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Suzuki SA’s top-seller – and aiming for more

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki Auto SA has applauded its dealer network for again setting an overall sales record in April 2022. The company reported 3696 new-vehicle deliveries to South African customers and a further five to regional buyers – the most yet and the fourth consecutive month of record sales. Naamsa – the industry’s… Continue reading Suzuki SA’s top-seller – and aiming for more

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Suzuki Swift SA’s best-selling car in April ’22

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki Auto SA in April 2022 set another sales record with 3696 new vehicles delivered to South African customers and a five more to regional customers. It was the fourth consecutive month of sales records for the brand. Naamsa – the industry business council – also reported the Suzuki Swift as… Continue reading Suzuki Swift SA’s best-selling car in April ’22

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2022 – Suzuki reaches new heights in February

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Suzuki recorded another strong month with record new vehicle sales in South Africa during February 2022 (December was 2102.) Naamsa, the SA auto industry’s business council, reported on March 3 2022 that the Japanese brand’s moving of 3240 new vehicles was its best yet – significantly more than the brand’s… Continue reading 2022 – Suzuki reaches new heights in February

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Ukraine a hot spot but SA auto sales warming, too

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The country’s new-vehicle market continued its surge through February 2022 to achieve its its best sales month since March a year earlier. WesBank’s Lebogang Gaoaketse told The Corner: “According to Naamsa, sales grew 18.4% against February 2021 to 44 229 units, a performance approaching that of the second half of 2019… Continue reading Ukraine a hot spot but SA auto sales warming, too

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WesBank: ‘Solid start to 2022 SA vehicle sales’

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – People in South Africa are driving into 2022 under the threat of even higher fuel prices and lending interest rates but have stuck a middle finger out of their cars’ windows and sun-roofs. Nope, they’ve waded deep into the wheels market with Naamsa reporting an almost 20% increase over the… Continue reading WesBank: ‘Solid start to 2022 SA vehicle sales’

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Suzuki soaring: Record sales of cars, bikes, and boat-power

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki Auto SA sold 2102 new vehicles in December 2021 to, the company says, scored a passenger vehicle market share of 8.18% with deliveries of 27 583 new units. ”It’s our best year yet,” the company’s brand marketing manager Brandon Carpenter told The Corner. ”We also reported five dealer sales records and… Continue reading Suzuki soaring: Record sales of cars, bikes, and boat-power

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Suzuki SA breaks another sales record with fun-to-drive cars

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Suzuki Auto SA has just completed its best dealer and overall sales month on record. Naamsa, the automotive business council, reported last week that Suzuki sold 2397 vehicles through March 2021 which broke the previous best by nearly 12% and improved on its March 2020 sales performance by 92%. More importantly,… Continue reading Suzuki SA breaks another sales record with fun-to-drive cars

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18-year low for auto trade – but resurgence pending

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The burden of the flu pandemic, continued economic pressure, and the consequent low levels of business and consumer confidence took their toll on new-vehicle sales through January. In fact 2020 was the auto industry’s worst performance in 18 years. However, the pundits say, ”there is light amidst that gloom” because the… Continue reading 18-year low for auto trade – but resurgence pending

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Electric vehicles: Next threat to SA’s automakers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Africa’s built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts according to Messe Frankfurt SA’s recent Hypermobility virtual conference. The problem was also mentioned by several speakers at the conference. Hypermobility was fully supported by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) and had AutoTrader… Continue reading Electric vehicles: Next threat to SA’s automakers

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Thinking of going electric? Here’s the SA situation…

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Is the country ready for electric vehicles? A study released in October (2020) has highlighted some fascinating insight into the future of these vehicles in the country. AutoTrader – the biggest digital automotive marketplace in South Africa – and Generation.e – partnered to provide insights into consumer perception, expectation, purchase intent,… Continue reading Thinking of going electric? Here’s the SA situation…