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MOTOR TRADER AWARDS 2017 - SUZUKI NAMED AS CARMAKER OF THE YEAR

Suzuki GB is very pleased to announce some great news from the recent Motor Trader Awards where it picked up the Carmaker of the Year Award for 2017. The awards were held in London with over 1,000 guests in attendance and the judging panel voted for Suzuki for its clear focus on selling a range of small cars and SUVs, a memorable marketing campaign that featured Ant and Dec in their showrooms and a consistently excellent performance in the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey.

The judges also commented that on the product front Suzuki has developed a strong strategy for sales, with a focused car range. The new Swift launched in June 2017 completes a six-model lineup which includes Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno, Vitara and S-Cross and with all proving a success in the showroom.

Last year was a very successful one for Suzuki, which saw registrations rise 10.8% to 38,167 cars and market share also increased to 1.4% compared to 1.3% a year earlier. The volume growth has been accompanied by a change of emphasis and a gradual move upmarket to provide value-for-money cars. Overall, the average transaction price of cars sold in 2016 rose by 11 per cent.

The network of 160 dealers comprises mostly owner-drivers with whom Dale Wyatt, Suzuki GB’s Director of Automobile, maintains a direct relationship. Each year Suzuki names its dealers of the year based on RoS, target sales, finance penetration, parts and accessory sales and CSI scores.

Suzuki regularly holds a highly successful regional “think tank” in a different part of the country to hear dealer views and take them on board. The Suzuki brand is also rated highly in the NFDA survey when it comes to current profitability.

The judging panel concluded that “Suzuki is particularly strong in the relationship they build with their retailers. They punch above their weight in marketing the brand and have delivered strong sales with a focused model range.”

IGNIS - RANKED HIGH IN THE URBAN WORLD

IGNIS - RANKED HIGH IN THE URBAN WORLD

Posted on: 13th Apr 2017

Suzuki is very pleased to announce that the IGNIS is a Runner-Up in the Urban Car category of the 2017 World Car of The Year. The compact crossover was voted highly by the judges at a ceremony at the New York International Motor Show on April 12th.

IGNIS MAKES IT TO THE FINAL THREE: URBAN CAR - 2017 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR

IGNIS MAKES IT TO THE FINAL THREE: URBAN CAR - 2017 WOR...

Posted on: 15th Mar 2017

Suzuki is pleased to announce that the IGNIS has made it to the final three cars in the new Urban Car category of the 2017 World Car of The Year. To qualify for the initial judging process, vehicles had to be less than four metres long, suitable in design for everyday use in an urban environment and also on sale across two Continents by the deadli...

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DAMON'S DESERVED SUCCESS

Posted on: 8th Mar 2017

The 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) - which celebrates Apprenticeships across all industries and all levels - runs from 6th to 10th March and this year the theme is 'ladder of opportunity.' This then would seem the perfect time to announce that Damon Powsey, an Apprentice working at WJ King's Vauxhall Dartford branch, wa...

SUZUKI AT THE 87TH GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW - UNVEIL OF ALL-NEW SWIFT

SUZUKI AT THE 87TH GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW - UN...

Posted on: 8th Mar 2017

Following on from its launch in the Japanese domestic market late last year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now unveils the new European Swift at the Geneva Motor Show as its all-new global supermini. It carries forward the Swift DNA while adopting completely new styling and a performance-enhancing extremely light body with advanced safety technologies. ...

IGNIS - WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR 2017 FINALIST

IGNIS - WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR 2017 FINALIST

Posted on: 8th Feb 2017

Suzuki is well known as the 'Small Car Experts' and is pleased to announce that the recently launched IGNIS has made it as a finalist in the new Urban Car category of the 2017 World Car of The Year. To qualify for the initial judging process, vehicles had to be less than four metres long, suitable in design for everyday use in an urban en...

IGNIS: SUZUKI

IGNIS: SUZUKI'S ALL-NEW GLOBAL COMPACT CROSSOVER

Posted on: 14th Dec 2016

Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled the new IGNIS for Europe at the 2016 Paris Motor Show as its new global compact crossover and it clearly demonstrates convenience and comfort in a stylish new exterior. It exudes Suzuki DNA from every pore, while at the same time introducing an entirely new design with unique character.

BALENO VOTED AS IRISH

BALENO VOTED AS IRISH 'SMALL CAR OF THE YEAR'

Posted on: 2nd Nov 2016

Suzuki is very well known as the 'Small Car Experts' and is pleased to announce that it has just won the Small Car category at the 2017 Irish Car of The Year ceremony. This year celebrated the 40th anniversary of the awards and was supported again by its long established sponsor, Continental Tyres.

WJ King support for The Fleet

WJ King support for The Fleet

Posted on: 28th Oct 2016

WJ King announce the renewal of its successful partnership with Ebbsfleet United FC of the Vanarama National League (South).

TWO 2017 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR NOMINEES FROM SUZUKI

TWO 2017 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR NOMINEES FROM SUZUKI

Posted on: 20th Oct 2016

Suzuki is well known as the 'Small Car Experts and is pleased to announce that it has two eligible nominations in the new 'Urban Car' category of the 2017 World Car of The Year. To qualify, vehicles must be less than four metres long, suitable in design for everyday use in an urban environment and also be on sale in two Continents by...

THE MAJOR FACELIFT S-CROSS - REVITALISING SUZUKI

THE MAJOR FACELIFT S-CROSS - REVITALISING SUZUKI'S...

Posted on: 28th Sep 2016

The S-Cross first went on sale in October 2013 as Suzuki's first 'C' segment crossover model and now, three years later, the major facelifted model is introduced with more distinctive and upright front end styling offering a stronger and bolder road presence. Ground clearance is now slightly higher at 180mm versus 165mm and new desi...

