Suzuki SA breaks its own record with a swift month of sales

<i>Image: Cornel van Heerden</i>
<i>Image: Cornel van Heerden</i>
Cornel van Heerden

Suzuki has gone from strength to strength in the last couple of years, becoming a popular choice for motorists looking for affordability and reliability - and good-looking cars.

Just like the Hilux is doing for Toyota, and the Polo for VW, the Swift is the one leading the charge for the Japanese, breaking its own record during the month of October with an impressive 678 unit sales.

Swift response

It is priced at R164 900 and goes up against the likes of the Volkswagen Polo, Ford Figo, and Renault Sandero. For those who want to go fast, from R315 900, can get their hands on the Sport version.

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The Ertiga, Jimny and Ignis round up the best of the rest bringing in an accumulative 450 units in total.

"We are truly thankful for the success that we have experienced in the past few months. The rapid growth in sales is the product of many years of steady investment in our product line and dealer network," says André Venter, divisional manager for sales and marketing at Suzuki Auto South Africa.

Venter explains that Suzuki South Africa has managed to secure a steady supply of vehicles from its many international factories. This, combined with the strong and continuous growth of dealer network has meant that customer orders could be fulfilled more rapidly.

Suzuki was named one of the fastest growing brands in 2018 and is set to repeat this feat in 2019 thanks to the success of new models such as the Suzuki Swift and its Sport variant, Ignis, Vitara Turbo and the Jimny.

Suzuki Swift

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"Our customer feedback shows that people choose trusted brands such as Suzuki when times are tough, because they know that the vehicle is most affordable to buy, and the insurance and maintenance will not break the bank. With this in mind, we are planning to enter no less than seven vehicles in the upcoming WesBank Fuel Economy Run in an effort to prove that our fuel consumption is also best in class," says Venter.

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