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Suzuki PH supports Gawad Kalinga SipaG program
Monday, November 20, 2017

Suzuki PH supports Gawad Kalinga SipaG program

Reflecting its continued support to aspiring Filipino football players and stronger partnership with the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Suzuki Philippines (SPH), the country’s pioneer compact car manufacturer, recently distributed soccer balls and other items to Gawad Kalinga’s (GK) sports program SipaG. Suzuki Philippines donated more than 900 items consisting of soccer balls, gym bags, T-shirts and rally towels to SipaG members. The turnover ceremony was held last July 5 at the Gawad Kalinga Activity Area, where Suzuki executives and GK representatives joined in handing out the football items to 30 kids aged 12 and below, each one representing GK’s SipaG clubs. “Suzuki PH is honored to be part of such a heart-warming cause that aims to build up young and aspiring football players. It is important for them to be raised and trained this early, and Gawad Kalinga has given us this wonderful opportunity to be a part of these young children’s lives,” Suzuki Philippines General Manager Shuzo Hoshikura said. The football division of the SipaG program has more than 14 football clubs nationwide, including those based in Mandaluyong; Smokey Mountain, Manila; Palo, Leyte; and even as far as Davao and Rajah Buayan in Maguindanao. The recipients of the donated items include both existing and new football teams that will open this year in far-flung areas such as Tawi-Tawi, Siargao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Butuan and Marawi, where play therapy will be conducted among the kids affected by the war. The turnover ceremony also included exciting games and prizes for the young ballers, all of whom actively participated. Suzuki executives also joined the games and enjoyed the friendly and competitive atmosphere. Winners were given school supplies such as intermediate pads, pens and pencils in support of the children’s school needs. Suzuki Philippines Assistant General Manager Cecil Capacete shares, “Suzuki Philippines recognizes the vital role of sports in shaping the lives of young children. We could not be any happier to be supporting such talented young players from Gawad Kalinga’s SipaG program. Gawad Kalinga’s advocacy has truly been to inspire and bring change to the lives of many of our Filipino brothers and sisters. This is why we are deeply moved by this opportunity to join in supporting our young children’s football dreams.” Last June, the SipaG football kids represented the country in a tournament in London, where they played against other football players aged 12 from teams representing 14 countries. Besides being the first Filipino team to play in Futbol Salou in Spain, they are the first to attend the Hazebrouck Youth International Cup in France and the first and only team from Asia to play in Dirinon. “We thank everyone for making this partnership with Suzuki Philippines possible. This is only the start. Gawad Kalinga is really here to care for the dreams of the little ones—not only to inspire the children to dream but also to work with them to achieve that dream. The greatest challenge of the Filipino today is really to have the courage to dream big. Sometimes situations deprive us of that. It takes not just one person. It takes a whole community, a team to win and to achieve that dream. We are here to help you, to cheer you on, to remind you that you can do it. You are not alone. We are one with you to guide you. We also have partners like Suzuki who share the same dream. They, too, are working for the dream of the Filipino youth. In about 30 years’ time, you will be the ones shaping this nation. We are here, along with our partners like Suzuki, to help prepare you for that role,” says Gawad Kalinga Executive Director Luis Oquiñena. For more information about Gawad Kalinga’s SipaG initiative, please visit its official page at http://gawadkalinga.com/sipag. About Suzuki Philippines Incorporated Suzuki Philippines Incorporated is a wholly-owned Japanese multinational firm highly recognized in the automotive industry. The company specializes in the manufacture and sale of motorcycle and distribution of compact vehicles. Suzuki has established its reputation worldwide for quality, versatility, and innovation and has created a heritage of trust and reliability. www.suzuki.com.ph
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Suzuki PH exceeds industry expectations, posts solid growth in 1H 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017

