The company, according to an anonymous source, has said it reevaluated the U.S. market and decided to focus on its strength of small crossovers and hatchbacks. It is expected the company will initially offer the latest variant of the SX4 S-Cross pictured above. However, this will be its largest vehicle offering.
"Suzuki has learned from its experience in the North American Markets, and will be focusing on what we do best, which includes small cars and crossovers," says an anonymous source from within the company. "We're excited to bring our expertise in this vehicle genre back to North America, where we feel we will be extremely successful."
Suzuki also said it plans to introduce a couple of kei cars to the North American market in an attempt to appeal to more urban crowds and chase after vehicles that include the Chevrolet Spark, Fiat 500, and Smart Fortwo.
The biggest surprise, however, was the announcement that Suzuki would offer the next iteration of its capable off-roader, the Jimny here. The solid-axle-equipped micro 4x4 is capable off road right out of the box, and is the modern successor to the Suzuki Samurai. This could be a serious competitor to the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, too, although the Jimny is much smaller and only makes 80 hp.
Look for Suzuki dealerships to begin to appear in Bloomington, Indiana; Fargo, North Dakota; Winnemucca, Nevada, and Ness City, Kansas at first. The second round of openings will likely include Hanksville, Utah; Jack, Alabama; Wallagrass, Maine; and Moyie Springs, Idaho.
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