Suzuki is ready to talk about the future. More specifically, the automaker is looking a bit ahead on its calendar and realizes that 2012 will be here rather soon. Sales are up 17 percent year-to-date for 2011, so the 2012 lineup will be an important one to keep momentum moving forward. A new edition of …
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Filed under: Hybrid , Japan , Technology , Tokyo Motor Show , Hatchback , Suzuki , Electric Suzuki hit the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show with a small flotilla of green-minded vehicles, including the Swift EV Hybrid. According to the company, most Swift buyers travel between 12 and 18 miles per day, so engineers designed this range-extended EV to cover that distance on pure electric power
Filed under: Etc. , Europe , Japan , Plants/Manufacturing , Technology , Suzuki , Volkswagen After two years, Suzuki has finally moved to sever its partnership with Volkswagen . The Japanese automaker claims that Volkswagen has blocked the company’s attempts to access core technology as part of the original agreement, and that the two had issues seeing eye to eye on Suzuki independence.
Some of the industrial giants in Japan make all sorts of things. Yamaha, for example, makes everything from motorbikes to grand pianos. Honda does lawnmowers, business jets and everything in between. Suzuki does cars and they do outboard motors. But seldom do these competencies overlap. Feast your eyes, then, on the exception. The brainchild of …
Filed under: Concept Cars , Hybrid , Japan , Tokyo Motor Show , Suzuki , Electric For their home turf show, Japanese automakers often bring out the best and quirkiest. To cite just a few examples, how about the three different Nissan Pivo concepts, the Honda EV-N and the Nissan Land Glider . Suzuki continues the trend this year with a full slate of world premieres of unusual designs wrapped around some eco-friendly powertrains
Filed under: Detroit Auto Show , LA Auto Show , Suzuki We’re gearing up for the next auto show season, with the Los Angeles showcase taking place in just a few weeks. Suzuki – an automaker that hasn’t been doing so hot lately – will reportedly be absent from this year’s festivities in Los Angeles, and will not be seen at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit come January. “For the upcoming season, our brand will selectively participate at auto shows where our distinctive and engaging story will resonate the most,” Suzuki spokesperson Jeff Holland told Automotive News.
Filed under: Performance , Suzuki , Motorcycle Suzuki has pulled the covers off of its 2012 GSX-R1000 , and the bike brings a smattering of mechanical improvements to an already capable platform. All told, the machine is just under 4.5 pounds lighter than last year. Part of that savings comes from specially-developed pistons that are 11 percent lighter than those found in the previous-generation GSX-R1000.