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History of Suzuki

Susuki born in 1909 in the city of Hamamatsu, Shizok, Japan Prefecture under the name of "Susuki Looms Works". Its founder, Michio Susuki opened the enterprise within the field of textile manufacturing. Since the 1950s it manufactures motor cars, specializing in small compact, bicycles and motorcycles.

Beginning of Susuki

Michio Susuki, Japanese entrepreneur of great acuity for business founded in 1909 in the manufacture of textile machinery. Within a few years he managed to climb positions in the market and displace German and British producers in Japan. In the 1950s fell a strong crisis in the cotton sector, so the company began manufacturing in new fields such as musical instruments, construction of houses, agricultural machinery and motorized bicycles. In 1952, they created the motorized bicycle Power Free who sold 6,000 units and became very popular. Two years later they released a second version. They then changed the company name to "Suzuki Motor Corporation" and thus began the manufacture of vehicles.

Subsequent years

They manufactured their first vehicle in 1955 the Suzulight, who came equipped with two cylinders which was well received in Japan. They were times of war and Japan had shown their quality of production by supplying with Jeep to the U.S. Army, effective vans produced by Toyota. The 4 x 4 revolution was brewing in the land of the rising sun and different brands, including Suzuki, took advantage of the situation.

Suzuki was work on rustic minicamionetas 4WD and after trying with the OM-360 HopeStar did not bring good results, he designed the Suzuki Jimny 360 in 1970, reduced size and double traction. This was the beginning of a series of small but robust and reliable cars that then spread around the world.

During the 80?s small cars gained greater popularity. Suzuki and General Motors reached an agreement to design a vehicle of the qualities of Suzuki, from which came the Chevrolet Sprint (Suzuki Cultus in Japan).

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In 1985 Suzuki Jimny came to the United States under the name of Samurai. It was the first car of this brand marketed in this country. Ten years later, Suzuki produced nearly one million cars per year. Then came the Suzuki Vitara and Grand Vitara and in 2001 the Aerio.

Today, Suzuki is one of the most trusted brands in compact cars off-road. Suzuki Swift, Vitara and Kizashi models have been clear demonstration of this and its deserved success. Suzuki is without a doubt one of the most important companies of the world in the automotive industry.

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Suzuki Swift

Suzuki Swift

Suzuki has been manufacturing the Swift in Japan since 2000 as a subcompact car. Initially the name Swift was given to the Suzuki Cultus in different markets. The Cultus was marketed as ‘Swift’ worldwide across three generations and four body configurations of the car.

Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki Grand Vitara

Escudo model from Suzuki is a vehicle with off-road capabilities that has been produced by the company since 1988. This model is known by many different names across different parts of the world like Sidekick in the US, Vitara in North America, Hong Kong, Ecuador and several other parts of the world and Grand Vitara in UK, Iran, Australia, Canada and other parts.

Suzuki Splash

Suzuki Splash

Suzuki Splash, a joint venture by Suzuki and Opel, it's a budget friendly car. However, the first look of the underdeveloped idea of car was launched in 2006 at Paris Auto Show and the entirely ready consumer product launched in 2007 at Frankfurt Auto Show.

Technical characteristics of Suzuki Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Suzuki Cappuccino E-EA11R 1989 63HP (47 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.5 l/100km
2 Suzuki SX4 2.0 Sedan (AU) 2007 146HP (107 kW) @ 5800 rpm 6.2 l/100km
3 Suzuki SX4 1.6 2009 120HP (88 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.2 l/100km
4 Suzuki SX4 2.0 Automatic (AU) 2007 146HP (107 kW) @ 5800 rpm 6.2 l/100km
5 Suzuki Kei B Turbo 4WD 2003 59HP (44 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.9 l/100km
6 Suzuki Alto 30 Year Anniversary Automatic 2009 54HP (40 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
7 Suzuki Alto Works RS/R 1994 63HP (47 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.5 l/100km
8 Suzuki Swift XG Aero 1.2 2009 90HP (66 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
9 Suzuki Aerio X 2001 111HP (82 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
10 Suzuki SX4 2.0 DDiS 2009 135HP (99 kW) @ 3500 rpm 4.9 l/100km
11 Suzuki Baleno 1.6 GLX Automatic 1999 97HP (71 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
12 Suzuki Cervo T 4WD 2006 59HP (44 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.2 l/100km
13 Suzuki SX4 2.0 (AU) 2007 146HP (107 kW) @ 5800 rpm 6.2 l/100km
14 Suzuki Baleno 1.8 GTX Automatic 1999 121HP (89 kW) @ 6200 rpm 7.5 l/100km
15 Suzuki Swift XG Aero 1.2 2009 90HP (66 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a

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