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ANALYSIS - Suzuki platforms and future models

15 September 2017

Often flying under the radar due to its small presence in Europe and China, as well as its withdrawal from the US market, Suzuki Motor Corporation is something of a stealthy giant. Its dominance of the rapidly expanding Indian market, the strength of its mini-vehicle sales in Japan and a strategy of remaining fiercely independent after a bust-up with Volkswagen mark out SMC as one of the world's most unusual and successful OEMs.


Suzuki will triple capacity of new Indian plant

15 September 2017

Having opened its first car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now says it will lift capacity of the 250,000 units per annum plant to 750,000 by 2020. The statement was made by chairman Osamu Suzuki at an event where a new battery factory was also announced.


Interior design and technology - Suzuki Swift

26 June 2017

Since the Suzuki Swift first appeared on the planet way back in 2005, it has attracted some 5.4 million buyers worldwide, 127, 000 in the UK alone. The automaker’s latest and third generation Swift swooped into showrooms dotted across the UK earlier this month with bosses predicting 12,500 units to fly off the shelves in the first full year. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look at the new Swift.


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.

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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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2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan achieves 25m vehicle sales since 1955

5 September 2017

Suzuki Motor Corporation has achieved accumulated Japanese domestic automobile sales of 25m units (total of minivehicles and standard and small vehicles) on 31 August, 2017. Since launching the Suzulight minicar in October 1955, Suzuki has been providing...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India sales surge 23.8% in August

4 September 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 163,701 units in August 2017, growing 23.8% over the same period of last fiscal. This includes 152,000 units in the domestic market and 11,701 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of 132,211 units in August...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 55,297 units in July 2017

31 August 2017

Suzuki reports July 2017 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary) Production Japan production: July 2017 - 77,331 units; YoY - 102.3%; YoY Trends - Up for the seventh consecutive month; YTD 2017 - 580,790 units; YoY -...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki introduces Arena new retail channel

31 August 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced transformation of its retail network across India. The new showrooms, christened Maruti Suzuki Arena, will sport modern looks and offer a warm, friendly and comfortable environment to the customers. Leveraging the power of...


2017 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres [updated]

30 August 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2017, the 20th Chengdu motor show. This list has now been updated with Qoros' premieres.


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


just-auto Plus only Suzuki announces organisation/personnel changes

10 August 2017

Suzuki Motor Corporation has made the following change in organisation and personnel of general manager, and retirement of managing officer, as of 9 August, 2017. 1. Change in Organisation China Operations becomes China Automobile Division. 2. Change in...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India introduces AGS tech in Ignis

4 August 2017

In yet another effort to expand the two-pedal technology in its portfolio, Maruti Suzuki India announced the introduction of Auto Gear Shift (AGS) option in top-end Alpha trim of its premium urban compact vehicle – Ignis. Ignis, which is built on a...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sales up 15.3% in Q1 FY2017

3 August 2017

Outline of the Financial Results for FY2017 First Quarter The consolidated net sales of this first quarter (April 2017 to June 2017) increased by JPY115.3bn (US$1.041) (15.3%) to JPY869.3bn compared to the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year....


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki sales surge 20.6% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Maruti Suzuki India, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 165,346 units in July 2017, growing 20.6% over the same period of last fiscal. This includes 154,001 units in the domestic market and 11,345 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 58,139 units in June 2017

28 July 2017

Suzuki reports June 2017 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary) Production Japan production: June 2017 - 81,094 units; YoY - 123.3%; YoY Trends - Up for the sixth consecutive month; YTD 2017 - 503,459 units; YoY -...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki Q1 2017-18 sales up 16.7%

28 July 2017

The Board of Directors of Maruti Suzuki India Limited approved the financial results for April-June 2017 (Quarter 1). The Company sold 394,571 vehicles in Q1, a growth of 13.2% over same period previous year. Of this, exports were at 26,140 units. The...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Swift SG/SL to feature Hitachi battery

24 July 2017

Hitachi Automotive Systems on 24 July 2017 announced that its lightweight, compact and highly reliable lithium-ion battery module has been chosen for Suzuki Motor Corporation's new Swift Hybrid SG and Swift Hybrid SL, fitted with Hybrid technology. The new...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki launches new Swift Hybrid in Japan

12 July 2017

Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched new versions of Swift compact car equipped with hybrid system in Japan on 12 July, 2017. Suzuki’s unique hybrid system installed on the new versions of Swift Hybrid SG and Swift Hybrid SL combines a Motor...


Suzuki to expand aftersales network in India

3 July 2017

Maruti Suzuki plans to expand its service network by over 56% in the next few years as it looks to defend its dominant position in India's expanding passenger vehicle market.


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India Q1 FY17-18 sales surge 14.3%

3 July 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 394,571 units in the quarter April-June 2017, growing 13.2% over the same period of last fiscal. This includes 368,431 units in the domestic market, reflecting a growth of 14.3% over...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 50,388 units in May 2017

29 June 2017

Suzuki reports May 2017 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary) Production Japan production: May 2017 - 70,799 units; YoY - 106.9%; YoY trends - Up for the fifth consecutive month; YTD 2017 - 422,365 units; YoY -...


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...

Suzuki Group news

ANALYSIS - Suzuki platforms and future models

15 September 2017

Often flying under the radar due to its small presence in Europe and China, as well as its withdr...


Suzuki will triple capacity of new Indian plant

15 September 2017

Having opened its first car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this year, Suzuki Motor...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important producti...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan achieves 25m vehicle sales since 1955

5 September 2017

Suzuki Motor Corporation has achieved accumulated Japanese domestic automobile sales of 25m units...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India sales surge 23.8% in August

4 September 2017

Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 163,701 units in August 2017, growing 23.8% over the...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 55,297 units in July 2017

31 August 2017

Suzuki reports July 2017 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary)...



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