History

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1990-

1990 Jan Suzuki takes its first step into Eastern Europe by signing a basic agreement on a joint venture for car production in Hungary.
Mar Multiple new-standard 660cc, 4-cycle minivehicles debut simultaneously.
Jul Cervo Mode 660cc, 4-cycle minivehicle debuts.
Aggregate car production at the Iwata Plant reaches 5 million units.
Sep Escudo Nomade (Vitara/Sidekick) compact 4x4 vehicle 5-door version debuts.
Oct Company changes its name to Suzuki Motor Corporation.
1991 Mar Consolidated sales reach ¥1 trillion.
Apr Suzuki signs a car production contract in Hungary. Magyar Suzuki Corp. is established.
May Production of Suzuki cars begins in Korea through a technical tie-up with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Heavy Machinery Ltd.
Sep New Every and new Carry minivehicles debut.
Nov Cappuccino mini two-seater convertible debuts.
1992 Jan Production of Suzuki cars begins at the new plant of Pak Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. in Karachi, Pakistan.
May The full production begins at Sagara engine plant.
Oct Car production begins at Magyar Suzuki in Hungary.
Nov Miyakoda R&D Centre is established in Miyakoda, Shizuoka, Japan.
1993 Jan Production and marketing of passenger cars begins at Suzuki Egypt S.A.E. in Egypt.
Delivery and Maintenance Centre is established in Sagara, Shizuoka, Japan.
Apr Suzuki signs a joint-venture contract for production of passenger cars and motorcycles in China.
May Jimny Sierra 1300 4x4 car debuts.
Jun Hisao Uchiyama is appointed as chairman.
Sep Wagon RWagon R minivehicle debuts. Its unique miniwagon concept makes it a big hit.
Nov Aggregate motorcycle production at Thai Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. reaches 2 million units.
Dec Wagon R wins 1993–94 RJC New Car of the Year award.
1994 Mar Suzuki and Isuzu Motors Ltd. agree to dissolve their business tie-up.
Suzuki signs a second joint-venture contract for motorcycle production with Jinan Qingqi Suzuki Motorcycle Co., Ltd. in China.
Apr Aggregate car production at Maruti Udyog Ltd. reaches 1 million units.
Aggregate sales of Suzuki cars in Japan reach 10 million units.
Nov New Alto minivehicle debuts.
Volty 250cc, 4-cycle motorcycle debuts.
1995 Jan Aggregate exports of Suzuki motorcycles from Japan reach 20 million units.
Aggregate sales of Suzuki minivehicles in Japan reach 10 million units.
Cultus Crescent (Baleno) passenger vehicle debuts.
Mar Suzuki pulls out of its capital tie-up with Santana S.A. in Spain but continues car-related technical cooperation.
Nov Branch office is opened in Beijing China.
1996 Feb Let's 50cc, 2-cycle scooter debuts.
Apr Love electric power-assist bicycle debuts.
Production of Suzuki Motorcycles begins at Jinan Qingqi Suzuki Motorcycle Co., Ltd., China.
May Toyokawa Outboard Motor Plant is moved to the Toyokawa Plant.
Oct Aggregate sales of Carry in Japan reach 3 million units.
Nov Production of Suzuki cars and motorcycles begins in Vietnam Suzuki Corp.
1997 Feb Wagon R Wide (Wagon R+) 1.0-litre passenger vehicle debuts.
Mar Aggregate export units of automobiles from Japan reach 10 million units.
Apr DF9.9 and DF15 4-cycle outboard motors debut.
Jul Shimokawa Proving Grounds are set up in Hokkaido, Shizuoka, Japan.
Aug All of Suzuki's plants in Japan simultaneously receive ISO9002 quality-assurance certification.
Sep Suzuki goes to the International Court of Arbitration over the Indian government's appointment of a senior executive at Maruti Udyog Ltd.
Oct Suzuki Training Centre is opened in Inasa, Shizuoka, Japan.
Suzuki wins an International Marine Trades Exhibit and Convention Innovation Award.
Nov Escudo (Grand Vitara) compact 4x4 vehicle debuts.
1998 Jan Jimny Wide compact 4x4 vehicle debuts.
Feb Skywave 250cc scooter debuts.
May Suzuki and General Motors Corporation agree on joint development of compact vehicles in Europe.
Jun Suzuki and the Indian government settle their dispute over the Indian government's appointment of a senior executive at Maruti Udyog Ltd.
Yoshio Saito is appointed as chairman.
Jul The Kosai Plant receives ISO14001 quality-assurance certification.
Sep Suzuki and General Motors Corp. agree to strengthen the business tie-up and forming a strategic alliance. General Motors Corp. changes its equity stake in Suzuki from 3.3% to 10%.
Oct New-standard minivehicles Alto, Wagon R and Jimny debut simultaneously.
Kei minivehicle debuts.
Suzuki signs a joint-venture contract for production of cars and motorcycles in Myanmar.
Dec Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd. receives approval from the Chinese government for production of passenger vehicles.
Suzuki starts supplying motorcycle engine technology to Aprilia S.p.A. in Italy.
1999 Jan New-standard minivehicles Carry and Every debut.
GSX 1300R Hayabusa 1300cc, 4-cycle motorcycle (export model) debuts.
Mar ET-4A senior car debuts.
Aggregate sales of Wagon R in Japan reach 1 million units.
May Wagon R+Wagon R+ 1.0-litre passenger vehicle debuts.
Jun Every+Every+ 7-seater 1.3-litre passenger vehicle debuts.
Aug Aggregate motorcycle production reaches 40 million units worldwide.
Sep The Osuka Plant and the Sagara Plant receive ISO14001 quality-assurance certification.
Oct Production of Suzuki outboard motors begins at Thai Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd., Thailand.
Jiangxi Changhe Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd. receives approval from the Chinese government for production of commercial vehicles.
Dec Suzuki enters a business tie-up with Japanese automaker Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.