Suzuki sold 43,874 units in December 2018 compared to 32,786 units same month last year and registered Year-On-Year growth of 34 per cent
Suzuki Motorcycles India sold 43,874 units in December and posted 34 per cent Year-On-Year growth as the company sold 32,786 units in the same period last year. The cumulative sales figure including domestic sales and exports stood at 52,354 units for December 2018 compared to 40,017 units during the same time previous year and registered 30.83 per cent growth.
The company sold 5 lakh units last fiscal year but they have already surpassed the sales mark in just three quarters of the current fiscal year. Suzuki has managed to sell 5,45,6863 units between April-December 2018 while the company sold 4,20,736 units during the same period last year and posted growth of 30 per cent.
Suzuki has also crossed another milestone in India as the company rolled out the fourth millionth vehicle from its Gurugram plant. The strong sales growth is on the back of new launches like Burgman Street 125 along with other models like Access 125, Gixxer, SF and Intruder. The company has also expanded the premium lineup with GSX-S750 and V-Strom 650XT ABS.
Even though globally Hayabusa has been discontinued they have introduced 2019 MY in India. Most of the manufacturers are currently working on introducing ABS and CBS across models to meet the upcoming law before April 2019 but Suzuki has already introduced these safety features across the portfolio.
We are expecting the company to continue the growth in 2019 also and they are planning to introduce new models also. The Burgman Street 125 and Access 125 are powered by the same 124 cc engine producing 8.6 bhp of power at 7,000 rpm and 10.2 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. This engine is mated to CVT automatic transmission.
The Access 125 is currently leading the 125 cc segment and the Burgman Street is also performing well as it is in the third position. The company is offering both scooters with disc brake at the front and drum at the rear with CBS braking also. The scooters get telescopic forks at the front and hydraulic type suspension at the rear.