Suzuki achieves accumulated Japanese domestic automobile sales of 25 million units

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Suzuki Motor Corporation has achieved accumulated Japanese domestic automobile sales of 25 million units1 (total of minivehicles and standard and small vehicles) on 31 August 2017.
1 Based on Suzuki research on Japan Automobile Dealers Association and Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association.

Since launching the Suzulight minicar in October 1955, Suzuki has been providing distinctive products that meet customer needs, including minivehicles such as the Jiminy mini 4WD in 1970, the Alto in 1979, the WagonR in 1993, and the Hustler mini crossover in 2014.

As for standard and small vehicles, the Fronte 800 in 1965, the Cultus in 1983, the Escudo compact 4WD in 1988, and the world strategic model Swift in 2004. Suzuki achieved this milestone in 61 years and 11 months. Breakdown of 25 million units is approximately 22.96 million units of minivehicles and 2.05 million units of standard and small vehicles.

This brings Suzuki’s accumulated global automobile sales to approximately 62.6 million units2, of which India contributes with 16.76 million units, China with 3.69 million units, and Indonesia with 2.22 million units.
2 Based on Suzuki research as of the end of July 2017.

Suzuki will continue providing value-packed products that exceed customer expectations by pursuing “Driving Pleasure”, “Fun to Use”, and “Pride of Ownership”.

Milestones of Suzuki’s accumulated Japanese domestic automobile sales

Oct.1955Sales started
April199410 million units achieved in 38 years and 7 months
July200215 million units achieved in 46 years and 10 months
Feb.201020 million units achieved in 54 years and 4 months
Aug.201725 million units achieved in 61 years and 11 months

 

Breakdown of accumulated Japanese domestic automobile sales by major models

Alto5.77 million units
WagonR4.48 million units
Carry4.46 million units
Every2.93 million units
Swift640,000 units

 

History of Suzuki’s Japanese domestic automobile sales

Oct.1955Suzulight minicar launched
Oct.1961Suzulight Carry minitruck launched
Aug.1965Fronte 800 compact car launched
April1970Jimny mini 4WD launched
May1979Alto minicar launched
Oct.1983Cultus compact car launched
May1988Escudo compact 4WD launched
Sep.1993WagonR minicar launched
April1994Accum. automobile sales of 10 million units achieved
Jan.1995Accum. minivehicle sales of 10 million units achieved
July2002Accum. automobile sales of 15 million units achieved
Jan.2004Accum. minivehicle sales of 15 million units achieved
Nov.2004World strategic model Swift compact car launched
May200930th anniversary and global sales of 10 million units achieved for Alto
Jan.2010Accum. automobile sales of 20 million units achieved
Sep.2012Accum. minivehicle sales of 20 million units achieved
Sep.2013Accum. domestic sales of 4 million units achieved for WagonR in 20 years
Jan.2014Hustler minicar launched
Dec.2016Accum. domestic sales of 5 million units achieved for Alto
Aug.2017Accum. automobile sales of 25 million units achieved

 

Suzuki’s accumulated Japanese domestic automobile sales units

FYMinivehicleStandard and
Small Vehicle
Total
19551414
19607,2867,286
1965185,880660186,540
19701,107,6322,8161,110,448
19752,151,4832,8162,154,299
19803,450,0154,5223,454,537
19855,711,58358,3865,769,969
19908,142,886218,4738,361,359
199510,701,036500,35511,201,391
200013,441,927776,98514,218,912
200516,384,5571,100,10117,484,658
201019,231,9941,490,89820,722,892
201522,209,5861,895,12724,104,713
Aug. 201722,957,0192,045,86125,002,880

 

Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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