REA, Calif. - American Suzuki Motor Corp. today announced automotive sales of 10,364 units in May, an increase of two percent over May 2007 and the best May sales in company history. The monthly results bring Suzuki’s year-to-date figures to 46,463 vehicles.
Suzuki sales continue to be fueled by the popular SX4 model line, which sold an impressive 3,970 units, an increase of 158 percent over 2007. Sales of the XL7 crossover SUV and Grand Vitara compact SUV also contributed to Suzuki’s May increase with 1,497 and 1,455 units sold, respectively.
“In spite of the challenges facing the U.S. economy, Suzuki’s record-setting May and strong 2008 sales have helped us continue to gain market share in a competitive automotive landscape,” said Mark Harano, president of American Suzuki Automotive Operations. “And with our current line of fuel-efficient, affordable vehicles, driven by the dynamic SX4 Sport and SX4 Crossover, we’re confident that our sales momentum will continue well into the summer driving season and beyond.”
Suzuki Auto’s versatile line of vehicles includes the spirited four-door SX4 Sport, bold and functional five-door SX4 Crossover, exciting XL7 midsize crossover SUV, rugged Grand Vitara compact SUV, popular Forenza sedan and Forenza Wagon, and the European-styled Reno. Every vehicle in the line provides Suzuki’s standout virtues of toughness, leading-edge style and high-end features at very competitive prices. All 2008 Suzuki automobiles are backed by America’s #1 Warranty: a 100,000-mile/seven-year, fully transferable, zero-deductible powertrain limited warranty.
The Brea, Calif.-based Automotive Operations of American Suzuki Motor Corporation was founded in 1985 by parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) and currently markets its vehicles in the United States through a network of approximately 500 automotive dealerships in 49 states. Based in Hamamatsu, Japan, SMC is a diversified worldwide automobile, motorcycle and outboard motor manufacturer with sales of more than two million new automobiles annually.
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