Suzuki

Suzuki was founded in 1909 by Michio Suzuki, under the Suzuki Loom Works moniker. Back then, the company was headquartered in the small seacoast village of Hamamatsu, Japan, from where it supplied weaving looms to the country’s booming silk industry. Two decades later, in 1929, Michio Suzuki came up with a new weaving machine design, which he sold overseas. For 30 years, Suzuki’s single business was building and selling these machines.

Come 1937, Michio Suzuki was looking at ways to diversify the business and helped by the consumer demand, decided the brand’s new product would be a small car. R&D took two years and the result was a vehicle powered by a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-cylinder engine that had a cast aluminum crankcase and gearbox, capable of churning out 13 horsepower from a displacement of just under 800 cubic centimeters.

Suzuki’s next stint brought the company’s first motorcycle - essentially a bicycle fitted with a motor. But by 1954, Suzuki was churning out 6,000 bikes every month and was now called the Suzuki Motor Company. Between 2009 and 2015, 19.9 percent of Suzuki Motors was owned by VW AG. The company’s current range comprises models such as the Vitara, Jimny, Swift, and SX-4 S-Cross.

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EV vs Superbike Drag Race: Tesla Model S Plaid vs Suzuki Hayabusa vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

EV vs Superbike Drag Race: Tesla Model S Plaid vs Suzuki Hayabusa vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

Watch a Tesla Model S Plaid take on a Suzuki Hayabusa and a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R in a series of drag and roll races

The good folks at Edmunds staged a race sometime last year and we pulled it out of their stash. The race sees a Tesla Model S Plaid take on two superbikes, one being the new 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa, and the other, a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R. Usually, you’d expect the four-wheeler to be an underdog in such situations. But, knowing the Plaid’s prowess, can it really be called the underdog here?

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Here's a List Of Nine Non-Exotic Rare Cars That Hide In Plain Sight

Here’s a List Of Nine Non-Exotic Rare Cars That Hide In Plain Sight

These vehicles aren’t exotic like the Ferraris and Lamborghinis, but some of them are beyond rare

When you talk about rare cars, you probably think of high-end Bugattis, Ferraris, Porsches, etc. No one would think of a regular production car to be a rare one, unless it is a vintage. But, surprisingly, many cars are actually quite rare and get lost in the crowd without getting noticed. Unless you have a keen eye or you’re a diehard petrol head, you too may not have noticed them. Doug DeMuro lists nine such rare cars that you might have walked or driven by without giving it a second look.

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This Suzuki Jimny Identifies As a Mercedes G-Class

This Suzuki Jimny Identifies As a Mercedes G-Class

All you have to do is add some kit to your Jimny to give it the Mercedes G-Class drip and swag

Suzuki Jimny is often called a baby Mercedes G-Class, courtesy of the boxy stance and the round headlights that both of them share. People tend to make their Jimnys look like the G-Class more often than not (never the other way round, thankfully!), and even tuners offer packages and mods that can make it look like the German. One such kit comes from a Japanese aftermarket company, Liberty Walk.

Liberty Walk has developed body kits and accessories for the Jimny that allow it to identify more as a Mercedes than a Suzuki. How’s that for an ego boost?

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2021 Suzuki Across

2021 Suzuki Across

Meet the Suzuki Across, the almost-identical twin of the Toyota RAV4

The first fruit to stem from the Toyota-Suzuki partnership struck a while back is called the Across and wears the Suzuki badge, although it’s pretty clear that the outer shell is nothing else but a slightly tweaked Toyota RAV4 body.

That aside, the Across features an interesting plug-in hybrid powertrain that mixes a 2.5-liter internal combustion engine with two electric motors, one for each axle. Here’s all you need to know about the new Suzuki Across.

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This Modified Suzuki Jimny Can Swim Too

This Modified Suzuki Jimny Can Swim Too

It is one step away from becoming a Triathlon champion

The Jimny is a capable off-roader and it has proven its mettle time and again. However, a car kit maker that goes by the name ‘Dutton’ has transformed this little off-roader into an amphibious vehicle called the Dutton Surf. Although a lot of such attempts have been made in the past, what makes the Dutton kit so special is its simplicity. This kit doesn’t involve a lot of complications and it is fairly easy to maneuver it in water. Carfection has posted a video on its channel highlighting the features of the Dutton Surf.

