Category Archives: Press Releases

  • Suzuki gets thumbs up from JD Power in the UK

    Automotive research specialists, JD Powers, recently found Suzuki to be one of the best quality mass-market brands in the UK, when measured by the number of problems that customers have experienced during the first three years of ownership. W 20160722 Suzuki outperforms market in JD Power tests

  • Everyone loves Jimny

    It doesn’t matter who you are or where you look, it’s difficult to find anyone who doesn’t like the Suzuki Jimny.  

  • Suzuki and Hukato aim for the moon

    The next vehicle to drive on the moon could very well be a Suzuki, if the team from Hukato, Suzuki and ispace technologies has its way. W 20160715 Suzuki and Hukato aim for the moon

  • The All New Vitara Road Test – The Legend Lives!

    Thanks to confusing international naming protocols, we never got to see, until recently, Suzuk is labelled simply “Vitara” in South Africa. That’s because the car with that name overseas was relabelled Grand Vitara here. Then, over time, bodies stretched and engines grew until our local Grand Vitaras actually became almost “Grande” in the sense of […]


    A new direction – but the spirit lives on! An all-new, innovative interpretation of the Suzuki Vitara ethos Smart, streamlined shape expresses contemporary design language Lightweight construction and efficient drivetrain ensure superior economy Advanced AllGrip all-wheel drive system delivers go-anywhere talent Full five-star EuroNCAP safety rating, with seven airbags across the range Extensive personalisation scope […]

  • Suzuki Ciaz – Luxury on a budget

    Suzuki enters a very tight market segment with the Ciaz. The four door compact sedan market is a tough one to crack with the market dominated by Hyundai, Ford, Polo and Toyota where value for money is fast becoming the biggest selling point but Suzuki has pulled a rabbit out the hat and created some […]

  • Grand Fun in a Suzuki Vitara

    The Citizen is currently testing a Grand Vitara on a long term basis.  Read the second article of his journey with the vehicle here:    

  • Suzuki invests in future of young drivers

    Suzuki Auto South Africa is supporting the innovative initiative of a Tshwane school to create better, more responsible and more safety conscious young drivers. The Tshwane Muslim School’s driver training programme includes both attitude and skill-based elements, and will receive a major boost from the loan of a Suzuki Alto hatchback to the school for […]

  • New sedan concept is Suzuki’s star in Shanghai

    The Authentics is a C-segment sedan concept, which is particularly relevant in the Chinese market, where C-segment sedans account for the largest sales volumes in the passenger car market. According to Suzuki, the concept fuses the themes of sportiness and elegance, thanks to its long wheelbase and an unconstrained shape. The overall height has been […]

  • Suzuki achieves 50 million accumulated worldwide vehicle sales

    Suzuki Motor Corporation has achieved a major milestone with the news that the company reached accumulated worldwide automobile sales of 50 million units in March 2013. The 50-million sales total is made up of 21,95 million units sold in Japan (20,28 million ultracompact vehicles, together with 1,66 million standard and compact vehicles), and 28,05 million […]

  • New SX4 is Suzuki’s star in Geneva

    Suzuki has unveiled its first ever C-segment crossover at the Geneva Motor Show. The new SX4 is a direct development of the head-turning S-Cross concept unveiled at last year’s Paris expo, and represents the most advanced marriage of Suzuki’s SUV know-how and its compact car expertise. While the original SX4 was arguably the world’s first […]

  • Swift sales soar worldwide

    The global success of Suzuki’s Swift continues unabated, with worldwide cumulative sales of the subcompact hatchback reaching the three-million mark in January 2013. Launched as a global strategic model in 2004, the Swift achieved the milestone figure just eight years and two months after sales first commenced. Suzuki’s established compact car expertise, combined with its […]

  • Suzuki’s all-new C-segment crossover

      The series model of Suzuki’s all-new C-segment crossover will be making its world premiere at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show, which will be held from 5th to 17th March 2013. The C-segment crossover model is based on the concept car S-Cross initially introduced at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012. With its […]

