Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPI), the official distributor of Suzuki vehicles in the country, is hailed as the leading car brand in April 2021 as per the sales report from the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors, Inc. (AVID). The Japanese car brand managed to sell a total of 1,695 units last month.
The sporty-looking Suzuki Swift
For SPI’s passenger cars (PC) segment, it managed to sell 591 units. Meanwhile, the brand sold as much as 1,104 units for its light commercial vehicles (LCV) segment. This signifies that more Filipino car buyers are in the market for reliable and dependable business movers.
Under the Japanese car brand’s PC segment, it is offering the local market practical and efficient vehicles such as the Ertiga, S-Presso, Dzire, Swift, and APV. The Suzuki S-Presso is the brand’s entry-level vehicle with a price point of Php 523,000 for the sole GL 1.0 MT variant.
The brand’s LCV segment, on the other hand, offers the Suzuki Carry which can be configured depending on the buyer’s preference. Some of which include a cab and chassis, utility van, and cargo van. The LCV is powered by a 1.5-liter K15B gasoline engine capable of making 95 hp and 135 Nm of torque.
Reliable and dependable workhorse from Suzuki
Trailing SPI in the top spot under the LCV segment is Ford Group Philippines, Inc. (FGI) with 1,368 units sold, then followed by Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) with 603 units sold in April 2021. Part of Ford’s success is the Ranger midsize pickup truck which has been the American car brand’s best-selling unit since last year.
Overall, local car brands under AVID sold 4,496 units last April 2021, which includes the commercial vehicle (CV) segment. The numbers are, unfortunately, 13 percent lower as compared to March 2021’s 5,193 units sold.
“They say you cannot emerge from challenging times transformed. With these encouraging figures, I say we at AVID have boldly transformed ourselves and have even better at what we do, which is to provide our customers an end-to-end mobility experience that best suits the needs of the times,” said AVID President Maria Fe Perez-Agudo.
The brand's latest addition to its lineup, the Suzuki S-Presso
AVID includes car brands such as Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (Suzuki), Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (Hyundai), Ford Group Philippines, Inc. (Ford), Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc. (Subaru), The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (Chevrolet), Auto Nation Group (Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz), PGA Cars, Inc. (Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche), among others.
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Know more about Suzuki Carry 2021
The all-new Suzuki Carry 2020 functions as a typical Filipino. They are highly efficient, hardworking, and can withstand any challenges on their way. This compact, a commercial vehicle is the best alternative if your enterprise needs a small truck. It can carry a maximum load of 940 kilograms. Its size, measuring 2,375mm long, 355mm tall, and 1,660mm wide is ideal when maneuvering narrow streets in the city or tight spaces in rural areas. Locally, available variants include the Suzuki Carry Cab and Chassis 1.5L, Suzuki Carry Truck 1.5L, Suzuki Carry Cargo Van 1.5L, and the Suzuki Carry Utility Van 1.5L.