Suzuki PH exceeds industry expectations, posts solid growth in 1H 2017

Reflective of last year’s strong market performance, Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) continues to impress the industry with yet another record-breaking growth. SPH posted strong sales for the first half of the year, achieving a 35 percent year-on-year increase on the back of effective brand-building efforts in numerous platforms, particularly in recent months. Continuous sales growth, successive openings of new dealerships in the country’s key cities and the launch of products designed to cater to different emerging markets – all these contributed to the growth of the company during the first half of 2017. SPH General Manager for Automobile Shuzo Hoshikura expresses his gratitude to the company’s loyal customers, “The milestones we have accomplished over the years, especially that of satisfying the need of Filipinos through our quality and fuel-efficient compact cars, indeed bring us joy and fulfillment. This is why we are constantly innovating so we can continue to deliver more improvements in our products and make Suzuki drivers happy,” he shares. Suzuki Ciaz still a strong performer, posts 400% sales growth Subcompact sedan Ciaz continues to be a popular choice among Filipinos, with sales growing by more than 400 percent compared with the first half of 2016. The vehicle features a stylish exterior and a powerful motor that make drivers feel a connection with their car. Its fuel efficiency ensures car owners of getting their money’s worth and having a driving experience unlike any other. The Ciaz’s breakthrough sales were complemented by the strong performance of other Suzuki best-sellers to boost overall sales. The 7-seater Ertiga and 4x4 Jimny models achieved 70 percent and 36 percent sales increase, respectively, over the first half of 2016. Packed with a spacious yet cozy interior, the Ertiga life-utility vehicle serves as a great companion for trips with family and friends. It features a three-row layout to accommodate up to seven people and has adjustable seat slides to further enhance the riding experience. Meanwhile, the Suzuki Jimny remains a consistent market favorite. With its real 4x4 capabilities, drivers easily maneuver the Jimny no matter the terrain or weather condition. Bringing ‘The Way of Life’ closer to Filipinos SPH continues its drive to bring the Filipino closer to the Suzuki ‘Way of Life’ with the opening of four new dealerships in the first half of 2017. SPH further strengthened its presence in the Philippine market with its new 3S openings in Ormoc and Tarlac and several Satellite dealerships in key areas, which includes Bonifacio Global City, SM Consolacion, SM Valenzuela and Kalibo to better support loyal Suzuki customers in these parts of the country. With these new dealerships, SPH is poised to finish strong by the end of the year. Growing the Suzuki partner communities Besides remaining firm in its commitment to offer consumer-friendly and fuel-efficient compact cars for Filipinos, SPH is keen to continue growing the Suzuki family. SPH celebrated its growing foothold in the Philippine market with the Suzuki Car Clubs Thanksgiving 2017. The fun-filled event was attended by many of its loyal customers, including 170 key representatives from the Team Suzuki Philippines (TSP) Car Club, which continues to show steadfast support to their beloved car brand. Established in 2015, TSP is a nonprofit organization convened to foster camaraderie and support among Suzuki car clubs. The group now comprises nine car clubs — Team Alto Pilipinas, Team Celerio Philippines, Swift 1.2 Philippines, Team Swift Philippines, Team APV Philippines, Club Ertiga Philippines and Vitara Club of the Philippines, and the newly accredited Team Ciaz Philippines and Suzuki Jimny Club Philippines. SPH complemented its expansion and community-building efforts with CSR initiatives. The company partnered with Gawad Kalinga (GK) during the first half of the year, donating items to the GK SipaG football program to convey its support for kids engaged in the sport. Together with SPH’s previous collaboration with GK Smokey Mountain for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 and meeting kids from other SipaG teams, this indeed marks a strengthening partnership with Gawad Kalinga. “The successive expansions and continuous product development that we implemented throughout the first half of the year would not have been possible without the support of our patrons and customers. By adopting the Suzuki Way of Life, they continue to inspire us to double our efforts every step of the way,” says Suzuki Philippines Assistant General Manager Cecil Capacete. For more information about Suzuki Philippines and its automobiles, please visit http://suzuki.com.ph/auto/, like them on www.facebook.com/SuzukiAutoPH https://twitter.com/SuzukiAutoPH and follow them on Instagram at @suzukiautoph. About Suzuki Philippines Incorporated Suzuki Philippines Incorporated is a wholly-owned Japanese multinational firm highly recognized in the automotive industry. The company specializes in the manufacture and sale of motorcycle and distribution of compact vehicles. Suzuki has established its reputation worldwide for quality, versatility, and innovation and has created a heritage of trust and reliability. www.suzuki.com.ph
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Suzuki Automobile opens satellite dealership in Valenzuela
Monday, November 20, 2017

