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Suzuki expects a big sales boost from larger SX4

March 19, 2013 13:53 CET
Suzuki expects a sales boost for its SX4 crossover after moving the car into a larger segment. The SX4 will compete against models such as the Nissan Qashqai.... Read More »

 

Court OKs Am. Suzuki's Ch. 11 plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2013
With every new-car sale, American Suzuki Motor Corp. inches closer to ending its nearly 30-year history of selling automobiles in the United States.... Read More »

 

American Suzuki bankruptcy plan approved by U.S. court

8:40 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2013
American Suzuki received bankruptcy court approval of its Chapter 11 reorganization plan to wind down U.S. auto operations and continue selling motorcycles, ATVs and boat engines.... Read More »

 

Suzuki no Europe profit since 2008, report says

Feb. 3, 2013 06:01 CET
Suzuki has failed to post a profit for its European operations in four years and cannot say when it will cease posting losses, its regional chief told a German business magazine.... Read More »

 

NICK BUNKLEY

Suzuki, hybrids and crazy concepts go missing

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2013
As always, there's a lot to see at the Detroit auto show. But here's a look at some of the things NOT here this year.... Read More »

 

DAVID PHILLIPS

More power, glitz, organic food and smiles

11:59 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2013
Another year, another Detroit auto show and another slew of changes. Automakers are scheduled to showcase about 55 new vehicles, 41 of them global debuts, at the 2013 show that opens with press previews next week. That is up more than 30 percent from the 42 vehicles introduced in 2012, show organizers say.... Read More »

 

2012 LISTS OF 10

Blunders

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2012
A look at some of the notable gaffes from the past year.... Read More »

 

YEAR IN REVIEW

Names, faces and brands that left the stage in 2012

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2012
Industry sales continued to rebound, VW completed its acquisition of Porsche, and Honda and Toyota staged impressive comebacks. Names and faces came and went, as well, in 2012. A look back at some of the notable bold-faced names and brands that left the automotive scene in 2012:... Read More »

 

American Suzuki says demand for autos rises after bankruptcy

10:39 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2012
American Suzuki, the American distributor of Suzuki cars and motorcycles, will import about 2,500 more autos to meet demand that jumped after the company filed for bankruptcy with plans to end sales in the United States.... Read More »

 

Most Suzuki dealers take buyouts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2012
All but six U.S. Suzuki dealers have accepted the automaker's buyout offers. Suzuki's largest dealers were offered $1 million or more, while the smallest received payments of as little as $25,000, according to bankruptcy court documents.... Read More »

 

Automakers on track to meet CO2 emissions targets

Dec. 9, 2012 06:01 CET
Automakers are expected to easily meet the European Union's CO2 emissions target to 130 grams per kilometer by 2015. They also are on track to comply with the tougher 2020 fleet goal of 95g/km, a report shows.... Read More »

 

Suzuki says 213 U.S. dealers accept cash offers to phase out new-car sales

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2012
American Suzuki Motor Corp. said 213 of its 219 U.S. auto dealers have agreed to wind down new-vehicle sales operations in exchange for cash and maintenance-only contracts as part of the company's bankruptcy. American Suzuki, faced with falling sales and a weak product lineup, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 5. It plans to halt U.S. auto sales and concentrate on selling motorcycles and boat engines.... Read More »

 

American Suzuki forges ahead with incentives amid U.S. wind-down

6:51 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2012
American Suzuki, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, will continue to offer consumer rebates and zero percent financing to woo potential customers as the brand winds down its U.S. auto sales operations.... Read More »

 

Suzuki, Ally 0% deals OK'd by court

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2012
In a silver lining for dealers, U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, Calif., last week gave American Suzuki Motor permission to carry on with 0 percent financing offers, which could help clear out unsold inventories.... Read More »

 

Suzuki dealers get a voice in bankruptcy court

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2012
Some of Suzuki's largest dealers and its advertising agency have joined forces on a committee of unsecured creditors in American Suzuki's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Minor brands need more than solid products

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2012
American Suzuki's recent filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and wind-down of its U.S. automotive business offer an opportunity to assess the landscape for the three small Japanese brands in the United States. They present a striking contrast. Subaru is thriving. Mitsubishi is struggling. Suzuki is leaving.... Read More »

 

Dealers: Take Suzuki deal or fight?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2012
Suzuki dealers face a decision: Give up their franchises in exchange for cash or fight the factory in bankruptcy court. The question for dealers: Are the offers comparable to what they would have received under state franchise laws?... Read More »

 

SUZUKI: CALLING IT QUITS

Chairman blames exchange-rate losses, lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2012
Suzuki Motor Corp. Chairman Osamu Suzuki defended his decision to end U.S. auto sales saying his small-car lineup was a bad match for the market and ravaged by exchange rate losses.... Read More »

 

SUZUKI: CALLING IT QUITS

Workers' clues: Big deposits, missing bosses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2012
For American Suzuki employees, the first hints that something was awry surfaced on Nov. 2. The company unexpectedly deposited large sums of money into the bank accounts of many automotive division employees.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

VW split may have forced Suzuki's hand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2012
It's a small stumbling block in the mountain of problems plaguing beleaguered Suzuki in America. But its ugly fallout with partner Volkswagen made it even more untenable for Suzuki to keep selling cars in the United States Hans Greimel is Asia editor for Automotive News.... Read More »

 

Suzuki says southeast Asia demand to make up for slump in China

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2012
Suzuki today projected an increase in sales this fiscal year as stronger demand from southeast Asian countries offsets a slump in China. The Japanese automaker also said it has already booked an impairment loss of 12.8 billion yen ($161 million) for its its investment in American Suzuki, which is ending its automotive sales in the United States.... Read More »

 

American Suzuki cleared to borrow up to $45 million to close U.S. dealerships

6:34 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2012
American Suzuki won interim court approval to borrow as much as $45 million as it shuts auto dealerships and revamps motorcycle and boat sales under bankruptcy protection. Suzuki hopes to avoid long court battles with 216 U.S. dealers by offering cash payments within 10 days if they voluntarily scrap their franchise agreements. The company may owe dealers about $50 million, Suzuki lawyers said in court today.... Read More »

 

HANS GREIMEL

Suzuki's split with VW may have forced its hand in the U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2012
It's a small stumbling block in the mountain of problems plaguing Suzuki in America, but its ugly fallout with partner Volkswagen made it even more untenable for the Japanese carmaker to keep selling cars in the United States. With VW gone, the U.S. pull out was less a strategic retreat than a pragmatic reality. It may have forced Suzuki's hand in a decision that was a long time coming.... Read More »

 

Ally listed as Suzuki's biggest unsecured creditor

11:44 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2012
Ally Financial, American Suzuki's preferred lender in the United States, was one of Suzuki's biggest creditors when the automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week.... Read More »

 

ANALYSIS

Suzuki continues line of small Asian automakers bowing out of U.S. market

10:55 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2012
American Suzuki's departure from the United States makes it the fourth automotive brand from Asia unable to find sales and marketing success here. Isuzu Motors, Daewoo Motor and Daihatsu Motor similarly struggled in the market and left.... Read More »

 

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