150 years of diplomatic relationship between Japan and Hungary
Ukiyo-e: Japanese word meaning “the picture of a floating and transient world”, also an artistic trend. An unparalleled exhibition opened in the Esztergom Duna Museum, where anyone can get a glimpse of the exciting world of this trend, that inspired many European artists of the 19th-20th century. The exhibition, that came to life on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Japanese-Hungarian diplomatic relationships, is sponsored by Magyar Suzuki Corporation.
Magyar Suzuki Corporation Ltd. announced a Service Advisor Competition among its countrywide dealerships. With 80 participants from 56 cities almost the complete Suzuki brand service network participated the game. Zoltán Tóth, the co-worker of Limuzin Autóház és Autószerviz Ltd. proved to be the best service consultant from the competitors of the 9 semi-finals in the final test. Suzuki puts a great emphasis on professional knowledge and continuous individual improvement in order to offer quality service in its entire partner and employment chain. Thus, the company provides regular trainings for both mechanics, specialists, retailers, factory workers and the company management.
Suzuki Warns About the Importance of Careful Road Traffic Together with Police, Civil Guard, Ambulance.
Accident Prevention Committee of Szentendre and Police-office of Esztergom highlighted the importance of safe road traffic with a charity motor racing tour and a family safety day by the River Danube. The patron of the One Day, One Road! educational programme was Magyar Suzuki Corporation. The event was realised in co-operation with the Police, Civil Guards, the Ambulance and civilians.
The Phenomenal field gathered for the twelfth time on the Puskás-Suzuki Cup. It is the second time that eight teams are deployed. The tournament will be intercontinental like last year –Brazilia Flamengo accepted our invitation again–. Moreover, Hagi Academy and NK Osijek will also represent the Central-Eastern European Region besides the two traditionally participating Hungarian teams between the 6th and 10th of July.
It is the first time, the Japan – CEE Investment Summit & Awards annual event acknowledging and supporting cross-border investments and cooperations is being held. Magyar Suzuki Corporation received a prestigious recognition in Tokyo.
Ever since its launch in 1970, the Suzuki Jimny has always been especially popular. It is no wonder that the fourth-generation version of the legendary model has been eagerly awaited. The all-new Jimny takes pride in its successors’ design elements, yet it features a completely distinct look and offers the latest safety functions to be able to conquer the wild or the urban jungle. Its excellent urban performance is well illustrated by the fact that the model has been voted as the winner of the World Urban Car category in the 2019 World Car Awards.
Active family recreation programs for two days in Esztergom!
Veteran rarities inviting to time-travel, exciting rally cars, concerts with great atmosphere, spectacular paper lantern parade on river Kis-Duna, action programs for traffic safety, crime prevention and disaster management, and many sport activities for all members of the family await visitors at this year's “Then and Now” Vehicle Expo. Magyar Suzuki Corporation, the name sponsor of the diverse event, prepared a great surprise: Jimny, which won the title of the World Urban Car of the Year, will first introduce itself to the Hungarian public at the Nagy-Duna walkway.
We are deeply humbled and proud to announce that the all-new Jimny has been voted as the proud winner of the World Urban Car category in the 2019 World Car Awards. The result was announced at the World Car Awards press conference held on 17th April 2019 at the New York International Auto Show. It is the first time for Suzuki to win an award in any category.
The all-new Jimny has now made it in the top three in both the Urban Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year categories in the 2019 World Car Awards. By this, Suzuki is the only brand to make it into the finalists of the Urban Car category for three consecutive years.
Magyar Suzuki Corporation has reached an important milestone as the half-millionth Vitara rolled off its production line in Esztergom. The model – produced in Esztergom since spring 2015 and facelifted in September 2018 – has been Magyar Suzuki’s greatest success so far and Hungarian customers’ No.1 favorite, dominating the Hungarian new car market for years.
With 19,292 passenger cars registered in 2018, far exceeding 2017 results, Suzuki sets a new record once again in Hungary. The brand confidently dominated the market during the year, increasing its share to 14,1229 percent in the domestic passenger car market. Besides the expanding commercial offer joined by the new Swift Sport, the success can primarily be attributed to the sales of the popular locally manufactured models. Following its September 2018 facelift, Vitara is a continued success story, proved to be the number one favorite of Hungarian customers still with a total of 11,127 units sold.
One of the most modern Suzuki showroom was opened in Jászberény, where customers are awaited on more than 800 square meters by wide range of the Japanese company’ automotive models, constant test drive opportunity and personalized offers. Suzuki opened its fifth dealership this year while dominantly leading the market – according to sales data of the last 10 months.
Family Day of Magyar Suzuki Corporation – which has become a so called tradition by now - closed with success this year as well. While last year, with 1040 people, Suzuki set up a new record for the longest ’human train’ in Hungary, this year their employees and their relatives have demonstrated their commitment to environmental protection. After completing the Green Expedition consisting of 5 stations more than 7,000 participants received coupons that can be exchanged to green plants next spring. These will be jointly planted in the nearby roundabout to establish Suzuki Ring, the latest Esztergom spectacle.
