Suzuki Samurai (Suzuki SJ30/SJ40/SJ410, second generation Jimny)
Aliases: Chevrolet Samurai, Holden Drover, Suzuki Caribbean, Suzuki Katana, Suzuki Potohar, Suzuki SJ410, Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Santana, Suzuki Sierra, Maruti Gypsy
When Suzuki first entered into a product sharing agreement with GM in 1981, this is the vehicle that started the badgineering activities. While it never donned a bowtie in North America, the Suzuki Samurai was sold in Australia as the Holden Drover and in other markets as the Chevrolet Samurai. In Spain, manufacturing was run by Santana, producing the Suzuki Santana, a relationship that ended in failure and left many Santana owners without warranties. To this day, the Samurai is still manufactured in India and Pakistan and is popular in off-road circles. But, a Consumer Reports investigation into the Samurai’s instability in corners where the vehicle would easily roll over killed sales of the mini utility in North America, culminating in a lawsuit between the consumer watchdog and Suzuki which was settled in 2004.
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