By Otsile Kadiege
2021 was a record breaking year for Suzuki South Africa. The Japanese automaker’s local arm is set to continue this trend after breaking all major records in the first month of 2022.
Suzuki SA sold a total of 1,058 Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport models in January. Seven other models, namely the S-Presso (332), Jimny (281), Super Carry (101), Dzire (282), Vitara Brezza (558), Ertiga (325) and Baleno (110), recorded triple digit sales.
The top five dealers were Bassonia (161 units, a new all-time dealer record), Northcliff (104 units), Menlyn (93 units), Bryanston (89 units) and Bramley (83 units). Suzuki’s corporate and fleet sales team division sold 681 vehicles to corporate, fleet and governmental customers. Suzuki SA grew its network by 78 new dealers.
In its review of the national sales figures, Naamsa notes that the industry is gradually recovering from its COVID-19 related slump and that domestic sales grew by 19.5% in comparison with January 2021. In contrast, Suzuki jumped by more than 73% when compared to January 2021.
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