Progressed with customers worldwide.


2001 Jan AerioAerio (Liana) passenger car debuts (launched overseas in March 2001).
Use of lead is abolished in painting processes at Suzuki motorcycle and automobile plants.
Feb Wagon R ASV-2 becomes the first minivehicle to be approved by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport for use in studies on advanced vehicle safety on public roads.
Total global sales of Jimny series reached 2 million untis.
Apr Kind Chair electric power unit for manual wheel chairs debuts.
Suzuki reaches a basic agreement to supply minivehicles to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. on an OEM basis from 2002.
May Suzuki starts supplying the Senior Car motorized wheelchair to National Bicycle Industrial Co., Ltd. on an OEM basis.
Jul Total Production of ALTO reached 4 million untis.
Aug Suzuki reaches a basic agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. on business tie-ups for motorcycles.
Sep Suzuki Motor R&D Asia Co., Ltd. (a motorcycle R&D company) is established in Thailand.
Oct Suzuki and General Motors Corp. agree to cooperate on fuel cell technologies.
Nov Chevrolet CruzeChevrolet Cruze passenger vehicle (jointly developed by Suzuki and General Motors) debuts.
Aerio SedanAerio Sedan (Liana Sedan) passenger vehicle debuts.
Dec MR WagonMR Wagon minivehicle debuts.
DF140DF140 large 4-cycle outboard motor debuts.
Total global sales of Suzuki cars reachd 30 million units.