Alto (Suzuki)

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Sep 30, 2021

On September 30, 2021, Suzuki Motor Corporation announced it will temporarily suspend production at Kosai Plant located in Shizuoka Pref., Japan in October, due to a parts shortage caused by the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Southeast Asia.
The Kosai first plant, producing WagonR SMILE, Spacia, and Hustler, will suspend production for 3 working days (October 1, 4, 29). The second plant, producing WagonR, Alto, Jimny, and others, will suspend production for 2 working days (October 1, 29).
Hamamatsu Plant, assembling motorcycles, will suspend production for 1 working day on October 4.
In addition, Sagara Plant and Iwata Plant will operate as scheduled.
(Suzuki release on September 30, 2021)

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Apr 22, 2021

On April 14, Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that it has sold over 157 thousand factory-fitted S-CNG vehicles in FY2020-21. This is the highest-ever S-CNG car sales by the Company. Maruti Suzuki offers a wide range of factory-fitted CNG cars including Alto, Celerio, Wagon-R, S-PRESSO, Eeco, Ertiga, Tour S and Super Carry.
Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG vehicle range is aligned to the Government of India’s vision to reduce oil import. The Government aims to enhance the share of natural gas in the energy basket of the country from 6.2% now to 15% by 2030. The Company’s S-CNG technology will play a critical role in democratizing green cars in the country.
Maruti Suzuki press release

Mar 17, 2021

On March 15, various media sources reported that Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd. (Changan Suzuki) has changed its name to Chongqing Lingyao Automobile Co., Ltd. (Lingyao Automobile), as revealed on the website of China’s National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System.
Changan Suzuki was jointly established by Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. (Changan Automobile) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki Motor) in 1993, and has launched several small cars such as the Alto and Swift. As the joint venture suffered a continuous loss, Suzuki Motor transferred its holding of 50% shares in Changan Suzuki to Changan Automobile in September 2018, after which Changan Suzuki became a wholly owned subsidiary of Changan Automobile.
However, the joint venture agreement will not expire until 2022, so Changan Suzuki is still entitled to produce and sell models with the Suzuki emblem. After the equity transfer, almost all sales of Suzuki models have been brought to a halt and Changan Suzuki’s website is also closed down, despite the temporary retaining of the Suzuki brand.
Currently, Changan Suzuki has two automotive manufacturing plants in Chongqing, where Changan Automobile has located production of some of its independently developed models. In the future, these plants will produce more models of self-owned brands under Changan Automobile.
From various media sources and information published on National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System of China

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