Consistency is key! The history of Suzuki Motor Co is full of consistency and struggle which makes them a leading automotive brand but it was not always like that. When Michio Suzuki founded Suzuki, they were a loom factory post world war and had a vital importance in thriving silk industry of Japan.
Like any other good innovative businessman Mr Michio wanted to diversify their business towards automotive by developing smaller capacity cars to haul people and their goods around but it was declared as a non essential because the government thought it to be un necessary and waste of resources.
After the World war had ended and Japan was slowly recovering from the crisis, Suzuki started developing bolt on motorized kits for bicycles and make mopeds out of them. They were called power free and one could pedal them if they were out of fuel.
Suzuki later on developed its proper 125cc motorcycle with an OHV 4stroke engine and 3speed gear box, pretty high tech for its time back in the days.In the mean while they also started making smaller engine capacity cars to haul people from point A to B.
These cars were very interesting and had 350cc engines(Same like modern 660CC KEI cars of that time).These engines had average performance but exceptional fuel average and lower maintenance cost and they were greeted happily by consumers.
Suzuki reached Pakistan in early 70’s when few local partners used to import their vehicles and sell here.Later on they signed a contract and made a joint venture company which is known as Pak Suzuki and has its plant at Port Qasim Industrial Area in Karachi.
Suzuki manufactures cars,light trucks and motorcycles in Pakistan.These vehicles are still praised for their quality and ease of maintenance but the technology in some of them is very old. Lets hope that Suzuki brings us what they offer world wide!