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March 02 2007

Suzuki started export of "XL7" from Canada to Latin America


CAMI Automotive Inc. (CAMI) in Canada, the automobile manufacturing joint venture company of the Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) and the General Motors Corporation (GM), started export of the SUV "XL7" to Latin America.

The "XL7", a midsize crossover SUV that accommodates up to seven persons, was launched at New York Auto Show in April 2006 and its sales has started in the U.S. and Canada since October 2006. The XL7 has 3.6 litre, DOHC, V6 engine which is produced in the Sagara Plant.

The CAMI currently produces three SUVs, the Suzuki "XL7", the GM "Chevrolet Equinox" and the GM "Pontiac Torrent" and its total production plan of the "XL7" in 2007 is 45,000 units.

Outline of CAMI

Name CAMI Automotive Inc. (CAMI)
Location Ingersoll Ontario in Canada
Establishment October 1986
Start of production April 1989
Capital 363.57 million in Canadian dollars
Capital investment ratio Suzuki 50%
GM Canada 50%
Site area 2,300 km2
Building area 160 km2
Production volume 200,000 units (in 2006)
Number of employees Approx. 2,800
Current production models SUVs (Suzuki "XL7", GM "Chevrolet Equinox", GM "Pontiac Torrent")