Naza has confirmed that it will be taking over the Suzuki distributorship in Malaysia. The Suzuki marque will be represented by a new company called Naza Eastern Motors Sdn Bhd.
According to a press release by Naza, the newly-formed company will be the sole distributor for Suzuki in Malaysia. Naza Eastern Motors will provide after-sales service for new-generation Suzuki models only.
SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, Group Executive Chairman/CEO, Naza Corporation Holdings said, “It brings us great honour to be able to work with a Japanese automotive giant that successfully captured the hearts of Malaysian consumers during its years in the Malaysian market. The team at Naza Eastern Motors is committed to ensure we build on the strong reputation Suzuki has established by providing quality products that are reliable, desirable and cheerful.”
Kinji Saito, Senior Managing Officer, Executive General Manager, Global Automobile Marketing, Suzuki Motor Corporation said, “We are delighted to return to the Malaysian market with the NAZA Group as our distributor. Our experience with the Malaysian market has been delightful due to the huge acceptance from our customers, and we greatly appreciate the continued trust for Suzuki. We are looking forward to introducing our latest award winning cars to these loyal Suzuki fans.”
Suzuki's new showroom is set to be located in Naza Automall, with more than 3,000 square feet of space. Naza said that the first model will be launched in Malaysia in April.
Seeing that the 2021 Suzuki Swift Sport has been spotted in Malaysia, it could very well be the model that spearheads the line-up here.
Apart from the Swift Sport, Malaysians can also look forward to the introduction of the Suzuki Jimny.
Previously, Suzuki was represented by Suzuki Malaysia Automobile – a joint-venture that was 40-percent owned by DRB-Hicom.