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The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in B...

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...

Tony Pugliese | 6 Jul 2015

The Thai government has identified electric vehicles (EVs) as the next growth segment for its automotive industry and looks to be in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy to attract investment in this sector.

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.

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.

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.

Latest Interviews

Calum MacRae | 14 Oct 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.

Glenn Brooks | 2 Apr 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.

Latest News

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jun 2016

Maruti Suzuki India has resumed production at its Gurgaon and Manesar factories after a maintenance closure brought forward following a fire at a supplier.

Simon Warburton | 2 Jun 2016

Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) says it will, with the cooperation of all employees, advance the regular bi-annual maintenance closure of its plants, originally scheduled from 27 June to 2 July, to 6 June to 11 June.

Graeme Roberts | 27 May 2016

Maruti Suzuki will recall 75,419 Baleno cars (petrol and diesel), manufactured between 3 August 2015 and 17 May 2016 to upgrade the airbag controller software. Of these, 15,995 Baleno diesels, manufactured between 3 August 2015 and 22 March 2016, will also have a faulty fuel filter.

Graeme Roberts | 19 Feb 2016

Maruti Suzuki is expected to increase production at its existing plants in Gurgaon and Manesar to meet demand till the new, Suzuki Motor-owned factory in Gujarat comes on stream by January 2017.

Graeme Roberts | 8 Feb 2016

Suzuki Motor boosted fiscal third quarter (to 31 December 2015) sales 9.9% year on year to JPY2,355.6bn though sales in Japan fell 2.6% to JPY753.5bn due to increased light motor vehicle tax and a fall in 'OEM' sales of rebadged models to other automakers. This was offset by a rise in overseas sales of 17% to JPY1,602.1bn due mainly to an increase in India sales.

Graeme Roberts | 8 Feb 2016

Maruti Suzuki has begun exports of the new Baleno hatchback to Japan ahead of launch there next month.

Graeme Roberts | 2 Feb 2016

Suzuki Motor's position in India and other markets is under serious threat from Toyota's buyout of rival Daihatsu, Suzuki's president has said.

Tony Pugliese | 27 Jan 2016

Suzuki Motor unveiled the all-new Ignis compact crossover vehicle this week, with sales in Japan scheduled to begin in mid-February.

Tony Pugliese | 27 Jan 2016

Reports in Japan this week suggested that Toyota and Suzuki are in talks to collaborate in the manufacture of compact and small cars for emerging markets, including India and South-east Asia.

Tony Pugliese | 14 Jan 2016

New vehicle sales in Japan fell by 14.5% to 369,460 units in December, from 431,919 units a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).

Tony Pugliese | 21 Dec 2015

Suzuki Motor Corporation shareholders voted in favour of plans to produce vehicles at the automaker's newly established, wholly owned vehicle manufacturing subsidiary in India, separate from the existing Maruti Suzuki joint venture.

Graeme Roberts | 25 Nov 2015

Proxy advisory firm Stakeholders Empowerment Services (SES) has termed the proposed contract manufacturing deal between Maruti Suzuki and parent Suzuki Motor as favourable to the minority shareholder of the Indian carmaker in contrast to Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS) which recommended its clients to vote against the proposal, under which a wholly owned unit of the Japanese automaker would produce cars and supply to Maruti.

Simon Warburton | 17 Nov 2015

Akebono Brake Industry has made the following personnel changes, which took effect on 1 and 4 November.

Graeme Roberts | 2 Nov 2015

Suzuki plans to launch the latest Vitara in China on 30 November.

Tony Pugliese | 23 Oct 2015

New vehicle sales in Japan continued to fall in September, by 7.6% to 479,375 units from 518,772 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).

Graeme Roberts | 23 Oct 2015

Maruti Suzuki has raised the monthly wages of temporary workers at its Manesar and Gurgaon plants, including Suzuki Powertrain, by an average of 10%.

Graeme Roberts | 5 Oct 2015

The board of directors of Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) has approved a contract manufacturing agreement between MSIL and parent firm Suzuki Motor's (SMC) subsidiary Suzuki Motor Gujarat (SMG), for a new plant in Gujarat.

Graeme Roberts | 28 Sep 2015

Around 300 temporary workers at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant protested at the weekend, demanding wage hikes similar to those given to permanent workers. Following the protests, the plant was closed for part of yesterday (27 September).

Graeme Roberts | 18 Sep 2015

Maruti Suzuki plans to launch an investor road show in October to explain its decision to let parent firm Suzuki Motor own the plant being built in Gujarat.

Graeme Roberts | 15 Sep 2015

Maruti Suzuki India sold 117,864 vehicles in August, growth of 6.4%. This included 106,781 units in India and 11,083 exports.

Glenn Brooks | 7 Sep 2015

The media preview of CDMS 2015, the 18th Chengdu motor show, took place on 3 September. The following vehicles and concepts were world premieres.

Dave Leggett | 1 Sep 2015

A long running legal dispute between Suzuki and Volkswagen that followed an acrimonious break-up between the two former partners appears to be over, with VW being ordered to dispose of its 19.89% shareholding in Suzuki.

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 Suzuki), formerly known as Maruti Udyog Limited and a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, is an automobile manufacturing company....

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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 that carries out the designing and manufacturing of automobiles, motorcycles, marine and power products....

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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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