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The 2021 Suzuki Jimny (Maruti Gypsy) Could Be a Mini Hummer

The 2021 Suzuki Jimny (Maruti Gypsy) Could Be a Mini Hummer

Such bold designs will be a hit in India

The Indian market has been craving the Jimny for a very long time. Despite holding a 50-percent market share with Maruti in India, Suzuki has shied away from offering the car to one of the fastest-growing automotive markets today. Instead, the company sells an off-roader called Gypsy which is essentially a rebadged Jimny/Samurai from the 80s. This, too, is built only on special orders for the Indian Army and cannot be purchased by civilians.

Rumors of the Jimny making its debut in India has been doing rounds for a very long time, but now it looks like there is some information on it. The 2021 Jimny is expected to be launched with the ‘Gypsy’ badge and could have a Mini-Hummer look. The motive behind this is to match its direct competitor – the Mahindra Thar – in terms of shape and size. But, can you fathom an XL-sized Jimny?

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10 Surprising Facts About the Suzuki Samurai

10 Surprising Facts About the Suzuki Samurai

The Samurai was a fantastic little off-roader that deserved to stay longer in the States

The Suzuki Samurai reached our shores in 1985 but lived a very short life before the sales hit rock bottom. However, that was enough for enthusiasts and purists to realize that this little off-roader will be remembered for ages to come by. The Samurai was cheap and affordable, and its compact size made it stand out from the horde of other big, bulky, off-road SUVs and trucks.

Over the years, people have realized that the Samurai can go places that even the more accomplished off-roaders can’t. Currently sold as the Jimny worldwide, Suzuki has sold almost three million copies to date since its inception in 1970. Although the Samurai was quite famous in the States, there are a few things that not many people know about. So, here’s a list of 10 surprising facts about the Suzuki Samurai.

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2020 Suzuki Ignis

2020 Suzuki Ignis

The facelift looks like Suzuki put lipstick on a pig!

The Suzuki Ignis is not the smartest-looking hatchback out there, but the company is still updating it on a regular basis to keep it from going obsolete. Suzuki unveiled the 2020 Ignis with few cosmetic changes outside and even fewer on the inside and under the hood. A layman won’t be able to differentiate it from the outgoing model, but once you figure out the changes, you’ll be surprised that they were staring in your face all this while.

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2019 Suzuki Jimny by Wald International

2019 Suzuki Jimny by Wald International

One of the best aftermarket customizations currently available for the Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny is a little retro-styled SUV that is much adored by enthusiasts. Like it or hate it, there’s no ignoring this. Despite the model changes over the years, Suzuki has retained the same old-school looks for the Jimny, and it still looks cute as a button. However, some aftermarket companies have worked on it to reveal the other, tougher side of the Jimny. Most of them provide body kits, but this particular version feels like way more than just a kit thanks to Wald International. This aftermarket manufacturer has come up with a Back Bison Edition and it looks menacing, to say the least.

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Someone Turned the Suzuki Jimny into a Smaller Mercedes-AMG G63 and You Have to See It

Someone Turned the Suzuki Jimny into a Smaller Mercedes-AMG G63 and You Have to See It

Get the best of both the worlds at the fraction of a price

If you talk about boxy vehicles, the legendary Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the one to top that list. The other little boxy SUV that’s been winning hearts all over the world for its quirky, boxy looks is the Suzuki Jimny. A lot of parallels have been drawn between the two for their stark similarities. This one aftermarket company from Dubai decided to see what the final product would look like if they were blended into one, and the result will make you go awwww.

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Suzuki Swift Sports Yellow Rev Looks Ready to go Racing

Suzuki Swift Sports Yellow Rev Looks Ready to go Racing

Tokyo-bound concept could become a paint and stripe package

The latest-generation Suzuki Swift looks surprisingly sporty, especially in Sport trim. But the little hatchback just got a bit brawnier for the Tokyo Auto Salon, where it will showcase a new livery as the Yellow Rev concept.

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The Suzuki Jimny Survive Is Japan's take on the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

The Suzuki Jimny Survive Is Japan’s take on the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

It’s just a concept vehicle for now though

The new Suzuki Jimny may be boxier than its predecessor, but it’s definitely a cute looking SUV. This doesn’t mean that it’s not ready for the great outdoors and Suzuki just created a hardcore concept version to prove just that. Called Jimny Survive, it turns the cute, keicar-like Jimny into a mini Jeep Renegade Trailhawk.

