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by Brett Davis

Suzuki sold a total of 2342 cars in June, up nearly 14 per cent compared to last year’s figure. It was the third best month in the company’s history too. Year to date sales total 12,327, an increase of more than 23 per cent over last year and two per cent higher than the company’s record 2008 figure.

“These results confirm Suzuki’s position as one of the fastest growing brands in the country. We are well on track to meet our target of 25,000 vehicles and 2.6 per cent market share,” said Suzuki Australia General Manager Tony Devers in a recent release.

Devers also said the arrival of new Alto stock would help satisfy the strong demand for Australia’s budget beating car. The June result came on the back of a record month for the Alto, which has just been recognised as one of Australia’s least expensive cars to own and operate.

With its drive away price of $12,490 and an average fuel consumption of just 4.8 litres per 100 kilometres, the Alto GL was a standout in the NRMA’s annual Cost of Ownership survey. It averaged a weekly fuel bill of $21.14 per week, just shy of Hyundai i30’s $19.82 from Friday’s NRMA Cost of Ownership article.




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