American Suzuki Motor Corporation's November 2012 Automobile Sales Up 22% Year-Over-Year

  American Suzuki Motor Corporation's November 2012 Automobile Sales Up 22%

Strong month driven by SX4 sales, continued zero percent consumer financing
for up to 72 months, ongoing commitment to customers, and support from dealers

PR Newswire

BREA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012

BREA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Suzuki Motor Corporation
(ASMC) reported today November 2012 sales of 2,224 units, a 22% increase
compared to the same period last year. SX4 sales rose 42% year-over-year.


This sales growth was fueled, in part, by strong consumer response to the
continued availability of zero percent financing for up to 72 months for
qualified customers through an agreement with Ally Financial Inc. As
previously announced, during and after ASMC's realignment and restructuring,
all automobile warranties will continue to be fully honored according to their
terms, and automobile parts and service will be provided without interruption
through ASMC's national dealer network.

Suzuki offers basic warranty coverage for 36 months or 36,000 miles (whichever
occurs first), as well as powertrain warranty coverage for seven years or
100,000 miles (whichever occurs first) for new vehicles in the U.S.

"American Suzuki Motor Corporation is pleased with our strong monthly vehicle
sales for November, and we look forward to working with our valued dealers
across the country to ensure that remaining U.S. inventory is sold in the
coming months," said M. Freddie Reiss, Chief Restructuring Officer for ASMC.
"Now is a great time for customers to consider Suzuki's attractive financing
options and the full commitment to vehicle warranties, parts and continued
service in place across our complete range of vehicles."

ASMC announced on November 5, 2012, that it plans to realign its business to
focus on the long-term growth of its Motorcycles/ATV and Marine divisions and
to wind down and discontinue new automobile sales in the continental U.S.,
following a thorough review of its current position and future opportunities
in the U.S. automotive market.

ASMC has been working within its current U.S. automotive dealer network to
help structure a smooth transition from new automobile sales to parts and
service operations. ASMC intends to market and sell its remaining U.S.
automobile inventory through its national network of automotive dealers; many
of the high-volume dealers have expressed interest in continuing to order and
receive shipments of Suzuki automobiles as long as they remain available.

Additionally, ASMC motorcycle/ATV sales for November 2012 increased by 26%
over the same period in last year, and November sales for ASMC's Marine
division were up over 50% year-over-year.

Additional information regarding ASMC's business realignment under chapter 11
can be found at the Company's website, via an information
hotline at 1-877-465-4819.

SOURCE American Suzuki Motor Corporation

Contact: Sean Wood, +1-917-848-9340,, or Nova Halliwell,
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