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2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi Recalled For Spiders (It's A Trend)
2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi Recalled For Spiders (It's A Trend)

2014 may be remembered as the Year of the Recall. GM's "Switchgate" fiasco kicked things off, affecting millions of vehicles in the U.S. and abroad. Other automakers followed suit -- some due to an abundance of caution, others because improved in-house tests revealed flaws faster, and others thanks...Read More»

2008 Suzuki Forenza
2004-2008 Suzuki Forenza, 2005-2008 Reno Recalled, Just Like Their GM Siblings

Suzuki shut down its U.S. automotive operations back in 2012 (curiously, on the same day as our last presidential election), but plenty of the company's vehicles still roam American roads. Now, Detroit News says that thousands of them are being recalled in the wake of a General Motors recall issued...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2006-2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara, 2007-2011 SX4 Recalled For Airbag Issue

Suzuki is recalling certain 2006 through 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara compact SUVs and 2007 through 2011 Suzuki SX4 passenger cars to fix an airbag problem. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at...Read More»

2013 Suzuki Kizashi
Suzuki Slouches Toward Bankruptcy. America Shrugs.

Remember the outrage sparked by Saab's bankruptcy announcement? It set off a skirmish of accusations and denials, with investors clamoring to buy a stake in the quirky car company, then silently slinking away, until finally at the 11th hour, a group of Chinese and Japanese funders rode into Saab...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Chrysler, Honda, Subaru Among IIHS's 13 Safest Cars Of 2013

Back in December, we told you about the winners (Honda) and losers (Toyota) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tougher frontal-crash tests. We also told you about the new IIHS designation, "Top Safety Pick+", which recognizes vehicles that perform especially well in crash tests. Now...Read More»

2012 Suzuki SX4 SportBack
Suzuki's Hard Candy Christmas: Sales Soar After Bankruptcy Announcement

Back in November, on the final day of a fiercely fought U.S. presidential election, Suzuki announced that it was leaving the American auto market. After years of slumping sales, the automaker's U.S. division decided to file for bankruptcy and focus its attention on Suzuki's successful lineup of...Read More»

2013 Suzuki Kizashi
Suzuki Shuts Down U.S. Auto Sales, Files For Bankruptcy

On a day that's likely to have many shocking twists and turns for Americans, here's some news that will surprise absolutely no one: Suzuki is exiting the U.S. auto market. According to Reuters, the Japanese company said earlier today that its auto division will file for bankruptcy in California...Read More»

Garmin's first in-car infotainment system comes to Suzuki vehicles
Could The Suzuki & Garmin Marriage Save Them Both?

Garmin has announced an intriguing partnership with Suzuki that will put Garmin infotainment systems in the dashboards of most 2013 Suzuki models. But will that be enough to boost Garmin's prospects for the future -- or those of Suzuki? All cards on the table: we haven't been too generous in our...Read More»

2013 Subaru BRZ
Toyota, Honda & Others Boost Output To Meet Cash-For-Clunkers Demand

Many eager auto shoppers in Japan have been stymied by inventory shortages, but according to the Wall Street Journal, the wait for new wheels may be coming to an end. The Journal reports that most Japanese companies are ramping up output, with significantly more cars rolling off the lines over the...Read More»

Matthew Broderick in Honda's Super Bowl ad for the 2012 CR-V
Super Bowl XLVI Play-By-Play: Which Ads Run When (With Video)

If you're a football fan, it's easy to keep track of this Sunday's Super Bowl match-up. After all, at 6:30pm Eastern, you have a pretty good idea which teams you'll be watching, right? But do you know what commercials will run and when they'll appear? We thought not. That's why we've put together a...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Equator 4WD Ext Cab V6 Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View
2011 - 2012 Suzuki Equator Recalled -- All 73 Of Them

Suzuki fans, we have good news and bad news. First the bad news: Suzuki has recalled 2011 and 2012 models of the Equator pickup. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "Some of the bolts that connect the engine oil cooler and the engine oil filter to the...Read More»

Suzuki Swift Sport
Suzuki Bails On Major Auto Shows In Los Angeles & Detroit

Suzuki fans, we have bad news: if you were hoping to glimpse your favorite automaker's newest rides at the upcoming Los Angeles and Detroit auto shows, you're in for some disappointment. For those who follow Suzuki, it's not surprising that the company is skipping Detroit. Suzuki hasn't appeared...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
Suzuki Demands Apology For VW Lawsuit

Divorces, be they between previously consenting adults or major corporations, rarely end on an amicable note. Such is the case between once-happy newlyweds Suzuki and Volkswagen, and the breakup between the two is starting to look like fodder for grocery-store tabloids. Suzuki is demanding...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi SLS. © 2011 Anne Proffit
VW, Suzuki Alliance Hits The Skids

The estranged partnership between Volkswagen and Suzuki has hit the skids, as Suzuki is now asking Volkswagen to sell its stake in the company, and has promised to sell its own small percentage of the German auto giant. In 2009, VW purchased a 19.9-percent, $2.9-billion stake in Suzuki, in the...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
"No Payments For Life" Ad Costs American Suzuki $18.5 Million

We’ll let you in on an auto industry trade secret: sometimes car dealerships, in an effort to move units, artificially embellish the truth. We’d never accuse them of lying, since that would be unethical; instead, some dealerships use advertising that promises much and delivers little. A...Read More»

Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept
Is The Honeymoon Between Volkswagen And Suzuki Over?

On paper, the relationship between auto industry giant Volkswagen and Japanese automaker Suzuki seemed logical enough. After all, Volkswagen stood to learn from Suzuki on building inexpensive subcompacts, and could have potentially received valuable exposure in the Japanese market. Suzuki would...Read More»

Suzuki Kizashi Sport SLS:  The Special K
Paranoid or Prepared? Suzuki Moving Japanese Operations

Seismologists in Japan say there’s an 87 percent chance of a magnitude 8.0 quake hitting the Tokai region (between Tokyo and Nagoya) in the next 30 years. That region includes the coastal areas of Hamamatsu, home to Suzuki Motor Corporation’s manufacturing and research and development...Read More»

2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave
War Horses: Five Family SUVs For Your Off-Road Summer

Sometimes you just want to get away from it all, kick city life in your rearview and get out there in the pristine wilderness – or a reasonable facsimile. Just don’t expect to do it in any strictly-for-the road sedan or even a semi-capable crossover. Nope, for serious outdoor...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport SLS: Driven

Sold under nearly any other major automotive brand, the 2011 Kizashi Sport would be a major sales success. So far for Suzuki, however, it hasn't; and we think that's a shame, as it's one of the best sport sedans for anyone on a tight budget. After a follow-up drive with the new 2011 Suzuki Kizashi...Read More»

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