History

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2000

2000 Jan Production of Wagon R+ jointly developed by Suzuki and General Motors in Europe begins at Magyar Suzuki.
Aggregate engine production at the Sagara Plant reaches 1 million units.
Mar Aggregate sales of Suzuki senior cars reaches 100 thousand units in Japan.
Apr Suzuki Arena (new sales network for small vehicles in Japan) dealership starts its operations.
Production of Suzuki cars begins at General Motors de Argentina S.A., Argentina.
Jun Masao Toda is appointed as president and COO, and Osamu Suzuki is appointed as chairman and CEO.
Aug Aggregate car production at the Kosai Plant reaches 10 million units.
Sep Suzuki and General Motors Corp. agree to form new strategic alliance. General Motors Corp. changes its equity stake in Suzuki from 10% to 20%.
Suzuki starts supplying a small car (the Chevrolet MW) to General Motors Corp. for the Japanese domestic market on an OEM basis.
Suzuki invests in a General Motors subsidiary in Colombia.
Oct Suzuki marks its 80th anniversary by establishing the Suzuki Education and Culture Foundation.
Dec Wagon R SOLIOWagon R Solio 1.0 and 1.3-litre passenger vehicle debuts.
The Toyokawa Plant receives ISO14001 quality-assurance certification.
Grand EscudoGrand Escudo (Grand Vitara XL-7) 7-seater sport utility vehicle with a 2.7-litre V6 engine debuts.