Suzuki is celebrating twenty-five years of selling vehicles in the U.S. this August. After the now-classic Samurai hit our shores in August 1985, it was joined by the Sidekick SUV and Swift subcompact.

In 1999, the Grand Vitara debuted. That compact SUV remains Suzuki's only SUV in the U.S. today, but in 2000, the three-row XL-7 SUV enlarged the lineup.

A Nissan Frontier-based Equator pickup fills the truck and SUV part of Suzuki's lineup today.

On Suzuki's 25th anniversary we have to wonder: what will the next 25 years hold for Suzuki in the U.S.? Give your ideas in the comments section below.

ASMC Corporate Timeline Highlights

1985 - Suzuki of America Automotive Corporation is established, and the Samurai compact SUV goes on sale.
U.S. automobile line: Samurai.

Your title here...

1988 - Suzuki launches the compact Sidekick four-wheel-drive sport-utility vehicle and the Swift compact car.
U.S. automobile line: Swift, Samurai and Sidekick.

1989 - Total aggregate Suzuki car production reaches 10 million units. CAMI Automotive Inc., an automotive assembly facility jointly owned by General Motors and Suzuki Motor Corp. is established and begins operation in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada.

1990 - Official corporate name changed to American Suzuki Motor Corporation.

1995 - Esteem joins the U.S. lineup, which now totals four vehicles: two cars and two SUVs.
U.S. automobile line: Swift, Esteem, Samurai and Sidekick.

1999 - Suzuki's SUV line is enhanced with the arrival of the compact Vitara and larger Grand Vitara.
U.S. automobile line: Swift, Esteem, Vitara and Grand Vitara.

2000 - With the arrival of its largest vehicle yet, the XL-7, Suzuki offers seven-passenger seating for the first time.
U.S. automobile line: Swift, Esteem, Vitara, Grand Vitara and XL-7.

2002 - Suzuki reaches 30 million cumulative automobile sales worldwide and introduces the Aerio and America's #1 Warranty: a 100,000-mile/seven-year, fully transferable, zero-deductible powertrain limited warranty.
U.S. automobile line: Aerio, Esteem, Vitara, Grand Vitara and XL-7.

2004 - Forenza is introduced to U.S. market.
U.S. automobile line: Aerio sedan and Aerio SX, Forenza, Grand Vitara and XL-7.

2005 - ASMC celebrates its 20th anniversary in the U.S. automotive market and sets a new all-times sales record. The five-door Reno compact and Forenza Wagon join the product line.
U.S. automobile line: Reno, Aerio and Aerio SX, Forenza, Forenza Wagon, Verona, Grand Vitara and XL-7.

2006 - ASMC sells 100,990 vehicles, the first time in its 22-year history the company posted annual sales of more than 100,000 in the U.S. Suzuki introduces the redesigned Grand Vitara.
U.S. automobile line: Grand Vitara, XL-7, Verona, Forenza, Forenza Wagon, Reno, Aerio sedan and Aerio SX.

2007 - ASMC sells 101,884 vehicles, marking the company's fourth consecutive year-over-year sales increase, third consecutive all-time record sales year and second successive year of 100,000-plus units sold in the U.S. Suzuki introduces the XL7 midsize crossover SUV and five-door SX4 Crossover.
U.S. automobile line: XL7, Grand Vitara, SX4 Crossover, Aerio sedan, Forenza, Forenza Wagon and Reno.

2008 - Suzuki expands the SX4 family to include the four-door SX4 Sport.
U.S. automobile line: XL7, Grand Vitara, SX4 Crossover and SX4 Sport, Forenza, Forenza Wagon and Reno.

2009 - Suzuki introduces the Equator midsize pickup truck, fulfilling the needs of Suzuki motorcycle, ATV and marine owners and enthusiasts.
U.S. automobile line: XL7, Grand Vitara, SX4 Crossover and SX4 Sport and Equator.

2010 - Suzuki introduces the Kizashi, the company's first entry into the all-wheel-drive sport sedan segment. Suzuki also adds a new SX4 variant - the SX4 SportBack.
U.S. automobile line: Kizashi, Grand Vitara, SX4 Crossover, SX4 Sport and SX4 SportBack and Equator.

2011 - Suzuki broadens the Kizashi family with the introduction of the all-new Kizashi Sport.
U.S. automobile line: Kizashi, Grand Vitara, SX4 Crossover, SX4 Sport and SX4 SportBack and Equator.

Source: Suzuki