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Suzuki Announces 'Free Gas For Summer' Sales Event


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2010 Suzuki Kizashi - TACH's Most Surprising Car of the Year*

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EDITORS NOTE: During my week in Vail, Colorado reviewing the new Kizashi, every time I discovered another well thought out feature (and that happened quite often) the word surprising came to mind, over and over again...how surprisingly loaded this car was...it had every bell and whistle in a surprisingly good looking, surprisingly well built AWD version...a surprisingly smooth 6 speed VAR transmission and a surprisingly smooth, quiet and powerful 180 HP engine with more than enough power to handle the Rocky Mountains without a strain...delivering a surprisingly pleasing 31 MPG. And with an MSRP of $24,849 tag I was surprised that Suzuki could offer such a loaded model for such a surprisingly low price...so if you are looking for a midsized sedan don't be surprised to find a surprising 2010 Suzuki Kizashi in your driveway.

BREA, Calif., April 29 -- American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) today announced its nationwide "Free Gas for Summer" sales promotion, offering car buyers three months of free gasoline on retail purchases of any new 2010 Suzuki model, including the all-new Kizashi, SX4 SportBack, SX4 Sport sedan, SX4 Crossover, Grand Vitara and Equator. Already recognized as the second most fuel-efficient automaker in Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) with 29.7 mpg, as reported in the EPA 2009 Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends Report, Suzuki offers motorists at the pump even more savings this summer driving season. The Suzuki "Free Gas for Summer" sales program kicks off May 1 and runs through Aug. 31.

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"Suzuki recognizes the economic challenges Americans continue to face and thought this promotion was a great way to provide relief for car buyers," said Koichi Suzuki, executive vice president, American Suzuki Automotive Operations. "Working through our U.S. dealer network, we're happy to extend this program to consumers across the country, providing potential buyers even more reason to consider purchasing a Suzuki during the summer shopping season."

Customers will receive a stored value debit card, ranging in value from $280 to $442, which can be used for fuel purchases. The amount of each stored value gas card is determined by several factors, including an assumed three-month timeframe for summer driving, the car's EPA estimated highway mpg, the Federal Highway Administration's estimated average of 1,000 miles driven per month and the U.S. national average price of one gallon of regular gasoline as determined by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

To learn more about Suzuki's "Free Gas for Summer" sales promotion, or to locate the nearest Suzuki dealer, please visit www.suzukiauto.com. In addition, Suzuki will celebrate the start of this summer's sales promotion with giveaways on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/SuzukiAuto) and Twitter (@SuzukiAuto).

2010 Suzuki Auto Product Line

Suzuki Auto's versatile line of vehicles includes the spirited four-door SX4 Sport, all-wheel-drive five-door SX4 Crossover, SX4 SportBack, refined Grand Vitara compact SUV, award-winning Equator pickup truck and performance-oriented Kizashi. Every vehicle in the line provides Suzuki's standout virtues of durability, leading-edge style and high-end features at very competitive prices. All 2010 Suzuki automobiles are backed by America's #1 Warranty: a 100,000-mile/seven-year, fully transferable, zero-deductible powertrain limited warranty.

About Suzuki

The Brea, Calif.-based Automotive Operations of American Suzuki Motor Corp. was founded in 1963 by parent company Suzuki Motor Corp. (SMC) and currently markets its vehicles in the United States through a network of approximately 400 automotive dealerships and numerous other motorcycle, ATV and marine distributors in 49 states. With global headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan, SMC is a diversified worldwide automobile, motorcycle and outboard motor manufacturer. In 2009, SMC sold more than 2.3 million new cars and trucks and more than 2.8 million motorcycles and ATVs. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has operations in 193 countries and regions. For more information, visit www.media.suzukiauto.com. Suzuki can also be found on Twitter (@SuzukiAuto), Facebook (www.Facebook.com/SuzukiAuto) and YouTube (www.YouTube.com/SuzukiAuto).

- Offer available on retail purchases of new 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, 2010 Suzuki SportBack, 2010 Suzuki SX4 Sedan, 2010 SX4 Crossover, 2010 Grand Vitara and 2010 Equator models through Aug. 31, 2010 - Customers will receive a pre-paid gas card to cover three-month's worth of gas.