Suzuki Automobile Products are Mini-vehicles, Sub-compact vehicles, Standard-sized vehicles and sold throughout the world markets and manufactured by the Suzuki Motor Company as well as in overseas, by subsidiaries. Suzuki Motor Corporation discontinued Automobile sales in the continental U.S. in 2012
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
Suzuki Motor Corporation (OTC: SZKMF)
300 Takatsuka-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka 432-8611 Japan
Mailing Address : Hamamatsu-Nishi, P.O.Box 1 Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
Motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors, boats, motorized wheelchairs, electro-scooters, industrial equipment
Minivehicles, Sub-compact vehicles, Standard-sized vehicles
Automobiles are manufactured by the Company as well as in overseas, by subsidiaries, Magyar Suzuki Corporation Ltd., Maruti Suzuki India Limited and by an affiliate, Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd. and others. Some of parts are manufactured by Suzuki Auto Parts Mfg. Co., Ltd. and others, and they are purchased by the Company.
The marketing of automobiles is carried out in the domestic market by a subsidiary, Suzuki Motor Sales Kinki Inc. and other marketing companies throughout the market, and in overseas markets, by a subsidiary, Suzuki Deutschland GmbH and other marketing companies and manufacturing & marketing companies. The business of logistics services is conducted by a subsidiary, Suzuki Transportation & Packing Co., Ltd.
- March 1920 Incorporated as Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Co．
- June 1954 Name changed to Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd．
- October 1990 Name changed to Suzuki Motor Corporation
Starting business in 1909 as Suzuki Loom Works, the firm was incorporated in 1920. Since foundation Hamamatsu, Japan, SUZUKI has steadily grown and expanded. During the post-W.W.II period, our motorized bike 'Power free'* which earned a good reputation was followed by our 125cc motorcycle 'Colleda', and later by the pioneering 'Suzulight'* lightweight car that helped bring Japan's automotive revolution. Each of these was epoch-making in their own right as they were developed and manufactured by optimizing the most advanced technologies of that period. Today, constantly going forward to meet changing lifestyles, the SUZUKI name is seen on a full range of motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors and related products such as motorized wheelchairs and industrial equipment.
Suzuki’s cooperation with Other Automobile Manufacturers (as of May, 2015)
Suzuki has been cooperating with other automobile manufacturers both in and outside Japan. Suzuki and Nissan have been supplying each other with vehicles in Japan on an original-equipment-manufacturer (OEM) basis since 2002. To Mazda, Suzuki has been supplying vehicles in Japan since 1989, and has been supplying vehicles in Indonesia since 2013. Suzuki has been also making vehicles’ OEM supply to Mitsubishi in Japan since 2011. From Fiat, Suzuki has been sourcing its diesel engines for vehicles sold mainly in Europe since 2003. In India, Suzuki has been producing diesel engines at its own factories since 2006 using technologies acquired from Fiat. Since 2013, Suzuki has been supplying an British manufacturer, Caterham with 660cc engines and some drive-train components designed for mini-vehicles for the installation on its sport cars. The car is sold also in Japan as a British-made mini-vehicle.
Suzuki continues pursuing opportunities and areas of cooperation with other manufacturers where effective use of companies’ business resources and mutual benefit can be expected.
About American Suzuki Motor Corporation
American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) was founded in 1963 by parent company Suzuki
Motor Corporation (SMC). On November 5, 2012, ASMC announced plans to realign its
business to focus on the long-term growth of its Motorcycles/ATV and Marine divisions and to
wind down and discontinue new automobile sales in the continental U.S.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.
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Brea, CA 92822
Suzuki’s 2014 Worldwide Manufacturing and Sales
Total overseas automobile production for fiscal 2014 increased by 6.9% year-on-year to 1,988,000 units. Worldwide production, including Japan, also increased by 6.5% year-on-year to 3,043,000 units.
Sales of automobiles in overseas market increased by 6.6% year-on-year to 2,111,000 units, while total global sales, including Japan, also increased by 5.8% year-on-year to 2,867,000 units.
