In the 1930s, the original Suzuki firm tried out a few prototypes of a car with a revolutionary liquid-cooled engine. Yet it didn’t make its first commercial car until the company had scored a significant success as a motorcycle manufacturer in the 1950s. In the last decade, the brand has captured a generous share of the European market and now controls about 1.5 percent of the UK market. By sales, the Japanese company is considered the tenth largest automaker.
Suzuki offers a friendly line of small cars. The Alto, for instance, is one of the most inexpensive urban runabouts on the UK market. Fuel efficient and packed with personality, it’s a favourite with city drivers. The compact Swift comes in a VAT-free, three-door model. The Swift Sport may be small but it has satellite navigation and a touchscreen on the dash. Other modern features include headlight washers and automatic air conditioning. Once you enter the Suzuki Splash, you can tell by the high seating positions that this isn’t a car. It’s a mini-MPV with lots of space for passengers to sit comfortably.
In addition to its emphasis on small cars, they’ve focused on off-roading vehicles since the late 1960s. Like the American Jeep, Suzuki created the first Jimny, a Jeep rival that remains a major 4×4 contender. If you want a family-oriented, all-round SUV, the Grand Vitara is a brand staple. For a small off-roader, the SX4 S-Cross offers Suzuki’s lightweight AllGrip. This on-demand all wheel drive is engineered without the typical AWD heavy addition to the vehicle’s weight package. This means the S-Cross is one of the most fuel efficient four-wheel-drive vehicles available.
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