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  • Suzuki Announces New Alliance

    September 24, 2019

    Toyota and Suzuki have announced a new capital alliance, which they say cements “the long-term partnership between the two companies for promoting collaboration in new fields, including the field of autonomous driving”. As part of the new agreement, Toyota will buy 24 million newly allocated shares in Suzuki valued at roughly ¥96 billion ($1.34 billion). Once the transaction is completed Toyota will control 4.94 per cent of Suzuki’s common stock. In return Suzuki will acquire...

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    Suzuki sales to surpass 20,000 units

    September 17, 2019

    Suzuki Australia is confident that it can return to 20,000-plus sales this year – despite the loss of the Grand Vitara mid-size SUV – on the back of a renewed marketing push as well as redesigned and refreshed models, such as the highly anticipated Jimny and facelifted Vitara. Speaking to GoAuto at the recent launch of the new-generation Jimny and the updated Vitara, Suzuki Australia general manager for automobiles Michael Pachota revealed his goal to...

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    2019 Suzuki Jimny Review: City Driving

    September 10, 2019

    It’s charming, funky, affordable, and capable off-road. But how does the 2019 Suzuki Jimny manual fare in the urban jungle? So, what better excuse for putting the Jimny to the test on the mean streets of inner-city Sydney – a canvas of traffic mayhem, shitty roads and nightmare parking options – to see how it stacks up against the judges’ claims. We’ve previously given this very Jimny an off-road belting through Victoria’s High Country, where...

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    2019 Suzuki Vitara Series II Specs

    July 24, 2019

    More safety tech for the Vitara Turbo models offset by price rises between $500 and $1000, as the new crossover starts arriving at Suzuki dealerships. The 2019 Suzuki Vitara Series II update has lobbed in Australia, with a focus on improving the active safety credentials of range-topping Turbo variants. The revised version of Suzuki’s edgy Hungarian-made little crossover SUV now comes in only three variations, the base model with front-wheel drive (FWD) and either manual...

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    Suzuki Swift hybrid on Aussie wishlist

    July 3, 2019

    Plans are in motion at Suzuki Australia to bring a hybridised version of the Swift hatch to local showrooms. If those plans come to fruition, it could earn the small Japanese manufacturer the distinction of offering the most affordable hybrid car in Australia, potentially undercutting the $24,040 Toyota Prius C. While Suzuki is rumoured to be working on a plug-in hybrid version of its Vitara small SUV for Europe, the outlook for that car is...

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    Suzuki Baleno Series II Revealed

    June 26, 2019

    The Swift’s more practical sibling has been given a minor refresh, with minor design and equipment upgrades. Suzuki Australia has confirmed details of the updated 2020 Baleno light hatch ahead of its local sales launch in August. As before, the refreshed Baleno will be available in two trim levels – GL and GLX – with minor styling and equipment revisions depending on grade. Design changes include the new front grille, revised bumpers front and rear, along...

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    Suzuki Jimmy – 2019 World Urban Car

    May 8, 2019

    The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York International Auto Show. The Suzuki Jimny was declared the 2019 World Urban Car. A Suzuki car have been a “Top Three in the World” finalist in the World Urban Car category for three consecutive years. This year, the Jimny is also a top three finalist in the World Car Design of...

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    2019 World Car Awards Suzuki Jimmy

    April 15, 2019

    World Car Awards Next week the winners of the 2019 World Car Awards will be announced at the New York International Auto Show!  A jury of 86 journalists narrowed down a pool of 40 new models into 3 finalists across 6 categories and Suzuki Jimmy is in! Jimny has rightfully secured a top three spot in two of these categories: World Urban Car of the Year – where it is up against the Hyundai AH2/Santro...

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    2019 Suzuki Jimny off-road review

    March 18, 2019

    2019 Suzuki Jimny off-road review By Matt Raudonikis | Photos: Alastair Brook, 14 Mar 2019Road Tests Suzuki’s new Jimny is certainly winning popularity contests in 2019, but how does the 2019 Suzuki Jimny  go off-road? We take it to the High Country to find out. AMONG AN ocean of same-same compact SUVs with little or no appeal or individuality and even less off-road ability, Suzuki’s venerable Jimny is a welcome addition. Putting function to the...

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    Suzuki Jimmy nominated for 2019 ‘World Car of the Year’

    February 19, 2019

      Toronto, ON – Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – For Immediate Release 2019 Suzuki Jimny The World Car Finals countdown excitement officially begins today with KPMG’s announcement of the finalists in six World Car Awards categories.   A jury of 86 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation with each candidate as part of their professional work. For more details about our jurors and their outlets, please...

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