Suzuki South Africa has broken their vehicle sales record for the second month in a row.
Naamsa, the automotive business council of South Africa, reported that Suzuki sold a total of 2,397 new vehicles in the country in March 2021.
This is a 12% improvement upon the previous month, which was also a record-breaking month for the brand – and a 92% improvement when compared to March 2020.
Equally impressive is the performance of the nationwide network of 72 dealerships, which sold 1,962 vehicles to individual customers during March.
“One should keep in mind that Suzuki broke through the 2,000 mark for the first time in October 2020, when its sales of 2,032 vehicles included retail (dealers) and bulk sales (rental and government sales),” said the company.
On the up
According to Naamsa, Suzuki South Africa now has a passenger vehicle market share of 8.54% and a total industry market share of 5.24%.
“It means that Suzuki is still outperforming the general vehicle market, despite a better-than-expected month for most vehicle brands,” said the company.
“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.”
Andre Venter, divisional manager of sales and marketing at Suzuki South Africa, said the brand’s success is thanks to the hard-working dealer network.
“We also believe that our product range is now perfectly suited to the new economic realities of many South Africans.”
While most vehicles in the company’s line-up lives up to this claim, a few nameplates stood out as being highly popular.
Standout models for the brand in March 2021 include:
- Suzuki Swift – 749 units sold
- Suzuki S-Presso – 527 units sold
- Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 390 units sold
If you would like to see what Suzuki has to offer in South Africa, visit the TopAuto Car Prices page to check out all their new vehicles, along with their prices and specs.