Overview of the Japanese Automobile Market
Total domestic automobile sales volume in fiscal 2014 declined by 7% year-on-year to 5,297,000 units. It fell year-on-year for the first time in four fiscal years because a consumption-tax hike in April 2014 dampened demand. Sales of registered vehicles fell by 9% year-on-year to 3,124,000 units. Sales of minivehicles fell by 4% year-on-year to 2,173,000 units. Still, sales of minivehicles exceeded 2,000,000 units for the second fiscal year in a row. Minivehicles accounted for 41% of overall automobile sales. The proportion exceeded 40% for the first time.
Suzuki’s domestic automobile sales in fiscal 2014 grew year-on-year in volume terms for the fourth fiscal year in a row. They rose by 4% year-on-year to a record-high 756,000 units. Suzuki’s sales of minivehicles grew by 5% year-on-year to a record-high 679,000 units. The key driver of that growth was steady demand for the Hustler. Suzuki’s sales of registered vehicles fell year-on-year for the second fiscal year in a row. They declined by 6% year-on-year to 76,000 units
Suzuki’s Main Overseas Automobile Markets
Sales of automobiles (passenger cars and multi-utility vehicles) in India grew in fiscal 2014 by 4% year-on-year to 2,601,000 units. One reason for this growth was evidence of a moderate economic pickup following the change of government in May 2014. Sales in the five key ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia) fell by 8% year-on-year to 3,088,000 units. The drop was particularly marked in Indonesia and Thailand. Sales fell in Indonesia because of an economic slump and a weak rupiah. Sales fell in Thailand because the previous government’s policies had left households with greater debt and because less financing was available for purchases. Sales in Europe (the European Union and the European Free Trade Association) grew by 8% year-on-year owing to an economic recovery that began the previous fiscal year. Sales in China grew by 5% year-on-year to 23,702,000 units.
Suzuki’s overseas automobile sales volume in fiscal 2014 grew by 7% year-on-year to 2,111,000 units as economic conditions in the Company’s overseas markets showed moderate recovery. Suzuki’s sales in India rose by 11% year-on-year to 1,171,000 units owing to strong demand for models including the new Celerio, Alto K10, and Ciaz. Suzuki’s sales in the five key ASEAN countries fell by 18% year-on-year to 184,000 units owing mainly to an economic slump. Suzuki’s sales in China grew by 11% year-on-year to 257,000 units owing mainly to the launch of the SX4 S-CROSS. Suzuki’s sales in Europe (the European Union and the European Free Trade Association) grew by 1% year-onyear to 161,000 units owing partly to the launch of the Celerio and Vitara and partly to sales of the SX4 S-CROSS throughout the fiscal year
1920 - Privately owned Suzuki Loom Work is reorganized into Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Co., capitalized at Yen 500,000, with only one goal in mind: build better, user-friendly weaving looms. Minsho Suzuki elected president. Suzuki's sale focus was to produce textile looms that would surpass the innovation and quality of other competitors.
1953 - Suzuki created a new type of motor vehicle, a motorized bicycle called the "Power Free". This motorized bicycle features a 36cc two-stroke engine with a double sprocket gear system that enabled the rider to pedal with the engine assisting, pedal without the engine assisting, or disconnect the pedals and run on engine power alone.
1955 - Suzuki's first mass produced car, the Suzulight, was a technical marvel. It included radical innovations for the time such as front-wheel drive, four-wheel suspension, and rack-and-pinion steering.
1963 - Suzuki brings its innovative motorcycle lineup to the United States, giving riders new levels of value and reliability. A fast growing line enables them quickly to become a major player in the motorcycle market.
1977 - ASMC launches Suzuki Marine in the U.S.A. Suzuki took to the water, forming a new company to market its proven outboard motors in the U.S.A.
1983 - Suzuki takes the lead in the all-terrain vehicle market by introducing the first four-wheeled ATV, the QuadRunner LT 125.