SUZUKI AT THE 2016 PARIS MOTOR SHOW - IGNIS COMPACT CROSSOVER MAKES EUROPEAN DEBUT

SUZUKI AT THE 2016 PARIS MOTOR SHOW - IGNIS COMPACT CRO...

Posted on: 25th Aug 2016

The new Ignis, Suzuki's new compact crossover offering stylishness and utility, will make its European premiere next month at the 2016 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. Suzuki's styling design heritage nurtured in a long history of compact car manufacturing has been passed down and some attributes are brought to life in the Ignis. The m...

BALENO - SUZUKI

BALENO - SUZUKI'S ALL NEW HATCHBACK FOR A NEW ERA

Posted on: 19th May 2016

Suzuki is well known globally for its expertise in small cars and the new Baleno hatchback is its latest example. Since launching its first car in 1955, the Suzulight, Suzuki has produced a vast range of significant models each tailored to the needs of its time.

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Gravesend's Ellie Crewe wins £11,500 Special...

Posted on: 19th Apr 2016

Ellie Crewe, from Gravesend in Kent, has collected the keys to a brand new '16 plate, Bright Red Special Edition Suzuki Swift SZ-L. She was presented with the five-door model worth £11,499 at the Welling-based WJ King Suzuki dealership, after winning it during the live screening of the Suzuki sponsored-Ant and Dec's Saturday Night T...

SWIFTLY OVERTAKING FIVE MILLION SALES

SWIFTLY OVERTAKING FIVE MILLION SALES

Posted on: 14th Apr 2016

Suzuki is pleased to announce that global sales of Swift have now passed the five million mark, just eighteen months after the celebration of four million units. First launched in the UK in May 2005, more than 118,000 Swifts have been sold and it is the most popular model in the range, accounting for 36 per cent of the UK sales mix.

SUZUKI AT THE 2016 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

SUZUKI AT THE 2016 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Posted on: 1st Mar 2016

The full production version of the all new Baleno will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show from March 1st and will be launched in the UK in June of this year.

SWIFT SZ-L: SPECIAL EDITION MODEL

SWIFT SZ-L: SPECIAL EDITION MODEL

Posted on: 3rd Feb 2016

Following further strong success of the Swift model in 2015 with a 21 per cent increase in sales year on year, Suzuki has now added further customer appeal with the launch of the Special Edition SZ-L model, available as either three or five door with manual transmission.

VITARA AWARDED A BEST BUY AT THE WHAT CAR? AWARDS

VITARA AWARDED A BEST BUY AT THE WHAT CAR? AWARDS

Posted on: 27th Jan 2016

Suzuki celebrated good news at the 2016 What Car? Magazine awards for the second time last night as the Vitara has also been awarded a 'Best Buy at less than £15,000' accolade along with the Swift Sport model. In the Small SUV class and priced at £13,999, the Vitara 1.6-litre SZ4 was comprehensively judged by the editorial te...

ITV AND SUZUKI MAKE A DATE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS

ITV AND SUZUKI MAKE A DATE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS

Posted on: 13th Jan 2016

ITV recently announced a unique two-year deal with Suzuki GB PLC titled - Suzuki and ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway Partnership - which includes numerous themed commercials featuring Ant and Dec, sponsorship of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, licensing rights and multiplatform activation.

NEW VITARA S ADDED TO RANGE

NEW VITARA S ADDED TO RANGE

Posted on: 9th Dec 2015

Just eight months after the successful UK launch of the new Vitara, Suzuki is introducing the S model in January 2016 which provides a more sporting and dynamic character to the Vitara line up. Vitara has already proved to be a very popular model in the range with over 5,000 units sold to date.

SUZUKI TAKES ANOTHER BITE OF THE GREEN APPLE

SUZUKI TAKES ANOTHER BITE OF THE GREEN APPLE

Posted on: 24th Nov 2015

The Celerio Dualjet has won a Silver award at the annual Green Apple Environmental Awards held at the House of Commons this week. The awards are organised by The Green Organisation and judged by the Midland Group of Motoring Writers.

Suzuki celebrates a Swift bite at the Green Apple Awards

Suzuki celebrates a Swift bite at the Green Apple Award...

Posted on: 12th Nov 2014

The Suzuki Swift has won a Silver award at The Green Apple Awards held annually at the House of Commons this week. The awards are organised by The Green Organisation and judged by the Midland Group of Motoring Writers. Chairman of the Midland Group, Ian Donaldson comments: This is the fourth year we have saluted the greenest cars you can buy a...

Specification upgrades for 2015 Model Jimny

Specification upgrades for 2015 Model Jimny

Posted on: 6th Nov 2014

New exterior and interior updates for Suzuki's compact SUV - on sale now. TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), GSI (Gear Shift Indicator) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) now included as standard equipment. SZ3 model priced at £12,195 on the road. Higher specification SZ4 model priced at £13,645 with manual transmission o...

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross range update

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross range update

Posted on: 15th Oct 2014

Suzuki has refined the SX4 S-Cross range after 12 months on sale; removing the SZ4 model, and adding 1.6 SZ-T CVT and 1.6 SZ-T ALLGRIP models to the range. All S-Cross models come with a high level of equipment as standard including seven airbags, ESP and Tyre Pressure Monitoring as well as Daytime Running Lights (DRL), alloy wheels, cruise...

Swiftly passing four million sales

Swiftly passing four million sales

Posted on: 9th Sep 2014

Suzuki is pleased to announce that global sales of Swift have now passed the four million mark - eighteen months after the celebration of three million units.