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Rendered Speculation: Suzuki SX4-based VW ‘Rocktan’ conjured up

Published: May 22, 2010

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According to Mibz.com, the Suzuki SX4 won’t be pimped to just Fiat anymore (see: Sedici ), Volkswagen is getting in on the act. Going after the small end of the market, VW is reportedly set to take advantage of its new 19.9 percent share of Suzuki and swiping the lovable little SX4 as the basis of a new model tentatively dubbed Rocktan. Positioned as a city-sized crossover, the Rocktan theoretically slots in between the similarly tiny CrossPolo and Tiguan , though this is all unconfirmed at this point.


No Surprise: Volkswagen reportedly to take 20% stake in Suzuki

Published: December 9, 2009

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Filed under: Suzuki , Volkswagen Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Though Suzuki CEO Osamu Suzuki would beg to differ , it seems that the old saying has once again been proven accurate. After a ton of rumor, innuendo and speculation on the matter – along with the subsequent denials – a report from Reuters indicates that Volkswagen is indeed on the verge of announcing that it’s procuring a 20 percent stake in Suzuki


REPORT: Suzuki ripe for takeover, VW and Renault-Nissan interested

Published: December 8, 2009

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Nissan , Suzuki , Volkswagen , Renault According to the Nikkei in Japan and the Financial Times in the UK (via TTAC , which kindly assembled all the info in one place), Suzuki looks ripe for a takeover. Though the automaker is a serious player in its home market of Japan and in the burgeoning Indian market, its 2.36 million cars per year isn’t enough to compete with larger competitors on a global scale


REPORT: Volkswagen interested in small-car partnership with Suzuki, still

Published: August 25, 2009

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Filed under: Suzuki , Volkswagen , Renault Suzuki Alto – Click above for high-res gallery Just a few months back, Manager Magazin in Germany reported that Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech was interested in procuring a small stake in Suzuki .