Suzuki Auto South Africa has again broken its monthly sales record, with the local arm of the Japanese car manufacturer announcing it recorded a total sales figure of 4 331 in May 2022. That’s a whopping 630 vehicles more than its previous record-breaking figure. 

Suzuki Swift
1 764 new Swifts were sold in the fifth month of 2022.

The top-selling car in Suzuki SA’s stable was the Swift. However, it was not only the company’s best-selling vehicle. In May, it was the best-selling passenger car in South Africa. A total of 1 764 new Swifts were sold in the fifth month of 2022. Completing the top-five list of best-selling Suzukis were the S-Presso (783 units), Vitara Brezza (530 units), Jimny (428 units) and Ertiga (305 units).

“In May, the Swift was the best-selling passenger car in SA”

“The new record means that Suzuki was also SA’s favourite passenger vehicle brand in May, outselling every other vehicle marque and firmly establishing itself as the third-largest manufacturer on the industry sales roster,” said the firm. 

783 S-Presso models left showroom floors in May 2022.

“As a company, our growth strategy over the years could be compared to that of bamboo. Bamboo spends its early years growing a strong root system that can support its stems. To the naked eye, it appears that it is not growing at all, but once it has established the right roots, the bamboo shoots into the sky at a rapid pace,” said Henno Havenga, manager for auto dealer sales at Suzuki Auto.

The firm sold 428 units of its compact 4×4, the Jimny.