Suzuki Auto South Africa says it registered more than 2 000 units in October 2020, breaking its previous monthly sales record.

With a total of 2 032 vehicles sold in October, Suzuki Auto SA moved up to sixth on the list of best-selling automakers for the month, besting the likes of Renault, Kia, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

The Japanese firm says some 1 408 units were sold through its dealership channel, with 621 units sold to fleet buyers.

So, which vehicles starred for Suzuki? Well, the Swift led the charge with 731 units, ahead of the S-Presso (426), Celerio (147), Ciaz (141) and Ertiga (127).

“It is important to note that Suzuki’s growth was not achieved overnight. Over the past 12 years, we have steadily invested in our corporate capacity, our product range, our local parts storage and distribution network and of course our dealer network,” said André Venter, divisional manager for sales and marketing at Suzuki Auto SA.

“By laying the foundations and working hard to introduce the right products into the South African market, we have been able to grow our market share steadily and consistently.”