By Otsile Kadiege
The automotive business council, naamsa, recently announced that Suzuki Auto SA sold 4 364 new vehicles in the past month. This number is close to its overall best sales and firmly entrenches Suzuki as one of South Africa’s top three best-selling vehicle brands. Of the overall sales, the Suzuki dealer network sold 3 135 units or more than two-thirds of all the vehicles.
In September, the Suzuki Swift was the top-selling new Suzuki through the dealer channel. Dealers sold 829 new Swift models, and the government, rental and fleet division added a further 503 units for total sales of 1 332 Swift models. Other models that performed well include the Vitara Brezza (736 units), the S-Presso (340 units) and the Suzuki Dzire (417 units).
The same vehicles proved popular to fleet, government and vehicle rental buyers. In total, Suzuki sold 1 227 vehicles through these channels in September. It is worth noting that four Suzuki dealers sold more than 100 Suzuki vehicles to individual customers in September.
In September, Suzuki Marine set a record of 176 new outboard motor sales. This new record positively shatters the previous record of 164 units set in June 2020.
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