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 Cars Reviews

Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Kizashi was introduced in July 2009; this medium size car was produced by well-known automobile manufacturer Suzuki. The car was introduced in various markets at different time. It was introduced in Japan in October 2009, in North America in December 2009 and the car jointly introduced in New Zealand and first time any mid size car was launched in Australia in May 2010.

Suzuki Jimny

Suzuki Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny is one of the streaks of off road automobiles introduced by Suzuki and manufactured since the year of 1968. In the event of Tokyo Motor Show in the 1997, Suzuki represented its brand new car Jimny along with the presence of enhanced and modern design.

Suzuki Bandit

Suzuki Bandit

Suzuki Bandit, a street bike by Suzuki and it's a series of motorcycles. Bikes include DOHC intelligence that is accompanied with 16 valves engine. Few models of Bandit such as 600, 650, 750 and 1200 includes Advanced Cooling system by Suzuki, which is a combination of oil and air cooled.

Technical characteristics of Suzuki Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Suzuki SX4 1.6 i-AWD 2009 120HP (88 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.5 l/100km
2 Suzuki Swift GTi 1986 102HP (75 kW) @ 6600 rpm 7.5 l/100km
3 Suzuki Swift 1300 2009 92HP (68 kW) @ 5800 rpm 5.8 l/100km
4 Suzuki Lapin 2001 n/a 7.5 l/100km
5 Suzuki Swift 1.6 GLX 4WD 1990 93HP (68 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
6 Suzuki Covie 2001 111HP (82 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
7 Suzuki SX4 1.6 Saloon Automatic 2009 107HP (79 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.4 l/100km
8 Suzuki Baleno 1.8 GTX Automatic 1999 121HP (89 kW) @ 6200 rpm 7.5 l/100km
9 Suzuki SX4 2.0 DDiS i-AWD 2009 135HP (99 kW) @ 3500 rpm 5.5 l/100km
10 Suzuki Cappuccino Automatic 1995 64HP (47 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
11 Suzuki Liana 1.6 Sedan 4WD Automatic 2003 105HP (77 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.2 l/100km
12 Suzuki Alto Automatic 2008 67HP (50 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.4 l/100km
13 Suzuki Alto 30 Year Anniversary Automatic 2009 54HP (40 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
14 Suzuki Baleno 1.6 GS Hatchback 1999 96HP (70 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
15 Suzuki Liana 1.6 2003 105HP (77 kW) @ 5500 rpm 6.9 l/100km