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ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up...

ANALYSIS: Thailand targets EVs for future growth

The Thai government has identified electric vehicles (EVs) as the next growth segment for its automotive industry and looks to be in the pro...


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Celerio and Suzuki's future cars

Glenn Brooks | 19 May 2015

Don't let the vanilla styling make you overlook the importance of the Celerio hatchback for Suzuki in Europe. The days of this brand being a body-on-frame SUV specialist are over, and multiple additional cars and crossovers are in the product pipeline.


ANALYSIS: Suzuki's new brand flagship - Vitara

Dave Leggett | 26 Feb 2015

As a car brand, Suzuki is not one of the big beasts of the auto industry. It's something of a niche player but is now planning to cement its position in key niches, says Dave Leggett.


ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

Glenn Brooks | 17 Feb 2015

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: A European renaissance?

Graeme Roberts | 6 Feb 2015

'Car sales in Europe off to a strong start' is not a headline we've been accustomed to writing much in the last few years but we did, finally, manage it today.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Intelligent Energy

Matthew Beecham | 16 Jun 2015

The hydrogen fuel cell sector has caught the automotive limelight recently, notably Toyota's announcement of making thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents available on a royalty free basis. Does this mean affordable fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) could be on our driveways anytime soon? Matthew Beecham talked to James Batchelor of independent fuel cell specialist Intelligent Energy about the obstacles still to be overcome.


Q&A with Mike Savage, Drive System Design

Matthew Beecham | 28 Jan 2015

Business trends can change quickly in developing markets, such as India, reflecting the pace of change in society. Matthew Beecham spoke to Mike Savage, chief engineer at Drive System Design about how the transmissions market in India is undergoing a period of radical change.

Latest News

Maruti Suzuki books healthy Q1 profit

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 2015

Maruti Suzuki boosted fiscal first quarter vehicle unit sales 13.8% year on year to 341,329 cars.


European car market up 8.4% in H1 [includes data]

Dave Leggett | 20 Jul 2015

Car sales data released by JATO shows the European car market ending the first half of the year hit a high with sales up 14.6% in June and 8.4% during the first half versus the same period last year.


India automaker supply deals announced

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

Maruti Suzuki India has contracted Magneti Marelli Talbros Chassis Systems (MMT) to supply control arms for the company's soon to be launched S-Cross.


Suzuki targets sharp rise in Thai exports

Tony Pugliese | 10 Jul 2015

Suzuki Motor expects to export 40,000 eco-cars from Thailand this year, a 285% increase on last year’s 10,380 units.


Maruti Suzuki's union leader suspended

Dave Leggett | 8 Jul 2015

Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union's (MUKU) general secretary Kuldeep Janghu has reportedly been suspended after a "scuffle" with a manager at Maruti Suzuki's Gurgaon plant.


Suzuki appoints Suzuki junior as new president

Dave Leggett | 1 Jul 2015

Suzuki Chairman and CEO Osamu Suzuki has announced the appointment of son Toshihiro Suzuki as the company's new president.


Maruti June sales up 1.8%

Graeme Roberts | 1 Jul 2015

Maruti Suzuki India boosted June sales 1.8% year on year to 114,756 units.


Suzuki-VW dispute arbitration proceedings over

Dave Leggett | 26 Jun 2015

Suzuki has said that the lengthy arbitration proceedings concerning its long-running dispute with Volkswagen have been completed and that a ruling is now expected.


Maruti Suzuki to launch Swift range extender

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jun 2015

Maruti Suzuki reportedly plans to launch a Swift range extender variant in India in 2015.


Proton does supply deal with Suzuki

Dave Leggett | 15 Jun 2015

Proton and Suzuki have signed an agreement under which Suzuki will supply parts kits for the assembly of a model in Malaysia that will be badged as a Proton and sold in the Malaysian market.


Suzuki launches Thai made Celerio in Indonesia

Tony Pugliese | 9 Jun 2015

Suzuki Motor launched its Celerio small hatchback in Indonesia at the weekend.


Maruti Suzuki continues vehicle emission reduction

Graeme Roberts | 5 Jun 2015

Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) has said it would continue to work on reducing vehicle emissions.


Maruti Suzuki likely to rename SX4 S-Cross

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jun 2015

Maruti Suzuki might rename the SX4 S-Cross crossover S-Cross, media reports said.


Suzuki's new Indo plant to lift exports

Tony Pugliese | 2 Jun 2015

Indonesia's Suzuki Indomobil Motor officially inaugurated a new vehicle assembly plant in Cikarang, West Java, at the end of May.


Maruti Suzuki hikes sales and exports in May

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jun 2015

Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki India achieved a sales rise in May.


Suzuki opens second Indonesia vehicle plant

Chris Wright | 29 May 2015

Suzuki has opened its new Cikarang car assembly plant in the Greenland International Industrial Centre east of Jakarta.


Maruti Suzuki adds upmarket sales channel

Dave Leggett | 11 May 2015

Maruti Suzuki reportedly plans to use two different marketing networks to sell its models.


Suzuki posts net sales fiscal year rise by US$646m

Simon Warburton | 11 May 2015

Suzuki says its consolidated net sales for fiscal year, April 2014 to March 2015, increased by JPY77.2bn (US$646m) to JPY3,015bn, although income fell for the first time in six years.


Maruti offering youth vehicle service training

Graeme Roberts | 5 May 2015

Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) will scale up its skill development activities by setting up Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres (ASEC) at 45 government-run Industrial Training Institutes across the country.


Maruti Suzuki Q4 net profit soars 61%

Graeme Roberts | 27 Apr 2015

Maruti Suzuki India unit sales rose 6.7% to 346,712 vehicles in the fiscal fourth quarter. Exports rose 12.4% to 29,542 units.


And now (drum roll), the Suzuki Boosterjet engine

Graeme Roberts | 23 Apr 2015

Suzuki unveiled its new Boosterjet 1.4 litre, direct injection turbocharged petrol engine at the Shanghai motor show.


Euro NCAP names two new five star cars

Graeme Roberts | 22 Apr 2015

The new large MPV Renault Espace was awarded five stars in the latest Euro NCAP safety test results.

Company research

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MARUTI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MARUTI) - Financial and Strateg

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MARUTI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been co...

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Suzuki Motor Corporation (7269) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Suzuki Motor Corporation (7269) - Financial and Strategic SW

Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki Motors) is an automobile company. It undertakes the designing and manufacturing of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, all terrain vehicles (ATVs), outbo...

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Suzuki Motor Corporation - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Suzuki Motor Corporation - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Par

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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