This collection of new Suzuki pictures offers insights into one of the most famous obscure automotive brands ever. Yes, the name Suzuki is well-known in the automotive world, however more people know Suzuki for motorcycles than cars. Indeed, Suzuki builds one of the fastest motorcycles the world has even known.
Though a number of Suzuki models had been previously imported to the United States under an agreement with General Motors over the years, the first Suzuki-branded automobile to be offered here was the highly popular 1985 Suzuki Samurai small SUV.
The Samurai was a huge hit for Suzuki.
No other Japanese company had ever sold more cars in the United States in its first year than Suzuki did with the Samurai. Available as either a convertible or hardtop, the Samurai set the newly created American Suzuki Company off to a rousing start—until Consumer Reports labeled the Suzuki Samurai rollover prone in 1988.
Demand for the model fell off immediately. American Suzuki filed a lawsuit against Consumer Reports, which it won. But the damage was already done. Suzuki automobiles struggled to regain traction in the United States.
Within this collection of new Suzuki images you’ll find one of the company’s last efforts to make a go of it in the U.S. The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi was a really good car, as you can see in these new Suzuki photos. But nobody ever really bothered to find out. In November of 2012, Suzuki announced the bankruptcy of the American Suzuki Company, as well as its intention to stop selling cars in the U.S altogether.