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What’s Goin’ On?SHOWTIME Suzuki Exhibits at Indonesian Shows2014 Indonesia International Motor Show at Arena Pekan Raya JakartaPT. Suzuki Indomobil Motor (SIM), the Indonesian subsidiary of the Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), showed both production models and reference exhibits in their booth at the 22nd Indonesia International Motor Show, which was held in Jakarta from 18th September through 28th September, 2014.SIM unveiled the Karimun WagonR GS at the show as a new variant of the Karimun WagonR compact car, powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine and featuring a stylish exterior design and premium black interior.Executive Vice President of SMC Toshihiro Suzuki said, “Our new automobile assembly factory located in the Greenland International Industrial Centre will expand our production capacity in Indonesia to 250,000 units per year. In addition to responding to growing demand in Indonesia, our aim is to also expand exports to surrounding ASEAN countries and other regions.”Suzuki also exhibited its DF20A outboard motor on a boat trailer with the Grand Vitara in order to propose new lifestyle choices to the visitors.The Suzuki booth itself featured a new design, a dynamic “S” motif on the ceiling. It attracted a lot of notice, brought favourable comments from the visitors.Indonesia Motorcycle Show 2014 at Jakarta Convention CentrePT. Suzuki Indomobil Motor (SIM) used the event to introduce the new Suzuki Address. The new Suzuki Address features excellent fuel efficiency, large 20.6L utility box under a rider’s seat and a variety of the latest technological innovations that surpass other scooters in its class. These features make the Address a quality choice for all riding needs, including use as a daily commuter.The new Suzuki Address is being built in Indonesia as a global model that will be exported to several markets in Europe, Australia, and Japan, as well as the ASEAN countries. It represents Suzuki’s steadfast desire to make SIM an important motorcycle export base in the future.From the stage, Suzuki announced its return in 2015 to MotoGP. Nobuatsu Aoki, one of the Suzuki MotoGP test riders and Managing Director Motoo Murakami, were on stage for the announcement along with the popular Indonesian INDOPRIX rider Rafid Topan. Together with others they lined up behind the MotoGP machine, the GSX-RR. Everyone at the event felt the excitement building for Suzuki’s re-entry this year to MotoGP.