Suzuki Automobile opens satellite dealership in Valenzuela

Pioneer compact car manufacturer Suzuki Philippines (SPH) inaugurates its newest dealership in the city of Valenzuela. In line with its commitment to further enhance the Filipino way of life and bolstered by its 35 percent year-on-year growth achieved in the first half of 2017, the company is more determined to offer great-value products and improved services by broadening its reach in the country’s fast-growing cities. Situated in a major economic and industrial center characterized by a rising number of industries, Suzuki Auto SM Valenzuela Satellite aims to give existing and potential customers greater access to the company’s lineup of innovative vehicles. This should likewise increase efficiency in addressing the needs of customers in the area. “Through this newest dealership, we are optimistic of establishing a stronger foothold in Valenzuela City’s growing automotive market. We thank our dealer partners for the trust and support that made this expansion possible. With our common goal of enhancing the Filipino driving experience, we believe we will accomplish many more milestones this year,” says Mr. Shuzo Hoshikura, Suzuki Philippines General Manager for Automobile. The Suzuki Auto SM Valenzuela Satellite is the third dealership outlet owned by the Matrix Motor Corporation under the management of Gilbert T. Dee, Jr. This is to complete the twenty-sixth satellite dealership and sixty-second Suzuki dealership in the country. “I am most grateful to our customers for enabling us to achieve yet another feat. This would not be possible without your trust and loyalty to the brand. With a continuously expanding market, we were able to grow beyond expectations and into the company we are today. Backed by our unwavering commitment, we will strive harder to bring you great-value vehicles and services to be able to make a significant difference in your lives,” shares Assistant General Manager for Automobile Cecil Capacete. Suzuki Philippines’ current product lineup includes the Suzuki classics Jimny and Grand Vitara; the all-time favorites Swift, Celerio and Alto; the recently launched Euro 4-compliant Super Carry; the best-selling subcompact sedan Ciaz; and, the family favorite Ertiga. For more information about Suzuki Philippines and its automobiles, please visit http://suzuki.com.ph/auto/, like it on www.facebook.com/SuzukiAutoPH and https://twitter.com/SuzukiAutoPH, and follow on Instagram at @suzukiautoph. About Suzuki Philippines Incorporated Suzuki Philippines Incorporated is a wholly-owned Japanese multinational firm highly recognized in the automotive industry. The company specializes in the manufacture and sale of motorcycle and distribution of compact vehicles. Suzuki has established its reputation worldwide for quality, versatility, and innovation and has created a heritage of trust and reliability. www.suzuki.com.ph
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Suzuki car clubs strengthen ties, help communities and the environment
Monday, November 20, 2017