1985 - GSX-R, Suzuki introduced the first-generation GSX-R in 1985. The GSX-R750 was designed to win national and world championships while bringing the ultimate sporting experience to street riders. This was achieved via an all-new formula, with Suzuki's first aluminum frame for unprecedented light weight and superb torsional rigidity and an oil-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder engine that was 10% lighter and delivered more than 100HP. And at a light, 395 lb. dry weight, Suzuki's goal of the world's best power-to-weight ratio in class was easily realized. GSX-R Suzuki sportbikes have gone on to win an unprecedented 11 American Superbike Championships. Samurai, Suzuki introduces its automobile line to the United States, with the arrival of the Samurai.
1989 - Suzuki is the first company to introduce digital electronic fuel injection on its DT225 and utilize boron composite cylinder walls and ceramic fiber reinforced metal pistons. Suzuki, the innovative leader in outboard motors, always delivers more for your outboard dollar. Suzuki Marine was honored with the NMMA® (National Marine Manufacturers Association) Innovation Award.
1998 - Suzuki introduced its first four-stroke outboard with electronic fuel injection, the DF60/70. This model set standards for smooth running in all weather and altitudes. They were the first, but far from the last. Suzuki Marine was honored with the NMMA® (National Marine Manufacturers Association) Innovation Award.
2000 - Suzuki becomes the "Fastest Growing Japanese Auto Company in America" for 2000 (reported by Automotive News).
2001 - America's first affordable seven passenger SUV arrives. The Suzuki XL-7.
2004 - The launch of the Verona and Forenza sedans are exciting additions to Suzuki's full line of SUV and cars. Suzuki launches revolutionary, compact 4-stroke V6 outboards with 200, 225, and 250 horsepower to compliment its full line of 4-stroke outboard motors. These engines include the industry's most powerful V6 4-stroke that are also the lightest and most compact. Suzuki Marine was honored with the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) Innovation Award.
2005 - Suzuki continues to grow! The versatile Reno and the fully loaded Forenza wagon are the newest reasons for you to make the smart move and own a Suzuki today.
2006 - Grand Vitara, With the all-new 2006 Grand Vitara, Suzuki proves that a combination of sophistication and ruggedness in an SUV is not attached to a premium, price tag. Refined safety and comfort features such as Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)*, SmartPass® keyless entry and engine start system, and V6 power, mated to the full-Time Four-Mode four-wheel-drive system, distinguishes the 2006 Grand Vitara as an authentic SUV. Suzuki Boulevard M109R, One year after the launch of the Suzuki Boulevard cruiser line, Suzuki launched the all-new flagship Boulevard™ M109R. An incredible combination of cruiser styling and renowned Suzuki power and handling, the M109R redefined the concept of a cruiser. With its all-new 109-cubic-inch, fuel injected V-twin engine, the Boulevard M109R became the most powerful Suzuki cruiser ever, with the widest tire on a production cruiser rear tire and an unmistakable throaty and aggressive exhaust note. Sportbike suspension and brakes completed the package, elevating the whole concept of what a cruiser motorcycle could be.
2007 - Suzuki's 4.0-liter, 300 horsepower V6 DF300 proved that an outboard could push even the biggest boats to incredible performance, yet be compact, light, and efficient. The 2007 NMMA® Innovation Award winner is packed with features like digital sequential electronic fuel injection, DOHC with four-valves-per-cylinder, variable valve timing, long-track intake manifold, spherical bore throttle body, free-flowing exhaust system and more.
2008 - The SX4 Sport was introduced, extending the SX4 line from the original SX4 Crossover, bringing Suzuki's award winning handling capabilities from the Swift (European Car of the Year) to the U.S. market. Having wowed journalists and hundreds of thousands of drivers throughout the world, the Swift's sporty character is embodied in the SX4 Sport. But the appeal did not stop at the track as it offered bold youthful styling along with a generous list of standard features. SX4 Sport represents a core model for Suzuki that has a distinct personality from the competition.
2010 - Suzuki introduces Kizashi, designed, prototyped, tested, and refined for the enthusiast driver, it combines the excitement and balanced handling of a European Sports Sedan with the quality, craftsmanship and advanced engineering of a modern Japanese sedan. Discerning owners who appreciate the craftsmanship and muscular aesthetics of finer sports sedans, it breaks new ground, incorporating design elements inspired by legendary cars of our time, and built, assembled and equipped with materials and appointments that are immediately noticed by those who Know.