Suzuki is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu, that manufactures automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines. Suzuki has 3 main production facilities in Japan, one in Hungary, as well as 54 other plants in 23 countries around the world.
1. Suzuki was founded in 1909 as a manufacturer of looms for silk weaving.
2. It wasn't until 1937 that Suzuki began manufacturing automobiles.
3. In 1954, Suzuki released its first motorcycle, the "Colleda COX."
In 1952, Michio Suzuki led a team of 10 designers and engineers in developing the company's first car, the "Suzulight." The Suzulight was a lightweight vehicle with a aluminum body and a four-cylinder, water-cooled engine. It was first presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1955 and went on sale the following year.