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2019 Suzuki Jimny hit with three-star safety score

The new Suzuki Jimny has been hit with a “below average” three-star rating by Australia’s peak automotive safety body - matching the poor score issued by European authorities...

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2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in
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2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in

Suzuki Australia has confirmed the hotly-anticipated 2019 Jimny and facelifted 2019 Vitara Series II will officially go on sale Down Under as of Australia Day next month (January 26). Pricing and specifications for both model lines are yet to be announced at this stage, but the company continues to cite strong interest for the all-new Jimny, which already has "well over 200 pre-orders" in Australia...


2019 Suzuki Jimny preorders sitting at 123
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2019 Suzuki Jimny preorders sitting at 123

Suzuki’s Australian arm has now taken a sizeable 123 preorders on its new Jimny micro off-roader, well ahead of its projected launch here in late January of 2019. As you may recall, less than two months ago (shortly after the car’s online reveal) Suzuki held 37 local orders, meaning demand keeps spiking as the arrival nears...


Suzuki Swift mild-hybrid headed Down Under in 2019
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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
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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
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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...


Suzuki Swift Sport Red Devil here in July from $29,156
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Suzuki Swift Sport Red Devil here in July from $29,156

Suzuki has announced a limited-edition Swift Sport Red Devil, set to arrive in July from $29,156 drive-away. Just 100 examples of the red-and-black hatchback will be offered Down Under, all finished in Burning Red with carbon-black decals on the bonnet, front bumper and doors, along with the front and rear quarter panels...


Suzuki Swift: Global sales hit six million
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Suzuki Swift: Global sales hit six million

The Suzuki Swift has reached a sales milestone this week, with the little hatchback reaching six million units globally since its launch over a decade ago. Now in its fourth generation, the Swift is sold in 158 nations and regions including Japan, Europe, India and Australia...


Suzuki tops customer satisfaction survey in Australia
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Suzuki tops customer satisfaction survey in Australia

Suzuki has taken top spot in Canstar Blue's latest customer satisfaction survey for 2018 for new cars, beating out the likes of Mazda and Toyota. Conducted by local firm Canstar Blue, the survey rates Suzuki a maximum five stars in the areas of overall satisfaction, reliability and value for money...


Suzuki Australia: Michael Pachota announced as General Manager
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Suzuki Australia: Michael Pachota announced as General Manager

Michael Pachota has been announced today as the new General Manager for the automotive division of Suzuki Australia, taking a similar path to his predecessor, Andrew Moore. Both had previously held the post of National Sales Manager before ascending to the top end of the Suzuki brand's automotive arm in Australia...