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Jakarta Auto Show Report

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...

ANALYSIS: Thailand targets EVs for future growth

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.

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.

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

Suzuki plans first full hybrid

Graeme Roberts | 25 Aug 2015

Suzuki Motor has announced it would launch its first full hybrid vehicle as early as next December.

Rane TRW opens airbag manufacturing plant

Simon Warburton | 25 Aug 2015

Rane TRW Steering Systems Occupant Safety Division - a 50:50 joint venture between Rane group and ZF TRW - has opened an airbag manufacturing plant located near its seatbelt factory in Singaperumal Koil, Chennai.

Suzuki Alto 'most dependable city car'

Dave Leggett | 11 Aug 2015

Suzuki says that JD Power has named the Suzuki Alto 'the most dependable city car' in the 2015 UK Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS).

Maruti Suzuki sets monthly target for S-Cross

Graeme Roberts | 7 Aug 2015

Maruti Suzuki aims to sell 4,000-5,000 units of its S-Cross per month in India but there are no export plans.

Maruti claims to be first in premium crossovers

Graeme Roberts | 5 Aug 2015

Maruti Suzuki India is billing its new S-Cross as India's first premium crossover.

Maruti Suzuki sales rise in July

Graeme Roberts | 3 Aug 2015

Maruti Suzuki boosted July sales 20.1% year on year to 121,712 units.

Suzuki Motor starts Ertiga production

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jul 2015

Suzuki (Myanmar) Motor (SMMC) has started production of the three row, seven seat Ertiga MPV.

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.

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

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

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

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