Suzuki car clubs strengthen ties, help communities and the environment

Pioneer compact car distributor Suzuki Philippines (SPH) supports the series of activities organized by several car clubs from the growing Team Suzuki Philippines (TSP) family. Accredited car clubs Swift 1.2 Philippines and Vitara Club of the Philippines recently held outreach programs in support of their respective Suzuki vehicles and as part of efforts to reach out to more communities and create a positive impact. Suzuki Philippines Assistant General Manager Cecil Capacete commended the efforts of Swift 1.2 and VCP: “On behalf of Suzuki Philippines, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude for your continued and heartfelt support for the brand. These outreach activities and programs have always been in line with our objectives. They reiterate that our efforts and vision go beyond providing quality and practical compact cars. We are delighted and honored to be an instrument in achieving your goal of making a difference as a means of bringing to more Filipinos the Suzuki way of life.” Making a difference the Swift 1.2 way Swift 1.2 Philippines conducted its first ever outreach program last August 12 in partnership with the No One In Need Movement. The activity, held at San Diego Restoration Village in Valenzuela City, was participated in by more than 40 kids and community members, who joined the games and program that included singing, drawing and dancing. Prizes were given away to the delight of the kid attendees. The event mirrors the club’s mission to strengthen camaraderie among its members. It also supports Suzuki’s commitment to give more Filipinos a better understanding of the Suzuki Way of Life. “We would like to thank Suzuki Philippines for the support they have given us in making our first outreach activity possible. We at Swift 1.2 were brought together two years ago by our love and support for Swift. Over time, we realized we have more things in common. Wanting to touch other people’s lives and make a difference is among them. We are definitely excited to do more of this in the future,” shares Swift 1.2 Philippines officer Argel Lapuz. Established in 2015, Swift 1.2 quickly expanded over a span of only two years. It currently comprises more than 500 members and is expected to continue growing in the years ahead, a reflection of the success of Suzuki’s most famous hatchback. Equipped with a stylish and elegant façade, Swift continues, without a doubt, to earn favorable market response. Caring for the environment while bonding with Suzuki family VCP recently held a tree-planting activity at the Treasure Mountain in Tanay, Rizal. The event, which was attended by more than 50 members and their families and friends, was capped by an overnight fellowship. The participants bonded during the camping, sharing not just food but laughter, stories and experiences as well to make the VCP family even closer. “As the oldest car club of Suzuki Philippines, we would like to show our sincerest gratitude to the company for their continued support. This year’s tree-planting activity not only provided an opportunity to help the environment but also allowed us members to take some time off our usual routines and bond. We are definitely looking forward to a more fruitful relationship among the VCP members and with Suzuki Philippines,” VCP President Mike Borja said. Unlike the Swift 1.2 that comprises mostly young professionals, the VCP is made up of athletic and adventurous individuals. It currently has more than 550 members. “To Team Suzuki Philippines, we are most grateful for the support you have given the company. You have for many years now continued to work with us amid our heightened efforts to bring our vehicles to more Filipino homes and make Suzuki vehicles every Filipino’s most-trusted companion. Your team spirit has always inspired us—and will continue to inspire us—to forge ahead and gear up for more milestones and successes,” Suzuki Philippines General Manager for Automobile Mr. Shuzo Hoshikura shared. For more information about Suzuki Philippines and its automobiles, please visit http://suzuki.com.ph/auto/, like it on www.facebook.com/SuzukiAutoPH and https://twitter.com/SuzukiAutoPH, and follow on Instagram at @suzukiautoph. About Suzuki Philippines Incorporated Suzuki Philippines Incorporated is a wholly-owned Japanese multinational firm highly recognized in the automotive industry. The company specializes in the manufacture and sale of motorcycle and distribution of compact vehicles. Suzuki has established its reputation worldwide for quality, versatility, and innovation and has created a heritage of trust and reliability. www.suzuki.com.ph
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Suzuki kicks off AutoFest 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017

Suzuki kicks off AutoFest 2017

Suzuki Philippines (SPH) celebrates its lineup of best-selling vehicles in this year’s series of Auto Festivals (AutoFests) to be held at the country’s most visited malls and shopping centers. “This year’s series of AutoFests Way of Life event was made even special this year targeting to reach more Filipinos all over the country. With customer satisfaction a key priority, we want to reach out to more Filipinos by showcasing our wide range of vehicles and how they complement different lifestyles and needs. There’s a Suzuki vehicle for every Filipino - from the work-driven professional to the family-oriented to the business-minded. Our recent achievements in terms of sales growth prove that Suzuki is able to uphold its commitment to offer quality, reliable and fuelefficient vehicles,” Suzuki Philippines Assistant General Manager Cecil Capacete shares. Backed by a stronger resolve to enlighten more Filipinos about the Suzuki Way of Life, SPH successfully kicked off AutoFest 2017 with back-to-back extravaganzas at Virra Mall in Greenhills, Lucky Chinatown in Binondo and SM City General Santos in General Santos City last September 19 and 20. The AutoFest in Virra Mall and Lucky Chinatown each featured six Suzuki vehicles. These were the 7-seater Ertiga, the multi-awarded subcompact sedan Ciaz, the bold and relentless 4x4 Jimny, the stylish and ever-sophisticated Swift, and the recently upgraded hatchbacks Alto and Celerio. SM City General Santos mall-goers were able to view and learn more about eight Suzuki vehicles. In addition to the vehicle lineup in the Virra Mall and Lucky Chinatown AutoFests, the rugged yet sophisticated Grand Vitara and the Euro 4-compliant Super Carry were displayed. Across the three venues, all-day fun games and exciting activities for the entire family complemented the car display during the two-day exhibit. Sales representatives were also present to entertain client inquiries on Suzuki vehicles. Building on the company’s consecutive successes in recent months, this year’s series of AutoFests will be more targeted and cater to SPH’s different markets. Incorporating elements and activities that complement car displays, the event was conceptualized in careful consideration of each vehicle model’s respective market to assure effective customer engagement and improved satisfaction. “On behalf of Suzuki Philippines, I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone who visited and supported our first wave of AutoFest in Virra Mall, Lucky Chinatown and SM City General Santos. This achievement truly inspires us to continue the hard work and surpass the accomplishments we have achieved so far. Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you in the next leg of AutoFest 2017,” said Suzuki Philippines General Manager for Automobile Shuzo Hoshikura. For more information about Suzuki Philippines and their automobiles, visit http://suzuki.com.ph/auto/, like them on www.facebook.com/SuzukiAutoPH and https://twitter.com/SuzukiAutoPH and follow on Instagram at @suzukiautoph. About Suzuki Philippines Incorporated Suzuki Philippine Incorporated is a wholly owned Japanese multinational firm highly recognized in the automotive industry. The company specializes in the manufacture and sale of motorcycle and distribution of compact vehicles. Suzuki has established its reputation worldwide for quality, versatility and innovation, and has created a heritage of trust and reliability. www.suzuki.com.ph
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Suzuki Celerio and Alto upgrade safety features
Monday, November 20, 2017

