Suzuki’s Fragile Relationship With Volkswagen Is Not Over Yet

Suzuki’s Fragile Relationship With Volkswagen Is Not Over Yet
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Suzuki’s rocky relationship with Volkswagen has not ended, the Japanese automaker stated today. Even though Suzuki has made public remarks against VW’s role in the two automakers’ joint-venture, there are no plans for the Japanese automaker to pull out. Recently, a newspaper in Germany reported that the tenuous relationship was set to end, but a… Continue Reading...

Report: VW Reportedly Still Interested in Small-Car Alliance With Suzuki

Report: VW Reportedly Still Interested in Small-Car Alliance With Suzuki
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A rumored deal between Volkswagen and Suzuki has been revived after the VW CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn told a German magazine that Suzuki would make an “interesting partner.” “Suzuki would be an interesting partner because of its competency in small cars,” Winterkorn said in an interview with German publication Manager Magazin. It is believed that… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Denies Talks With Volkswagen

Suzuki Denies Talks With Volkswagen
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After news reports late last week that Suzuki was in talks with Volkswagen, the Japanese automaker’s CEO has officially denied the story. “So far there’s been absolutely no contact (with Volkswagen),” said Chief Executive Osamu Suzuki to the Chunichi Shimbun daily. “Lately, we’ve been the victim of a lot of rumors (of equity tie-ups and… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Stops Production of XL7 Crossover

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Suzuki Stops Production of XL7 Crossover
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Suzuki recently made the decision to stop production on its low volume XL7 SUV. The vehicle is currently the only Suzuki manufactured in North America. Suzuki built the three-row, seven-passenger crossover at General Motors’ CAMI facility in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. The facility will continue to produce GM products on its other lines. Suzuki continues to… Continue Reading...