Osamu Suzuki, Senior Advisor of Suzuki Motor Corporation, received the Grand Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit from the Hungarian government in March 2020. This award is the highest civilian decoration in Hungary.
Suzuki had started negotiation with the Hungarian government before the fall of the Berlin Wall and established Magyar Suzuki Corporation Ltd. in 1991, and started production of Hungary’s first ever passenger cars in 1992. The Order was awarded for contributing to the country’s economic development through the automobile industry.
The conferment ceremony, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was held in the Presidential Palace in Budapest, Hungary on 8 June 2022, and was attended by President Novák and Prime Minister Orbán. The decoration was awarded by President Novák.
In the conferment ceremony, Minister Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, said, “Mr. Osamu Suzuki is a great friend of our country. We are strong allies in the continuous development of economic cooperation between Hungary and Japan. During his work, Mr. Suzuki spreads the reputation of Hungarians all over the world. Suzuki decided to invest in Hungary when such a decision required extreme courage and a lot of trust.”
Senior Advisor Osamu Suzuki, said in words of gratitude, “We would like to express our gratitude to the government, our employees and all our customers who love Magyar Suzuki, for 31 years of development and growth of Magyar Suzuki, after its establishment in 1991. I can never forget the fact that the Swift, the first ever car produced and sold by Magyar Suzuki, was called “Our Car” by the people of Hungary and loved by them. I would like to continue to cherish the relationship with Hungary and develop together, while also continue to serve as the Honorary Consulate-General of Hungary which I have been serving for the past 31 years.”
Magyar Suzuki, Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Hungarian subsidiary, has produced approximately 100,000 passenger vehicles in FY2021, and approximately 3.7 million units cumulatively. The company sells products in the country and exports them to more than 100 countries and regions.
Senior Advisor Osamu Suzuki is also awarded orders from India and Pakistan.
—Contributing to last-mile electrification to achieve carbon neutrality—
Tokyo, Japan, July 19, 2022―Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki), Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) announced that they have agreed to work towards the market introduction of mini-commercial van electric vehicles (BEVs) in FY2023 to achieve carbon neutrality.
Mini-commercial vehicles cover areas accessible only to them because of their small size and are important in supporting last-mile logistics. They have become widespread accounting for about 60% of the total commercial vehicle fleet, making them a type of vehicle capable of contributing significantly to the achievement of carbon neutrality if electrification advances.
However, a major issue in promoting the electrification of mini-commercial vehicles is the increasing burden on society as a whole, including the higher vehicle costs associated with electrification, the costs related to charging infrastructure, and the charging time (downtime: a period when vehicles and cargo are stopped).
It is under these circumstances, to realize an affordable mini-commercial van BEV that meets the usage needs of commercial customers, CJPT will participate in the planning, and Suzuki, Daihatsu, and Toyota will jointly develop a BEV system suitable for mini-commercial vehicles by combining Suzuki and Daihatsu’s know-how in manufacturing mini vehicles with Toyota’s electrification technology.
The mini-commercial van BEV developed by these four companies will be used by partners in social implementation projects in Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo.
Suzuki, Daihatsu, Toyota, and CJPT will continue to promote efforts to practically achieve carbon neutrality through the provision of sustainable means of transportation.
Suzuki Motor Corporation and Dorna have come to an agreement to terminate Suzuki’s participation in MotoGP at the end of the 2022 season. Suzuki will also terminate its factory participation in the World Endurance Championship (EWC) at the end of the 2022 season.
We will continue to race in the 2022 MotoGP and EWC championships, maintaining our maximum efforts to win the remaining races. We aim to continue our support for our customers’ racing activities through our global distributor network.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all Suzuki fans who have given us their enthusiastic support and to all those who have supported Suzuki’s motorcycle racing activities for many years.
Quote from Toshihiro Suzuki, Representative Director and President
“Suzuki has decided to end the participation of MotoGP and EWC in the face of the need to re-allocate resources on other initiatives for sustainability. Motorcycle racing has always been a challenging place for technological innovation, including sustainability, and human resource development. This decision means that we will take on the challenge to build the new motorcycle business operation by redirecting the technological capabilities and human resources we have cultivated through the motorcycle racing activities to investigate other routes for a sustainable society.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all our fans, riders and all stakeholders who joined us and enthusiastically supported us from the development stage since we returned to MotoGP racing.
“I will continue to do my best to support Alex Rins, Joan Mir, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR and YOSHIMURA SERT MOTUL to compete competitively until the end of the season.
“Thank you for your kind support.”
Maruti Suzuki India Limited, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, has today launched its compact SUV, the All-New Brezza in India.
The All-New Brezza is the first full-model change of Vitara Brezza, which was launched in India in 2016 as a stylish urban compact SUV, and has been leading the compact SUV segment sales with accumulated sales of approximately 750,000 units in India.