  • Suzuki ending the year on a record high

    Suzuki GB PLC is pleased to announce record year on year sales in the UK with a closing figure of 24,880 units, representing a growth of 24 per cent over 2011’s full calendar year volume of 19,800 units. Suzuki is currently the 2nd fastest growing franchise in the UK car market as well as being […]

  • New look for versatile Suzuki SX4

    Suzuki’s uniquely versatile SX4 leisure hatchback has undergone a series of updates. The changes are aimed at enhancing the cosmetic appeal of the vehicle, while also improving the interior execution. The tried and trusted drivetrain options of the current SX4 remain unchanged, with a choice of front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions making the SX4 […]

  • Suzuki Puts Foot in aid of charity

    Launching a new vehicle usually entails a significant investment in a lavish event to mark the arrival of the latest model. However, Suzuki Auto South Africa has celebrated the introduction of its updated Grand Vitara SUV by completing a challenging 4 000 km road trip in support of a worthy cause. Crewed by three motoring […]

  • Fresher package adds appeal and value to Suzuki’s stalwart Grand Vitara

    The Grand Vitara has already established an enviable reputation for is authentic, low range-based 4×4 capability, combined with robust quality and reliability. Update introduces new Dune and Summit model designations Revised styling adds keener aesthetics Proven drivetrains retained Revised specification focuses on even greater value The updates are aimed at augmenting the cosmetic appeal of […]

  • Suzuki S-Cross concept wows the crowds

    The mesh front grille, with its combination dark and bright chrome elements, underscores the S-Cross concept’s focus on quality and aesthetic appeal, as do the innovative roof rails, which fit flush with the roofline when not in use. The S-Cross also acknowledges the need for aerodynamic efficiency, and the fuel consumption and emissions benefits to […]

  • Special Edition adds zest to Suzuki’s Swift

      Distinctive exterior echoes sporty intent Interior upgrades add further class and value Frugal latest-generation engine ensures frisky performance Overall package designed to offer superb value-for-money Suzuki Auto South Africa has added a Special Edition model to its line-up of Swift compact hatchback models. The new Swift SE benefits from an array of exterior and […]

  • A Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV has completed 7 000 gruelling Africa kilometres

    A Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV has completed 7 000 km gruelling Africa kilometres, mostly off the beaten track, while competing in the annual Put Foot charity rally. Piloted by Team Half Full Four, and sponsored by Suzuki Auto South Africa, the Grand Vitara took everything from potholed roads and desert dunes to muddy marshlands and […]

  • 20 000 reasons to celebrate at Suzuki Auto SA

    At the same time, the company has reaffirmed its commitment to the SA market with confirmation that it plans to introduce at least four additional models locally over the next two years. “The wide market acceptance of our local model line-up has strengthened the commitment of Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) to the SA market,” says […]

  • Driven – 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport

    When Suzuki Auto first opened shop in South Africa back in June 2008, the Suzuki Swift was one of the two models that featured at the launch. Since then the Swift has earned a good reputation for quality and build, which was entrenched even further when they launched the second edition last year. And now […]

  • Alto becomes even more affordable

    The new Alto variant will be badged the Alto GA, and is joined by the newly rebadged Alto GLX. Together, the duo replace the previous GL and GLS models. The new Alto GA is the most affordable Suzuki on the local market. It also gets styled steel wheels, while the interior features a cubby hole, […]

  • Suzuki’s Jimny 4×4 gets a fresher face

    The changes are all cosmetic and are aimed at endowing the little 4×4 with a sharper presence, while the interior also benefits from several  improvements. The most obvious improvements are to be found at the front of the Jimny, where the combination of a new bonnet, a cosmetically pleasing air scoop, redesigned grille and a […]

  • Suzuki Kizashi – Something Great has arrived

    Suzuki Auto South Africa has upped the ante for medium-sized cars with the addition of an exciting newcomer to its passenger car line-up. First unveiled in concept form at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Kizashi has evolved into a desirable four-door sedan that represents an enviable combination of contemporary design, keen performance and involving […]

  • Rally To Read

    Suzuki Auto is proud to be involved in their first Rally to Read, an initiative whereby corporate and private sponsors donate and deliver educational material to rural schools all over South Africa. In addition to books and stationery, the funds are used for teacher training in these rural areas, as well netball and soccer balls. […]