Suzuki Death Watch 6: It's Official, Suzuki Is No More
November 5th, 2012 7:33 PM Share
Months ago, we began our Suzuki Death Watch, and today, we hear the executioner’s song. Suzuki’s North American distribution arm filed for bankruptcy, and will end automotive sales in the United States. Slow sales, an unfavorable exchange rate and a limited lineup of vehicles can all be blamed for the demise of a company that was ignored all too often. Luckily, Suzuki’s motorcycle and powersports business remain intact. We’ll have more tomorrow.
Published November 5th, 2012 7:33 PM
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Aside from the Kizashi, I don't think there is a single Suzuki model to miss. Great time to pick up a rebadged Frontier on the cheap though. Good time to pick up a Kizashi, too. Anyone lamenting the cheapening of the Jetta should have flocked to Suzuki. The Kizashi is about as close as you can get to a MkV Jetta. Skip the AWD and get the manual tranny and it wasn't a bad deal even at MSRP.
Great motorcycles. So-so cars.
So, this company sold cars you say? First I've heard of it.
So who will do service on their cars? I'm sure the used ones will see Saturn-like depreciation soon, so I could pick up a 6MT Kizashi Sport for next to nothing in a few years when my TSX has its 10th birthday.