Compact Suzuki Cars Benefit from Clean Car Discount Programme

AutoTrader NZ
Published 4 May 2022

A wide range of new compact Suzuki passenger cars and SUVs are eligible for the Government’s Clean Car Discount programme commencing on April 1, 2022.

New car buyers can take advantage of the scheme that entitles them to a rebate of up to $3,160 on a low-emitting and fuel efficient Suzuki.

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Other economical Suzuki vehicles include the $21,990 5-door Ignis GLX SUV manual that benefits from a $2,490 rebate, while the auto model is entitled to a $2,129 rebate. With the roomy Baleno range, you can expect to claim rebates of up to $1,871.A 1.2 litre Suzuki Swift GL Manual 5-door hatchback that has a suggested retail price of $21,990 plus on road costs is eligible for a $2,593 rebate, equivalent to a rebate of 11.8 per cent. The $27,990 Swift GLX Hybrid with CVT automatic transmission is entitled to a $3,160.52 rebate.

“We are pleased a good range of new Suzukis are becoming even more affordable under the Clean Car Discount programme. A total of 12 compact Suzuki cars and SUVs qualify for the rebate, covering the Swift, Ignis and Baleno ranges and none of our vehicles incur a penalty,” said Gary Collins, General Manager of Motor Vehicle Marketing for Suzuki New Zealand.

The programme is designed to be self-funding through the penalties that will apply to higher emission vehicles. In between there are models that will be neutral with no incentive or penalty.

To be eligible for the new car rebates, all vehicles need to be registered for the first time between April 1 and December 31, 2022, and have a safety star rating of 3 stars or more on the Rightcar website.

The rebate is paid to the first person registered to the vehicle and the new owner claims the rebate through the Waka Kotahi Land Transport Agency website after completion of the sale. This means the selling dealer does not incorporate the discount into the sale price of the vehicle.

Suzuki has been a pioneer in reducing the weight of their vehicles to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. This has allowed Suzuki to have the lowest emissions across the top 10 brands in 2021 and for the last 15 years running.