The good times keep rolling for Suzuki. With an increased market share and a narrowly missed record January, Suzukiâ€™s year is off to a flying start.
The Japanese carmaker sold 1596 vehicles in January, falling a mere 99 units short of its record January 2008 figure. Despite the near miss and the 5.9 percent decrease, Suzuki is happy â€“ it has performed well against a total market that was down 18 percent for January, and Suzuki increased its market shared by almost half a percentage point, from 2.0 to 2.4 percent.
Swift sales were up seven percent, while the light car segment was down nearly 10 percent. Grand Vitara rose by one percent, against a 23 percent decrease in the compact SUV market.
Suzuki performed strongly in almost every state, with only Victoria seeing a decrease. Suzuki sales were up in Western Australia, NSW, South Australia and Tasmania, while ACT Suzuki dealers recorded a 157 per cent increase over the 2008 figure.
|State||Suzuki result||State total result|
|ACT||+157 %||-17 %|
|NSW||+15 %||-18 %|
|Qld||-38 %||-20 %|
|SA/NT||+28 %||-18 %|
|Vic||-13 %||-17 %|
|Tas||+88 %||-17 %|