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Suzuki takes almost 5,000 scrappage scheme orders

Suzuki has now taken 4,900 orders through scrappage and delivered 3,000 cars to customers.

The Alto supermini is the most popular choice among buyers taking 54% of all orders. The Swift took 30% of all orders and the Splash has taken 8% of total scrappage scheme sales.

The majority of the scrap eligible cars brought in to the Suzuki dealerships are conquest sales, with only 294 scrappages to date being a Suzuki that is over 10 years old.

Suzuki registered 4,086 new units in June.

Suzuki dealers have seen some unusual and classic cars traded in under the scheme. These include a Fiat Coupe, Triumph TR7 and Spitfire, BMW 2002, Jaguar XJ Sport, Mercedes-Benz 380 SLC, several MGBs and a Rover Mini Italian Job.

David Seward, Suzuki director of sales and marketing, said: “Our dealer network has seen an enormous increase in sales due to the scrappage scheme which is extremely encouraging.

“The June month end sales were the strongest we have seen since the same month period in 2004. As the Government funds begin to get eaten up, we hope customers will continue to visit Suzuki showrooms and choose a Suzuki as their next purchase.”

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