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New Suzuki Grand Vitara no closer

Suzuki appears no closer to introducing a replacement for its ageing Grand Vitara SUV, which has been on the stage in its current generation since 2005. But, despite the lack of an all-new offering on the horizon, the head of Suzuki's local arm remains upbeat about the current model's sales pace...

Suzuki Ignis still on wish list for Australia

The funky new Suzuki Ignis is still on the radar for a potential Australian launch, according to the company’s local arm. Andrew Moore, general manager of Suzuki Australia, told CarAdvice today that while the model is still not confirmed for our market, he’d like to see the Ignis join the brand’s SUV range alongside the current S-Cross, Vitara and Grand Vitara...

2017 Suzuki S-Cross facelift revealed ahead of Paris debut

The updated 2017 Suzuki S-Cross has been officially revealed in press photos at the model’s Italian launch, ahead of its official public debut at the Paris motor show later this year. After leaked images of the new crossover surfaced earlier this year, the updated S-Cross looks to be on its way to markets around the world, including Australia...

2016 Suzuki Baleno: Australian details revealed

A number of key equipment details for the incoming 2016 Suzuki Baleno hatch have surfaced on the company's Australian website, ahead of its local launch in the coming weeks. The page details two equipment levels - GL and GLX - along with some headlining features that will come with the new hatchback...

Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima get five-star ANCAP ratings

Front-drive versions of the Suzuki Vitara small SUV, plus the Kia Optima mid-sized sedan range, this week received five-star ANCAP safety ratings. Neither of these mid-tier sellers had ratings before. The Hungary-sourced Suzuki Vitara managed a good rating of 35.79 out of 37 against 2015 ratings (for reference, the top-selling Mazda CX-3 managed 36...

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"...