Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation which specializes in manufacturing automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines. In 1998, Suzuki and General Motors Corporation agree on joint development of compact vehicles, and both companies agree form a strategic alliance. Additionally, GM increased its equity stake in Suzuki to 10%, from the original investment in 1981, made during a partnership with Isuzu. In November 2012, Suzuki announced that its US division would file for bankruptcy and would stop selling automobiles in the United States. It plans to continue to sell motorcycles, ATVs, and marine products in the U.S.