After a challenging 12 months, Suzuki South Africa has posted positive sales as the third quarter of 2021 comes to a close. The Japanese manufacturer posted its best result ever in South Africa with notable improvements over last year’s figures.
As reported in last week’s Naamsa results, Suzuki SA confirms 2 397 units sold in March 2021. This is a 12 per cent increase over February 2021 and a 92 per cent increase over March 2020. With these results, Suzuki confirms that it holds a 8,54 per cent market share in the passenger car sales.
“Suzuki set several sales records on its way to recording its best year ever in 2020, despite the hard lockdown and a general disruption in vehicle imports owing to the pandemic. This was followed in 2021 with two new sales records in February and March, with the focus on sustainable growth in the coming months,” says André Venter, divisional manager of sales and marketing at Suzuki Auto South Africa.
So, what constituted most of its sales? The most popular of the bunch remains the Suzuki Swift which sold 749 units. Not too far behind it was the competitively priced S-Presso at 527 units while the new Vitara Brezza saw 390 sales.
“It will take a long time before South Africa’s new vehicle market is back to pre-pandemic levels. We are committed to work with our dealer network to ensure that waiting lists are as short as possible, that our pricing, service plan and warranty support remain of the best in class and that our parts availability is undisrupted,” says Venter.