Suzuki, which has 55 dealers in Canada, says it will stop selling cars in this country after the 2014 model year.

Auto industry analysts say the move is not unexpected because only 5,500 Suzuki cars were sold in Canada last year.

By comparison, Honda sold almost 65,000 Civics in Canada in 2012.

To make things worse, Suzuki's Canadian sales dropped 30 per cent in the first two months of this year over the same time last year.

It was only four months ago that Suzuki in the United States filed for bankruptcy protection, and said it would no longer sell cars in the U.S.

At that time, Suzuki said it would be "business as usual" in Canada.

The company says it will honour all warranties as it focuses on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and marine products.