airbags as stricter safety regulations are adopted.


just-auto Plus only Suzuki launches new Dzire sedan in India

17 May 2017

The New Dzire sedan, launched nationally by Maruti Suzuki on 16 May 2017, looks set to shake up the Indian passenger vehicle market. Its smooth sedan styling, more plush and roomy interiors, superior overall comfort and advanced safety features (details in...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki sales down 0.3% to JPY3,169.5bn in FY 2016

12 May 2017

Suzuki Announces the financial results for FY2016 (April 2016 to March 2017) Decreased net sales and increased income for this fiscal year Annual dividends up by JPY12.00 (US$0.10) per share year-on-year Forecasts for operating results of the next...


Suzuki to expand capacity in India as sales rise

10 May 2017

Suzuki Motor plans to spend an additional JPY100bn (US$877m) in India to help it meet rising demand for passenger vehicles in the country, according to reports in Japan.


Japanese overseas vehicle output up 6% in 2016/7

2 May 2017

Japanese light vehicle manufacturers produced a combined 19,115,573 vehicles overseas in the last fiscal year ending 31 March 2017 - a 5.8% increase year on year, according to reports in Japan citing industry sources.


Maruti builds over half of Suzuki Motor's cars

2 May 2017

Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki contributed over half of Suzuki Motor's overall global production and about 54% of its global sales during the fiscal year ended 31 March 2017.


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki global sales up 19.5% in April 2017

2 May 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 151,215 units in April 2017. This includes 144,492 units in domestic market and 6,723 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 126,569 units in April 2016. The sales figures...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India sales up 15% in Q4 2016-17

28 April 2017

The Board of Directors of Maruti Suzuki India Limited on 27 April 2017 approved the financial results for the period January-March 2017 (Quarter 4) and April-March 2016-17 (full year). Highlights Q4 (January-March 2017) The Company sold 414,439...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 84,766 units in March 2017

27 April 2017

Suzuki reports March 2017 and Fiscal 2016 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary) Production Japan production: March 2017 - 97,725 units; YoY - 145.2%; YoY trends - Up for the third consecutive month; YTD 2017 - 273,574...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


just-auto Plus only Suzuki unveils Ignis SUV/SX4 S-Cross

20 April 2017

Suzuki Motor Corporation has unveiled the ultra compact SUV Ignis and the C-segment Crossover SX4 S-Cross at the 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, which is being held in Shanghai, China from 19 April, 2017 The Ignis will be...


Suzuki JV to produce li-ion batteries in India

18 April 2017

Suzuki Motor has agreed to establish a joint venture with Toshiba and Denso to produce lithium-ion batteries in India.


Maruti Suzuki eyes 1.7m capacity this fiscal year

18 April 2017

Indian market leader Maruti Suzuki will have a combined production capacity of around 1.7m units this financial year (to 31 March, 2018) as it heads towards the 2020 target of 2m.


New Lumax plant to supply Maruti Suzuki Gujarat

13 April 2017

Lumax Industries’ new factory in Gujarat will supply headlamps and rear lamps for the new generation Maruti Suzuki Swift that commences production later this year at the carmaker's Gujarat facility.


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki March 2017 sales up 8.1%

3 April 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold 139,763 units in March 2017. This includes 127,999 units in the domestic market and 11,764 units in exports. The Company had sold a total of 129,345 units in March 2016. With this, the Company...


Magneti Marelli Motherson opens new plant in India

29 March 2017

Magneti Marelli Motherson (MMM) has opened its new plant at Bawal in Haryana.


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 62,883 units in February 2017

29 March 2017

Suzuki announces February 2017 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (Preliminary) Production Japan production: February 2017 - 96,896 units; YoY - 153.5%; YoY trends - Up for the second consecutive month; YTD 2017 - 175,849 units; YoY -...


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...

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just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India sales up 15.5% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Maruti Suzuki India, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 136,962 units in May 2017. Thi...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces safety ratings for 4-new cars

1 June 2017

On 31 May 2017 Euro NCAP releases the results of four new cars. The MINI Countryman and Skoda Kod...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki announces organisational/personnel changes

31 May 2017

Suzuki Motor Corporation has made the following change in organisation, operational responsibilit...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 51,323 vehicles in April 2017

30 May 2017

Suzuki reports March 2017 and Fiscal 2016 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures...


Toyoda Gosei building new airbag plant in India

22 May 2017

Toyoda Gosei is building a new auto parts plant in India to meet growing automobile production in...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki launches new Dzire sedan in India

17 May 2017

The New Dzire sedan, launched nationally by Maruti Suzuki on 16 May 2017, looks set to shake up t...



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