In September 1992, the company was privatized and placed directly under the direction of Japan. At the time of privatization, SMC increased its equity from 25% to 40% and then SMC gradually increased its equity to 73.09% as at 31 December 2001. The company was founded by Michio Suzuki; Its current president is Osamu Suzuki, the fourth adopted son-in-law in a row to run the company, Suzuki began manufacturing motorcycles in 1952, the first being motorized bicycles.  From 1955 to 1976, the company manufactured motorcycles only with two-stroke engines, the largest two-stroke model being the water-cooled three-cylinder G2F5. Until 1954 Suzuki produced 6,000 motorcycles a month and his company had officially changed its name to Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. After the success of its first motorcycles, Suzuki created an even more successful automobile: the Suzuki Suzulight of 1955. The Suzulight was sold with front-wheel drive, unicycle all-wheel drive and rack and pinion steering, which were not common in cars until three decades later. [Citation required] Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited (PSMCL) was established in August 1983 as a limited company, in accordance with the terms of the joint venture agreement between Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan (SMC) and Pakistan Automobile Corporation (PACO).  Despite a challenging domestic auto market in the United States, Suzuki added to the pace of its 2007 sales in 2008. However, in 2009, Suzuki`s sales fell by 48.5%, after a 17% drop in revenue in 2008.  Suzuki did not import 2010 model year road motorcycles into the U.S., and dealers instead fell back on unsold inventory from the 2009 model year.   For the 2011 model year, new models of on-road motorcycles were taken over in the United States.  PT Suzuki Indomobil Motor (until December 2008 PT Indomobil Suzuki International) is a joint venture between Suzuki Motor Corporation and Indomobil Group.
The company is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and specializes in manufacturing Suzuki vehicles for the local market. A separate company, PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS), formerly PT Indomobil Niaga International, was responsible for the distribution and marketing of Suzuki cars and motorcycles. Maruti Zen, marketed in 1993, was the company`s second compact car model. The company was launched in 1999, followed by Maruti Baleno, another Maruti Wagon-R compact car. It was later replaced by the Suzuki SX4. The SX4 was replaced by Ciaz. Maruti Suzuki India Limited, based in Gurgaon, Haryana, is an Indian automobile manufacturer that is a subsidiary of the Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation.  Maruti Suzuki produced 1,133,695 units between April 1, 2011 and March 30, 2012.  Suzuki Motor Corporation owns 54.2% of Maruti Suzuki and the rest is owned by various Indian public and financial institutions.
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