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.

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.