• May 30, 2006
2010 is going to landmark year for automakers. General Motors plans to roll out its first commercial fuel cell vehicles by decade's end, while Chrysler may debut the Imperial. Hyundai plans to be one of the world's top five automakers by then, though its current leadership shake up may temporarily send it roadside.

Suzuki is now joining the 2010 club with the ambitious goal of tripling its sales by that time. Quarter sales this year were three times that of  2005. which already was a record year for the small automaker, mostly by dint of its rapidly expanding lineup. According to Koichi Suzuki, president of American Suzuki Motor Corp., the company feels Americans are more receptive to its products, especially its small, fuel efficient vehicles. Suzuki not only plans to increase its product lineup (pictured is the XL-7), but upgrading current dealerships while simultaneously adding new ones. Over 300 Suzuki dealerships will be fully renovated and 60 new ones will opened by the end of 2006.

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[Source: The Buffalo News]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      I wish Suzuki would bring over the "Mini"-esque new Swift pronto..:D
      • 8 Years Ago
      I disagree Mr. Karesh...the 'face' of the XL-7 and other Suzukis is actually one of their most endearing features...they don't look like other vehicles, and that's in a positive way.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Folks, the article's about Suzuki, not Toyota. Let's keep it focused on the topic. Thank you.
      Ritchie
      • 8 Years Ago
      last time I checked GM is still the No.1 car vehicle in the world.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looky Looky, Toyota has a big recall, better watch it folks, these rice cakes can get you killed.

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13046349/
      • 8 Years Ago
      Doesn't this SUV use the new GM 3.6L V6?

      Now tell me who developed this engine GM or Suzuki, or both?
      Come to think of it who developed the common chassis?
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM is no 1 worst dealers that make crappy cars the break after few minutes of drivibf it lol.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Just wondering... How was GM holding Suzuki back??

      Not being a smart@ss, I'm just not buying, the "Ok, now that GM has release it's shackles, our greatness will now shine" campaign...
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Engine is designed by GM..but it is built by Suzuki. I'm glad to hear that casue, American built crap arn't trust worthy. Better having them design it, but have it handled well by the japanese.
      • 8 Years Ago
      These guys have nowhere to go but up after years of having the giant blue leach suck them for all they're worth. Being kicked to the curb in favour of Daewoo is was a blessing for Suzuki
      • 8 Years Ago
      That new XL-7 has an attractive, three-row interior and competitive powertrain, but that new corporate face is going to be hard to overcome.

      They currently do much better in the third world than in the U.S. For example, they're #1 in India by a sizable margin.
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