But..... we've already lost hundreds of dealers, nationwide and it was stated that Suzuki will further decrease the dealer list by 200 more.
It's doubtful in the current atmosphere and business climate if any car dealer in the US would invest in Suzuki. As a businessman myself, I certainly would not!
So my next question would be,,,,,"without dealers, where is Suzuki going to sell its cars?" Are they going to set up Kiosks in malls? Or sell them in Roadside stands, like fresh produce?
Any car maker will tell you, that to sell cars, you need a strong dealer organization. Suzuki has, either on purpose or by accident, destroyed their dealer org. here in the US. And to the casual observer, it would seem more on purpose than by accident.
When my local Suzuki/Subaru dealer, closed up, Suzuki and Subaru both had the option of going to another Import Car dealer. Subaru said yes, but Suzuki said no, and opted to leave the area without any Suzuki dealer at all. Now, the closest Suzuki dealer is 90 or so miles away.
Now, within less than 90 miles there are six KIA dealers and they are all selling cars like crazy. I too, have become one of those new Kia owners.
It's all in the history books.