Suzuki Motor Corporation has achieved accumulated Japanese domestic mini vehicle sales of 25 million units*1 as of 30 April, 2021.
Since launching the Suzulight, the first ever mass-production mini vehicle in Japan in October 1955, Suzuki has been providing distinctive products that meet customer needs, including mini vehicles such as the Jimny in 1970, the Alto in 1979, and the WagonR in 1993. In recent years, Suzuki has launched the Spacia in 2013, and the Hustler in 2014, achieving accumulated Japanese domestic mini vehicle sales of 25 million units in 65 years and 7 months.
Mini vehicles are favoured by many customers for their economically efficient and easy-to-drive characteristics. They are used as a “practical necessity” for everyday family usage such as commuting, school trips and shopping, as well as a useful work vehicle carrying people and goods of private stores, local workshops and farms.
Additionally, in rural areas where public transportation is difficult to use, mini vehicles have replaced buses and trains and serve a vital transport role in local communities.
Suzuki will continue providing value-packed products that exceed customer expectations.
*1 Data based on Suzuki research on Japan Automobile Dealers Association and Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association.
Breakdown of accumulated Japanese domestic automobile sales by major models
|Alto||5.24 million units|
|WagonR||4.81 million units|
|Carry||4.67 million units|
|Every||3.25 million units|
|Fronte||1.59 million units|
|Spacia||1.01 million units|
History of Suzuki’s Japanese domestic automobile sales
|Oct. 1955||Suzulight minicar launched|
|Oct. 1961||Suzulight Carry minitruck launched|
|Sep. 1964||Suzulight Carry Van mini-commercial vehicle launched|
|Apr. 1970||Jimny mini 4WD launched|
|May 1979||Alto minicar launched|
|Sep. 1993||WagonR minicar launched|
|Jan. 1995||Accum. Mini vehicle sales of 10 million units achieved|
|Jan. 2004||Accum. Mini vehicle sales of 15 million units achieved|
|Sep. 2012||Accum. Mini vehicle sales of 20 million units achieved|
|Mar. 2013||Spacia mini car launched|
|Jan. 2014||Hustler mini car launched|
|Apr. 2021||Accum. Mini vehicle sales of 25 million units achieved|
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