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July 12, 1994 | John O'Dell Times staff writer
Three-Way Deal: On the subject of Japanese car makers and U.S. suppliers: Brea-based American Suzuki Motor Corp.'s new in-house financing program for Suzuki auto dealers and their customers is underwritten by a unit of Ford Motor Credit Corp. Meanwhile, Suzuki sells its cars and sports utility vehicles to General Motors, which markets them as the Geo Metro and Geo Tracker.
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December 29, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Suzuki Motor Corp., the Japanese affiliate of General Motors Corp., said it aimed to expand its U.S. dealership network next year by 30% to 600 outlets to help reach an annual sales target of about 200,000 cars in 2007. Suzuki, the maker of Grand Vitara sport utility vehicles, is expanding its dealership network to make more sales to individual buyers, company spokesman Mitsuyasa Tazawa said by telephone from the company's headquarters in Shizuoka, near Tokyo. The move would reduce Suzuki's reliance on corporate customers.
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September 15, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Strike Closes GM Plant in Canada: General Motors Corp., still recovering from an Ohio parts plant strike that idled workers across North America, suffered another blow when workers at its joint-venture plant with Suzuki Motor Corp. walked out. The 2,100 workers at the assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, say their wages and working conditions lag those of other Canadian employees of the Big Three auto makers.
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September 14, 2000 | Bloomberg News
General Motors Corp will spend $653 million to double its stake in Suzuki Motor Corp. in an effort to increase its share of Asia-Pacific's fast-growing auto market. Suzuki shares rose to 13.2% in Tokyo. As part of the transaction, John F. Smith Jr., GM's chairman, will become the first non-Japanese member of Suzuki's board. Also, in September 2001, the two companies will start building a jointly developed small car called YGM-1 at Suzuki's Kosai plant in Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo.
BUSINESS
September 14, 2000 | Bloomberg News
General Motors Corp will spend $653 million to double its stake in Suzuki Motor Corp. in an effort to increase its share of Asia-Pacific's fast-growing auto market. Suzuki shares rose to 13.2% in Tokyo. As part of the transaction, John F. Smith Jr., GM's chairman, will become the first non-Japanese member of Suzuki's board. Also, in September 2001, the two companies will start building a jointly developed small car called YGM-1 at Suzuki's Kosai plant in Shizuoka, southwest of Tokyo.
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December 29, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Suzuki Motor Corp., the Japanese affiliate of General Motors Corp., said it aimed to expand its U.S. dealership network next year by 30% to 600 outlets to help reach an annual sales target of about 200,000 cars in 2007. Suzuki, the maker of Grand Vitara sport utility vehicles, is expanding its dealership network to make more sales to individual buyers, company spokesman Mitsuyasa Tazawa said by telephone from the company's headquarters in Shizuoka, near Tokyo. The move would reduce Suzuki's reliance on corporate customers.
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June 15, 1988 | Associated Press
A lawsuit filed Tuesday accused Suzuki Motor Co. of violating federal racketeering laws by fraudulently promoting its sporty Samurai vehicles as safe. The class-action suit charged that Suzuki and the Los Angeles firms handling the company's public relations and advertising routinely committed mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to conceal the Samurai's dangers, violating the federal Racketeering Influenced, Corrupt Organizations Act. The suit, filed by Dr. Harold Kay of Wynnewood, Pa.
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July 18, 1988 | Associated Press
Suzuki is trying to right the reputation of its troubled Samurai sport vehicle with one of the most generous incentive plans ever offered to American car dealers. American Suzuki Motor Corp. last week told dealers it would cut $2,000 off the price they pay for Samurais sold through Sept. 2 and allowed them to decide how to use the money.
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June 23, 1987 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
General Motors, seeking to cash in on the extraordinary popularity of the Suzuki Samurai utility vehicle among college students and other young buyers who tend to shun domestic cars, plans to sell a slightly larger version of the Samurai beginning next year, GM and Suzuki officials said Monday. GM's version, to be called the Chevrolet Tracker, will carry a slightly higher price tag than the Samurai, and it is likely to appeal to a slightly older crowd when introduced in the fall of 1988.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1994
* Masao Nagura has been appointed president of Suzuki Motor Corp.'s American Suzuki Motor Corp. in Brea. Nagura has been with the company since 1971, most recently as executive vice president of American Suzuki. He succeeds Yoshinori Fujii, who will return to Suzuki Motor in Japan. Nagura will be responsible for overall operation of all American Suzuki divisions, including automotive, motorcycle and marine operations.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1994
* Masao Nagura has been appointed president of Suzuki Motor Corp.'s American Suzuki Motor Corp. in Brea. Nagura has been with the company since 1971, most recently as executive vice president of American Suzuki. He succeeds Yoshinori Fujii, who will return to Suzuki Motor in Japan. Nagura will be responsible for overall operation of all American Suzuki divisions, including automotive, motorcycle and marine operations.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1994 | John O'Dell Times staff writer
Three-Way Deal: On the subject of Japanese car makers and U.S. suppliers: Brea-based American Suzuki Motor Corp.'s new in-house financing program for Suzuki auto dealers and their customers is underwritten by a unit of Ford Motor Credit Corp. Meanwhile, Suzuki sells its cars and sports utility vehicles to General Motors, which markets them as the Geo Metro and Geo Tracker.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Strike Closes GM Plant in Canada: General Motors Corp., still recovering from an Ohio parts plant strike that idled workers across North America, suffered another blow when workers at its joint-venture plant with Suzuki Motor Corp. walked out. The 2,100 workers at the assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, say their wages and working conditions lag those of other Canadian employees of the Big Three auto makers.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1988 | Associated Press
Suzuki is trying to right the reputation of its troubled Samurai sport vehicle with one of the most generous incentive plans ever offered to American car dealers. American Suzuki Motor Corp. last week told dealers it would cut $2,000 off the price they pay for Samurais sold through Sept. 2 and allowed them to decide how to use the money.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1988 | Associated Press
A lawsuit filed Tuesday accused Suzuki Motor Co. of violating federal racketeering laws by fraudulently promoting its sporty Samurai vehicles as safe. The class-action suit charged that Suzuki and the Los Angeles firms handling the company's public relations and advertising routinely committed mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to conceal the Samurai's dangers, violating the federal Racketeering Influenced, Corrupt Organizations Act. The suit, filed by Dr. Harold Kay of Wynnewood, Pa.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1987 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
General Motors, seeking to cash in on the extraordinary popularity of the Suzuki Samurai utility vehicle among college students and other young buyers who tend to shun domestic cars, plans to sell a slightly larger version of the Samurai beginning next year, GM and Suzuki officials said Monday. GM's version, to be called the Chevrolet Tracker, will carry a slightly higher price tag than the Samurai, and it is likely to appeal to a slightly older crowd when introduced in the fall of 1988.
BUSINESS
December 12, 1998 | (John O'Dell)
American Suzuki Motor Corp. has appointed longtime company executive Rick Suzuki as its new president. He had been president of CAMI Automotive Inc., an auto manufacturing joint venture of Suzuki Motor Corp. and General Motors of Canada. Suzuki will be responsible for directing all of Brea-based American Suzuki's operations, including its automotive, motorcycle and marine divisions. Suzuki began his career with Suzuki Motor Corp. in Japan in 1974. He joined Suzuki Canada Inc.
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