American Suzuki February Sales up 19 Percent Over Last Year

- Suzuki celebrates fifth consecutive year-over-year sales increase

- Kizashi sales up 210 percent calendar-year-to-date

Mar 01, 2011, 15:46 ET from American Suzuki Motor Corp.

BREA, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --




FEBRUARY

CYTD




2011

2010

MTD VS.

2011

2010

YTD VS.






MTD PRIOR YR.



YTD PRIOR YR.


GRAND VITARA:


374

294

27%

863

826

4%


EQUATOR:


127

61

108%

275

118

133%


SX4:


788

759

4%

1,766

1,915

-8%


KIZASHI


351

219

60%

1,291

416

210%


XL7:


3

38

-92%

10

133

-92%


FORENZA/RENO:


0

4

0%

0

7

0%


TOTAL:


1,643

1,375

19%

4,205

3,415

23%





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2011 Suzuki Auto Product Line

Suzuki Auto's versatile line of vehicles includes the spirited four-door SX4 Sport, all-wheel-drive five-door SX4 Crossover, SX4 SportBack athletic hatch, refined Grand Vitara compact SUV, award-winning Equator pickup truck and performance-oriented Kizashi sedan. Every vehicle in the line provides Suzuki's standout virtues of durability, leading-edge style and high-end features at very competitive prices. All 2011 Suzuki automobiles are backed by America's #1 Warranty:  a 100,000-mile/seven-year, fully transferable, zero-deductible powertrain limited warranty.

About Suzuki

The Brea, Calif.-based Operations of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) was founded in 1963 by parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) and currently markets its vehicles in the United States through a network of approximately 300 automotive dealerships and numerous other motorcycle, ATV and marine distributors in 49 states. With global headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan, SMC is a diversified worldwide automobile, motorcycle, and outboard motor manufacturer. In 2009, SMC sold more than 2.3 million new cars and trucks and more than 2.8 million motorcycles and ATVs. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has operations in 196 countries and regions. For more information, visit www.media.suzukiauto.com. Suzuki can also be found on Twitter (@SuzukiAuto), Facebook (www.Facebook.com/SuzukiAuto) and YouTube (www.YouTube.com/SuzukiAutomotive).

SOURCE American Suzuki Motor Corp.