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Suzuki scores on sales – but looking to set more records


  • ​One of two best sales months by Suzuki SA
  • Average more than 1000 units a month
  • …and two more models are on the way

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki SA has made May 2019  one of its best sales months yet.

André Venter, divisional sales and marketing boss at Suzuki SA, reported  “…we sold 975 units – our best was in March 2018 at 1006”,

”Unlike sales to government or large rental fleets, dealer sales largely represent individual customers who vote with their wallet and personally decide which brand to buy. In May the industry average for dealer sales was 87.7% – Suzuki set a record of 99%.

“Suzuki Bramley is 2018/19 Dealer of the Year, though teams in Worcester, Queenstown, Klerksdorp and Polokwane won category awards, pointing to the brand’s wide reach and high dealer standards.”

The company is now looking for more outlets.


Venter added: “Building a strong dealer network is paramount to our success. We rely on our dealers to maintain the high standards that Suzuki has become known for while welcoming hundreds of new customers every month.

“This network, together with our brand, products and effective measurement and feedback, is our recipe for success.”

Best sellers were the Suzuki Swift, followed by the Ignis and Ertiga.

The Jimny leisure wagon, fresh from its category awards in the World- and South African Car of the Year Awards, sold 17 units.


Soon to arrive are the Swift Sport and Vitara Turbo, each with Suzuki’s new 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine which delivers 103kW/230Nm.

In the Vitara, this engine delivers range-topping performance and high-speed cruising, while in the Swift it is matched to a sportier suspension and gearbox for driving fun that is worthy of the Swift Sport name.

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