Suzuki has come a long way since it started as a Japanese silk loom factory in 1909. The last century has seen Suzuki earn a strong reputation around the world as a maker that gives you just enough standard features for a very low price. That said, you won't find too much power in the lineup, with most models packing less than 200 hp under the hood as of 2007. However, the outlook appears reasonably solid for the Japanese automaker. First off, the SX4 crossover SUV and the redesigned XL7 add some innovation to the lineup and could lead the way for bolder design in the future. Furthermore, from Chevy to Subaru, Suzuki has made a decent living building cars for other manufacturers. Couple that with its high visibility as a motorcycle maker and you have a diverse company that should continue to meet expectations in the years to come.