Suzuki

Suzuki airbag warning lights probed by NHTSA

10:28 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2013
Federal safety regulators say they have opened an investigation into problems on two models of Suzuki vehicles for potentially malfunctioning warning lights for front passenger seats.... Read More »

 

Japan's nonstop search for best stop-start system

June 7, 2013 06:01 CET
Suppliers and carmakers are trying out competing energy-storage systems to power the fuel-saving engine stop-start systems that are increasingly common on vehicles.... Read More »

 

Japan's nonstop search for best stop-start system

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Suppliers and carmakers are trying out competing energy-storage systems to power the fuel-saving engine stop-start systems that are increasingly common on vehicles.... Read More »

 

BEST PRACTICES

Suzuki's top-selling U.S. dealer finds a new path with Subaru

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
Closing up shop was not an option for Scott Pitman, America's best-selling Suzuki dealer. He couldn't fathom leaving the business and laying off 86 employees at his Suzuki of Wichita. So he bought half the equity in a crosstown Subaru store owned by a business partner and moved the operation to the site of his Suzuki dealership.... Read More »

 

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

A bevy of crossovers and SUVs will take center stage at China's auto extravaganza

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2013
Automakers will test China's huge appetite for crossovers and SUVs with introductions this week at the Shanghai auto show. Acura, BMW, Citroen, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen plan world debuts for compact crossovers, while Jeep -- which arguably started the SUV craze -- will roll out its new Cherokee.... Read More »

 

Tough road ahead for India carmakers as boom market crashes

April 13, 2013 13:54 CET
India's annual car sales fell for the first time in a decade in the financial year just ended and are expected to post subdued growth this year, calling into question bullish expectations that fueled billion-dollar bets from global manufacturers.... Read More »

 

Tough road ahead for India carmakers as boom market crashes

7:54 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2013
India's annual car sales fell for the first time in a decade in the financial year just ended and are expected to post subdued growth this year, calling into question bullish expectations that fueled billion-dollar bets from global manufacturers.... Read More »

 

NEW PRODUCT

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 »

 

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