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Suzuki News and Reviews

Suzuki News and Reviews

Suzuki previews, buyer’s guides, reviews, news and more.


  Recall Roundup: String of GM Recalls Continues; BMW, Suzuki Also Issue...
In an ongoing effort to address safety issues and improve its internal processes, General Motors (GM) issued recalls for approximately 2.6 million vehicles last week, dating back to the 2004 model year.
     
  Recall Roundup: Suzuki Needs to Service Air Bags in SX4, Grand Vitara
This past week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a single recall for passenger vehicles, involving nearly 200,000 Suzuki vehicles from the 2006 to 2011 model years.
     
  2013 Suzuki SX4 Preview
The 2013 Suzuki SX4 is a compact 5-seater that's offered in three versions: a sedan body style, SportBack (hatchback), and a Crossover. A navigation system has been added to the lineup of options for 2013, the front fascia has been restyled, and a few new colors are available.
     
  2013 Suzuki Kizashi Preview
The 2013 Suzuki Kizashi is a small-to-midsize sedan that seats 5. It's available in four trim levels and in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD), depending on the version.
     
  2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara Preview
The 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a compact crossover SUV that seats five. It's available in three trim levels. The Suzuki Grand Vitara is well equipped at the base level; Premium and Limited trim levels are also available.
     
  Small Number of 2007 Suzuki XL7 Models Recalled for Fuel Leak Risk
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall for 2,830 units of the 2007 Suzuki XL7 model to determine whether they are equipped with a defective fuel pump module.
     
  New for 2013: Suzuki
Suzuki sells four models in the United States, a lineup consisting of two cars, a pickup truck, and an SUV. The news for the 2013 model year is limited to the availability of a new in-dash navigation and entertainment system, as well as styling and packaging modifications for most models.
     
  Concept-Suzuki Concept Kizashi 3 Preview
Critical Knowledge:Third in a series of Kizashi conceptsServes as model for forthcoming near-luxury sport sedanAll three versions are displayed at 2008 New York Auto ShowAll-wheel drive3.6-liter V-6 enginePaddle-shifted 6-speed automatic transmissionIntroductionLike other automakers, Suzuki has a history of creating show vehicles that never reached beyond the concept stage. Still, a few do make it to production-though not necessarily in their original show-car form. If nothing else, they contribute features that turn up on subsequent production models.
     
  New for 2010-Suzuki
Critical Knowledge:2010 Suzuki Equator: The Equator is carryover for 2010.2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara: Navigation is now standard on all trim levels, and Bluetooth phone connectivity is now optional.2010 Suzuki Kizashi: All-new for 2010, the Kizashi enters the highly competitive family sport sedan segment with a 185-horsepower engine and a long list of standard equipment.2010 Suzuki SX4: The SX4 receives several improvements for 2010. These include retuning the engine for more power, revising the interior, upgrading the option packages, and adding a new Sport variant.
     
  2010 Suzuki Kizashi Preview
Critical Knowledge:New midsize sports sedanStandard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engineStandard 6-speed manual transmissionStandard 4-wheel-disc, Akebono anti-lock brakesStandard sport suspension tuningStandard stability and traction controlOptional continuously variable transmission (CVT) with shift paddlesOptional all-wheel drive with up to 50 percent of power going to the rear wheelsOptional 18-inch wheel-and-tire packageStandard cloth sport
     
  New for 2009-Suzuki
Critical Knowledge:SX4 sedan and hatchback gain standard navigation systemFront-drive SX4 hatchback debuts, making all-wheel drive (AWD) an option rather than standardForenza and Reno passenger cars are dropped, making SX4 duo the only Suzuki passenger carsBrand-new Equator debuts-Suzuki's first pickup in U.S.
     
  2009 Suzuki Equator Preview
Critical Knowledge:First midsize pickup truck from SuzukiOffspring of joint venture with NissanExtended Cab and Crew Cab body stylesThree concept versions appear at Chicago Auto ShowBased on Nissan's Frontier pickupScheduled for sale in late 2008IntroductionRather than develop and manufacture a midsize pickup truck on its own, Suzuki has gone into a joint venture with Nissan for a new model based upon Nissan's Frontier. First launched as a 1998 model, the Frontier has competed against such midrange pickups as the Dodge Dakota and Toyota Tacoma. Signature Suzuki touches may be seen on the hood, front fenders, grille, bumpers and tailgate. Seating will be available for up to 5 passengers. Suzuki has offered an expanding line of compact and midsize sport utility vehicles, including the current Grand Vitara and XL7, but pickups are a new venture for the Japan-based company. Suzuki is best known for motorcycles, and many of those two-wheelers are hauled on trucks. Therefore, Suzuki would like to offer customers a pickup of the same brand. Like the Frontier, Suzuki's new Equator is built on a fully boxed frame, and will be manufactured in Smyrna, TN.
     
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