Suzuki celebrates multiple award nominations!

Suzuki celebrates multiple award nominations!
2023, November 30

Suzuki among the best-performing brands in value-for-money rankings:

  • Four Suzuki models selected as finalists in the CarsAwards  (Celerio, Swift, Baleno, Grand Vitara)
  • Three Suzuki models finalists in naamsa Accelerator Awards (Swift, Dzire, Baleno)

The most popular brand in the entry-level and budget segments in this year's Consumer Awards., the authoritative online vehicle retail and news platform, last week announced its finalists for the seventh iteration of the Consumer Awards (CarsAwards). It picked four Suzuki models across three categories as finalists.

The Suzuki models chosen as finalists are:

Entry-level hatch (priced below R250 000)

  • Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GL Manual, and
  • Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX Manual

Budget Hatch (priced between R250 000 and R350 000)

  • Suzuki Baleno 1.5 GLX Manual

Entry-level crossover (R300 000 to R400 000)

  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.5 GLX Manual


Suzuki has the most winners in the entry-level and budget categories of this competition, and it has also twice won the prestigious CarsAwards Brand of the Year Award. It has been called to the podium in past years to collect trophies for the Celerio, Ignis and several times for the Swift.

Suzuki a finalist in the naamsa Accelerator Awards

The sales performance of models such as the Swift made an impact on the jury of Naamsa, the automotive industry's business council. Finalists are chosen on the basis of sales performance and customer feedback. These elements are evaluated by an independent auditing firm, and a prize is awarded to the best performance.

For its 2023 Accelerator Awards, naamsa has named the Suzuki Swift as one of three semi-finalists in the Passenger Car of the Year category.

The Suzuki Dzire and Suzuki Baleno were both nominated in the "Most Successful Vehicle of the Year" category, and the Suzuki Swift is nominated in the "Best Imported Vehicle of the Year" category.

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