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Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha admit to improper emissions testing

Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha have joined a growing list of Japanese companies falsifying data, with all three admitting to improper fuel economy and emissions testing. First reported by industry journal, Automotive News Europe, the announcements come after internal investigations made by all three firms ordered by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism...

2019 Suzuki Vitara facelift unveiled

The facelifted Suzuki Vitara has been given its first official outing in Europe, and it includes new safety features to go along with a mildly tweaked design. Up front, the updated Vitara features a new grille and redesigned lower section of the front bumper. The graphics for the tail-lights have also been tweaked to incorporated LEDs, and the reversing lamp has been moved down to a central position in the rear bumper...

2019 Suzuki Vitara 'Series II' leaked

The updated Suzuki Vitara Series II has leaked online ahead of its official reveal, giving us a first look at the updated crossover before it goes on sale locally in the first quarter of next year. Published on a government website, this is the first time we've seen the final design of the updated Vitara, with all previous images being of camouflaged prototypes doing rounds in Europe...

Suzuki Swift mild-hybrid headed Down Under in 2019

Suzuki Australia will add the mild-hybrid Swift SHVS offered overseas to its local range, with the electrically-augmented BoosterJet powertrain set to touch down in 2019.  Speaking with CarAdvice in Melbourne yesterday, Michael Pachota, Suzuki Australia general manager for automotive, said the brand would be welcoming a hybrid option on a "very strong nameplate" next year, and the technology would carry a "very, very, very minor" price bump...

Suzuki Vitara: Series 2 coming in the first quarter of 2019

Suzuki Australia has confirmed it will bring the updated 'Series II' Vitara SUV early next year, despite the refreshed model not having been revealed yet. Michael Pachota, general manager for Suzuki's local division, said the new model is on its way and should arrive in Australian showrooms during the first quarter of 2019...

2019 Suzuki Jimny: 37 pre-orders already in the bank

The new Suzuki Jimny sent our commenters into a spin when it was confirmed for Australia on July 10. Turns out that online excitement is translating into deposits, with almost 40 pre-orders for the compact off-roader already in the bank. Speaking with CarAdvice this morning, Suzuki Australia general manager for automotive, Michael Pachota, said dealers were being approached by customers before the car was even confirmed for our market...

2019 Suzuki Jimny goes off-road - video

The Suzuki Jimny is well-known for being one of the most capable off-roaders for its size and price, and the new-generation model due in Australia during the first quarter of 2019 should be no different. While claims and marketing campaigns can tell you whatever they like, there's nothing like seeing it to believe it...

2019 Suzuki Jimny: Australian launch now official - UPDATE

It should have been a sure thing, given the long-running local love for the little tike and the easy availability of right-hand drive, but there was a hint of a chance we'd be left out. UPDATE, 10/07/2018: We've added new images of the Jimny in action. There are a few in the body, but you'll need to click on the images and scroll through the gallery for the full experience...

Suzuki Swift GL Navigator manual announced

Suzuki has added a manual version of the GL Navigator to its Swift range, replacing the GL manual at the bottom of the range with more equipment and a five-star ANCAP rating. The new Swift is powered by a 66kW/120Nm 1.2-litre DualJet engine, and rides on 16-inch alloy wheels as standard...

CarAdvice podcast 108: What to know when buying a new car at EOFY

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, the Australian details for the 2019 BMW X4 have been revealed, the Audi A1 has been unveiled, along with the Suzuki Jimny, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt will start at $73,688. In Volkswagen news, the Amarok Core V6 will be priced at under $50,000, while the 213kW GTI TCR has been confirmed for Australia...

2019 Suzuki Jimny revealed on global corporate site

The all-new Suzuki Jimny has been revealed on the company's global and Japanese websites, ahead of a full launch in July. In terms of design, there's no real surprises here considering we've seen the final look on several occasions through spy images and leaks in the Japanese media...