38 Facts About Suzuki


Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, Japan.

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In 2016, Suzuki was the eleventh biggest automaker by production worldwide.

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Suzuki has over 45,000 employees and has 35 production facilities in 23 countries, and 133 distributors in 192 countries.

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In 1909, Michio Suzuki founded the Suzuki Loom Works in the small seacoast village of Hamamatsu, Japan.

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Business boomed as Suzuki built weaving looms for Japan's giant silk industry.

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In 1929, Michio Suzuki invented a new type of weaving machine, which was exported overseas.

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Suzuki's fortunes brightened as orders began to increase from domestic textile manufacturers.

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Michio Suzuki was intent on making better, more user-friendly looms and, for 30 years his focus was on the development of these machines.

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Today Suzuki is among the world's largest automakers, and a major brand name in important markets, including Japan and India, but no longer sells cars in North America.

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Maruti Suzuki produced 1,133,695 units between 1 April 2011 and 30 March 2012.

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Suzuki was incorporated in 1981 and is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India.

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Maruti Suzuki was born as a Government of India-led company named Maruti Udyog Limited, with Suzuki as a minor partner, to make lower priced cars for middle class Indians.

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Suzuki went on to launch another compact car Maruti Wagon-R followed by Maruti Baleno in 1999.

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Maruti Suzuki unveiled the Vitara Brezza in the Indian Auto Expo 2016 as a contender in the subcompact SUV segment.

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Suzuki announced in November 2012 that it would stop selling cars in the United States.

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In 1989, American Suzuki introduced the Swift which was the 2nd generation Suzuki Cultus.

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Negative evaluations from Consumer Reports of the Suzuki Samurai led to some temporary setbacks at American Suzuki as annual sales in the following years dropped to below 20,000 units.

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Worldwide Suzuki production reached more than 975,000 cars this year.

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In 2004, General Motors and Suzuki jointly purchased the bankrupt Daewoo Motors renaming the venture GMDAT.

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Suzuki redesigned the Grand Vitara in 2006 as well as introduced the all-new SX4 and XL7 in 2007.

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The Suzuki SX4 is produced as a joint venture with Fiat and the XL7 was produced as a joint venture with GM at CAMI Automotive Inc in Ingersoll.

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Suzuki put XL7 production on indefinite hiatus in mid-2009 due to low demand and subsequently sold off its share of CAMI back to GM later that year.

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Suzuki did not import any 2010 model year street motorcycles into the US, with dealers instead relying on unsold stock from the 2009 model year.

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In November 2012, Suzuki announced that its US division would file for bankruptcy and would stop selling automobiles in the United States.

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In 2013, Suzuki Canada announced that it would follow the US division and stop selling automobiles in Canada after the 2014 model year.

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PT Suzuki Indomobil Motor is a joint venture between Suzuki Motor Corporation and the Indomobil Group.

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Suzuki is located in Jakarta, Indonesia and specialized in manufacturing Suzuki vehicles for the local market.

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Suzuki has done its first activities on the Indonesian market in 1970 about its import firm PT.

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In 2013, Suzuki opened another plant in Cikarang with a total investment of $1 billion.

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Suzuki has a manufacturing plant at Gurgaon, Haryana having the annual capacity of 5,40,000 units.

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Suzuki started manufacturing motorcycles in 1952, the first models being motorized bicycles.

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Suzuki hired Degner, and he won the 50 cc class FIM road racing World Championship for them in the 1962 season.

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In 1976 Suzuki introduced its first motorcycles since the Colleda COX of the 1950s with four-stroke engines, the GS400 and GS750.

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In 1994, Suzuki partnered with Nanjing Jincheng Machinery to create a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer and exporter called Jincheng Suzuki.

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Suzuki continued to compete in MotoGP and last won the title in the 2000 season.

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On 18 November 2011, Suzuki announced that the GP racing was suspended, partly due to natural disasters and recession, until 2014.

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Suzuki have taken the runner up spot in the various race categories 100 times and a total 92 third places.

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Suzuki is a major sponsor of luge, biathlon, and cross-country skiing sporting events.

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