In 2004, General Motors and Suzuki jointly purchased the bankrupt Daewoo Motors renaming the venture GMDAT. American Suzuki rebadged the compact Daewoo Nubira/Daewoo Lacetti as the Forenza and the mid-size Daewoo Magnus as the Verona. The Forenza gained station wagon and hatchback body style in 2005, with the hatchback sold under the Reno name.
Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu. Suzuki manufactures automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines. In 2016, Suzuki was the eleventh biggest automaker by production worldwide
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Suzuki City/Kei Car
Suzuki Alto (1979-present)
The Suzuki Alto is a kei car built by Suzuki. Its selling points have long included a low price and good fuel economy. The model, currently in its eighth generation, was first introduced in 1979 and has been built in many countries worldwide. The Alto badge has often been used on different cars in Japan and in export markets, where it is considered a city car.
Suzuki Celerio (2014-present)
The Suzuki Celerio is a city car produced by Suzuki, that was first launched in February 2014. It is manufactured by Pak Suzuki Motors in Pakistan as Rebadged Version of Cultus MK-IV, Maruti Suzuki in India and Suzuki Motor Thailand in Rayong Province Thailand. It replaces the A-Star and Zen Estilo, and is marketed to compete with the Tata Indica , Honda Brio, Hyundai i10, Ford Figo, Chevrolet Beat, and Nissan Micra Active.
Suzuki Lapin (2002-present)
The Suzuki Lapin is a kei car with a five-door hatchback body, manufactured since 2002 by Suzuki for the Japanese market only, and was also marketed in Japan only by Mazda as Mazda Spiano under an OEM agreement under their Autozam marque until 2008. It is based on Suzuki's popular Alto kei car.
Suzuki Wagon R (1983-present)
The Suzuki Wagon R is a kei car produced by Suzuki since 1993. The R in the name stands for Recreation. It is one of the first cars to use the "tall wagon" or "tall boy" design, in which the car is designed to be unusually tall with a short bonnet and almost vertical hatchback, and sides in order to maximize the cabin space while staying within the kei car dimension restrictions.
Suzuki Compact Car
Suzuki Baleno (2015-present)
The Suzuki Baleno is a subcompact car (B segment) produced by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki since 2015. Prior to this, the "Baleno" name had been applied to the Suzuki Cultus
Crescent in numerous export markets. It is manufactured exclusively in India, by Maruti Suzuki, as a five-door hatchback. It is built on a powertrain range of three options (for the international model): a new 1.0 l Boosterjet three cylinder direct injection turbo petrol engine, a four-cylinder 1.2 l Dualjet petrol engine with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) and a normal 1.2 l Dualjet petrol engine.
Suzuki Ciaz (2014-present)
The Suzuki Ciaz (also known as Suzuki Alivio in China) is a compact car produced by Suzuki, developed to replace the Suzuki SX4 Sedan in Asian, African and Latin American markets.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire (2008-present)
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire (stylised as the Maruti Suzuki DZire, previously known as Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire) is a subcompact sedan made for the Indian market since 2008. It was developed as a variation of the Suzuki Swift hatchback.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire was launched in 2008 and was based on the second generation of the Swift hatchback. It was introduced as subcompact sedan for the Indian market and African marketing in order to offer a sedan-like car in a smaller size. Later, in order to get the tax benefits offered to cars with a length below 4 metres, it was converted into a sub 4-meter sedan.
Suzuki Ignis (2000-present)
The Suzuki Ignis is a subcompact car that was produced by Suzuki between 2000 and 2008, replacing the Suzuki Cultus, and subsequently as a small crossover from 2016.
The Cultus retailed under various names globally, notably as the Suzuki Swift. While the Cultus-based Swift was replaced by the Ignis in Europe and Australasia, Japanese models were in fact badged Suzuki Swift—thus debuting the "Swift" name in that market. The word "ignis" is Latin for "fire".
As a result of a venture project between General Motors (GM) and Suzuki, the Ignis, from 2001 also formed the basis of the Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze sold throughout Japan as a Chevrolet, with Australasian-market versions badged Holden Cruze. From 2003, Suzuki of Europe adopted a lengthened version of the Cruze as the Suzuki Ignis—representing a facelift of the original Ignis. In the same year, Subaru adopted the car as the Subaru G3X Justy, also exclusive to Europe.
