Suzuki has become Japanâ€™s Chrysler. Suzukiâ€™s range of cars remain on the smaller side in terms of size. Aside from the companyâ€™s SUV and slow selling Kizashi sedan, Suzuki still remains tied to its small car range such as the Swift and the SX4.
The aforementioned cars are Suzukiâ€™s big hitters for the Chinese market, although…Read More →
The WagonR is still in production in China – other world markets received the Opel based model a few years back but Changhe Suzuki still make the older generation for the Chinese market. The WagonR has actually undergone a minor face melting change in early 2010, but now they are making it a little long for 2011/12 and there still seems to be no plan…Read More →
The Suzuki Kizashi was a much heralded vehicle in the Chinese automotive press prior to its launch in China, an AWD vehicle that came in at a price lower than the equivalent Subaru Legacy but without the lashings of internal fake wood, but after actually hitting the market the Kizashi has been as popular as a case of herpes.
Gasgoo is reporting that…Read More →
An usual thing has happened with this SX4 sedan – it has become smaller. Usually in China cars get stretched, but for some reason this 2011 SX4 has shrunk by a mere 2cm, of course this going to have no bearing on any purchase, but an usual start to a new car none the less. The 2011 SX4 gets a new grill with more chrome and slightly altered front lights…Read More →
Whilst the rest of the world is getting the generation of Suzuki Swift, it seems that Chang’an Suzuki have decided there is plenty more milage left in the current China built Suzuki Swift and have thus given it a face lift for 2011.
The above Swift continues to have its handsome stance that has helped it become one of the…Read More →
Suzuki have had a big hit on their hands from day one when they launched the Suzuki Swift into China, the low cost mini car that has a lot of funk about it has been a best seller seller for a long time, initially only coming in 1.3L form but later came in 1.5L form, which then followed on with a variation of special editions which kept the Chinese motoring…Read More →
Kei car fans in China needn’t wait much longer for another kei car fix, Suzuki have already launched the Suzuki Alto (and have an order book of 20,000 vehicles per month already) and will launch a new generation of Suzuki WagonR in the first quarter of 2010.
The WagonR is available in China with a 1.4L engine, making it perfect it for city life,…Read More →
Is it that Chang’an are not yet ready for North American, or is it that North Americans are not yet ready for Chang’an?
Reuters tells us like it is:
GUANGZHOU (Reuters) – Changan Automobile Group, China’s No. 3 automaker, said on Monday it had slowed down plans to set up a Mexican plant but remained committed to breaking into the North…Read More →
The Suzuki Kizashi is the first big Suzuki sedan to be built in China (unless of course you count the Suzuki Verona, which was the last generation Chevrolet Epica) and will be built by Chang’an-Suzuki sometime in 2010. A sports model oKizashi has been spotted out testing in China, and has proven to be a hit online:
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The current sales tax for sub 1.6L cars has spurred on the development of powerful engines such as the VW 1.4TSI engine which gives car owners lower sales tax but all the power and punt of a larger engine. Sub 1.3L cars in China are few and far between, but Chang-an Suzuki are reportedly working on building a new range of 660CC Turbo powered engines…Read More →
The Suzuki Kizashi is Suzuki’s latest mid size sedan concept car, that is due to be put into production later this year for Western markets, but it appears that it may well be in production in the Middle Kingdom early next year:
It’s likely that the Suzuki Kizashi will be produced in cooperation with…Read More →
The Citroen ZX has been in production for as long as CCT can remember, although it did go out of production in 1998 in Europe according to Wikipedia, although it continued to be produced until now in China. The Dongfeng Elysee was produced after the ZX was introduced to give the PRC a small sedan to go along the ZX, Read More →
CCT has a very large soft spot for the Suzuki Swift, it maybe getting on a bit in its current guise, but we’d still buy one if we had the spare cash, and perhaps somewhere to park it. The Chinese Swift went from being a mere 1.3l to a 1.5l offering, and now a further upgrade has been made.
Chang’an Suzuki make some great little cars, currently limited to the SX4 and the Swift, but we do like their abilities to re-invent the same car and keep it on sale no matter what! Truly ingenious!
The Suzuki Swift has been on the market in China for roughly 4 years, in that time the engine has been increased from a 1.3…Read More →
China Car Times always wanted a Suzuki Swift for himself, but unforunatly the 1.3 engine is a tad (very) puny for our long distance driving needs, however, Changan Suzuki have finally seen the terrible error they have made and have started to put 1.5 engines into the Swift. 1.3l engines are great for inner city travel but arent so great for doing repeated…Read More →