Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Suzuki Swift Sells 5 Million Globally
Suzuki Motor Corporation’s bestselling compact car, the Suzuki Swift, marks a milestone for having sold five million units worldwide this April, 11 years since its introduction.
First launched in Japan in November 2004 as one of the automotive manufacturer’s world strategic models, the Suzuki Swift shows the company’s jump towards making cars that are sporty, stylish and fun to drive.
The Suzuki Swift instantly became a favorite among car enthusiasts throughout the world, earning high praises for its design, performance and bold style, as well as winning numerous Car of the Year Awards worldwide. It hit its one million cumulative worldwide unit sales in 2008, two million in 2011, three million in 2013, four million in 2014 and five million in 2016. It is produced in Japan, Hungary, India, China, Pakistan and Thailand, and is an easy favorite among subcompact sedans in more than 140 countries and regions around the world.
In the Philippines, Suzuki Swift was launched in 2011 and since then has been a favorite among first-time car owners and younger drivers in the local market. This subcompact car is among the top sales drivers of Suzuki Philippines for several years, and it significantly contributed to the total sales figures of the company in the first quarter of 2016.
Suzuki Philippines General Manager for Automobile Shuzo Hoshikura shared, “We are proud of what the Suzuki Swift has achieved with five million unit sales worldwide. We have always known that this subcompact car would do well in the market due to its uniquely spirited character, and we are doubly delighted that it reached this milestone at a relatively short time. We are proud to note that it is also doing great locally. On behalf of Suzuki Philippines, we would like to thank those who supported the vehicle in our market.”