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Suzuki Success
V6 Sales Success & New Technical / Training Centre
 
Suzuki Marine
  NEW SUZUKI V6 RANGE - BIG WINNER WITH EUROPEAN BOATOWNERS

The Suzuki Motor Corporation Marine Division has announced that European
orders for the new V6 250/225/200hp 4-stroke outboard range have already
reached over 1,000 units, which exceeds all expectations.

As anticipated, particularly strong markets are the Mediterranean countries where outboard powered leisure craft are so popular and the RIB sector right across the Continent. In both, the benefits of the Suzuki fuel injected 4-stroke motors' slim, compact design and light weight combined with high performance across the power band, fuel economy and quiet low emission operation are prime requirements.

Boat builders which have adopted the new motors for packaging with new and
existing models already include Zodiac, Humber and Nuova Jolly.

SUZUKI GB ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR NEW PARTS, TRAINING AND TECHNICAL CENTRE

Suzuki GB Plc has announced plans for the development of a new 15,400 sq m
national parts, training and technical centre at Milton Keynes. The facility will also be the UK base for the storage and distribution of marine and other Suzuki products. It will open in the latter part of 2005.

The administrative headquarters of Suzuki in the UK will remain in Crawley.

Mr Hideki Awano, Managing Director of Suzuki GB Plc says that the developments announced are a vital part of the strategy for further sustained growth for Suzuki in the UK.

"Suzuki has grown steadily and achieved great success in the United Kingdom's Marine and other markets. The new centre will enable us to continue to provide first class support services for the future," Mr Awano said.

April 2004