American Suzuki Motor Corporation today announced sales of 10,190 automobiles in May, an increase of 1 percent over May 2006 and the best May sales in company history. Year-to-date sales for 2007 now stand at 47,163 units; for all of 2006, Suzuki sold 100,990 vehicles - the first time in its 22-year history the automaker enjoyed automobile sales of more than 100,000.
ASMC's impressive month was led by the sales growth of its midsize crossover SUV, the XL7, which sold 2,161 units, an impressive 58 percent increase over last year. Sales of the media-acclaimed Grand Vitara also helped propel the company's strong May results, which are anticipated to continue well into the summer driving season and beyond due to a string of new product introductions on the horizon. Last month, Suzuki unveiled the next addition to its expanding product line, the all-new 2008 SX4 sedan - introduced during the New York International Auto Show. The SX4 sedan goes on sale in Suzuki dealerships nationwide this fall.
"American Suzuki's record-setting May, which follows our company's best first quarter ever, demonstrates Suzuki's continued sales momentum in a highly competitive automotive market," said Mark Harano, president of American Suzuki Automotive Operations. "With our current line of spirited Suzuki vehicles and the excitement surrounding the arrival of the Suzuki SX4 sedan in dealerships this fall, we believe we are laying the foundation for even more growth in the future."
American Suzuki's product line includes the all-new XL7 midsize crossover SUV, the all-wheel drive SX4 compact sport crossover, the media-acclaimed Grand Vitara, the popular Forenza sedan and Forenza Wagon, the five-door Reno and the Aerio sedan.
In addition to its strong vehicle offering, Suzuki vehicles feature America's #1 Warranty with an industry-leading 100,000-mile/seven-year, zero deductible, fully-transferable limited powertrain warranty.