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Suzuki wants to be the Tesla of connected minicars

Japanese automaker to offer remote monitoring and other services by 2025

Suzuki Motor President Toshihiro Suzuki stands with the Wagon R minicar. Minicars account for roughly 40% of the Japanese auto market.

TOKYO -- Suzuki Motor plans to make all of its minicars connected vehicles by 2025, Nikkei has learned, adding new services like remote monitoring in a category where it competes for the top spot.

The likes of Tesla and Toyota Motor have led the way in connecting full-size vehicles to entertainment and services through wireless networks.

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