JAKARTA – The export performance of Suzuki Indomobil Motor (SIM) during the first quarter (January-March) 2021 grew 12% when compared to the same period in 2020. This increase was led by Suzuki XL7.
The Suzuki XL7 export managed to record a growth rate of up to 136%, followed by the Suzuki Karimun Wagon R which increased 277%.
In addition to exports in the form of a complete (CBU / Completely Built Up) Suzuki XL7 which contributed up to 25.3%, Suzuki’s export performance was also supported by shipments of the Suzuki Karimun Wagon R unraveled (CKD / Completely Knock Down) of 29.3% and CBU all new Suzuki Ertiga at 14.1%.
Suzuki stated that total exports reached 17,216 units in the January – March 2021 period, with 51 export destination countries spread across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Oceania and Africa.
Not only an increase in the January-March 2021 period, Suzuki also recorded an increase in CBU export figures for March 2021 when compared to February 2021. The increase was led by domestic-made products, the new Suzuki Carry Pick Up, whose demand increased by 66%. Suzuki XL7 also contributed with more than 2,000 units in March 2021, an increase of nearly 20% compared to the previous month.
“Of course, we welcome the increase in export performance positively. In addition to indicating that the international automotive market is recovering, this achievement is also proof that the quality of Suzuki Indonesia’s products has been recognized and sought after globally, especially the Suzuki XL7 which has increased by 136% and Suzuki Karimun Wagon R by 277%. This is a motivation for us to continue to present products with international standards and to meet the needs of foreign and domestic markets, ”explained Apriyanto, Production Planning Control Assistant to the Department Head of PT SIM.
He hopes that SIM can achieve the export target that has been set so that Suzuki can continue to contribute positively to the development of the automotive industry and the Indonesian economy. ##