Suzuki stepping out

GM liquidating its relationship with Suzuki may turn out to be the best thing that could happen to the eastern automaker. Many Suzuki models owe their lives to other GM products, including the new XL-7 that's based on GM's Theta platform, but the company will be branching out on its own with vehicles like the SX4 that debuted on this continent in New York and is reportedly going to enter WRC competition next year. There also plans to bring back the Swift, which has evolved into a highly regarded sub-compact abroad. Finally, there are replacements for the Aerio, Verona and Forenza in the works that have no ties with GM ware.

[Source: Inside Line]

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