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Test Drive: 2009 Suzuki SX4 Crossover
Test Drive: 2009 Suzuki SX4 Crossover

Can a company that started out making tools for the ancient art of weaving create a fun and practical car? The SX4 Crossover doesn't really offer a ton of differenitation in design.  For a crossover it looks small in comparison to other crossovers like the Ford Flex, if anything it looks more like...Read More»

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2010 Suzuki SX4 Gains SportBack Model

Either as a five-door hatchback or a four-door sedan, Suzuki's SX4 is a well-packaged, well-equipped small car and surprisingly enjoyable to drive. TheCarConnection.com especially likes its hatchback model, called the SX4 Crossover, and points to its quiet interior, sporty driving feel, and...Read More»

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Suzuki Offers Free Gas Card With 2009 SX4

Suzuki has opened up the pumps—to ease the jitterbugs, of course. The automaker will offer free gas cards with purchase of any new 2009 SX4 small-car models in the U.S. The promotion, called "Free Gas for Summer," includes a pre-paid debit card good for $270 on the 2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport (sedan)...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
16 Cars for $16,000---Or Less

If you’re looking for a new set of wheels despite the recession, you’re in for a surprise. New cars can be far more expensive than you recall from your last trip to the showroom. According to figures from Comerica Bank, which compiles an annual study on affordability, the average new car sold...Read More»

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2009 Chicago Auto Show: Suzuki Equator Goes Three Ways At Once

A year after introducing the Suzuki Equator (a lightly disguised Nissan Frontier) pickup at the '08 Chicago Auto Show, Suzuki rolls out three customized Equators designed and built by enthusiast publications. All three magazines were given a blank slate Equator to start with, both stylistically and...Read More»

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UK's Sexy Green Car Show Cancelled

Seeming to prove that it ain't easy being green, the Sexy Green Car Show, which was to be held in May in London, has been cancelled according to AutoCar; they claim the show is an apparent victim of the sudden drop in fuel prices. Of the cancellation, Rob Mackenzie, managing director of IMIE who...Read More»

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U.S. Auto Slump Felt in Japan

A historically weak auto market in the U.S. is causing strong ripple effects for Japanese automakers. Toyota is making the most dramatic layoffs, ridding itself of 6,000 contract workers in all. More than 6,000 additional jobs will be cut by Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki, and Honda, all...Read More»

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GM Finds Extra $230 Million in Sale of Suzuki

Scrambling through the couch cushions for enough loose change to keep it solvent for the time being, GM offloaded its 3 percent stake in Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation to the tune of $230 million, said Automotive News. Having burned through nearly $7 billion in the last quarter alone, $230...Read More»

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Alpine Announces New HD Radio Tuner with iTunes Tagging Capability

Alpine announced yesterday that it will begin shipping its newest HD Radio tuner, which provides HD's benefits of improved sound quality and more content choices plus a new iTunes Tagging functionality that eases the ability of consumers to track and purchase music they hear on their Alpine HD...Read More»

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Suzuki SX4t Turbo Concept to Debut at SEMA

The line of breathed-upon vehicles to debut at SEMA '08 just keeps on growing, and Suzuki is getting in on the game with the announcement of a few vehicles, including the SX4t Turbo Concept. Turbo boost gives the Suzuki SX4 Crossover a crisp jump in power to 221 horsepower and 208 pound-feet of...Read More»

2009 Suzuki Equator
Driven: 2009 Suzuki Equator

Nissan isn't trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes with its new mid-size truck, the '09 Equator. Clearly a Nissan Frontier with, we think, a very attractive schnoz, Suzuki brass are quick to comment that the new-to-Suzuki truck was "developed as a joint effort with Nissan North America, Inc."...Read More»

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Driven: 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki should strongly consider renaming this vehicle. Bearing little resemblance in performance, panache, or style to its mediocre, cramped predecessor that debuted in the United States around the turn of the millennium, the freshened '09 GV (that's what we'll call it) is a decided 180 from the...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

The 2010 Suzuki Kazashi has arrived in Nevada for some hot-weather testing.  Our latest look at Suzuki's new midsize sedan has generated some new details--including our first looks at the Kizashi's engine and interior. Likely to take design cues from handsome Suzuki's Kizashi 3 concept car show at...Read More»

2009 Ford Focus
TheCarConnection.com's Eight Best Cars for College

With the fall term about to start at schools across the country, you may be looking for the perfect car for your parents to “subsidize”—or for your child to take off to college along with your furniture, your computer, and your life savings. It doesn’t take an economics major to find a...Read More»

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Suzuki Dumps Detroit Show; Sports Sedan Coming in 2009

Suzuki says its new sports sedan will bow at an auto show in 2009--but it won't be the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. As Porsche has already confirmed, Suzuki will pass on attending the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. In doing so, Suzuki's abandoning Cobo Hall for more spacious digs at...Read More»

2009 Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept
2009 Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept

Three, it would seem, really is a charm for Suzuki. The 2009 Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept vehicle, that is. The third in a series of recent concept vehicles, the prototype that the Japanese automaker unveiled at the New York Auto Show, this week, gives a very clear picture of where Suzuki intends to...Read More»

Kizashi 3 in New York: Here's the Sketch

It's been an auto-show season full of Suzukis so far--from the Kizashi concept shown at last fall's Frankfurt auto show, to the Concept Kizashi 2 unveiled at the Tokyo motor show last October. Now, while we're still wrapping up our coverage of the Geneva motor show, Suzuki's completing the trio...Read More»

TCC Drives: Suzuki SX4 Sport

At $15,270 as delivered, the SX4 is the lowest-priced car I've driven in the past year. It's also perhaps the case where reality has most exceeded my expectations. I'm not so fond of the exaggerated-upward proportions and abbreviated silhouette of the oddly named Sport (as the sedan body style is...Read More»

Suzuki Truck Coming to Chicago Show

American Suzuki is planning to unveil its pickup truck at next month's Chicago Auto Show. It expects to have three different truck "concepts" on stage for the Chicago show, according one source. The truck is being built for Suzuki by Nissan at its plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, through one of the auto...Read More»

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