The 4 millionth Suzuki rolled off the production line in Esztergom

4 million Suzukis in 32 years. The four-millionth car rolled off the production line at the Magyar Suzuki plant in Esztergom, an Ivory Cosmic Black Pearl Metallic colored, GLX equipped Vitara. Over the three decades of the manufacturer's history, there has been significant progress: in 1992, 970 vehicles were produced in five months, whereas today, the Esztergom plant manufactures 650 cars in a single day. In the course of 32 years, a total of seven different models have been produced in Esztergom, and the S-CROSS and Vitara vehicles manufactured here are now exported to 123 countries. 1992 – 1996 – 2002 - 2006 – 2008 - 2011 – 2014 – 2017 – 2020 - 2024

Key milestones in the life of Magyar Suzuki represented by significant years. Each of these milestones has contributed to making the Esztergom manufacturing company, over its existence of more than three decades, one of the country's most stable economic players and one of the Suzuki Group's most reliable subsidiaries. Esztergom is the third-largest and the only European manufacturing base for Suzuki Motor Corporation, following Japan and India. Since the establishment of Magyar Suzuki Corporation, Suzuki Motor Corporation has invested more than 2bln EUR in Hungary, continuously developing its European plant.

From the beginning, the Esztergom plant has been engaged in comprehensive manufacturing activities, covering all processes of car production. This includes pressing and welding of steel sheets, assembly of vehicles, painting, and final inspection of the finished cars. For nearly 20 years from the start of production in the summer of 1992, the manufacturing of Suzuki models took place exclusively under Japanese presence and supervision. However, since the series production of Vitara in 2015, the role of Hungarian engineers has become increasingly prominent - they have actively participated in prototype development and the improvement of manufacturing technology. Since then, the feedback from Hungarian professionals is also taken into account when designing new models at the Japanese headquarters.

One million - two million - three million

Production started in the summer of 1992 with the manufacturing of Swifts, and for almost ten years, this was the only model produced in Hungary. It is no coincidence that, counting multiple generations, ahead of the Vitara and S-CROSS, manufactured in Esztergom, remain the best-selling model to this day.

In 2006, the one-millionth (Swift) was produced, followed by the two-millionth (Swift) in 2011, and the three-millionth (SX4 S-CROSS) Hungarian Suzuki in 2017. The Esztergom manufacturing company currently exports to 123 countries, with the five largest being the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, and Poland.


A total of seven models have been produced at the Magyar Suzuki plant: three generations of Swift (1992, 2005, 2010), the Wagon R+ (2000), the Ignis (2003), the SX4 (2006), the Splash (2008), the SX4 S-CROSS (2013), and the Vitara (2015). While in the past, 970 cars were produced in five months, today, approximately 650 vehicles roll off the production line in a single day. About 2,200 employees work in two shifts to manufacture cars, from pressing the steel coils delivered to the plant to parking the finished cars after the rain test. In addition to them, around 900 more individuals contribute to production, transportation, and promotion in the background. Twenty colleagues work for the company who joined Magyar Suzuki before 31 December, 1992. Since 2019, the Esztergom plant exclusively produces hybrid-powered Vitaras and S-CROSSes for the European markets.

A little Vitara history

The series production of the Vitara in Esztergom began with the fourth-generation model in 2015. The robust yet dynamic car quickly became a favorite among the audience: in 2017, it confidently led both the sports utility vehicle (SUV) category and the field of passenger cars. Numerous professional and audience awards confirm that the model produced in Esztergom is one of the world's most popular cars. Last year, the highest number of Vitaras was delivered to Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Greece. Since 2015, the most popular color shades, from which the majority of Vitaras were sold domestically, include Galactic Grey Metallic, Pearl White, and Silky Silver Metallic.