Suzuki is the third best-selling car brand in PH so far in 2021

Its best-selling vehicle might come as a surprise
by Drei Laurel | Jul 20, 2021
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Suzuki Philippines (SPH) now finds itself among the top three car manufacturers in the country following a strong showing in the first half of 2021.

A total of 9,987 Suzuki units were sold in the first half of the year, placing the carmaker in third place among all brands in the country. The company’s best-selling vehicle so far this year, though, might come as a bit of a surprise to some.

In third for Suzuki is the humble Dzire subcompact sedan, which accounted for 18.4% of units sold. Next up is the Ertiga seven-seat MPV, with an impressive 19.6% of sales. And finally, the Carry takes first place in the Japanese manufacturer’s local lineup with 19.9% of its total sales.

In a statement, vice president and general manager for Suzuki Automobile Keiichi Suzuki said that the brand’s H1 performance this year is a testament to SPH’s commitment to expanding its reach, saying: “SPH shall continue in its pursuit of finding avenues to provide Filipinos with the best quality driving experience that only Suzuki can provide.”

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SPH says customers should expect more of the same moving into the second half of 2021. Considering everything that’s been going on lately, we’d consider this a win in our book.

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Who’d have thought the Carry would narrowly beat out the Ertiga, though? Let us know what you think of these sales figures in the comments.

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