A few weeks ago, we showed you what is likely in store for the next-generation Suzuki SX4, but What Car? now has some insider info of what might be in store for other products in the aging Suzuki lineup... at least in the UK.

When the official design sketch of the Suzuki S-Cross concept was released, Suzuki said that the concept car would be a C-segment crossover, closer in size to the Grand Vitara, and going up against some higher-volume rivals like the Ford Kuga (Escape) and Nissan Qashqai (similar to our Rogue). The Suzuki Grand Vitara is also due for a redesign, and both models will likely be on showroom floors together, with the Grand Vitara acting as the more rugged alternative to the hatchback-like SX4 replacement. Not much is known about the new Grand Vitara, but a new satellite navigation system is expected to debut in the SUV and eventually spread into other Suzuki models.

Suzuki will start selling the new SX4 and Grand Vitara in the United States this fall, and these two new crossovers should be a welcome addition to the company's diminutive U.S. dealer network that has been starved of product since the early 2000s. Automotive News adds a little gloom to this topic by pointing out that, after the introduction of the new SX4 and Grand Vitara this fall, American Suzuki has no new products planned through the 2015 model year. Suzuki dealers in Europe are more fortunate, as a refreshed version of the Jimny (formerly known as the Samurai here in the States) and an all-new Alto will both be joining the lineup.

The SX4 replacement, Grand Vitara and updated Jimny are all expected to debut next month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.


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      Egon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've got Mitsubishi and Suzuki in my US car company death pool. I just can't decide which one is going to go to the big crusher in the sky first.
      whatever
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yep Egon... I wouldn't hang my hat on either one. They're gonners in the US market. I think now that Suzuki should have been a little more agreeable to Volkswagen. They both had something to put on the table. Suzuki small car expertise and VW diesel technology. Everybody's sleeping with everybody these days anyway.
        Classic Bob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @whatever
        The only thing that VW wanted from Suzuki was access to the Indian market. Unfortunately VW didn’t share promised technology with Suzuki, and that’s a big reason there fallout happened.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too little, too late.
      Keldon
      • 2 Years Ago
      WTF! Helloooooo....Kizashi??
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      ENGINES! ENGINES ENGINES AND ENGINES! That red 'S' on motorcycle means so much to so many people. Then the cars are so uninspired. Bring us a 275hp turbo-4 with AWD and bring a less expensive WRX to market. Give tuners some space to work within the engine bay & within the software and start putting that red 'S' on the front of your cars. But make it mean something real.