The American Suzuki headquarters is located in Brea, California. Through an agreement with General Motors, Suzuki began offering a version of their Suzuki Cultus in the United States as the Chevrolet Sprint in 1985. This model was at first sold as a 3-door hatchback and later became Chevrolet’s smallest model. The Suzuki Escudo is a four wheel drive Sport Utility Vehicle made by Suzuki Motors for the Japanese market. A larger version is also manufactured and was known as the Suzuki Grand Escudo. The Escudo was called the Sidekick in North America and in Europe as the Suzuki Vitara and the Suzuki Grand Vitara. The Pikes Peak Edition of the Escudo is uniquely tuned with over 1000 bhp and four wheel drive. It was entered by Suzuki in a number of Japanese events in the late 1990s, where it actually was victorious in beating most of the competition.
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The car regularly takes part in the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, and is identifiable by its large rear wing and red paintjob. In 1989, American Suzuki launched the Swift, which was the 2nd generation Suzuki Cultus. The Swift was offered as a GTi and GLX hatchback with a 4-door sedan following in 1990. A new small SUV called the Sidekick was also introduced in 1989. By 1991, the introduction of the 4-door Suzuki Sidekick took place, which was the first 4-door mini-SUV in North America. The Swift and Sidekick were cousins to GM’s Geo Metro and Geo Tracker. They were mostly produced in Ingersoll, Canada by Suzuki and GM’s joint venture, CAMI. The Swift GT and 4-door models were imported from Japan though. Things went down hill quite quickly though as bad publicity from Consumer Reports took the brand down quite harshly. The Samurai led to the demise of the American Suzuki division as annual sales in the following years dropped below 20,000 units. Auto transport quotes for the Suzuki Sidekick are available on this page and to learn more about the Sidekick you can go here.<< Back to Vehicle Index