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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Cheap apps lead nav makers to seek vehicle OEM deals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013

Stung by the popularity of cheap smartphone navigation apps, aftermarket suppliers of personal navigation devices are starting to market navigation systems directly to automakers.... Read More »

GM, Toyota, Suzuki suspend Egypt operations amid violent political protests

11:50 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013

GM, Toyota and Suzuki have suspended operations in Egypt due to political turmoil in the country. GM said it is stopping all work in the country until Sunday at the earliest.... Read More »

Suzuki denies it has resumed talks with Volkswagen

Aug. 1, 2013 09:35 CET

Suzuki denied media reports that it and VW Group have resumed talks on how to resolve a dispute about a partnership deal.... Read More »

VW, Suzuki exploring options to resolve legal battle, report says

4:43 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2013

Volkswagen and Suzuki are exploring options to either revive cooperation efforts or enter a settlement to end a two-year legal battle over a failed partnership, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

VW and Suzuki explore options to resolve legal battle, report says

July 26, 2013 15:04 CET

Volkswagen and Suzuki are exploring options to either revive cooperation efforts or enter a settlement to end a two-year legal battle, sources said. The automakers continue to view the industrial logic for the cooperation as compelling.... Read More »

Suzuki hopes for sales boost from SX4 S-Cross

July 23, 2013 14:10 CET

Suzuki aims to boost its flagging European sales with the launch of the SX4 S-Cross crossover. The carmaker's regional deliveries fell 10 percent in the first half.... Read More »

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 »

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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 »

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