Brand new 2012 cars under $15,000

Are you part of the 99% that hasn't received a raise? When most people think of cars under $15,000 they think of emerging countries, and cars like the NANO. But you can buy some sweet little rides for under $15,000. And look at the miles per gallon, some get up to forty miles on the [...]

Japan’s earthquake – automobiles and energy

Sendai, Japan is about the same distance from Tokyo, Japan as New York City is from Washington DC. It's a pleasant drive on highway 6 along the coast from Sendai to Tokyo. It was, until last night. There were five military bases I remember in the Tokyo area when I went to high school in [...]

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Walking the floor of the 2010 Geneva motor show

80th International Motor Show, 2010 Geneva, Switzerland- Stroll with me on the floor of the 2010 Geneva autoshow.Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, BYD, Ferrari, Fisker automotive, Ford, Jaguar, GM, Chevy, Opel, Hyundai, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

Gene Brown, V.P. of Marketing and Public Relations for Suzuki

Times are tough for all car companies. How is Suzuki doing? Gene Brown, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Suzuki talks about Suzuki on a global level. Suzuki is a global player. They sold 2.3 million cars globally last year. They were one of two Japanese car companies that were profitable last year. [...]

71 Cars under $15,000

There are seventy-one 2009 and 2010 vehicles under $15,000 on sale right now: There are nineteen different makes. They come in 2-door, 4-door, hatchback, sedan and wagon. The cheapest starts at $9,970, the most expensive is $14,990. Only one is a rear-wheel drive.One car has only 70 horsepower, only three cars have over 150 horsepower. [...]

Gene Brown, Suzuki, at the 2009 Chicago auto show

Gene Brown, Vice President of Marketing for Suzuki sat down with me at the 2009 Chicago auto show. Gene's answer to the last question was enlightening. I asked all the executives the same questions: 1. Are we looking at a fundamental downsizing of the industry? 2. What is the one thing that will capture the [...]

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki Motor Corporation made an announcement during the Los Angeles auto show that General Motors Corporation is selling Suzuki shares with a mutual agreement to continue the implementation and expansion of the business relationship between the companies. I say this so you will know that there will be parts and service for all Suzuki vehicles. [...]

2009 Suzuki Equator

2009 Suzuki Equator Steve Younan, Suzukis director of product planning in North America, talks about the all-new 2009 Suzuki Equator. The Equator was developed as a joint effort with Nissan in Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn manufacturing facility. According to Suzuki, the key features of the Equator are: * Standard 2.5-liter, I4 DOHC engine delivers 152 hp [...]

Mark Harano, president American Suzuki

Mark Harano, President, automotive operations of American Suzuki Motor Corporation at the 2007 Los Angeles auto show. Harano talks about Suzuki's heritage, where there vehicles are now, as far as fuel economy, and where they are headed in regards to alternative fuels.