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 #43564  by WESHOOT2
 Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Recent: Automotive News article has Suzuki returning to the USA 2019.
 #43566  by krell
 Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:39 am
:drive: :D
 #43568  by KuroNekko
 Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:24 am
I have very strong doubts and I'd bet that Mitsubishi would leave the US or a Chinese brand enter the US market before we see Suzuki again. Also, Suzuki doesn't currently have new or planned products intended for a market like the US. Their cars are too small for most American consumers and they don't make CUVs/SUVs big enough to justify re-entering the US market.
 #43570  by Ronzuki
 Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:57 pm
Got a link to said article? I'd like to read it. Thanks!
 #43592  by WESHOOT2
 Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:03 pm
My Pre-Owned Manager told me; said he'd read it in Automotive News.

I can't find any confirmation......
 #43606  by Ronzuki
 Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:59 pm
I searched Automotive News' site and didn't find anything other than the Toyota collaboration, which in no way means they're coming back best I can tell.
 #43608  by KuroNekko
 Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:47 am
Ronzuki wrote:I searched Automotive News' site and didn't find anything other than the Toyota collaboration, which in no way means they're coming back best I can tell.


Yup. I searched for an article when Weshoot2 first posted that. It didn't make sense to me but I figured to look. Nothing came up. Also, given Suzuki's investments into their current line-up and future models, nothing indicates they are considering the US market. I think they are out for a foreseeable future and will double-down on small, value-oriented vehicles with a particular concentration on Asia.
 #44645  by maxim.poddubny
 Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:28 pm
I had just spotted a number of brand new Suzuki cars (I think all Swifts) in Maher terminal in Newark. Some on the ground, some on a car carrier. Did not think to take a picture until I was gone, but my dashcam did pick up the car carrier (the cars on the ground were too far). Dashcam cropped snapshot attached. All in all maybe two dozen cars on the ground and on the carrier.
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 #44649  by KuroNekko
 Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:42 am
Nope. Those are Hyundai Accents.
They don't look like anything Suzuki offers globally and they look exactly like the current Hyundai Accent (a car offered in the US) in hatchback form.
Compare the locations of the headlights and fog lights of the vehicle facing the camera and the tail light cluster of the vehicle's rear. I'm absolutely sure those were Hyundai Accents. While I did not for a second believe those were Suzukis, I had fun matching the details to identify the correct vehicle.

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Also, the new Suzuki Swift looks like this below. Close, but no cigar.

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 #44654  by maxim.poddubny
 Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:35 pm
Was at the terminal again, took another picture. Interestingly, the cars that were easiest to snap all had the badges on the front taped over, however I was able to get closer from a side. As you see there are other cars there as well (Renault? Really?) but you can see the Suzuki logo , and I think the form of Swift.
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