Suzuki’s automobile sales subsidiary, American Suzuki Motor Corporation (hereinafter ASMC, located in Brea, California, President: Mr. Koichi Suzuki) held a National Dealer Meeting in Las Vegas on 20th September, in which they announced the start of sales of a midsize crossover SUV, XL7 and a small Sport X-over SX4, which are released in the “2006 New York International Auto Show” in April 2006.
XL7 is a midsize crossover SUV with 7 seats which expresses an ideal form in its category with a smooth, unique and advanced exterior styling and integrated interior space of passenger and luggage room in a balanced manner, which realizes a combination in a high dimension of performance, style, comfort, and safety.
XL7 will be assembled in CAMI Automotive Inc. with the Suzuki’s biggest V6 3.6L DOHC engine produced in Suzuki’s Sagara plant (Makinohara, Shizuoka).
SX4 is a small Sport X-over vehicle in an advanced styling equipped with a 2.0L engine, AWD system, ABS, Curtain airbags, etc.
North American spec. model will be produced in Kosai plant (Kosai, Shizuoka), together with Japanese spec. model. European spec. model is produced at Magyar Suzuki in Hungary, and is receiving high reputation since its launch in March 2006.
ASMC and Suzuki Canada Inc. aim to expand their increasing sales by adding these models in their line-up and Suzuki plans to export these two models to the Latin American markets in the future.