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Suzuki CEO steps down due to fuel economy scandal

Osamu Suzuki will step down from the position of CEO of Suzuki, at the end of this month, in the wake of the company's fuel economy calculation scandal. The 86-year-old Suzuki will however retain his role as chairman of the company that bears his adopted family's name. Executive vice president Osamu Honda will also step down on June 29 at the company's annual general meeting...

Suzuki raided in Japan over fuel economy irregularities

The headquarters of Suzuki have been raided by the Japanese authorities as part of on-going investigations into the company's irregular fuel economy calculation processes. On May 18, Suzuki admitted that it had used an improper and illegal testing procedure to calculate its fuel economy numbers for models sold in Japan...

2017 Suzuki Swift Sport to go turbo - report

The 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport will reportedly draw power from a turbo engine when it debuts next year, according to UK magazine Autocar. The report, which offers no word on its source, claims the next-generation Swift Sport will do away with the enduring naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre engine, instead joining the growing brigade of turbocharged light hatches...

Suzuki Swift recalled for parking brake fix

Suzuki Australia is recalling 1454 vehicles from its current-generation ‘AZH414’ Swift and ‘416’ Swift Sport hatchback lines, introduced globally in 2010. The recall has been announced over concerns that a brake fluid leak could lead to brake failure. The Japanese manufacturer reports that the inner diameter of the cylinder that wraps around the parking brake may be too wide and as a result not sealing inside the caliper...

2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X: diesel joins Australian range

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara small SUV range is now available with a diesel engine, complementing the just-introduced S Turbo petrol variant and rounding out the line-up. The new flagship Suzuki Vitara RT-X diesel variant gets a 1.6-litre DDiS direct-injected turbo-diesel engine with 88kW of power at 3750rpm and 320Nm at 1750rpm — 100Nm more than the 1...

Suzuki admits to using incorrect fuel economy procedure in Japan

Suzuki has announced that it used improper and illegal techniques in determining the official fuel consumption figures for vehicles on sale in Japan. As part of an internal investigation launched after the Mitsubishi fuel economy scandal broke, Suzuki discovered "some discrepancies were found in the automobile emission and fuel efficiency testing process between the regulation by MLIT and the actual method carried out by Suzuki"...

Suzuki issues recall for S-Cross SUV for incorrect seat stitching

Suzuki has issued a recall for its small S-Cross SUV after it was discovered that the front seat back may have been assembled with incorrect stitch seam spacing. The recall affects 3755 examples of the S-Cross built between 2014 and 2015. The car maker reports that the stitching on affected S-Cross’ may not meet the manufacturing control values around the area of the side airbag...

2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo pricing and specifications

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo launches this week, introducing Australians to the company’s brand new BoosterJet petrol engine. Neatly replacing the defunct Vitara RT-X at the top of the range, the Suzuki Vitara S Turbo gets a new 103kW/220Nm 1.4-litre direct-injected turbo engine with 17kW/64Nm more than the non-turbo 1.6 still powering the base Vitara RT-S...

2017 Suzuki Swift: next-generation city car spied

The next-generation Suzuki Swift has been nabbed by our spy photographers on the streets of Europe. Although this pre-production Swift prototype is shrouded head-to-toe with a clip-on camouflage, we can see some of the design details of the new hatchback. At the top of the front fender we can see a character line running from the top of the headlights over the wheel arch before fading out part way through the front door...

2017 Suzuki Swift images leaked online

Images that are believed to be of the next-generation Suzuki Swift were leaked and published overnight. The renderings seen here were reportedly photographed at a dealer conference and were originally posted online by AutoExpress. If these pictures are accurate, the new Swift will have a slightly harder edge to it, while still retaining styling cues that first appeared on the 2004 hatch...

Suzuki Vitara, S-Cross recalled for rear axle fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: build dates and vehicle numbers confirmed. See bottom of article. Suzuki Australia has announced a recall on its small S-Cross and Vitara SUVs, over fears surrounding the rear axle installation. The Japanese car maker confirmed today that the bolts of the rear axle could loosen, break or come away from the body, potentially leading to the vehicle becoming “inoperable”...