Feb 2 2010 Ian Johnson
SUZUKI GB PLC has some great news on low finance packages and the best deal to date on a new Alto; available on a PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) scheme for just £95 per month.
Also, the zero per cent finance offers on Swift (except Sport), SX4 and Grand Vitara models will continue until the end of March; enabling customers to take advantage of an easier and flexible way to buy a new car for the Spring and the '10' registration.
The new Alto Drive Plan package enables a non scrappage customer to drive away in an Alto SZ2, payable over three years at 5.2% APR and with a deposit of £1,879. PCP offers customers an ideal way to purchase a new car with low monthly payments and the option to pay a final instalment to keep the car at the end of the term or return it as a potential deposit against another new model.
Customers can add air conditioning by moving up the range to an SZ3 grade for £105 per month or top of the range SZ4 which includes alloy wheels, curtain airbags and ESP for just £120 per month.
Moving up the range; The Swift remains very popular amongst new car buyers'; helped by its strong residual values, and the revised line up gives customers a wider choice whilst still remaining affordable; prices start from £9,190.
As an example of the zero per cent campaign for Swift; an SZ2 three-door is available for a deposit of £2,757 followed by 24 monthly payments of £268 per month; or, if a PCP is the preferred route, just £1,838 deposit and £125 per month, payable over three years.
Suzuki; with its established expertise in small, stylish and fuel efficient cars, benefited strongly from the successful UK Government scrappage scheme - in place from May 2009 until the end of February this year.
Suzuki GB PLC delivered more than 10,500 new cars to scrappage customers of which at least 85 per cent were conquest sales from other car brands, strongly supporting the fact that Suzuki continues to offer the right cars at the right time. Alto was the most popular model under the scheme, closely followed by Swift.
Suzuki GB PLC completed its full year 2009 with sales of 28,539 units, representing an increase of 9.4 per cent over 2008 (26,095 units) and a boost in market share to 1.43 per cent (+ 0.21%). This figure was achieved despite a difficult market in the UK with total car sales of 1,995,000 units; down six per cent over 2008.
Suzuki's SX4 is a distinctive five-door hatchback that blends the characteristics of sporty compacts exemplified by the Swift, with those of lightweight SUVs such as the Grand Vitara, to create an exciting small car alternative. The popular model has been revised for 2010 with numerous styling and interior changes as well as an introduction of a cleaner and more powerful 1.6-litre petrol engine.
The UK line-up offers two engine options - one diesel and one petrol. A new 120PS 1.6 litre VVT petrol engine is available in either SZ3 or SZ4 2WD (front-wheel drive) format or as a 4x4 SZ5 model with selectable/automatic four-wheel drive. The 1.6-litre DDiS will be available in SZ4 trim from April, together with the SZ5 4X4 petrol. The 2010 model SX4 is available from £11,640 and qualifies for zero per cent finance until the end of March (50 per cent deposit required).