Sharing Cars


a50Alain Visser, chief marketing officer for Opel said that the next Agila will not be realized in collaboration with Suzuki. This was reported by Automotive News, which interviewed the manager of the House of Russelsheim during the Geneva Motor Show. Visser added that the joint-venture between Opel and Suzuki for the joint production of the respective Agila and Splash will close at the end of the career of the two cars, set for 2012.

Although the marketing manager of Opel has clarified that the end of the relationship between the two houses is linked to “different levels”, surely the agreement between Suzuki and Volkswagen that led it all’acquisione the relative majority of the House of Hamamatsu has helped to renew the collaboration for the birth of a third generation Agila, assembled in the plant in Esztergom, Hungary, owned by Suzuki.

a49At the Geneva Motor Show, Suzuki unveiled three new to the European market: Crossover Grand Vitara, Kizashi and Swift Plug-In Hybrid. The range of SUV was enriched with the Japanese version of Crossover-free outer rear wheel, thus reducing the length of 20 cm. The Grand Vitara in this new styling is more suitable for use in the city and is also approved for the door with decorative chrome.

Suzuki Grand Vitara crossover will debut in Italy in early summer and will be sold only with a 5-door body, combined with the engine in a single version 1.9 DDiS. Instead, the Suzuki Kizashi is a sedan that is placed at the intersection of the segment C and D, already on sale in the United States. At the fair has been exposed to the Swiss version for Europe when provided only with the 2.4 VVT petrol engines from 178 hp and 230 Nm of peak torque, in conjunction with the CVT automatic transmission and four wheel drive system i – AWD.

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