Suzuki Auto South Africa sold a total of 1 179 units in February 2018, smashing its previous sales record of 1 046 units from November 2017.

Interestingly, Suzuki’s sales figure in February represents a leap of 94% compared to the same month in 2017.

The Japanese brand’s top-seller was again the outgoing Swift, with 493 units registered in February. The Ignis, too, impressed again, contributing 213 units, while the Celerio managed 137 and the Baleno 134.

The seemingly evergreen Jimny finished February on 92 units, while the Vitara managed 44, the Ertiga 42, the Ciaz 19 and the Grand Vitara just a couple. In the light commercial segment, Suzuki registered on Gypsy and two examples of its Super Carry.

“Our dealer network has worked very hard to foster one of the most loyal groups of owners that any brand could wish for. We look forward to expanding that network in 2018 and will soon open the doors to new dealerships in Lephalale, Piet Retief and Amanzimtoti, extending our reach in smaller and outlying regions,” said André Venter, divisional manager of sales and marketing at Suzuki Auto SA.

Suzuki said that it expected its sales performance to continue in March, the final month that it will offer its extended mechanical warranty of five years or 200 000 km as a free addition to every new vehicle sold.