Suzuki

JAMES B. TREECE

BLOG: Checking out the competition

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

It’s common to see senior auto executives strolling through an auto show, checking out the competition. The various ways they do it offer insight into their styles.... Read More »

Suzuki sells 1.5% VW stake to Porsche holding company

Sept. 26, 2015 11:14 CET

Suzuki has sold its entire 1.5 percent stake in VW Group to Porsche SE and will post a special profit of 36.7 billion yen ($304 million) on the transaction.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Suzuki gets last laugh, and vindication, on failed VW partnership

6:58 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

Suzuki executives can't help but feel some sense of vindication at the unraveling of former partner Volkswagen over its diesel dupe. After all, it was VW's backbiting over diesel engines that helped torpedo their ill-fated tie-up that was officially unwound this month after four years of bitter arbitration.... Read More »

Suzuki confirms $3.8 billion buyback of Volkswagen stake

Sept. 17, 2015 16:39 CET

Suzuki confirmed that Volkswagen has sold back all 111.6 million shares it held in the Japanese carmaker for $3.8 billion, closing the final chapter of an acrimonious partnership.... Read More »

Suzuki's divorce from VW will cost it up to $3.9 billion

Sept. 16, 2015 10:47 CET

Suzuki will buy back the 19.9 percent stake held by top shareholder Volkswagen after an international arbitration court last month ordered VW to sell its holding following a failed tie-up between the two automakers.... Read More »

Is strident Suzuki up to going solo?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2015

With the company's small global footprint and r&d budget, Suzuki's bid to remain independent after splitting with estranged partner Volkswagen will be a key test of whether small players can stay that way in an age of consolidation.... Read More »

Suzuki will defend its independence after 4-year dispute with VW ends

Aug. 31, 2015 11:14 CET

Suzuki plans to defend its hard-won independence after arbitrators upheld the Japanese automaker's request to terminate a 2009 agreement with Volkswagen. VW will sell its 19.9 percent Suzuki stake, valued at about $3.8 billion.... Read More »

Volkswagen must sell shares in Suzuki, court decides

Aug. 30, 2015 10:54 CET

Volkswagen must sell its shares in estranged partner Suzuki, an international court decided, ending a nearly four-year battle over a dysfunctional alliance between the two carmakers.... Read More »

2015 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Suzuki will add Baleno hatchback to its European lineup

Aug. 25, 2015 06:01 CET

Suzuki plans to expand its European lineup with the Baleno subcompact hatchback that will be sold as a slightly larger and more practical alternative to its Swift, the company's top-seller in the region.... Read More »

ALLIANCE BREAKDOWN

How the VW-Suzuki alliance went wrong

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

The Volkswagen-Suzuki alliance started with high hopes in 2009 but now awaits likely dissolution by an international arbitration court. Internal Suzuki documents show how trust between the partners eroded.... Read More »

New York hedge fund takes Suzuki stake on India, end to VW arbitration

Aug. 3, 2015 11:21 CET

Suzuki rose to a record in Tokyo trading today after a New York-based hedge fund said it had acquired an undisclosed stake in the automaker.... Read More »

A new Suzuki leader for a new era

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2015

Toshihiro Suzuki, tapped June 30 as president of Suzuki Motor Corp., is a different leader for a different era. A wallflower next to his father Osamu, Toshihiro says he has no intention of sitting as long at the helm as the chairman CEO.... Read More »

Suzuki patriarch appoints son as president and likely successor

5:50 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015

Osamu Suzuki, the outspoken patriarch of Suzuki Motor, positioned his son Toshihiro as his successor, appointing him president and COO of the family's namesake carmaker. Osamu Suzuki will keep his positions as chairman and CEO.... Read More »

Suzuki, VW await arbitration decision in dispute

June 26, 2015 13:27 CET

Suzuki said arbitration proceedings to end a dispute with Volkswagen over a failed partnership have concluded. Suzuki is seeking to force VW to sell back its stake in the Japanese automaker.... Read More »

Suzuki 2014 profit fell on weak Asia demand

May 11, 2015 11:15 CET

Suzuki said its annual operating profit fell 4.4 percent, the first time it has fallen in six years, as weak demand in Japan and Southeast Asia offset hefty currency gains and robust earnings in India, its biggest market.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Suzuki sees Vitara as its best-seller in Europe

April 24, 2015 06:01 CET

Suzuki expects the new Vitara to become its best-seller in Europe because of its more mainstream look, roomy interior and better fuel economy.... Read More »

Suzuki recalls record 2 million cars for smoking ignition switch

7:21 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015

Suzuki said it would recall 2 million cars, a record for the automaker, including Chevrolet Cruzes it builds for GM, to replace the ignition switch after reports of fumes being emitted from the faulty component.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for April

April 6, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at how PSA CEO Carlos Tavares made France's largest automaker operationally profitable again after three years of huge losses.... Read More »

ANE's April e-magazine goes live Monday

April 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, April 6. This month's edition looks at how PSA CEO Carlos Tavares made France's largest automaker operationally profitable again after years of huge losses.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Fiat Chrysler may find perfect partner is from Asia

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Sergio Marchionne wants a dance partner for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The financial media keep trying to fix him up with VW, but I think Marchionne has his eye on a mate in Asia. To me, the best partners, in descending order, are Suzuki, Mazda and Hyundai.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

FCA may find perfect partner is from Asia

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Sergio Marchionne wants a dance partner for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The financial media keep trying to fix him up with Volkswagen, but I think Marchionne has his eye on a mate in Asia. To me, the best partners, in descending order, are Suzuki, Mazda and Hyundai.... Read More »

Suzuki to boost European lineup with 2 new models

Feb. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

Suzuki will debut two concept cars at next month's Geneva auto show that preview future additions to its European lineup.... Read More »

Suzuki plant in Hungary will return to double shifts ahead of Vitara launch, report says

Nov. 21, 2014 06:01 CET

Suzuki will return to two-shift production at its plant in Hungary as it prepares to launch the new Vitara subcompact crossover, a report said.... Read More »

BRUCE GAIN

BLOG: Suzuki seeks BMW-like success -- on the seas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2014

Suzuki is trying to emulate BMW's and Volvo's success on the seas by associating its brand with one of the world's most famous sailboat races. Partnering with Route du Rhum can only help Suzuki boost its small presence in Europe... Read More »

Suzuki cuts output at Hungary plant ahead of model changeover

Oct. 14, 2014 08:46 CET

Suzuki's plant in Hungary will continue to operate at reduced capacity as production of the Splash and SX4 runs out ahead of the launch of the new Vitara model, a report said.... Read More »

 
Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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Toyota, VW and Bosch lead Google in self-driving technology patents

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3 2016

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Based on the headlines you might think that Google single-handedly created the self-driving car, but when it comes to patents it is no match for Toyota, VW and Bosch when it.. ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government in ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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BMW appoints new finance chief
BMW appointed Nicolas Peter as chief financial officer to succeed veteran Friedrich Eichiner who wil ...
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
Ford of Europe quality chief Gunnar Herrmann will be the next head of the automaker's German operati ...
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
Infiniti named veteran sales and marketing executive Raoul Picello its new head of Europe, Middle Ea ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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