Suzuki snatches record share of NZ new car market

Suzuki snatches record share of NZ new car market

Suzuki is going from strength to strength in the NZ car market with May being its best selling month ever. The Japanese carmaker achieved a record 9.55 per cent share of the NZ new passenger car market and was the third top selling brand.

While total new car sales decreased compared to April, Suzuki volume jumped ahead by 19 per cent, largely on the back of the new Swift.

“This was in spite of some supply constraints due to the devastating March earthquake in Japan,” said Gary Collins, Sales Manager for Suzuki New Zealand. “Suzuki was the private car brand of choice, and the most popular Japanese make overall,” he said.

The new Swift attracted more buyers and was NZ’s top selling new car with May sales that were 39 per cent higher than the second most popular model.

While total new car sales in New Zealand for May were up 7 per cent on the previous month, demand for Swift increased 15 per cent during the same period.

“After seven years of exceptional sales, the Swift remains an iconic car in our time, with the recently introduced new generation version making further advances,” said Gary Collins.

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