Suzuki Motorcycle India has reported domestic sales of 62,752 units. This despite the current auto slowdown that’s sparing no one. The company had reported domestic sales of 62,446 units in August 2018. This put last month’s domestic sales growth at a marginal 0.49 percent.
Last month, SMIPL reported total (Domestic + Exports) sales of 71,631 vehicles. That’s 2.2 percent up from 70,067 units sold in August 2018. Exports for August 2019 stand at 8,879 units. Up 16.5 percent from 7,621 units exported in August of 2018. YTD (April to August 2019) cumulative sales stood at 3,46,018, up 15.72 percent from 2,98,989 sold in the same five months last year.
Devashish Handa, Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., said, “SMIPL continues the growth momentum, despite the significant short-term impact of floods in the strong Suzuki markets such as Kerala and Maharashtra, and the ongoing industry decline for the 10th month in succession. Weak consumer sentiments have been one of the key reasons for the downward trend in the auto industry. Even under these challenging times, SMIPL has been able to prove its mettle.”
While Suzuki hasn’t introduced an altogether new two-wheeler in recent weeks, in August 2019, the auto manufacturer did introduce the Suzuki Gixxer SF MotoGP edition, and drum brake variant with alloy wheels for Access 125. The latter caters to consumers who prefer an alloy wheel option in scooters.
For the brand, Suzuki Access is its bread and butter, and of the sales figures clocked, the top selling scooter easily surpasses the 50k mark on a monthly basis. Suzuki Access 125 gets power from an aluminium 4 stroke, single cylinder 124cc engine to return max power of 8.7 ps @ 7000 rpm, and 10.2 Nm @ 5000 rpm of max torque.
The Burgman Street scooter, introduced only recently has helped boost sales steadily, and stands secure as Suzuki’s 2nd-best sales offering in India. The Suzuki Gixxer motorcycle is the brand’s final top of the podium performer.
Last month Suzuki Motorcycle India tied-up with HDB Financial Services (HDBFS), Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) to facilitate retail finance options to customers. As part of the agreement, customers can avail of instant approval with nominal documentation.