BREAKING NEWS! Suzuki Calls It Quits in U.S. – Car Pro News

It took longer than I thought, but I have been telling Car Pro Show listeners for a couple of years this was going to happen. I would not let a Suzuki dealer on the show in any market for this reason. Now it is official….American Suzuki Motor Corporation – the sole distributor of Suzuki automobiles in the United States – will realign its business to focus on motorcycles, ATVs and the marine market.

What does this mean in simple terms? In short, new Suzuki cars and trucks will no longer be sold by Suzuki in the United States once current supplies run out. Period.

Suzuki cites “low sales volumes, a limited number of models in its lineup, unfavorable foreign exchange rates, the high costs associated with growing and maintaining an automotive distribution system in the continental US and the disproportionally high and increasing costs associated with stringent state and federal regulatory requirements unique to the US market.”

Motorcycles, ATVs and watercraft will not be affected. Current owners of Suzuki cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles will have their warranties honored, and parts will reportedly be made available. Suzuki will continue to sell automobiles in other countries, naturally, including its home market of Japan.

My advice if you own one, is to trade it NOW! The market will drop HARD on these in short order!

3 Comments
  1. Grif Hamilton 5 years ago

    I have a 2008 XL7. Bought it 12 months old, 3-1/2 years ago with 13,000 miles on the odometer. Bought it right, for just over 1/2 the new sticker price and the leather still smelled brand new with every other aspect exactly like new. With 55,000 miles presently on it and the top of line new Mitchelins, I’m not about to trade it in. It’s still as good as new and has never given me even a small problem.

  2. Vince Smith 4 years ago

    I bought a Toyota Camry new in 2004 and have attempted in maintain it well. My independent mechanic says there is no maintenance for the manual transmission. Is this true? I have searched and found no definitive recommendations for the question.
    Sincerely,
    Vince Smith

    • Jerry 4 years ago

      Vince, thanks for listening to the show. I know of no maintenance to a manual. There are parts of the clutch that will wear and need to be replaced, but nothing to do for the transmission.

      Thanks for listening to the show.

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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