Magyar suzuki hungary rolls out 2.5 millionth car press release
2.5-millionth car rolls off Magyar Suzuki's production line
Magyar Suzuki reached another major milestone when the 2.5-millionth car rolled off the
production line on 9 July 2014 in Esztergom.
The third-generation white 1.2-litre Swift will run on Hungarian roads.
The 23-year history of Suzuki’s sole European production base Magyar Suzuki Corporation has
been marked by several generations of popular Suzuki models. In 2012, a double anniversary
was celebrated when production reached the 2-million mark on the 20th anniversary of Magyar
Time has gone by, and another highly significant milestone has been achieved: production of the
2.5-millionth unit, thanks to the dedicated work of Suzuki’s employees. The centrepiece of the
celebration was a third-generation white 1.2-litre Swift GL model with 5 doors, manual
transmission and air conditioning.
About Magyar Suzuki Corporation
The company was established by its major shareholder Suzuki Motor Corporation together with
other business partners in 1991. The kick-off model, the first-generation Swift in Hungary, rolled
off the production line in 1992, followed by Wagon R+ in 2000, Ignis in 2003, the second-
generation Swift in 2005, SX4 in 2006, Splash in 2008, the third-generation Swift in 2010, Swift
Sport in 2011, and the latest model SX4 SX-CROSS in the autumn of 2013.
All models currently manufactured in Esztergom are built with engines complying with Euro 5
environmental standards. Throughout the past two decades, MSC has been steadily growing and
now plays a major role not only in Hungary’s automotive market but in the European market as
well, as the Hungarian factory is Suzuki Motor Corporation’s sole manufacturing subsidiary on
the continent serving European markets with automobiles. Currently operation takes place in five
shop units (stamping, welding, painting, assembly and bumper).
One series of investments has followed another over the past 20 years, including the peak period
of the factory between 2003 and 2008 during the era of Suzuki’s European Renaissance
Program, which had the main objectives of expanding the European network of distributors as
well as preparing the manufacturing company for the production of 300,000 units. The latter
objective achieved with more than 280,000 vehicles produced in 2008. Through its export
activities, MSC provides cars to European countries and also to Japan, Russia and Ukraine, as
well as to a number of Middle Eastern and Northern African countries, including Israel and
In addition to the 3,100 jobs at the Suzuki factory, the company provides work for thousands of
people in Hungary through its range of suppliers and dealers. Besides production for the
European and domestic markets, MSC undertakes other commercial activities such as selling
imported cars, motorcycles and outboard motors. The imported models of the cutting-edge
technology bikes from the parent company, SMC Japan, are supported by one of the largest
dealership networks in Hungary, which takes care of customer requirements and meets their
expectations with a wide range of offerings.
Magyar Suzuki Corporation also plays a significant role within the region in the motorcycle
business, providing motorcycles to ten countries (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bosnia, Kosovo and Montenegro) from Esztergom.