This new Brezza has evolved its bold, sporty, and powerful SUV exterior styling design by emphasizing the hood and beltline. All-New Brezza with an energetic new design, packed with next-gen features and superior performance, will surely surpass customer expectations. The black and brown dual tone interior with silver accentuation in the instrument panel makes a sporty & urban feel. The All-New Brezza is equipped with an electric sunroof, head-up display and 360 view camera. It also offers built-in Suzuki Connect. Moreover, wider rear seats and new equipment including wireless charging, rear AC vents and fast-charging USB ports contribute to offer higher comfort. The All-New Brezza will be available in 3 contrast dual-tone color options along with 6 bright single tone colors. The newly-installed 1.5L Dual Jet engine offers higher fuel-efficiency.
In India, the SUV segment has been growing in the recent years with the segment accounting for approximately 40% of passenger cars sold in FY2021. Suzuki aims to expand its share in the SUV segment with the All-New Brezza. In addition, by introducing the Suzuki-developed SUV model which will be produced at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. from August, the company will target more than 50% passenger car share in India, which is mentioned in the mid-term management plan.
<Major specifications of the new Brezza>
- – Overall Length 3,995mm x Width 1,790mm x Height 1,685mm
- – Engine Type: 1.5L Dual Jet engine with mild hybrid (smart hybrid system)
- – Transmission: 5-Speed MT/6-Speed AT (with paddle shifters)
Toyota and Suzuki to Deepen Collaboration in the Fields of Development and Production in India – First production of Suzuki-developed model at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) signed a memorandum of understanding for a business alliance in 2017. Since then, the two companies have been bringing together Toyota’s strength in electrification technologies and Suzuki’s strength in technologies for compact vehicles for joint collaboration in production and in the widespread popularization of electrified vehicles.
Toyota and Suzuki are promoting mutual supply of vehicles globally, which is one of the collaborations in the business partnership, and the two companies will now start production of a new SUV model developed by Suzuki at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM) from August. Maruti Suzuki India Limited and TKM will market the new model in India as Suzuki and Toyota models, respectively. Furthermore, the two companies are planning to export the new model to markets outside India including Africa.
The powertrains of the new model to be on sale in India, will be equipped with mild hybrid developed by Suzuki and strong hybrid developed by Toyota. By bringing together strengths of both Toyota and Suzuki through the collaboration, the two companies will be able to provide a wide variety of vehicle electrification technologies to customers and contribute to the acceleration of electrification and the realization of a carbon-neutral society in India.
Including investment in expansion of collaboration in India, Toyota and Suzuki will remain committed to the achievement of the “Make in India” initiative promoted by the Indian government, and contribute to sustainable economic growth and to the vision of achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2070.
Toyota President Akio Toyoda said: “We are pleased to announce the new SUV with Suzuki, a company that has a long history of local involvement in the Indian business. Today, the automotive industry is facing various challenges such as electrification and carbon neutrality. By leveraging the respective strengths of Toyota and Suzuki to provide Indian customers with a variety of options, we hope to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and realize a society where ‘no-one is left behind’ and ‘everyone can move freely.’”
Suzuki President Toshihiro Suzuki said: “Production of the new SUV at TKM is a project that can contribute to the growth of India through providing eco-friendly mobility needed by customers. We recognize that it is a big milestone toward further deepening our collaboration in the future. We appreciate the support from Toyota, and at the same time, will explore new synergy and business opportunities through continuous collaboration.”
Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced the results of vehicle recycling for Parts Specified for Recycling, etc. (1. Automobile shredder residue (ASR), 2. Airbags, 3. Fluorocarbons) for FY2021 (April 2021 to March 2022) in Japan, based on the Japan Automobile Recycling Law*1 as per below.
- – 59,488.6 tons of ASR were collected from 429,976 units of end-of-life vehicles
- – Recycling rate was 96.4%, exceeding the legal target rate of 70%
- – 1,675,898 units of airbags were collected from 370,660 units of end-of-life vehicles
- – Recycling rate was 95.1%, exceeding the legal target rate of 85%
- – 78,204.5kg of fluorocarbons were collected from 391,281 units of end-of-life vehicles
In line with the legal mandate, Suzuki is responsible for promoting appropriate treatment and recycling of ASR, airbags, and fluorocarbons through the recycling fee deposited from customers.
Recycling fees and income generated from the vehicle-recycling fund totalled 4,130 million yen. The total cost of recycling these materials was 3,850 million yen, contributing to a net surplus of 280 million yen.
For the promotion of vehicle recycling, Suzuki contributed a total of 180 million yen from the above net surplus, to the Japan Foundation for Advanced Auto Recycling. Also, 90 million yen were contributed for the advanced recycling business of the Company, which developed a technology to reuse small lithium-ion batteries collected from ELVs for solar-powered streetlights.
Suzuki will continue to promote advanced recycling business toward a recycling-oriented society that makes effective use of resources, as well as work to achieve a balance in overall recycling costs in the mid to long term.
- *1 Law Concerning Recycling Measures of End-of-Life Vehicles
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Osamu Suzuki, Senior Advisor of Suzuki Motor Corporation, received the Grand Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit from the Hungarian government in March 2020.
—Contributing to last-mile electrification to achieve carbon neutrality— Tokyo, Japan, July 19, 2022―Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki), Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota),
Suzuki Motor Corporation and Dorna have come to an agreement to terminate Suzuki’s participation in MotoGP at the end of the 2022 season. Suzuki will