Suzuki becomes SA's favourite passanger car in May
Suzuki Auto recorded a sales-jump of 630 vehicles from April to May and hit a new overall record of 4 331 new car sales.The new record means that Suzuki was also South Africa’s favourite passenger vehicle brand in May, outselling every other vehicle marque and firmly establishing itself as the third largest manufacturer on the industry sales roster.
“We are proud to be associated with this fantastic brand”, says Suzuki Nelspruit’s Sales manager Wiaan Pretorius, “and we look forward to even greater growth in the future”.Suzuki Nelspruit forms part of the 81 dealer strong network in South Africa and have been recording record sales in recent years.
Henno Havenga, Manager for Auto Dealer Sales, congratulated Suzuki dealers after they broke through the 3 000-unit barrier in May with total retail sales of 3 100 units. Most of the remaining Suzuki vehicles were sold through its government, rental and fleet sales division, which recorded sales of 1 229 units.
To top the number of new records by the company, naamsa, the industry business council, reported that the Suzuki Swift was South Africa’s best-selling vehicle in May with sales of 1 764 units (including the Swift Sport). The S-Presso (783 units), Vitara Brezza (530 units), Jimny (428 units) and Ertiga (305 units) completed the list of five best-selling Suzuki models.
“The announcement of our new record and the new dealer sales record comes a few days before we celebrate the best-performing dealers at the 2021/22 Dealer of the Year Awards,” says Havenga.
The Latest Suzuki Baleno, launched in June, will reach Suzuki Nelspruit by the middle of June and will most certainly be a game changer and set the standard in the value for money segment.
“With luxuries such as climate control, an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as top-model features such as head-up display and a round-view camera system, we hope to set a new standard for the compact hatchback market and welcome even more people to the Suzuki family.” Wiaan explains.