Suzuki

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 »

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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 »

2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Suzuki gives the Vitara SUV a sleeker look

Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 CET

Suzuki is giving is new Vitara a more mainstream look to broaden the subcompact SUV's appeal. The five-door Vitara will go on sale in Europe early next year.... Read More »

Spiders hooked on gasoline fumes cause another recall, this time for Suzuki

11:06 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2014

Spiders drawn to gasoline vapors and weaving webs that block a hose to vent those vapors have caused Suzuki Motor of America to recall about 19,000 Kizashi midsize sedans from the 2010-13 model years.... Read More »

Suzuki recalls 25,900 Verona sedans in U.S.

10:39 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2014

Suzuki is recalling 25,900 Verona sedans from the 2004 to 2006 model years in the United States on the increased risk of a fire linked to daytime running lights, federal safety regulators said today.... Read More »

Suzuki's 84-year-old CEO causes concern over lack of succession plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2014

Suzuki's investors are becoming increasingly concerned over who will succeed the carmaker's 84-year-old boss, Osamu Suzuki, who has spent almost three decades as head of the company.... Read More »

Suzuki chairman not sure when court will rule on VW dispute

June 13, 2014 16:09 CET

Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzuki said it was unclear when an international arbitration court will rule on its 2-1/2 year dispute with VW Group over their failed partnership.... Read More »

Arbitration court to rule in VW-Suzuki dispute this year, report says

June 5, 2014 17:07 CET

Volkswagen and Suzuki are a step closer to resolving a dispute over their failed partnership after a court of arbitration wrapped up witness hearings, paving the way for a verdict by the end of the year, sources said.... Read More »

Suzuki recalls 184,244 GM-built cars in U.S. for fire risk

9:27 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2014

Suzuki is recalling 184,244 General Motors-built cars in the United States because of a potential fire risk, according to documents filed with federal safety regulators.... Read More »

Suzuki joins fuel-efficiency race with simplified hybrid system

April 16, 2014 11:34 CET

Suzuki says it will introduce affordable, simplified gasoline-electric hybrid technology in its cars, joining rivals in the race for fuel efficiency.... Read More »

Store turns union protest into an advertising pitch

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014

Subaru of Wichita answered a protest sign placed in front of the store with a sign of its own, and claims to have made a lot of friends as a result.... Read More »

Most Japanese auto production resumes after heavy snow

7:25 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014

Most Japanese automakers have resumed operations at their plants that were suspended after heavy snow disrupted parts deliveries, companies said on today, limiting impact on their domestic production volume.... Read More »

Most Japan automakers resume plant operations after snow; Mazda, Nissan still affected

Feb. 18, 2014 12:21 CET

Most Japanese carmakers have resumed operations at their domestic plants after heavy snow disrupted parts deliveries.... Read More »

Japan automakers idle domestic output as snow slows parts shipments

8:54 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014

Japanese automakers including Toyota and Honda suspended operations at some domestic plants in central and eastern Japan after heavy snow disrupted their supply chains and prevented workers from commuting.... Read More »

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Suzuki Celerio will replace Alto and Splash minicars

Feb. 11, 2014 15:10 CET

Suzuki says its Celerio minicar will replace its Alto and Splash models in Europe, marking the end of the automaker's cooperation with Opel in the minicar segment.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: In the pink with Hustler in Tokyo

2:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013

The Tokyo Motor Show is a traditional launchpad for bizarre car names. Remember the Daihatsu Naked Be-Pal? Well, this year is no exception, though perhaps not as wanton as the golden years of Japan's economic bubble.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

SX4 S-Cross is crucial for Suzuki's European revival

Nov. 20, 2013 06:01 CET

Suzuki expects the SX4 S-Cross, the company's first compact crossover, to help the automaker turn around its flagging European business.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Suzuki foresees rebound in Europe

Nov. 11, 2013 06:15 CET

Suzuki will launch a new model every year for the next three years as it aims to increase annual sales in its European markets by about 100,000 units to 300,000 by 2016.... Read More »

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 1, 2013 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine looks at a battle between Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz that goes beyond unit sales. The German automakers are constantly trying to out-engineer one another with their money-making high-performance subbrands.... Read More »

Tesla tops California green-car credit sales in past year

11:31 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2013

Tesla Motors was the top seller of California zero-emission vehicle credits in the past year as Toyota led hybrid-car credit trades, according to a state tally.... Read More »

Suzuki recalls 193,936 Grand Vitaras, SX4s to fix airbag sensors

10:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013

Suzuki of America is recalling 193,936 vehicles over a potentially defective airbag sensor that may cause the device to deploy when there is a child in the front seat. The recall covers 2006-11 Grand Vitaras built before April 27, 2011, and all 2007-11 SX4s manufactured before May 11, 2011.... Read More »

 
Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
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Renault names new finance chief as Thormann retires due to poor health
Renault finance director Dominique Thormann is retiring for health reasons. He will be succeeded by Clotilde Delbos, currently a senior vice president at the automaker. ...
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
Renault named veteran executive Yves Caracatzanis as head of its Dacia low-cost brand in Romania. ...
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named veteran manager Olivier Mornet as president of its Chongqing Changan Auto ...
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
GM named Brazilian national William Bertagni as head of its European vehicle engineering unit. Berta ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Product launches follow a faster cadence
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q7
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