In 2018, exchange of Japanese plants for Jimny production
Next year Suzuki will transfer the production of its Jimny SUV from the Japanese plant in Iwata to Kosai, as the first will undergo to a major upgrading.
It will also be an opportunity to renew the model and launch the assembly of another SUV, the Escudo. The Japanese carmaker aims to improve the efficiency of its local production facilities in general.
The Kosai factory is specialized in mini-vehicle construction, a segment that in Japan affects about 30% of the total market and in which Suzuki is one of the leader along with Daihatsu.