Suzuki http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53649/more en Number-Plate Update Boosts U.K. Car-Sales Numbers http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/number-plate-update-boosts-uk-car-sales-numbers <div class="node-body article-body">September is a key month for the industry with the biannual number-plate update. September and March, the months of the plate change, together account for one-third of a year’s sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/number-plate-update-boosts-uk-car-sales-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/number-plate-update-boosts-uk-car-sales-numbers#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Ford Kia Nissan Renault Suzuki Sales Results Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:41:00 +0000 1131411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Leaf jolts U.K., European markets with best-ever September result.</strong></p> Suzuki Vitara Headed for Paris Debut http://wardsauto.com/europe/suzuki-vitara-headed-paris-debut <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Paris Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ’15 model grows some in size and adds a little styling panache to better take on segment entries from Jeep, Fiat, Ford, Nissan and Opel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/suzuki-vitara-headed-paris-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/suzuki-vitara-headed-paris-debut#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology France Suzuki 2014 Paris Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:52:00 +0000 1099801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Vitara said to rely heavily on lightweight aluminum for platform.</strong></p> Suzuki Faces Shareholder Pushback Over India Venture http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-faces-shareholder-pushback-over-india-venture <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti Suzuki is campaigning to convince global and local investors of the benefits of parent Suzuki’s wholly owned India operation. But some Maruti Suzuki shareholders oppose the plan and regulators have questioned its legality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-faces-shareholder-pushback-over-india-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-faces-shareholder-pushback-over-india-venture#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific India Maruti Suzuki Finance Restructuring Trade Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:03:00 +0000 1044701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki product plans&rsquo; effects on Ritz, other Maruti Suzuki models unclear.</strong></p> Army Coup Not Sidetracking Thailand Eco-Car Project http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/army-coup-not-sidetracking-thailand-eco-car-project <div class="node-body article-body">The government likely will approve details of investment plans by the 10 automakers signed up for the second phase of the eco-car scheme sometime this year. The 10 projects are set to produce 1.58 million eco-cars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/army-coup-not-sidetracking-thailand-eco-car-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/army-coup-not-sidetracking-thailand-eco-car-project#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Nissan Suzuki Sales & Marketing Emissions Fuel Economy Vehicle Assembly eco-car Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:45:00 +0000 1043901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>City accounts for half of No.3-seller Honda volume in Thailand.</strong></p> Japanese Automakers Expect Gains to Continue in Fiscal 2014 http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/japanese-automakers-expect-gains-continue-fiscal-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Lesser players Suzuki and Subaru manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries posted both record earnings and sales in fiscal 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/japanese-automakers-expect-gains-continue-fiscal-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/japanese-automakers-expect-gains-continue-fiscal-2014#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Daihatsu Hino Honda Isuzu Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Suzuki Toyota Finance Production Sales Results Thu, 29 May 2014 11:01:00 +0000 1028131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>N-BOX Japan&rsquo;s best-selling kei car in 2013.</strong></p> Exports Picking Up Indian Auto Industry’s Slack http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-picking-indian-auto-industry-s-slack <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are working to expand not only by exporting but also by producing compact vehicles, increasing dealerships and promoting rural sales and service within India. The domestic manufacturers face the additional challenge of strengthening their technological capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-picking-indian-auto-industry-s-slack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-picking-indian-auto-industry-s-slack#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional India Ford Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Suzuki Tata Toyota Volkswagen Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Sales Results Trade Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Mon, 12 May 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1014141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan rides revived Datsun brand to No.2 spot among Indian exporters.</strong></p> U.K. Light-Vehicle Market Maintains Momentum in March http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-light-vehicle-market-maintains-momentum-march <div class="node-body article-body">March typically is the region’s biggest sales month of the year, and the latest numbers pushed first-quarter results up 13.7% to 688,122 units.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-light-vehicle-market-maintains-momentum-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-light-vehicle-market-maintains-momentum-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Ford Kia Opel/Vauxhall Renault Suzuki Volvo Car Sales Results Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Darren Payne Jon Wakefield Mark Ovenden Mike Hawes Paul Philpott Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 989381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Transit holds customary top CV sales spot.</strong></p> Battery Experts Seek Lower Costs, Better Technology http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/battery-experts-seek-lower-costs-better-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Research analyst Cosmin Laslau notes EV maker Tesla delivered 4,900 Model S sedans and Apple sold 47.8 million iPhones worldwide in first-quarter 2013. But in terms of Li-ion battery capacity, the Model S consumed 50% more than the iPhone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/battery-experts-seek-lower-costs-better-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/battery-experts-seek-lower-costs-better-technology#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Chevrolet Daimler Honda Nissan Suzuki Tesla Toyota Charging Component Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Manufacturing Technology Apple Automotive Energy Supply Japanese Ministry of Economy LG Chem Panasonic Trade and Industry World Smart Energy Week Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:11:00 +0000 987581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Battery pack in early EV player Prius half of Leaf&rsquo;s, Volt&rsquo;s.</strong></p> Green Cars Keep Indonesia February Sales in Black http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/green-cars-keep-indonesia-february-sales-black <div class="node-body article-body">Dutch-owned development company Indonesia Investments says low-cost green cars, introduced locally in 2013, accounted for about 15% of total sales last month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/green-cars-keep-indonesia-february-sales-black" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/green-cars-keep-indonesia-february-sales-black#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Daihatsu Honda Nissan Suzuki Toyota Fuel Economy Incentives Sales Results Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries Datsun Indonesia Investments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:05:00 +0000 977061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki Wagon R among popular inexpensive cars.</strong></p> Suzuki Creating Sibling to Market-Leading Indian JV http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-creating-sibling-market-leading-indian-jv <div class="node-body article-body">A dispute over royalties paid to multinational corporations by their Indian operations appears to be at the heart of Suzuki’s plans to develop a wholly owned subsidiary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-creating-sibling-market-leading-indian-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-creating-sibling-market-leading-indian-jv#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Maruti Suzuki Capacity Utilization Restructuring Osamu Suzuki R C Bhargava Securities and Exchange Board of India Suzuki Motors Gujarat Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:47:00 +0000 970441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki plan emerges as Maruti Suzuki launches all-new Celerio city car.</strong></p>