Suzuki Swift (1983-present)
The Suzuki Swift is a subcompact car produced by Suzuki. The Suzuki Swift is classified in B-segment in European single market, segment known as Supermini in British islands. Prior to this, the "Swift" nameplate had been applied to the Suzuki Cultus in numerous export markets.
The Suzuki Swift began in 1983 as a marketing and manufacturing rebadge of the Suzuki Cultus, a supermini (or subcompact) manufactured and marketed worldwide across three generations and four body configurations—three-door hatchback, four-door sedan, five-door hatchback and two-door convertible—and using the Suzuki G engine family.
Suzuki SUV, MPV. Crossover
Suzuki Ertiga (2012-present)
The Suzuki Ertiga is a 7-seater mini MPV developed by Suzuki and its Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki, built on the Swift subcompact car platform.
The first generation Ertiga was also rebadged in Indonesia as the Mazda VX-1, which is done by a non-manufacturer/assembler, from May 2013 until March 2017, when it was replaced with the Mazda5, after the distribution of Mazda vehicles from Mazda Motor Indonesia were taken over by Eurokars Group
Suzuki APV (2004-present)
Suzuki APV (All Purpose Vehicle) is a compact MPV designed by Suzuki in Japan and assembled in Indonesia by PT. Indomobil Suzuki International (a subsidiary of Suzuki). It is powered by a 1.5 liter or 1.6 inline-4 engine delivering 92 hp.
Suzuki SX (2006-present)
The Suzuki SX4 is a compact car and crossover developed jointly by Japanese automaker Suzuki and Italian automaker Fiat, sold since 2006. It was available as a hatchback and sedan, with the former available in both front and four wheel drive. In 2013, a new generation was launched, called Suzuki SX4 S-Cross — now exclusively a mini SUV, with a sedan version not offered. The first and second generation SX4s sold alongside one another until 2014. The second generation SX4 has not been marketed as a Fiat, and the SX4 sedan was replaced with the Suzuki Ciaz.
Suzuki Landy (2007-present)
The Suzuki Landy is essentially a rebadged Nissan Serena manufactured by Nissan at the Oppama plant since 2007. It is the first model has not been manufactured by Suzuki. The Landy is a minivan that is slightly bigger than a Nissan Quest and a competitor to the Volkswagen Eurovan. The Suzuki Landy was not a great success in Japan, as buyers stuck with the usual popular minivans, such as the Toyota Noah/Voxy and even though they were essentially the same, the Nissan Serena.
Suzuki Jimny (1970-present)
The Suzuki Jimny is a line of four-wheel drive off-road mini SUVs, made by Suzuki since 1970. Originated as a car in the Japanese Kei car tax and legal class – a Kei car version is still made for the Japanese market today, as well as versions that exceed that class's legal limits, in Japan called the Jimny Sierra. The latter are also successfully sold in worldwide markets. Suzuki has sold 2.85 million of them in 194 countries from launch in April 1970 through September 2018.
Suzuki Vitara (1988-present)
The Suzuki Vitara is a compact SUV produced by Suzuki in four generations since 1988. The second and third generation models were known as the Suzuki Grand Vitara, with the fourth and current series eschewing this prefix. In Japan and a number of other markets, all generations have used the name Suzuki Escudo.
The original series was designed to fill the slot above the Suzuki Jimny. The first generation was known as Suzuki Sidekick in the United States. The North American version was produced as a joint venture between Suzuki and General Motors known as CAMI. The Sidekick was sold in various badges such as the Geo Tracker (Chevrolet Tracker beginning 1998 model year) in the United States, and as the GMC Tracker, Chevrolet Tracker, Asüna Sunrunner and Pontiac Sunrunner in Canada. It was also sold as the Santana 300 and 350 in Spain. In the Japanese market, it was also sold as the Mazda Proceed Levante.
Suzuki Suzuki Trucks
Suzuki Carry (1961-1965)
The Suzuki Carry is a kei truck produced by Suzuki. The microvan version was originally called the Carry van until 1982 when the van was renamed as the Suzuki Every In Japan, the Carry and Every are Kei cars but the Suzuki Every Plus, the bigger version of Every, had a longer bonnet for safety purposes and a larger 1.3-liter 86 hp (63 kW) four-cylinder engine. They have been sold under a myriad of different names in several countries, and was the only car offered with Chevrolet and Ford badges.
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