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Suzuki PH registers 162% sales increase in Q1 2015


Ertiga, Swift 1.2, Alto 800 top Suzuki's first quarter sales

Suzuki Philippines recently announced that more customers are buying their compact automobiles as the company was able to sell 162% more cars in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period last year.

The company’s impressive year-to-year growth is reflective of the robust automotive market which collectively grew by 122% for the first quarter of 2015 according to The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI). Suzuki Philippines’ sales numbers show the Filipinos growing love affair with the company’s cute, durable, and fuel-efficient cars.

The top three models that are driving the impressive growth for the company are the Suzuki Ertiga, Suzuki Swift 1.2, and Suzuki Alto 800.


The Suzuki Ertiga is the brand's take on the seven-seater compact MPV which was first launched back in July 2014. It currently leads the charts which is an impressive performance for a recently launched model. With three variants available in the Philippines, the Ertiga is the perfect car for the family and is also the car of choice for those who need vehicles that serve multiple purposes.

The Suzuki Swift 1.2 also posted solid sales numbers in the first quarter of 2015. An ideal subcompact car for first-time car owners, with a sporty and stylish design combined with impressive fuel efficiency ideal for city driving, the Swift 1.2 is the car of choice for young urban professionals.

The Alto 800, on the other hand, boasts of a 248% growth from the 2014 Q1 figures. Since introducing this model to the local market in 2007, the Alto 800 remains an icon for small, fuel-efficient compact cars that pack impressive automotive power.

Shuzo Hoshikura, Suzuki's General Manager for Automobile states that 2015 will be a promising year for the brand as more and more people select their quality cars.

“The 2015 sales report gives us many reasons to celebrate. Not just our significant improvement from last year’s figures, but also the fact that more and more Filipino motorists are recognizing the innovative technology, intelligent design, and passion we put into each car we offer in the market,” said Hoshikura.

Aside from celebrating its excellent sales performance in the first quarter of 2015, Suzuki Philippines is now looking forward to achieving more and expanding their sales reach.

“Our goal is to continue bringing in vehicles which would appeal to the local market due to its fuel-efficiency, value for money and fun driving dynamics. Expect more from the Suzuki brand in the coming months and years,” said Hoshikura.

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