Last year, Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH) finished 2020 on a strong note by becoming the fifth-best selling car brand, just behind Hyundai in the sales race. This reflected a promising future for the Japanese automaker’s economical and affordable offerings in the local market.
Now, SPH announced that it has strived to become the third best-selling car brand in the Philippines for the first half (H1) of 2021. It has surpassed American car brand Ford to clinch the third spot. As such, SPH is now part of the top three best-selling car brands alongside automotive giants Toyota and Mitsubishi.
“Suzuki’s continued growth is a testament of our brand’s mission of expanding our reach for more people to experience what the Suzuki Way of Life! is all about,” said Suzuki Automobile Vice President and General Manager Keiichi Suzuki.
Top three best-selling Suzuki models in H1 2021
The top contributor for the said feat is the ever-reliable Suzuki Carry, accounting for 19.9 percent of sales. It is a light commercial vehicle (LCV) that is marketed to those looking for a robust business mover. Powering the Carry is a K158 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine that makes 96 hp and 135 Nm of torque.
Following the Suzuki Carry on the list is the Ertiga and Dzire, respectively. The 7-seater Ertiga MPV contributed 19.6 percent in SPH’s sales for the first half of 2021, while the Dzire subcompact sedan managed to post 18.4 percent of sales.
Suzuki is a class of its own
Overall, the top three Suzuki accounts for more than half of SPH’s total automobile sales, or 57.9 percent to be exact. Other Suzuki models in the Philippine lineup include the APV, Celerio, new Ciaz, Jimny, S-Presso, Swift, new Vitara AllGrip, and XL7.
“SPH shall continue in its pursuit of finding avenues to provide Filipinos with the best quality driving experience that only Suzuki can provide,” concluded Suzuki.
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Know more about Suzuki Carry 2021
The all-new Carry by Japanese small-car specialist Suzuki reflects the typical Filipino as a highly efficient, hardworking, and resilient workhorse. 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.