Suzuki Auto Announces Plans for Pickup Truck Built by Nissan North America

Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:23pm EST

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BREA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--American Suzuki Motor Corporation today announced that its midsize
pickup truck will be produced by Nissan North America, Inc. The truck
will be based on Nissan's Frontier midsize pickup and built at the
company's manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tenn.

   Production of the pickup truck will begin in the fall of 2008. The
vehicle will be marketed solely by Suzuki in North America.

   In 2006, Suzuki and Nissan announced an agreement to expand the
scope of their business collaboration. The pickup is part of that
agreement, which also included the supply by Suzuki to Nissan of Alto
minicars in Japan.

   About Suzuki Auto

   The Brea, Calif.-based Automotive Operations of American Suzuki
Motor Corporation was founded in 1985 by parent company Suzuki Motor
Corporation (SMC) and currently markets its vehicles in the United
States through a network of approximately 500 automotive dealerships
in 49 states. Based in Hamamatsu, Japan, SMC is a diversified
worldwide automobile, motorcycle and outboard motor manufacturer with
sales of more than two million new automobiles annually. Founded in
1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has operations in 187 countries.

American Suzuki Auto PR
Beth Borozan, 714-996-7040 ext. 2464
PainePR for American Suzuki
Amy Corsinita, 949-809-6740

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