Suzuki Celebrates 500,000th ATV Manufactured At U.S. Plant

Ross Ballot
by Ross Ballot

Suzuki has proudly announced that the company has built its 500,000th All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) in its Rome, Georgia manufacturing plant. This milestone comes 22 years after the facility opened, and half a million machines is nothing to scoff at. Suzuki marked the occasion by making ATV number 500,000 its flagship, cranking out a KingQuad 750AXi.

After building the self-proclaimed "first four-wheel ATV" in 1982, all Suzuki ATVs continued to be built in Japan prior to the company opening its U.S. site in 2002. Today, Suzuki has 700 dealers across the USA, and four-wheelers built domestically are also sold in 25 additional countries around the world.

“We’re proud of this accomplishment and the significance of having built a half million ATVs in the United States,” said Masami Haga, President of SMO, and SMAC. “North America represents the largest ATV market in the world, and it’s important that these products are built here by skilled American workers.” Haga also acknowledged the many United States-based suppliers providing components to Suzuki for inclusion in its ATV products.

Suzuki will celebrate its half-millionth unit by displaying that particular KingQuad 750AXi at its SMAC headquarters.

Suzuki's 2024 ATV models consist of the KingQuad line, available in 750AXi, 500AXi, and 400ASi sizes. Electric power steering and a slew of other features can be had on each, and while these ATVs are a bit long in the tooth, they're still solid, durable choices in the utility segment. We look forward to seeing what Suzuki has up its sleeve in the coming years.

Ross Ballot
Ross Ballot

Ross hosts The Off the Road Again Podcast. He has been in the off-road world since he was a kid riding in the back of his dad’s YJ Wrangler. He works in marketing by day and in his free time contributes to Hooniverse, AutoGuide, and, and in the past has contributed to UTV Driver, ATV Rider, and Everyday Driver. Ross drives a 2018 Lexus GX460 that is an ongoing build project featured on multiple websites and the podcast and spends his free time working on and riding ATVs.

More by Ross Ballot