Continued Scrappage Scheme Sucess For Suzuki

The Suzuki Alto

The Suzuki Alto

Suzuki GB is pleased to announce the continued success of their participation in the governments' scrappage scheme.

To date Suzuki has taken over 4,900 scrappage orders since the scheme started back in May 2009 with over 3,000 already delivered to customers. The most successful model in the Suzuki line-up benefiting from the scrappage scheme has been the Suzuki Alto, with 54 per cent of all orders, followed by the Suzuki Swift with 30 per cent and the Suzuki Splash with 8 per cent of the total sales.

The Suzuki Alto is Suzuki's most cost effective model and benefits from £35 Annual road tax with a combined fuel consumption of 64.2mpg, and an insurance grouping of just 1E (2E for the top specification SZ4 with manual or optional automatic transmission). The Suzuki Alto is the cleanest five-door City car on sale with emissions of just 103g/km.

The majority of the scrap eligible cars brought in to the Suzuki dealerships are conquest sales, with only 294 scrappages to date being 10 year-old Suzukis. Of the orders taken, Suzuki has seen some unusual and classic vehicles that have come through the door to be traded in. These include a Fiat Coupe, Triumph TR7 and Spitfire, BMW 2002, Jaguar XJ Sport, Mercedes Benz 380 SLC, several MGBs and a Rover Mini Italian Job.

Commenting on the scrappage scheme, David Seward, Director of Sales and Marketing said: "Our dealer network has seen an enormous increase in sales due to the scrappage scheme which is extremely encouraging. The June month end sales were the strongest we have seen since the same month period in 2004. As the government funds begin to get eaten up, we hope customers will continue to visit Suzuki showrooms and choose a Suzuki as their next purchase."

Published 27 July 2009 Staff

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