Suzuki

Suzuki is the automotive division of Suzuki Motor Corporation based in Hamamatsu, Japan. Michio Suzuki founded the company in 1909 producing weaving looms, then explored producing a passenger car in 1937 before the onset of World War II. After the war, Suzuki began developing motorcycles and eventually cars with the introduction of the 1955 Suzulight. The company entered the US market in 1985 with the Samurai and produced vehicles for other manufacturers under contract like the Chevrolet Sprint, a rebadged version of the Suzuki Cultus. American Suzuki Motor Corporation filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012 and announced it would no longer sell new vehicles in the US. Its Canadian operations folded a short time later.


2013 Suzuki SX4
MSRP: $15,845 - $19,349
2012 Suzuki Kizashi
MSRP: $18,999 - $27,699
2013 Suzuki Kizashi
MSRP: $19,999 - $28,999
2012 Suzuki SX4
MSRP: $13,849 - $18,975
2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara
MSRP: $19,949 - $25,949
American motorcycle brands most satisfying, Japanese most reliable, says Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports' 2015 motorcycle study still finds Japanese brands to be the most dependable, but riders have the most love for American models from Victory and Harley-Davidson.
Top Gear hosts' classic bikes head for auction

A dozen mostly vintage motorcycles from former Top Gear hosts James May and Richard Hammond are crossing the auction block in the UK on April 26. The auction includes a 1970 Triton cafe racer from Hammond and a 1980 Ossa trials bike from May.
Suzuki iK-2 and iM-4 concepts suggest future style

For a relatively small Japanese brand, Suzuki brought quite a bit to the Geneva Motor Show with its iK-2 and iM-4 Concepts. The vehicles show off the company's future styling, next-gen platform and two future powertrain ideas.
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2008 Suzuki XL-7
$9,977 / 78,005 miles / PA
2008 Suzuki SX4
$8,998 / 70,952 miles / NY
2012 Suzuki Kizashi
$17,492 / 37,018 miles / NJ
Ugly Moto makes beautiful motorcycle art [w/video]

Ugly Moto is a horrible name for a company that makes such wonderful motorcycle art. The creation of artist Francis Ooi, the company's illustrations focus on some of the iconic racing bikes of the 1960s and 1970s.
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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS
Suzuki's latest V-Strom 1000 ABS motorcycle bridges the gap between hardcore off-roader and city slicker. Read our road-test first ride review here.
Suzuki recalls nearly 61k SX4s and Kizashis for shifting out of Park

A gearshift that can slide out of the Park position without depressing the brake pedal has prompted Suzuki to recall over 60,000 examples of its SX4 and Kizashi to have the entire assembly swapped out.
Suzuki recalling 23k GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000 bikes to replace chain adjuster

Suzuki is known for having a pair of very capable sportbikes in its GSX-R750 and GSXR-1000, but now the Japanese company is recalling 23,073 of them in the US to replace the chain adjuster. Specifically, the campaign affects 2011-2014 model year versions of the 750 and the 2009-2014 1000.
Suzuki Kizashi recalled due to pesky spiders

Spiders seem to love the fuel tanks of Japanese sedans. Mazda had to recall its Mazda6 twice for arachnid webs blocking their car's vent lines. Now, the Suzuki Kizashi is also being called in because spiders can block the car's evaporative canister vent hose, a condition which could cause excessive negative pressure in the tank, eventually leading to a crack and fuel leak. The campaign covers about 19,249 examples of the 2010-2013 model year Kizashi built from October 2009 through July 2012.