While most other two-wheeler manufacturers have negative YoY growth in September, Suzuki has registered positive YoY growth of 0.38 percent. This may be marginal, but it still counts, especially considering the on-going slowdown in auto sector.
A total of 63,133 units were sold in September last year, which increased to 63,376 units in September 2019. Suzuki’s MoM sales have also improved by 1.63 percent. Top selling Suzuki two-wheeler is Access, which has registered a decent 6.88 percent YoY growth, up from 46,931 to 50,162 units. Surprisingly, Access MoM sales are down -2.59 percent.
September being the start of the festive season, sales are generally buoyant at this time. However, Access appears to be an exceptional case with negative MoM growth and positive YoY growth.
In July, Suzuki had launched special edition of Access to take on limited edition of Honda Activa. Special Edition Access comes with several cosmetic updates, added features and a new Metallic Matte Bordeaux colour.
Next on the list is Burgman Street with sales of 8,191 units. This translates into MoM gain of 21.64 percent and YoY loss of -14.66 percent. Burgman may not have large volumes in sales, but it enjoys a niche fan following.
Launched in July 2018, Burgman has already crossed the 1 lakh sales milestone. To celebrate its first anniversary, Suzuki had introduced a new Matte Black colour option earlier this year. Matte Black edition renders a bold look and enhances the scooter’s sporty profile.
At number three is Gixxer 155 with sales of 4,526 units in September. MoM sales have improved 25.30 percent, while YoY sales are down -2.08 percent. Earlier in July, Suzuki Gixxer 155 Facelift was launched at Rs 1 lakh.
The bike came with styling updates, a range of new features and improved performance. At number four is Gixxer 250, which is yet to generate desired sales volumes. However, the bike appears to be making some progress, as MoM sales have improved 30.99 percent. Sales have gone up by 88 units, up from 284 in August to 372 units in September 2019.
Numbers for all other Suzuki motorcycles are in the negative. Intruder, Hayabusa and GSX s750 have registered negative MoM growth of -47.06%, -20.00% and -87.50%, respectively. YoY sales of these bikes are also down -88.68%, -15.79%, and -80.00%, respectively. Suzuki two-wheelers that failed to sell even a single unit in September include Let’s, Hayate, and GSX R 1000. These had zero sales in August as well.