In a move similar to Hyundai’s Gas Lock program, Suzuki announced today that it will offer three months of free gasoline on its SX4 compact lineup. Suzuki, which as been hit by an industry-worst 78 percent decline in June sales, is not offering the incentive on the Grand Vitara SUV or any other models.
The promotion for the SX4 is equivalent to three months’ worth of gasoline placed on a debit car. Those that purchase the SX4 sedan will get $270 worth of free gas, while an SX4 crossover buyer gets $290 in free gas.
Suzuki is also offering a $2,000 cash-back on manual-transmission versions of the SX4, reports Automotive News.
Most of Suzuki’s sales problems can be blamed on the company’s thinning product line. The company suspended production of the XL-7 at the CAMI plant that it shares with General Motors during last fall. June XL-7 sales fell to 171 from 1,822.
Suzuki has not said when it will resume production at the CAMI plant but production of the Kizashi 3 sedan concept is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter.
– By: Stephen Calogera