By Otsile Kadiege
Suzuki Auto South Africa ended the third quarter on a high note when it sold 4 478 new passenger and commercial vehicles. The company’s sales for the month of September, the last month of the third sales quarter, translate to a share of 14.14% of the passenger vehicle market and 9.73% of the total vehicle market and places Suzuki firmly in the third position on both rankings.
The Suzuki Swift remains the most popular Suzuki on the market. Other Suzuki models that also fared well include the Ertiga (443 vehicles), S-Presso (420 vehicles), Baleno (409 vehicles) and the new Fronx with 527 vehicles. The Suzuki Eeco panel-van was delivered to 172 owners.
According to naamsa, all the new vehicle manufacturers sold a combined total of 46 021 vehicles in September. This is a decline of 4.1% over the same month last year. The passenger vehicle segment of the market, the largest single segment, declined by 8.4% over the same comparative month, reaching total sales of 29 669 units in September. In contrast, Suzuki sold 4 478 vehicles which is not far off its overall sales record of 4 734 vehicles sold in August 2022.
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