Suzuki Motor Corporation - a Japanese engineering company. Headquarters - in the city of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Founded in 1909 by Michio Suzuki. The company started its activities with the release of looms, motorbikes and motorcycles, was founded as the Suzuki Loom Works. In 1930 in Japan rose sharply the demand for cars, and in 1937 the staff Michio Suzuki started the project of creation of small cars. After creating several prototypes of the program it has been minimized due to the outbreak of the Second World War.
The idea of creating vehicles returned only in 1951, when the market collapsed looms. Motorbike Suzuki Power Free was created, which feature was the presence of two drive sprockets, thanks to which you can move only at the expense of the engine, using the pedal or simultaneously using both types of drive.
In 1954 the company was renamed to Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd., at this time it produced about 6000 motorcycles and mopeds in the month. A year has gone into the production front-wheel minicar Suzulight with independent front and rear suspension. In 1962, the export of motorcycles in the US, at the same factory team became the first winner of the Moto GP series. In 1982, the group released the world's first ATV - model QuadRunner LT125.
In 1967, the company opened its first overseas plant in Thailand, in 1982, began operations in India. For 2008, Suzuki joint venture with the Indian company Maruti Udyog occupies 50% of the local car market.
In 1967, the group began manufacturing the first generation of the family runabouts Fronte, Alto, Cervo, in 1983 appears above the class model - Swift / Cultus. Auto exports to the United States began in 1985. The production Vitara crossover began in 1988.
In 1991, the plant in Hungary Magyar Suzuki was built.
In December 2009, Suzuki entered into an alliance with the German Volkswagen Group, exchanging the latest shareholdings and announcing the joint development of environmentally friendly cars. Less than two years later, in September 2011, it was announced the collapse of the alliance.
Suzuki Cultus (Aka Suzuki Forsa, Geo Metro, Pontiac Firefly, and so on. D.)