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Suzuki Should Build this Jimny Sierra Pickup and Sell it to the Masses

Suzuki Should Build this Jimny Sierra Pickup and Sell it to the Masses

Jimny is a gift that keeps on giving

It looks like Suzuki hit a jackpot with the Jimny. It has garnered a lot of attention, thanks to its small yet rugged off-roader status. Just when we thought we had seen it all and the excitement was slowly sinking in, Suzuki decided to play with the Jimny a little more, and the result is simply fantastic.

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2019 Suzuki Jimny Black Bison Edition by Wald International

2019 Suzuki Jimny Black Bison Edition by Wald International

Cute Off-Roader Suzuki Jimny Goes Badass

The new Suzuki Jimny became an instant icon, an instant conversation starter, and an instant problem for Suzuki. The Japanese company simply cannot cope with the demand. The production facilities are working at their absolute limits, but there is no way for Suzuki to produce enough to meet the demand. That’s a problem.

Nevertheless, those produced are already being trashed somewhere on some off-road terrain. Some of them, however, managed to reach the garages of the most recognizable tuners out there. First, we were treated to that awesome Liberty Walk modification that basically turned the Suzuki Jimny into a baby Mercedes-Benz G-Class. At least in the virtual world, but I believe one can order it right now. On the other hand, we got an all-new look at another modified Suzuki Jimny. This one is done up by Wald International, a Japanese company known for its Black Bison Edition line of modifications. That’s exactly what the new Jimny received - and it’s awesome.

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What is the Cheapest Suzuki?

The cheapest Suzuki you can get is the Celerio, but at the time of writing, it wasn’t present in Suzuki Germany’s portfolio. Suzuki UK, however, will sell you one for £7,999, which is around €8,778 or $9,670 just to put things into perspective. Suzuki Germany, on the other hand, lists the Ignis as the cheapest Suzuki model, with a starting sticker of €12,740.

What is the Sportiest Suzuki?

Well, that’s easy. The sportiest Suzuki money can buy is the Suzuki Swift Sport. The current model is fitted with a 1.4-liter, water-cooled, inline-four petrol unit fitted with a turbocharger. Power output is rated at 140 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, while torque sits at 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) unleashed between 2,500 and 3,500 rpm.

What is the Most Popular Suzuki?

The most popular Suzuki would be the Swift, but it is also worth noted that the current-generation Vitara has been amassing serious sales volumes since it was first introduced to the market. As of August 2014, the Swift has been sold in four million units around the world. But as mentioned, the Vitara has also been pushing serious numbers in Europe, where Suzuki sold 73,099 units in 2016, 72,301 units in 2017, and 67,801 units in 2018.

What is the Most Expensive Suzuki?

The most expensive Suzuki is the SX4 S-Cross small SUV/crossover. In Germany, the SX4 S-Cross starts at €20,040, while the in the UK, the most expensive Suzuki model on offer is the Vitara, priced at £16,999 (that’s €18,650 or $20,600, again, for the sake of the bigger picture).

What is the Fastest Suzuki?

The fastest Suzuki is, of course, the Swift Sport. Helped by a first-ever turbocharged 1.4-liter mill and a lightweight construction, the Suzuki Swift Sport needs 8.1 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill and can continue the sprit to a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). The Swift Sport is also nippy and agile around the city, where it lets you zap through traffic without a fuss, while also promising decent fuel economy (6.8 l/100 km combined, or 34.5 mpg).

Are Suzuki Cars Reliable?

Yes, Suzukis are known as reliable cars. That’s mainly because they are built to last and use materials that don’t fit the premium description, but also because Suzuki places a bucketload of emphasis on the assembly process, most Suzukis are well-built and they will reward you with a long life provided you do look after them. Back in 2018, Suzuki topped What Car?’s annual vehicle reliability survey with a score of 97.7 percent, followed by the likes of Lexus (97.5 percent) and Toyota (96.8 percent). The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross and the Toyota Yaris were jointly-positioned on the publication’s car models category with perfect 100% scores. Back in 2019, however, Suzuki had to recall two million cars due to false brake checks. In an attempt to cut down costs, the company was revealed to have misled the employees into thinking post-assembly tests were unnecessary.