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Brendon Carpenter

Brendon Carpenter
Brendon Carpenter is the national Suzuki Brand Manager. The newly married Brendon joined the car industry in 2010 and finds the excitement of launching new models exhilarating. He enjoys learning about the creation of new models - from concept to production, marketing and sales - and watching them in action with customers; in short, as he puts it, “the entire vehicle lifecycle”. He’s passionate about everything to do with cars, bikes and 4x4s and, unsurprisingly, the Jimny is his favourite model because it will “still be SUPER cool in 30 year's time and show the ‘bigger, tougher, more expensive’ 4x4's how it's done.” He an off-road fanatic and loves adventuring in the outdoors - hunting for geocaches, going scuba diving and taking his motorbike out.
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Six reasons parents will love the Vitara Brezza

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HOW THINGS WORK: Exhaust Part 2 [VIDEO]

Continuing on from our previous episode on the modern exhaust Peter takes a look at two components...

HOW THINGS WORK: Exhaust [VIDEO]

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HOW THINGS WORK: Power & Torque [VIDEO]

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How Things Work: 4x4 Systems [VIDEO]

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HOW THINGS WORK: Nitrogen [VIDEO]

The consensus out there is that nitrogen-filled tyres are better than standard air filled tyres,...

How Things Work: Gearbox [Video]

There is often confusion surrounding the inner workings of a vehicle’s transmission and the...

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Photo credit: Adrian Burford

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How Things Work: Passive safety - Part 2 [VIDEO]

In this episode of How Things Work, we’re taking a look at your car’s passive safety systems,...

How Things Work: Passive safety - Part 1 [VIDEO]

In this episode of How Things Work, we’re taking a look at your car’s passive safety systems. Peter...

How Things Work: ESP [VIDEO]

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How Things Work: ABS [VIDEO]

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How Things Work: Variable Valve Timing [VIDEO]

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100 years of innovation [timeline]

Image credit: Suzuki United Kingdom

From a small loom manufacturer in Japan to a global household...