Grand Vitara and Forenza family lead Suzuki to best April in company history and second consecutive month with sales above 10,000 unitsBREA, Calif. -- (May 2, 2006) -- American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) today announced sales of 10,669 units in April â€“ an increase of 32 percent over April 2005 and the best April sales in company history. April is the second consecutive month in which Suzuki reported sales above 10,000 units. Year-to-date sales, which total 37,308 are up 38 percent. Suzukiâ€™s monthly and quarterly records continue its recent sales momentum which included record sales of 82,101 in 2005 â€“ the best sales year in American Suzukiâ€™s 21-year history.
ASMCâ€™s growth was led by the sales of its Grand Vitara, which sold 2,741 units, an impressive 493 percent increase over last yearâ€™s numbers. The top-selling Forenza family of vehicles also contributed to Suzukiâ€™s record month, with 4,938 units sold in April â€“ an 18 percent increase over 2005.
â€śSuzukiâ€™s record-setting April, following the outstanding first quarter result, illustrates the companyâ€™s positive sales momentum and puts us on-track to sustain our growth during 2006,â€ť said Koichi Suzuki, president of American Suzukiâ€™s Automotive Operations. â€śThe increasing popularity of the 2006 Grand Vitara, the continuing sales strength of the Forenza models and the excitement surrounding the two new vehicles (all-new 2007 XL7 and all-new 2007 SX4) we introduced last month at the New York International Auto Show position American Suzuki for a successful campaign this year.â€ť
Suzukiâ€™s expanding product line in the United States includes the media-acclaimed 2006 Grand Vitara, the popular Forenza sedan and Forenza Wagon, the five-door Reno, the Aerio and Aerio SX, the Verona and the Suzuki XL-7, one of the most affordable seven-passenger SUVs sold in the United States.
In addition to the strong vehicle lineup, Suzuki automobiles feature Americaâ€™s #1 Warranty with its industry-leading 100,000-mile/7-year, zero deductible, fully transferable limited powertrain warranty.