Suzuki Ignis

Suzuki’s new Ignis ignites substantial gains in exports; September results

Suzuki Motor Corporation announced its results of automobile production, domestic sales and exports for September 2016. According to these results, global production climbed 8.7% from the previous year, to 270,508 units, resulting in a surplus for the second straight month.

Due to reduced demand in Japan, domestic production declined for the 19th month in a row, falling 5.3% yoy to 68,287 units. However, with greater demand in markets such as India, Thailand and Hungary, production overseas grew for the second consecutive month, climbing 14.5% yoy to 202,221 units.

Domestic sales fell for the first time in two months as it dipped 0.8% yoy to 57,807 units. With contributions from the new Solio and Ignis, registrations soared 32.4% yoy to 9,845 units, resulting in record sales for the month of September and a surplus for the 13th month in a row. However, due to reduced demand for the Wagon R and Alto, sales of mini cars declined for the 21st consecutive month, falling 5.7% yoy to 47,962 units.

With the start of deliveries to overseas for the all-new Ignis, exports to Europe and other markets escalated 105.6% yoy to 17,806 units, resulting in a surplus for the first time in three months.

(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)