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Suzuki Motorcycle India has informed that it has registered 5000 brand new vehicle sales from its showrooms which opened recently amidst the relaxation in lockdown provided by the Government of India. The company’s offices, its dealerships and plants were closed from around March 23rd 2020 – for a period of almost one and a half month.
Suzuki also says that it has serviced more than 50,000 vehicles post reopening its dealerships. As of 22nd May ie today, over 50 percent of the company’s dealerships have also opened shutters for customers. The remaining part of its network will commence operations in the coming few days/weeks.
Suzuki, which was the only maker in green in the last fiscal (see numbers here), also informs about the commencement of dispatches from plants to dealerships from 18 May.
Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, Suzuki said,
We are pleased to resume our retail and dispatch services in almost all parts of the country except those in containment zones as per the Government directives. We have prepared extensive Standard Operating Procedures for the dealerships which include frequent sanitization and practicing social distancing. We can assure our existing and potential consumers that it is entirely safe to enter the showrooms to buy new vehicles and get the existing ones serviced. Our utmost priority is to adhere to various preventive measure in order to maintain safe operational environment across functions. We thank our customers for their continued love and support for the brand in these challenging times as well. In addition, for the convenience of our customers, SMIPL also plans to introduce various customer friendly initiatives allowing easy ownership and extending support to our dealer partners.
Suzuki has also laid down guidelines for its dealer partners and will ensure social distancing norms, safety measures and limited human interaction at all its premises.