If anyone recalls, there used to be an alliance agreement between General Motors and Suzuki which saw the rebadging of several models from each side, but when GM went into an organized bankruptcy itself, Suzuki was cut loose. It then found a new partner in Volkswagen
, who was clearly more interested in Suzuki's Asian operations than anything else. Suzuki realized this after less than two years and backed out of the agreement. In an increasingly conglomorating industry, the lack of a large corporate partner unfortunately deprives Suzuki of the funds it would need to compete in a market as competitive as the US.