GROSSE POINTE, MI – American Suzuki Motor Corp.’s SX4 subcompact sales have continued to slide in recent months, plummeting 70.3% in June, but an executive says the new ’10 model will put some excitement back in the brand. Gene Brown, vice president-marketing, largely blames the depressed U.S. market for the SX4’s 41% downward trajectory in the year’s first-half. “The overall industry decline is responsible for about 33% of that,” he tells Ward’s during a media event here. Another ...

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