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1909: Michio Suzuki founded the Suzuki Loom Works.
1952: Suzuki produced the Power Free 36cc, a 2-stroke motorized bicycle.
1955: Debut of the Suzulight 360cc 2-stroke minicar.
1968: Debut of the Suzuki Carry Van 360cc 2-stroke.
1970: Suzuki launched the small LJ10 4x4 360cc 2-stroke, later known as the Jimny.
1975: The LJ50 4x4 had a larger 550cc 3-cyl. 2-stroke engine for .au.
1977: The LJ80 4x4 had a 800cc 4-cyl. 4-stroke engine (on sale in .au from 1978).
1979: Debut of the Suzuki Alto minicar, 550cc 2-stroke.
1981: The SJ410 4x4, 1000cc 4-stroke, 45bhp!
1983: Swift (Cultus/ Forsa/ SA310) car, 1.0-litre.
1984: SJ413 / Jimny 1300cc 4x4, with a 5-speed gearbox.
1985: Santana (Spain) began producing Suzuki vehicles.
1988: Vitara (Escudo/ Sidekick) 1.6-litre, 4-stroke, compact 4x4, coil-springs front and back. (A 5-door version in 1990.)
1995: The 5-door Vitara 4x4 gained a 2-litre V6.
1997: Suzuki Grand Vitara (Escudo) 4x4.
1998: The Grand Vitara 4x4, 2.5-litre V6 or 2-litre 4-cyl.
 
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1998 iteration of the Jimny 4x4 (in 1999)
 
2001: The Grand Vitara XL-7 5-door, 2.7-litre V6, with 3 rowws of seats.
The General Motors- and Suzuki-developed (Chevrolet) Cruze car.
Debut of the Liana (Aerio) car, it was Top Gear's "reasonably priced car" for a while.
2004: Suzuki Swift compact car.
2005: A new Grand Vitara retained the "ladder" chassis, with 1.6, 2.0 or 2.7 V6 engines.
2006: The new 7-seat XL7 SUV had "electronically controlled all-wheel drive".
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