Selling 7,500 cars in Hungary, Suzuki increased its share of the country’s passenger car market to nearly 10 % in 2015. The good performance can primarily be attributed to the spectacular popularity of the Vitara, and to growing fleet sales.
Suzuki’s share of the Hungarian market grew to over 12 % in the first month of 2016, making the brand the leader of the local market. The Vitara continues to be highly popular among customers, with the Swift as well as the S-CROSS also continuing to perform well, and the Celerio growing in popularity too.
After celebrating its world premiere at the last Frankfurt Motor Show, Suzuki is pleased to announce the market launch of the New Baleno in Europe. The Baleno features a harmonious combination of style, packaging, performance and fuel efficiency.
Suzuki’s DF200AP outboard motor came second among this year’s novelties on Thursday at the Budapest Boat Show. Magyar Suzuki Corporation’s marine business grew significantly in 2014 and 2015, selling more outboard motors in Hungary than the four brands that came after it taken together.
The new Suzuki dealership opened in the Western corner of the Balaton region is the seventy-sixth in Hungary. Suzuki Keszthely is operated by the Gadácsi Group, a company with twenty years of experience in car sale and servicing.
- Focus on new Mid-Term Management Plan SUZUKI NEXT 100
- New Baleno – ready for European market launch
- New fuel-efficient technologies: new-generation platform, BOOSTERJET engine and SHVS mild hybrid system
Magyar Suzuki sold 2,247 cars in Q1 2016 and leads the Hungarian new car market with a 11.41 % share. The engine of the performance is the new Vitara, of which 1,660 were sold in the January-March period. With a 27.63 % share, the Vitara is the absolute winner of the SUV segment.
Suzuki Motor Corporation’s compact car Swift, which was launched as a world strategic model in November 2004, has reached cumulative worldwide sales of five million units in early April 2016 (eleven years and five months since the start of sales in 2004).
An exhibition on new and veteran road vehicles, air and watercrafts will be held in Esztergom at the weekend with the title of “Then and Now”. Visitors can see several special vehicles along Kis-Duna-Sétány, such as ancient, horse-drawn vehicles, veteran motorcycles, Ernő Rubik’s aeroplane which still works today, an Indonesian boat carved of wood, Mátyás Rákosi’s luxury boat and Formula 1 power boats.
A three-year factory modernization program has been successfully concluded at Magyar Suzuki Corporation. Modernization was becoming timely for the plant, which has been in operation for 25 years, so that the Esztergom facility could fulfill the requirements of an increasingly diversified production and export to 128 countries without compromise, said the newly appointed Managing Director of Magyar Suzuki Corporation, Mr Yoshinobu Abe, at his first press conference in Hungary.
Merkantil Bank Zrt and Magyar Suzuki Corporation have signed a 7-year agreement to provide car purchase financing for customers. Under the agreement, Merkantil Bank will provide financing plans on highly advantageous conditions for customers buying Suzuki vehicles in a program, brand-named “Suzuki Finanszírozás” (Suzuki Financing).
Yoshinobu Abe has been appointed to the position of Managing Director at Magyar Suzuki Corporation (MSC). The former MD, Naoyuki Takeuchi, has been promoted within the parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation.
In a ceremony today, Executive General Manager of Magyar Suzuki Corporation Róbert Krisztián, also a member of MSC’s board of directors and CEO of Rail Cargo Hungaria Ltd. and chairman of its board of directors Imre Kovács sent off the 4,000th block train carrying Suzuki cars manufactured in Esztergom for exports. Launched on the 25th anniversary of the departure of the first Suzuki train, the 20 special wagons now carry 200 Suzuki vehicles to Zeebrugge, Belgium, and from there, the cars will continue their journey to several countries across the globe.
Suzuki held a Road and Traffic Safety Day on the main square of the city co-organized by the National Police, the Fire Department of Esztergom and other organizations, on Friday. The event raised awareness of safe car and bicycle traffic as well as fire prevention with spectacular presentations, films and lectures.
Suzuki’s entire model portfolio was on display next to Miskolc at Szabó Suzuki’s impressive new showroom, on the official opening day last Friday. In the increasingly expanding network of brand dealers, Szabó Suzuki in Miskolc is the third unit to open in Hungary this year.
Suzuki Motor Corporation made two major announcements today, at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. One was the European premiere of the new IGNIS compact crossover, which aims to deliver a stylish exterior design combined with versatile functionality. The other was the announcement of Suzukis new direction for its ALLGRIP four-wheel drive technology.
With the new Ignis joining its line-up of four-wheel drive vehicles, Suzuki carefully reflected on its years of success in developing four-wheel drive technologies and decided to group them together under the ALLGRIP name to bring their value to a broader audience.
Suzuki Motor Corporation is proud to exhibit the new SX4 S-CROSS facelift model, which blends hatchback design with SUV taste, at this years Paris Motor Show. As the successor to the SX4, which went on sale in 2006, the SX4 S-CROSS takes design, utility, drivability, and environmental performance to whole new levels.
The new Ignis is a compact crossover designed to offer a stylish exterior along with versatile functionality that is convenient and easy to use. Its new styling features strong presence that skillfully blends a fresh new look with elements that remain true to its Suzuki heritage.
Following the improper conduct in the course of fuel efficiency and exhaust emission tests, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) was to conduct verification such as measuring performance of some of the models.
Suzuki Motor Corporation’s subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India has entered into Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment for the first time in its history. Today, Maruti Suzuki announced production and launch of its first-ever LCV, SUPER CARRY compact truck. Initially, sales of the vehicle will be limited in three cities (Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata). Sales area will be expanded gradually.
From now on, a brand-new Suzuki Vitara will support the work of the Fire Department of Esztergom. Firefighters will use the car as a fire service vehicle to reach scenes of particular damage. Today, executive general manager of Magyar Suzuki Corporation Róbert Krisztián handed over the car keys to fire-fighter colonel László Németi, head of the Disaster Management Directorate of Komárom-Esztergom County.
From now on, Sándor Service, operating since 35 years in Kisújszállás in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County, will be a Suzuki dealership and service as well. During the opening weekend of Suzuki Sándor, anyone could try the brand’s complete Hungarian line-up including the Baleno, the newest promising model of Suzuki.
Magyar Suzuki Corporation achieved EUR 1,976 million in sales revenues in 2015, up 28% from the year before, the company told journalists at a press conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of its foundation. Sales of own-production cars rose from 150,578 in 2014 to 181,115 in 2015. Suzuki expects further sales growth.
Magyar Suzuki Corp. began the second quarter by introducing its own casco insurance. Suzuki Casco was created exclusively for Suzuki car owners. The insurance product, providing uniquely favourable conditions, can only be bought at authorised Suzuki dealerships. The insurance partner of Suzuki Casco is Allianz Hungária Kft.
Further to the instruction from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) regarding investigation of the actual emissions and fuel efficiency tests, Suzuki reported the result of investigation to the ministry today.