Suzuki Canada Won't Close Any Dealerships
While Suzuki Motors of America will reduce their dealerships with around 10 % (98 dealers shut down, 832 still operating), Suzuki Canada declares they're not affected by the same economical performance problems as their southern neighbors.
Taylor Donnely of Suzuki Canada adds: “Suzuki Canada Inc. is a completely separate entity than American Suzuki Motor Corporation. We are completely independent of one another, and you will not see a rollback in dealerships for Canada.”
Now, that's good news for both Suzuki riders and Suzuki Motors: filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US with their automobile division and closing down 10% of the bike dealers is not the best of health signs.
However, we should also add that the 98 dealers to be closed down in the US only accounted for 2.5% of the retail figures over the last 12 months, as Larry Vandiver, sales and marketing senior director for Suzuki declared.