Suzuki Celerio and Alto upgrade safety features

Pioneer compact car distributor Suzuki Philippines continues to build on its successes this year with feature upgrades for the Suzuki Celerio and Alto. These two well-known Suzuki subcompact cars are redefining comfortable and enjoyable driving by guaranteeing peace of mind with their new safety features. SPH General Manager for Automobile Mr. Shuzo Hoshikura said, “We are delighted to share the upgrades for the Celerio and Alto compact cars. These upgrades are a testament to Suzuki’s commitment to continuously improve its product portfolio and ensure that new and existing customers get the best of the Suzuki Way of Life. We are very happy to be providing more features focused on safety and never short-changing our beloved patrons of their money’s value.” Celerio: Compact but features-packed Celerio, the country’s most fuel-efficient car in the gasoline category according to the Department of Energy, ups the ante in terms of safety by combining it with comfort to guarantee worry-free driving. The latest updates to the Suzuki favorite aim to ensure a more peaceful drive through greater driver and passenger safety. The Celerio now features a reverse parking sensor, which promises easier reverse maneuverability. Celerio models also come with the Suzuki Total Effective Control Technology (TECT), which makes effective use of high-tensile materials to achieve a high-rigidity, low-weight body for greater collision safety. The Celerio boasts a fuel economy rating of up to 29.14km/L, the best in overall fuel rating for gasoline category, based on the Fuel Economy Run organized by the Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with Petron Corporation. Besides fuel efficiency, the Suzuki classic features enhanced entertainment capability, including a new 7-inch Multimedia Touchscreen Audio System for a more enjoyable ride. The model still features dual airbags both in the driver and passenger seats and anti-lock brake system (ABS), making driving a truly safe and comfortable experience. The upgraded Celerio is available locally in Pearl Snow White, Metallic Star Silver, Metallic Mineral Gray, Pearl Super Black, Pearl Ablaze Red, and Prime Cerulean Blue. Alto: Safe ride with feature updates The newly upgraded Suzuki Alto 800 STD puts emphasis on greater safety, enabling drivers to focus on the road and maximize the driving experience. The features upgrades equip the Alto with an anti-lock brake system and dual airbags both in the driver and passenger seats. Like the upgraded Celerio, the Alto 800 STD also features Suzuki’s TECT, which improves collision safety. The upgraded Alto 800 STD is available in color options Superior White, Silky Silver Metallic, Brilliant Yellow, Granite Grey, Blazing Red, Prime Mojito Green and Cerulean Blue. Enjoying the new safety features of both the Celerio and Alto has never been easier with low down-payment terms. Bring home a Celerio 1.0 GL-MT variant for as low as P58,000 and a Suzuki Alto 800 STD for only P28,000 until October 31, 2017. For more information about Suzuki Philippines and their automobiles, visit http://suzuki.com.ph/auto/, like them on www.facebook.com/SuzukiAutoPH and https://twitter.com/SuzukiAutoPH and follow on Instagram at @suzukiautoph. About Suzuki Philippines Incorporated Suzuki Philippines Incorporated is a wholly-owned Japanese multinational firm highly recognized in the automotive industry. The company specializes in the manufacture and sale of motorcycle and distribution of compact vehicles. Suzuki has established its reputation worldwide for quality, versatility, and innovation and has created a heritage of trust and reliability. www.suzuki.com.ph
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