The Vitara series debuted in 1988 as a pioneer in the compact SUV category and is highly regarded for its stylish design, compact manoeuvrability, comfort on-road driving and authentic all-terrain performance. 2018 marks its 30th anniversary. Magyar Suzuki Corporation announced an extended warranty programme for the new, Hungarian-produced, upgraded Vitara, successor of the market leader; and also for S-Cross models with 1.0 and 1.4 Boosterjet engine.
We do not need to wait for long for the renewed Vitara as the upgraded model will be available for Hungarian customer from fall. New Vitara is a stylish and exciting offspring of its ancestor: the most popular model in Hungary and Suzuki’s latest success contains numerous new safety features.
Magyar Suzuki Corporation hosts SUZUKI WORLD RECORD DAY on 9th June at Hungaroring where the final goal is to set a Guinness World Record. The full-day event is free and all Suzuki motorbike riders are welcome.
Exceeding previous year’s results by the sales of 15,161 units, Magyar Suzuki Corporation kept its market leader position and increased market share to 13,04% at the Hungarian passenger car market in 2017. The company sold altogether 178,624 units of its own produced vehicles Vitara and SCROSS, and sales covered 13,211 cars (wholesales) for domestic and 165,413 cars for the export markets. Vitara, the Esztergom made flag-ship model with 9,417 units sold at the domestic market has been the engine of the success, while the company achieved a 212% rise in the sales of imported models with 3107 units sold. Magyar Suzuki Corporation’s total net sales revenue reached EUR 2101.2 million by the end of fiscal year 2017.
The “Then and Now” Vehicle Expo is presenting the most special vehicles of the present and the past at Nagy-Duna Alley, Esztergom for the third time this year. Magyar Suzuki Corporation, name sponsor of the event, is taking a step beyond reality to give visitors a special experience in the realm of Virtual Reality (VR).
Puskás-Suzuki Cup now has a roster of eight teams—the world-renowned Brazilian team Flamengo enters the field as the first team from South America, and KRC Genk, who already participated two years ago, will also join the six teams from last season on the field in Felcsút, between 17 and 21 May.
FX Autóház Kft., member of Nyitrai Group present in four South Transdanubian cities, has opened its second showroom in Pécs. The new dealership offers Suzuki’s full model range and a wide array of services to reinforce the brand at the seat of Baranya county. This is the 76th Hungarian dealership of Magyar Suzuki Corporation ranking first on new car sales lists well ahead of its competitors also in Q1 2018.
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) have concluded a basic agreement toward the mutual supply of hybrid and other vehicles between the two companies for the Indian market.
Magyar Suzuki Corporation delivers custom-made mini cars to support the road safety education of children from 6 to 12 years of age. The mini Vitara models, specifically manufactured for this purpose, will be first available to elementary students in the Children’s Car Traffic Park of Esztergom, opening on the 30th of March. The aim of this local initiative is to enable the youngest generation to acquire the essential traffic and accident prevention skills.
As the head of a consortium, Magyar Suzuki Corporation has launched a new multiannual research & development program sponsored by the European Regional Development Fund. The GINOP-2.2.1-15-2016-00015 project aims to develop the R&D&I cooperation between universities, research facilities and the company’s suppliers to cultivate new scientific results, market-ready products, services and technologies with higher added value, and to build their first prototypes. The project’s overall budget of 5.308 billion HUF has two sources: a self-funded portion of 2.712 billion HUF and another 2.596 billion HUF granted by the Széchenyi 2020 program.
Iniciál Autóház Kft. which is already present in 4 cities in the Transdanubia region opened its first Suzuki dealership. The new showroom in Sopron welcomes new and existing customers with a complete range of Suzuki models and a wide offering of services. Already firmly on the top of the 2018 new car sales charts, Suzuki is expanding its extensive domestic network in the Western Hungarian region with the new Sopron showroom.
With its 1,281 registered cars and 14.41% market share, Suzuki was the absolute winner in the Hungarian vehicle market this January. The Vitara, with 718 units sold, remains the top-selling model in the first month of the year.
Suzuki today held a press conference at the Düsseldorf Boat Show to proudly introduce the NEW DF325A – an outboard that perfectly balances awesome power and thrust, with outstanding fuel-efficiency and trusted reliability all within a lightweight and stylish design.
Exceeding 2016 year’s results, Suzuki registered 15161 cars in 2017 setting a new record in Hungary and increasing its market share to 13,04% in the Hungarian passenger car market leading overall passenger car sales in Hungary. With the new Ignis and Swift added to the commercial offering, this great performance can be primarily attributed to the sales of popular locally manufactured models as well as growing fleet sales.