Suzuki Auto sets record in Top 3 position
Swift SA’s top-selling car
New overall dealer sales record
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – June 2022 was another stellar month for the Suzuki Auto brand as it closed in on 5000 sales in a single month.
The sales team moved 4622 vehicles for an overall passenger vehicle market share of 15.26% and third place overall,behind VW – though that brand includes Audi, Toyota, Lexus and Hino.
Henno Havenga, manager of dealer sales at Suzuki Auto, said: “Naamsa, the local automotive industry body, reported that Suzuki broke all three benchmark records in June. The dealer network broke its one-month-old sales record of 3100 units with total sales of 3419 units. Suzuki set a new outright record of 4622 units, and the Swift sold 1926 units, making it the top-selling car.
“In June, we celebrated our Dealer of the Year Awards and gave 21 dealers a Platinum Award for their exemplary performance across all sales, service and after-sales support categories. A further six dealers were chosen in the Elite Awards category, reserved for the best dealers overall.
“This means that a third of our dealers performed to the highest possible service standards. It also means that our network can comfortably handle and support the rapidly growing number of South Africans who are joining the Suzuki family.”
Not to be outdone, the Suzuki department responsible for fleet, rental and government sales sold 1200 units.
HERE’S HOW IT WAS DONE…
While the Swift was South Africa’s favourite Suzuki, several other models also performed well ahead of expectations. A total of 340 South Africans drove off in the all-new Baleno, 569 S-Presso models found new homes and 657 new Vitara Brezzas were delivered – while 397 Jimny models were sold, making it one of South Africa’s favourite off-road capable vehicles.
In the commercial vehicle market, the value-for-money Super Carry recorded 112 sales.
Havenga again: “Over the past couple of years, we kept saying that Suzuki was investing heavily in its network through a larger parts warehouse and in our customer-service level. All this investment by Suzuki Auto and our dealer network has laid a foundation for the success that we are now experiencing,