In doing so, it broke its previous sales record set in February (1 696 vehicles) and jumped in the overall sales rankings to sixth with an all-time passenger market share record of 7.46%. Suzuki’s sales record includes purchases by vehicle rental companies of 320 Suzuki models, with nearly all other units sold by dealers.
André Venter, divisional manager of Suzuki Auto South Africa said, “We welcome the return of fleet buyers, as this is key pillar of the automotive sector. To us, their return business is a thumb up to the quality of our Suzuki vehicles, because vehicle rental companies cannot afford to have vehicles breaking down, taking very long to fix or to be the source of complaints from users,”
“The fact that the dealer network has set a new record is testimony to its commitment, its relationship with customers and also of our range of vehicles, which has something for every budget and taste,” says Venter. The Suzuki dealer network sold 1 466 vehicles, quite a number more than before and a full 33 cars more than the overall sales in June this year, the first full month after the hard lockdown.
The S-Presso and Swift were the most popular with buyers.A 4×4 favourite, the Jimny, also celebrating its 50th anniversary, sold 100 units.
With the devastating and unfortunate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, car owners have realised that they do not have to accept expensive parts and service prices or live with unreliable vehicles. We look forward to welcoming these customers to brands such as Suzuki, which offer true value for money and top-notch customer service,” says Venter.