Suzuki Ordering 2,500 More Cars for US Market

Suzuki Ordering 2,500 More Cars for US Market
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Despite filing for Chapter 11 last month, American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) is buying an additional 2,500 vehicles from Japan to sell in the U.S. market. Continue Reading...

October 2012 Auto Sales: “Extremely Strong”

October 2012 Auto Sales: “Extremely Strong”
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Another Halloween has passed and with it the 10th month of the year. As automakers turn another page on the calendar they’re finally reporting sales for October. Were they on the business end of a nasty trick or did they receive a tasty treat? Keep reading for all the juicy details. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Least Expensive Crossovers of 2012

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Top 10 Least Expensive Crossovers of 2012
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Crossovers continue to be one of the most competitive new car segments in the industry, and that’s a good thing for car buyers. With more and more entries into the market, prices have dropped across the board. Here’s a quick look at the top 10 cheapest crossover vehicles. Continue Reading...

Suzuki Shrinking Monthly as Execs Favor Cost Cutting Over Investment

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Suzuki Shrinking Monthly as Execs Favor Cost Cutting Over Investment
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A report out this morning documenting the downward spiral that Suzuki is caught in hints strongly that the Japanese automaker is looking to exit the North American marketplace. For starters, sales are down. From a total of just over 100,000 in 2007, Suzuki moved just 26,618 units last year and is poised to deliver an… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen and Suzuki Court Decision Won’t Come Until 2013

Volkswagen and Suzuki Court Decision Won’t Come Until 2013
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The ongoing saga between Volkswagen and Suzuki may last a bit longer. The German automaker is facing arbitration brought by the Japanese automaker to end their partnership, and VW said that the London court handling the proceedings won’t reach a decision before next year. The break up has been a rough one when back in… Continue Reading...

Fiat-Volvo Partnership a New Possibility

Fiat-Volvo Partnership a New Possibility
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A few years ago, Italian auto giant Fiat was very close to partnering up with General Motors. However, that deal went sour at the last minute and a few years after that, Fiat bought a big chunk of Chrysler in its quest to have a large slice of the American market. More recently, the company… Continue Reading...

Fiat-Chrysler Could Join Forces With Mazda or Suzuki

Fiat-Chrysler Could Join Forces With Mazda or Suzuki
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Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is open to the possibility of a partnership with another automaker to help Chrysler-Fiat’s ailing sales in Europe, with Suzuki and Mazda being cited by the CEO as viable options. Speaking about the possibility of new partners, Marchionne said, “We’re not looking, but we are open [to offers],” at a discussion with… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Kizashi Super Bowl Commercial Revealed [Video]

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Titled “Sled”, Suzuki will be showing off their all-wheel drive 2012 Kizashi sport sedan for this year’s Super Bowl commercial. The Kizashi is also the same vehicle Suzuki showed off in their Super Bowl ad last year, which was the company’s first ever. The ad was developed by Siltanen & Partners Advertising, and hopes to… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Sourcing More Diesel Engines From Fiat

Suzuki Sourcing More Diesel Engines From Fiat
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Suzuki is working closely with Fiat to increase their supply of diesel-powered cars in India. The two have been working together since 2003 when Suzuki started offering a Fiat-sourced 2.0-liter diesel in their Sedici/SX4 duo. That partnership flew in the face of another deal between Suzuki and Volkswagen that has since imploded. Recently rising gas… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Concept Cars are Cuter than Hello Kitty: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki Concept Cars are Cuter than Hello Kitty: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
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There’s the Honda N-Box and the Daihatsu Pico, but nothing at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show can compare to the extreme levels of cuteness on display at the Suzuki booth. In total, Suzuki has presented three new concept cars, ranging from near-production to downright absurd. In the latter category is the Q Concept (above), which… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Seeks Arbitration to Get Back Shares from Volkswagen

Suzuki Seeks Arbitration to Get Back Shares from Volkswagen
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The honeymoon period didn’t last long for Suzuki and Volkswagen and now the Japanese automaker has filed for divorce. In an official statement Suzuki Motor Corp. has announced it will seek arbitration in an attempt to get back the shares the German auto giant currently holds in the Japanese small car manufacturer. “The arbitration proceedings… Continue Reading...

VW Refuses to Let Go of Suzuki Shares

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VW Refuses to Let Go of Suzuki Shares
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The soap opera between Suzuki and Volkswagen has been ongoing for almost a year and now the Japanese automaker is looking to back out. Suzuki wants to buy back all the 19.9% of its shares that VW currently owns and that if the German automaker does not comply, Suzuki will seek mediation. According to a… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Previews Three City Car Concepts Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki Previews Three City Car Concepts Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show
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While Suzuki cars might not be very popular in North America, in its home market of Japan, they are a very big deal indeed. So to serve their home market, Suzuki is bringing a trio of concept cars for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. These are the Regina, Q Concept and the Swift EV Hybrid…. Continue Reading...