Suzuki is arguably famous for building some of the most awesome motorcycles on the planet. Certainly, Suzuki may not be the largest automaker in the world but every gear-head has at least heard of the iconic brand. Whether you decide to go for the Suzuki Swift or any other car in their collection, you will certainly have a remarkable driving experience.

Suzuki usually makes all kinds of vehicles including the sedans, trucks, SUVs, ATVs, motorcycles and many more. Yet, most of its sales come from affordable compact vehicles and that’s why the brand performs extremely in third-world countries. With that said, keeping reading to learn more about Suzuki and its cars.

Suzuki’s Largest Market is in India

In 1982, Suzuki arguably made its best decision ever when it partnered with the Indian government to set up Maruti Udyog Limited as a joint venture for vehicle production and distribution. The Indian middle class was rapidly growing and so Suzuki saw it as a golden opportunity to establish itself as the top automaker in the country.

Suzuki manufacturer’s now own a controlling stake in Maruti Udyog and has even renamed the company to Maruti Suzuki. The division usually produces more than 1.5 million vehicles every year which is possibly more than twice the number of vehicles made by Suzuki’s production plants in Japan.

Suzuki is Making Moves for the Growing EV Market

Just like other automakers, Suzuki has eventually come to terms with the fact that electric cars are the future. Even though Suzuki is lagging far behind other manufacturers at the moment, the company is currently laying the foundation for its EV manufacturing future. It even plans on producing some of the best electric cars in the near future.

Back in 2019, Suzuki got into partnership with Toyota for EV production. The two manufacturers then agreed that Toyota will build EVs for Suzuki based on itsRAV4 Crossover and Corolla wagon. And in return, Suzuki would certainly produce compact cars for Toyota.

The Suzulight was Suzuki’s First-ever Car

In the year 1937, the heavy consumer demand for automobiles encouraged Suzuki manufacturer’s to design a small car power by an innovative liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine. Unfortunately, many governments across the globe halted the production of vehicles during the Second World War which in turn forced Suzuki to return to loom production.

After the war, the Japanese cotton market eventually crashed in 1951, which then allowed Suzuki to dive into motor vehicle design. After some several years of development, Suzuki finally introduced its first-ever production which was the Suzulight. The Suzulight was based on the German-made Lloyd 400 and had a transverse mounted engine as well as front-wheel-drive.