JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki Auto South Africa says it has committed itself to being more focused on affordable mobility given the economic impact of the coronavirus.
The company recently launched South Africa’s new S-Presso and has committed to extending its promotional five-year/200 000km* mechanical warranty beyond the initial launch period.
”At an entry R134 900,” the company told The Corner, ”our S-Presso is one of the most affordable of new vehicles, especially with a two-year service plan and a year’s comprehensive insurance.”
Suzuki Auto launched its S-Presso urban SUV mid-March just before lockdown and hopes to distribute more stock to showrooms thereafter.
André Venter, Suzuki SA divisional sales manager for, said: “We’re very excited about the S-Presso. It has the space and ride height of a compact SUV, it is built on our light but rigid Heartect platform, and is South Africa’s price champion. We believe it is exactly what buyers want.”
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The S-Presso has a 50kW, one-litre, engine capable of less than five litres/100km and each will be delivered with a five-year or 200 000km mechanical warranty*, a two-year or 30 000km service plan*, and a year of comprehensive insurance.
Venter again: “We know price is only part of the solution so we try very hard to keep parts prices and servicing low through one of the longest, most comprehensive, mechanical warranties in the industry and with a service plan and roadside assistance at no extra cost.
“We hope, by keeping our prices low and our containing service and maintenance costs, to help people in South Africa through what is proving to be a very tough year.”
Suzuki Auto sold 1249 new vehicles through March 2020.